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Does anyone know if I can buy OEM Wheel bearings, due to im a teen and like to ride in mud, I have ruined my front wheel bearings and I cant seem to find any OEM ones anywhere. I see the junky all balls and other name brands I have never heard of but I would imagine if all balls diff bearings are junk then I would imagine that the wheel bearings which see more mud and water than the diff does wont last at all. Also I have an 05 front diff due to the last one had a stick go through and puncture im guessing a seal and it ruined the OEM one. Btw I didn't swap the diff I bought the 4 wheeler this was. I tore an left outer axle boot and I have went through a lot of mud and water with it ripped and its been popping more than popcorn does lately. I was wondering if there are any rebuild kits for it or is it better to just buy a whole new axle?
 

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Ya, OEM parts are still for sale but you may have to search part numbers on the net to find the best prices. You can use Partzilla for parts lookups and interchange lists. Front wheel bearings and CV joints/shafts are probably listed under Front Knuckle or something similar.... Don't forget to buy all the bearing seals too... and make sure you pack your new bearings full of grease before installing them.

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Good on you for kicking cheap china crap to the curb! Smarter than the average Bear, eh Boo-boo..?! :)
 

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I replaced all my bearings over the last few months, I've since kept all bearing part numbers (not OEM part numbers) and I just go to my local bearing store and buy the same quality as OEM (if not better) for half the price.

Just a bit of food for thought there :)
 
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Good move to stay away from the china bearings , they are as fragile as china plates , the don't last a year for me , but I do put a lot of hard hours on my bikes

So Sam , you say you have bearings and seals numbers other than OEM , I have taken my 300 bearings to the local bearing supply and they said they could not do any thing with them , would you have some numbers for front knuckles wheel bearings and seals for a 300 1995 4x4
 

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Good move to stay away from the china bearings , they are as fragile as china plates , the don't last a year for me , but I do put a lot of hard hours on my bikes

So Sam , you say you have bearings and seals numbers other than OEM , I have taken my 300 bearings to the local bearing supply and they said they could not do any thing with them , would you have some numbers for front knuckles wheel bearings and seals for a 300 1995 4x4
some suppliers won't stock them, apparently there not 'standard' sizes within the bearing industry and some places won't stock them for popularity reasons. The place I use now stocks then though, he said to me that most are motorbike sizes hence the odd sizes.
Would the bearings be the same as 98 300? If yes then I do have numbers for those on my board in the shed :)
I'll pop down when it stops raining and snap a picture of the numbers for you.
I have no seal numbers as my originals were none existent, I will get around to sorting those next time I replace a bearing etc.
 
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300, 350, and 420 wheel bearings should all be the same bearing. I would love to know that I could go get a good quality Timkin or Koyo bearing at Napa for my ATV's.

To OP, if you've ruined a CV axle I would buy a good used one on ebay. I've picked up a few spare axles cheap with good boots for $25-30 each. Given the time and trouble involved, and the fact that cheap aftermarket boots run $10-12 each, it's just as cheap and a lot easier just to buy a good used axle.
 

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300, 350, and 420 wheel bearings should all be the same bearing. I would love to know that I could go get a good quality Timkin or Koyo bearing at Napa for my ATV's.

To OP, if you've ruined a CV axle I would buy a good used one on ebay. I've picked up a few spare axles cheap with good boots for $25-30 each. Given the time and trouble involved, and the fact that cheap aftermarket boots run $10-12 each, it's just as cheap and a lot easier just to buy a good used axle.
I belive the bearings I got were NTN or SKF, can't be 100%, definitely came in blue packaging with a 3 letter name though lol.
 

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well considering I drive my 4wheeler close to 10-20miles a day on roads, mud and water. I know that china made bearings will not hold up at all to the abuse I put my 4 wheeler through. I have a local factory called volunteer bearing that makes bearings so I was just wondering if it would be easier to buy the bearing kit or ask the bearing place if they could make me some and just buy the seals separately. but the cv axle is toast it now doesn't pop when I turn but when im just normal riding, so im going to just invest in an used one instead of trying to rebuilt it less headache that way.
 

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Powersportsnation has used OEM axles for $25 each shipped. Can't beat that.
No sir, you can not beat that, iv been working on this 4 wheeler ever since iv had it. and another question.
Will 420 disk brakes work on my 350 rancher, iv heard yes and no answers but I would just like to know if so I have a parts 2012 420 I can take them off of
 

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Powersportsnation has used OEM axles for $25 each shipped. Can't beat that.
No sir, you can not beat that, iv been working on this 4 wheeler ever since iv had it. and another question.
Will 420 disk brakes work on my 350 rancher, iv heard yes and no answers but I would just like to know if so I have a parts 2012 420 I can take them off of

Both 4wd then yes. I posted pics somewhere around here but I've done it on two 350's and have two more in the yard that I need to do.

Upper and lower ball joints are the same, so just swap everything out at the ball joints.
You'll have to trim about 1/2 of the front of the factory 350 CV guard to clear the 420 brakes, but the 420 knuckle has an outer CV guard that bolts to it so your axle will still be protected.
 

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The inner race has a universal bearing number stamped on it. When an old yz 250 of mine went thru rear bearings like brake pads I went to a bearing house and ordered some made in Germany............that fixed it.
 

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okay, thanks everyone for all the help. really looking forward to have brakes that are actually work worth a damn, considering drums brakes are completely trash.
 
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