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#1 Agus1601

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:25 PM

HI guys! I just found some bearings: code qwb425 from  an austin mini allegro and would like to know if they are good for my 8,4 front discs 

 

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:35 PM

they are the type as fitted to Drum braked Minis. yes they would fit your discs as they are the same size. but dont bother buy some Timken Taper roller bearings from Minispares.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:43 PM

Ok thanks for the advice. My problem atm is that I am from Argentina and we cant buy anything from outside here

 

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:32 PM

like i said they WILL fit and were fitted as  cost saving to some of the Metros. if you need bearings get them.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:27 AM

Are you saying we can use standard roller bearings instead of tapered bearings ?

 

If so, whats the difference ? why are tapered recommended ?



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:40 AM

Are you saying we can use standard roller bearings instead of tapered bearings ?

 

If so, whats the difference ? why are tapered recommended ?

the dimensions of the ball bearings and the taper rollers are the same. so you could upgrade your drum braked wheels to taper roller bearings for longer life.

 

loger lasting and manage the loads way better. ball bearings were fitted as a cost cutting measure.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:19 AM

 

Are you saying we can use standard roller bearings instead of tapered bearings ?

 

If so, whats the difference ? why are tapered recommended ?

the dimensions of the ball bearings and the taper rollers are the same. so you could upgrade your drum braked wheels to taper roller bearings for longer life.

 

loger lasting and manage the loads way better. ball bearings were fitted as a cost cutting measure.

 

 

In Minis, they only ever fitted the tapers to the disc brake assemblies, or put another way, the only ever fitted the balls to Drum brakes.

 

Strictly speaking as this was how the assemblies were designed and manufactured, the fitting of ball bearings to disc hubs isn't legal, though, I doubt anyone would check and I even more doubt any one would get chipped for it. Here in Aust, in later Moke production, on the drum brake models, they did switch from balls to tapers for longer life.

 

I just can't see the point in fitting ball bearings in the hubs.






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