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#1 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 01:25 PM
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Bearings from FCPGROTON?

Hey all... i need my rear right bearing replaced, lot of squeaking and grinding, especially during acceleration and left turn, ie, more pressure, the more noise on the wheel.

Lot of people recommended fcpgroton.com for parts, and there is this one bearing part for $30, and my indy is telling me it cant be that cheap unless its a cheap Chinese piece of crap which he doesnt like to use... its MSRP is listed as $75.

Anyone have experience with parts there, do they really sell cheap Chinese parts? They have another one that seems to be the exact same model for $55... Then what about the ones listed for $60, are they different? They seem to have a black liner in the middle instead of tan. Here's the link to my search result:

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And my indy said it will take about 2 hours labor and I think he charges $85/hr, so we are looking at about $170 for labor + part.

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Front: 17" (225)
Rear: 17" (245)

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Give them a call, they had lifetime warranty on some parts a while back, so I'd go with what is covered by that.


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Ya I called and they said the cheaper one was an Asian version and the $50 is the OEM... so for just like $10 more I gave my indy the green light to just do his thing so he doesnt feel like he is putting in some off-brand part.

Result:
New OEM Rear wheel bearing: $60
Rear Hub: $89 (it was damaged, he said it needed to be replaced, showed me it was all scratched up in the contact with the bearing)
Labor: 2 hours (he never overcharges me on this): $170

Total (w/tax): $338

Now just need to get an alignment and hopefully I will be set for a while!

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JOb well done. Hopefully good to go for another 250000 mile?


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The way I drive, I hope just another 50k and then I should, no, BETTER be able to afford an M3/5/6 or my dream car, Porsche GT2, lol.. somedayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...........

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