TIMKEN Vs. NATIONAL - S-10 Forum
View Poll Results: Which bearing (IYO) is superior?
Timken 8 61.54%
National 1 7.69%
Other (post info plz) 2 15.38%
You win with either brand! Go for the best price! 2 15.38%
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post #1 of 6 Old 11-03-2012, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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TIMKEN Vs. NATIONAL

Which one wins? I'm looking at small sealed bearings like alternator bearings.

If there is another brand you find superior, vote "other" and post up info.


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Re: TIMKEN Vs. NATIONAL

I'm gonna say I've had great luck Timken bearings. Only issue I'm having right now with anything Timken is my driveshaft carrier bearing but I beleive it is because of the shop that did it pressed it on wrong.

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Re: TIMKEN Vs. NATIONAL

I bought timkins. Both brands have the same part number on this particular bearing size, so i'm sure they're made by some one else and sold by both companies.

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Re: TIMKEN Vs. NATIONAL

I look at where they are made. USA are usually the best quality, then Japanese.
China made bearings are a crap shoot.

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SKF from NAPA. I won't use anything else.
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I've used NTN for over 10 years, never had a problem.
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