Re: Green bearings pro and con
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Re: Green bearings pro and con



When that article was written, those recommendations had evidence that Mopar Action (Rick Ehrenberg) used to argue 
the point. Now with the revised design for the green bearings we need a new review to update that "Mopar Action" 
article.  Maybe the new green design is "good enough" for Mopars typically driven less than 1000 miles per year?

That said, I know of a couple guy who have used the older style "green" bearings successfully, fwiw. 

Thanks,
Gary H.

>  -------Original Message-------
 
>  Hi fellas and gal,
>  I'm surprised no one has mentioned Mopar Actions' recommendations on
>  axle bearings. The OEM tapered bearings are far superior in side load
>  capacity.
>  Mike
>  
>  On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 7:43 AM, 'Doug' via The 1962 to 1965 Mopar
>  Mail List Clubhouse <1 > wrote:
>  
>  > i thought that the green bearings were made by timkin and were hi
>  > speed bearings and much better than the others
>  > --------------------------------------------
>  > On Wed, 5/17/17, MO < > wrote:
>  >
 
>  > I think I have a rear
>  > axle bearing going out, So I have been doing some research
>  > on the non adjustable Green bearings. Green is actually the
>  > name of the company that makes them. They have been bought
>  > out by another company, but still retains the Green name
>  > .
>  > My best source of Info is from
>  > Dr. Differential tech article. ( who could be better??) The
>  > early bearings are RP 400 and have a crimped on 5 hole
>  > retainer which will not allow for any "wiggle" in
>  > the bearing . Most axle housings , even new ones are not
>  > perfectly straight. and between tha,t and those bearings are
>  > inserted in the housing deeper, results in pre-loading
>  > against the thrust block, and can lead to early bearing
>  > failure. So-- that must be the reason for the pros and the
>  > cons. Those bearings are still being sold by some sources
>  > including Mopar Performance parts ( alledgedly)
>  > Now, there is a newer style "Green" bearing, # MO
>  > 400 that is installed with a snap ring and supposedly has
>  > taken care of the problems the older bearings (has)- had.
>  > In the past, I have been against the use of Green bearings,
>  > but with ease of installation, I just might give them a try.
>  > ...................................MOCornpatch
>  > MO,
>  >
> 

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