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Old 07-05-2003, 07:37 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Cheap looking bearings from Romania

Are all bearings now made in Romania ?
I received cheap looking copies of the american made timkens, made in Romania...
Is timken importing those cheap flimsy imitations?
I wouldn't trust them on my AS


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Old 07-06-2003, 10:57 PM   #2
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Nobody thinks quality bearings are important


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Old 07-06-2003, 11:17 PM   #3
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I'm not a mechanic and just paid to have my bearings packed.

I have heard you should always use bearings made in the USA.

I'm just replying so you know we're reading your post
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Glad to see a reply...
I thought made in USA was the way to go, but AS dealers are now using cheap third world imitations.
Just by handling them you can feel they are lighter and prone to premature failure.

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Geez, you would think they would use Timken, as they are an Ohio company. There can't be that much of a price difference can there? I'd buy Timken, no matter what the price was.
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The last set of bearings I bought was over ten years ago for a boat trailer, and of course, they were Timkens...

I didn't know that there was anything else! Thanks for the tip. It's always good to know what to look for.


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