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Old 08 June 2009, 15:21   #1
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Bearing descriptions - some advice

Hi guys, planning on getting some new bearings for the trailer, going to order online and was after some advice. The bearing cone/cup combi for my inner bearings is 48548/48510. Looking at several websites I see you can get them with A, X and C suffixes. Any idea what the differences are?

You can also get "budget" and "branded" bearings, it it worth paying more for the branded ones. I plan to replace them on a regular basis long before the wheels fall off!!

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Old 08 June 2009, 15:26   #2
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Bearings

The sufix probably relates to the the seal if there is or isnt one etc.

There were some cheap packs of them on ebay if you know the numbers, or I often use towsure.............

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Hi guys, planning on getting some new bearings for the trailer, going to order online and was after some advice. The bearing cone/cup combi for my inner bearings is 48548/48510. Looking at several websites I see you can get them with A, X and C suffixes. Any idea what the differences are?

You can also get "budget" and "branded" bearings, it it worth paying more for the branded ones. I plan to replace them on a regular basis long before the wheels fall off!!

Cheers,

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Old 12 June 2009, 19:22   #3
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Same inner bearing as mine. I also saw some suffixes but couldn't remember what the conclusion was...

Couple of places where I've got mine from:

http://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/taper_choice.php

http://www.trailertek.com (I use kit BRG126 http://www.trailertek.com/cgi-bin/ss...N=quick+search)

Just ordered 4 sets from trailertek. They are generally Timken or NTN bearings (reasonably good quality) and do the job fine. Normally I replace them every year anyway (in fact last year I had to replace one after 6 days due to failed oil seal so recconed there is no point in going for super expensive - if salt gets in there they are destroyed anyway!)
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Old 12 June 2009, 19:46   #4
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just found this http://www.consbrgs.com/technicaldata/369_suffixes.html which details suffix codes.
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I use these guys for bearings for work www.bearing-king.co.uk they often have bearings that others cannot get hold of, not sure how the prices stack up against ebay etc, but might be worth a look.
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Unless you have a braked trailer I suggest you get a NEW Hub.
Changing a hub takes 10 minutes changing the bearings could take hours. Getting the shells out of the hub is a time consuming, head wrecking job!
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Tino, my trailer is a breaked jobbie so I'm just after the bearings. I replaced the whole hubs on my old trailer which was unbreaked though i only replaced them once in 10 years as it wasn't towed more than 200 yards on the public road.
Just ordered a set from Bearing-king.co.uk for less than 30 for both sides with seals.

Western towing wanted over 50 and trailer tek not for off that. Locally I was looking at about 60. Thanks for the suggestion Geoffs
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You can also get "budget" and "branded" bearings, it it worth paying more for the branded ones.
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