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    Hey guys,

    Haven't lurked around here in a while, sometimes life brings upon you priorities that keep you away from your hobbies.

    I thought about this a few times... but never really came upon a solution, i think racepar1 or def once mentioned a nissan truck wheel bearing bolt in solution.

    I will be going from 255s to 295s all around. With the abuse of a stiff suspension and low offset wheels, the wheel bearings are not going to be any happier.

    So as I was googling I came across this:

    http://www.wilwood.com/Bearing/BearingList.aspx

    http://www.wilwood.com/Hubs/HubList1.aspx

    Is there anything in there that could serve our purposes that would come as close to being bolt on solution as possible?
    "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

  • #2
    The bearings are fine with R-comps. Just make sure everything is torqued down properly. Keep in mind these are the same bearings that came on NA Z32s and early Q45s. Both big cars.
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    • #3
      S-chassis bearings are a consumable in the racing world, but once a season on a frequently tracked car is not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things.
      Originally posted by SoSideways
      I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
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      • #4
        Spec Miata guys disassemble their bearings, repack them with better grease (Typically Redline CV-2), and put them back together very carefully. I cheated when I had my Miata and just bought blueprinted hubs. I suppose you could do the same with ours; I've not done it but it's an idea.

        http://www.docstoc.com/docs/74620196/Repacking-Hubs

        Also, there's a Word document on this page:
        http://www.tomhampton.info/2010/10/repacking-hubs/

        Edit:
        Dave also did this to his Project Silvia. http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_artic...ike-i-did.aspx
        Last edited by SOneThreeCoupe; 02-01-2012, 12:10 AM.
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        • #5
          Project Silvia used Neo Grease. There's another high quality grease but I forget the name. I'd have to go look for it again.

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          • #6
            http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/grg.aspx
            ^I tried this lithium based series 2000 grease from Amsoil (neo was too pricey) but I noticed it separates pretty bad... I'm not sure it'll last long. Thinking of trying the CV-2 instead... Anyone else use it?

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            • #7
              Since I don't know shyt about grease/lubricants with respect to bearings, could one use something like the Mobil 1 synthetic grease that comes in cartridges for grease guns?

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              • #8
                TRC Paragon 3000 is the Grease I was thinking of.

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                • #9
                  I used Neo grease and re-packed the bearings in the new S14 hubs before I put them on the S13. Doing great with 245 A6's and aero. It's good stuff........but a little expensive.

                  You just have to be careful not to break the plastic retainers when taking the bearing apart.
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                  • #10
                    After 'consuming' a hub at a track day in the ITA S13 I sold last year...I bought another used set, repacked them with Redline CV-2...and never had another hub/bearing issue in multiple track days.

                    Running R6's and NT-01's.

                    I'm sold on the stuff (CV-2).

                    - Brian
                    '96 240SX | KA-T - 320rwhp @ 12psi | ~2700lbs
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                    • #11
                      Where do you get the CV-2, and what's the price on it?
                      I'll have the back end of my car apart for a spindle/brake swap soon, so might as well do it.
                      Originally posted by SoSideways
                      I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                      '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                      '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                      • #12
                        I can get it for you guys. It's about $12 a tube but I can cut a dollar or so off of that, just PM me. It is probably cheaper to locate locally though.
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                        • #13
                          only place I know of that sells Redline is a $$$$ parts shop, but yeah it's probably cheaper than mailing it.
                          then again, that's WAY cheaper than the Neo stuff at like $70 a bucket.
                          Originally posted by SoSideways
                          I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                          '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                          '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                          • #14
                            amazon has it for $12 and free shipping if you buy another $13 worth of stuff or if you have amazon prime...

                            http://www.amazon.com/Red-Line-80402...8131447&sr=8-1
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 240sxTTC View Post
                              I used Neo grease and re-packed the bearings in the new S14 hubs before I put them on the S13. Doing great with 245 A6's and aero. It's good stuff........but a little expensive.

                              You just have to be careful not to break the plastic retainers when taking the bearing apart.
                              Would you vote that this is actually worth the risk for the front S14 hubs or no? I took my hubs off to press in new studs and I've floated the question around for taking them apart to put new grease in and pretty much received a resounding "Don't bother, ain't broke don't fix" response.
                              97 Kouki SR 240

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