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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

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Re:Front wheel bearing type ?

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09 Aug 2019 18:24 #211958 by Velocette
I've seen a comment somewhere that the double taper roller type front wheel bearings are not the best and that a double row ball bearing is better. Has anyone any view as to why this should be ? I would have thought that a taper roller stands up to lateral load far better than balls.

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09 Aug 2019 19:06 #211959 by mlines
The double taper ones are listed as "Jimny" but this is the short lived coil sprung SJ sold in Mediterranean countries before the Gen3 as we know it was sold. The proper ones are the double race.

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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09 Aug 2019 21:30 #211961 by Velocette
Thanks for that,,,so should I replace the taper roller type with the double row ball bearing? Is there a risk of the roller bearing failing ?

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