Longevity of A/M bearings for the Dart
This is a discussion on Longevity of A/M bearings for the Dart within the Dodge Dart Suspension - Chassis forums, part of the Dodge Dart Garage - The Mopar Zone category; Well, after talking to my local parts guy about the Mevotech bearings he said there was no such thing, as Mevotech Supreme line doesn't include ...
Well, after talking to my local parts guy about the Mevotech bearings he said there was no such thing, as Mevotech Supreme line doesn't include bearings.
So I contacted rockauto and they kind of dodged the Q lol
So I contacted Mevotech and they were very appreciative of my call and are going to straighten the whole thing out.
Turns out my guy was correct;
1. There is no Supreme line of bearings
2. The bearings are sealed units and Not greasable
3. The warranty is 5 year/ 100,000 km, Not Limited Lifetime (still the best warranty out there AFAIK)
I believe there are thickened "fingers" that branch out to the extent of the lugs, so area around base + fingers to around lugs is thickened. Then thinner "webbing" between.
Originally Posted by alpinegreenneon
I remember looking into this when I modified the rear hubs on the Charger. Can't remember exactly what I did, but I was able to remove a decent amount of weight from them without effecting strength/ durability. IMS they had quite a bit of extra material (larger circumference) than needed and I think this is where most of the savings came from. (shaved it back to just before the thickened lug area)
Update; Inquiring minds Need to know lol
Ordered 2 of each front and rear, Moog and Timken. The 12 month warranty on the Timken seems strange as I've only heard good things about that brand, but wasn't enough to Not want to check out this "lighter" claim.
Also, interestingly the 5 year 100,000km warranty on the Mevotech wasn't enough to sway me this time. Might give them a go in the future on a customers Dart that is interested in "testing" that warranty claim......
Last edited by ig2mdThwifsDart; 03-05-2019 at 01:45 PM.
Bearings came in. Ended up being the drivers rear bearing that was gone. Inner race hot and grease burnt, outer race and grease looks new. (FTR went @ 110,000kms)
Now to the bearings themselves, as I ordered the Timken's to see what this lighter design might be. They are cheaper then the Moog, (rear by 10.00 but front a 40.00 US difference, so 50+ for us Canuks) but it was the claim that they were designed lighter for better mpg and less unsprung weight that got me to purchase them.
Moog rear 3lb 9.8oz
Timken rear 3lb 9.7oz
Stock rear 3lb 9.6oz
That was a disappointment...….
On to the fronts;
Moog front 5lb 12.5oz
Timken 5lb 11.5oz
So fronts are 1 oz lighter than the Moog's, didn't get to weigh a stock front because didn't need to change one.
I was hoping for a 6-8oz difference as 1oz really isn't going to amount to squat. (plus I don't even know where it's taken from)
So first time buying Timken, slightly disappointed at their claims vs truth. I installed the Moog rear on the orange winter Dart and will continue to replace with Moog.
Going to use the Timken's on the wife's summer Dart when it needs bearings.
Won't really be a fair comparo, because the orange Dart sees winter and rougher conditions (DD) while her Citrus Dart is summer only now.
Still, it will allow me to keep tabs and if the Timken's last as long as the Moog's for the difference in price I'll be fine with that
Last edited by ig2mdThwifsDart; 03-10-2019 at 09:40 PM.
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