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Old 09-10-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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Disc Brake Conversion

You Redwooders who have done the Kodiak or Titan disc brake conversions, I'd like to get a sense of whether I should spring for Timken bearings for the install or go with the non-Timken bearings. Our resident disc brake expert feels that with repacking every year the Chinese bearings would be OK. What do the rest of you think?

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Old 09-10-2015, 06:44 PM   #2
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You Redwooders who have done the Kodiak or Titan disc brake conversions, I'd like to get a sense of whether I should spring for Timken bearings for the install or go with the non-Timken bearings. Our resident disc brake expert feels that with repacking every year the Chinese bearings would be OK. What do the rest of you think?

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I went with what Ron told me to go with... He knows more than I will ever attempt to... And with yearly repacking I should be fine . . .
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I really think anyone who has a preference for a US Made Bearing should do it. There is no downside. If you can afford a Redwood you certainly can afford Timken bearings.
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Old 09-10-2015, 06:55 PM   #4
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I really think anyone who has a preference for a US Made Bearing should do it. There is no downside. If you can afford a Redwood you certainly can afford Timken bearings.
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Whether or not I could afford Redwood is irrelevant - why couldn't REDWOOD afford Timken bearings? or Goodyear tires? or bronze bushings.... Clearly me throwing money at the Redwood to buy it just meant I didn't shop well
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:18 PM   #5
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No brainer ~ when I did ours, I had the Timkens put in. Gary at MORryde encouraged it. Wasn't all that much more $$ if I remember . Think it was an additional $35-40 / wheel
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You Redwooders who have done the Kodiak or Titan disc brake conversions, I'd like to get a sense of whether I should spring for Timken bearings for the install or go with the non-Timken bearings. Our resident disc brake expert feels that with repacking every year the Chinese bearings would be OK. What do the rest of you think?

Jim

I just upgraded the suspension on our 2012 36RL to the Mor/Ryde SRE 4000 and Heavy Duty Shackles Kit. I have the Kodiak Disk brakes and I also decided to upgrade the wheel bearings to Timken bearings/races and packed the bearings myself. Should only require repacking each year for the next few years.
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