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Is there a demand for bearings?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundra Marketplace (2007-2013)' started by BamaToy1997, Aug 16, 2014.

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Depending on price, do you see a demand for the same bearing assemblies?

  1. Yes, I have needed or seen others who needed this assembly

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  2. No, I have not needed, nor have I seen others need them

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  3. I have no opinion/don't know

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  1. Aug 16, 2014 at 6:50 AM
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    BamaToy1997

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    Sean, Bob, please move this if you feel it is in the incorrect location.

    I have had a couple of people email me or call asking if I made the same wheel bearing assemblies for the Tundra as I do for the Tacoma. I have not as of yet, but have been researching the components to see what I can do, and I CAN make them. I just need to find out if there is a high enough of a demand for me to spend another $5k in parts to get started.

    So I am here to gauge interest/demand for the wheel bearing assemblies for the Tundra/Sequoia models. Please let me know what you all think. Not just from your OWN perspective, but if you have heard others looking for them in other forums as well. Thank you.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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    csuviper

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    I AM!!!! Bearing cost+ getting it pressed was more expensive on my Tacoma than your price for the assembly.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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    BamaToy1997

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    Thanks for the info. Considering the price for components, I know that the Tundra assemblies will not be the same price. The bearings are more expensive, as well as the hubs. I am working on trying to get large-order discounts to try and off-set the cost. Thanks for the info!
     
  4. Aug 16, 2014 at 10:27 PM
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    Awesome. I might be your first customer just to have one for quick replacement. They will go at some point with the extra strain of larger tires.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2014 at 10:43 PM
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    BamaToy1997

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    If you are willing to be the first one, I can build you one and we can go from there. But I will be honest, it won't be as cheap. As mentioned, the components are more expensive than the Tacoma. Just let me know!
     
  6. Aug 17, 2014 at 2:26 PM
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    Bama, I love when guys drum up custom parts for our trucks. Could you educate me on why I would need new bearing assemblies? Thanks!
     
  7. Aug 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM
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    The front wheel bearing is a sealed unit and is pressed into the hub. If your bearing fails it's really expensive to get it replaced. It is an easy swap on your own if you have the complete assembly. If you don't have the complete assembly then you have to take it somewhere for them to press out the failed bearing and press in a new one.
    My front wheel bearing failed twice in my tacoma. First was because the lift installer didn't replace the back dust seal. Actually left it off.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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    TruckyTruck, as mentioned by csuviper, the Tundra is identical in the way the front bearing is set up. I know on Tacomaworld I sell a ton of these assemblies that I make for the Tacoma/4runner/FJ cruisers. I have had 4 different people contact me about wanting the same assemblies for the Tundra, so I thought I would start my research and look at the build.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2014 at 7:02 PM
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    Oh ok, I think I remember reading something about the vibrations tacoma get from that assembly being forged and not machined or something.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2014 at 7:17 PM
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    If you did, I would like to read it, because the bearings are machined in the race setup. Not sure what you read had said, so I would be curious to read about it. Most of the complaints I have gotten were just for plain old failed bearings.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2014 at 7:36 PM
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    My Tacoma bearings burned up the first time with too much dirt getting in there. Practically seized when I pulled it off.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2014 at 9:32 PM
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    Sorry man, I may not be referring to the same thing. I had read that the housing for the front diff bushing was forged. My bad. I had a tacoma and wheeled it, but didn't have it more than a year. I was thinking of the east coast gear guys bushing replacement.

    Im out of my element with this one so ill sit back and learn.
     
  13. Aug 18, 2014 at 5:11 AM
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    No worries man! I was just curious. I am a bit out of my element on the Tundra, and am still learning myself. I know it has similar components with the Tacoma, but not sure if it has the same problems.
     
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  14. Jan 9, 2015 at 4:04 PM
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    Do you have any updates on the bearings for the Tundras? Making them yet or just still considering if you get the demand?
     
  15. Apr 5, 2015 at 4:29 PM
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