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    Such a difference

    I need to change the wheel bearing on the n/s/f of my GSi, went down to VX quoted £185+ vat for the hub with speed sensor which is a little steep.

    Looked elsewhere in the usual places they are as cheap as £55. Can't help but think the price difference tells you something about the quality if people can sell them for £55 and still make a profit.

    Looking through the forum though i see a lot of people are happy to chuck on a cheap bearing.
    Has anyone had any problems with the cheap ones? Sensors failing, not spot on fitment, not lasting very long or any other problems?

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    for wheel bearings there is no substitute for quality and SKF are the ones to go for.

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    Mine was £45 from eBay - it'll do around 18k a year so time will tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1412 View Post
    for wheel bearings there is no substitute for quality and SKF are the ones to go for.
    Im thinking the same thing regarding quality. When you think about what a wheel bearing has to go through in terms of speed, forces and heat you want quality.

    Do SKF make the VX units do you know?

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    yes vauxhall use SKF

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    I know its a pain to change, but you get the same warrenty for the Vauxhall or a pattern part. So even if it does fail, they will have to replace it.
    SKF ones are the ones to go for though if you want a quality part.
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