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So doing a pre trip inspection and noticed this:
700miles. How long should wheel bearings last? Are there any bearing manufacturers that are better than OEM? I don't think a 1 yr old ranger with 700miles should have all 4 bearing shot!
 

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What size tires are those?
 

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30x9.50-15. Only been on ranger about 25 miles and are 41 lbs each which isn't bad, so I don't thinks tires did it.
 

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Hmm. Ive seen people swap them every 200 miles. My cousin in law has a 800 fullsize ranger and hes pit 2 sets in the rear with less than 1000 miles. He says he watches the camber and when one starts leaning in its time to swap
 

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Exact reason I moved to another brand....Too much time spent chasing cheap parts and not wrenching just for fun. I'm super easy on my stuff. I just plain got sick of it. Ball-joints,bearings, tie-rod ends, bushings all worn out at 700 miles on my 900. I don't do mud and didn't run large heavy tires. Just a shame Polaris can't or won't improve quality on wear items.
 

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I wonder if there are any brands better than others. I was thinking about getting a caliper and getting the specs and tring to find some automotive ones.
 

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Exact reason I moved to another brand....Too much time spent chasing cheap parts and not wrenching just for fun. I'm super easy on my stuff. I just plain got sick of it. Ball-joints,bearings, tie-rod ends, bushings all worn out at 700 miles on my 900. I don't do mud and didn't run large heavy tires. Just a shame Polaris can't or won't improve quality on wear items.
Thanks for the reassurance is wasn't just me. Courious though what keeps you on the PRC forum since you are a Kawasaki guy now.
 

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Collinator= what are u running now? Have u had better luck?
 

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Get a set from All Balls Racing......higher quality than OEM and about half the price.
 
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Exact reason I moved to another brand....Too much time spent chasing cheap parts and not wrenching just for fun. I'm super easy on my stuff. I just plain got sick of it. Ball-joints,bearings, tie-rod ends, bushings all worn out at 700 miles on my 900. I don't do mud and didn't run large heavy tires. Just a shame Polaris can't or won't improve quality on wear items.
I agree, but I would rather fix a few cheap parts here and there than have to wear ear plugs when I ride. I really liked those T4 Teryx, but there to damn loud! I actually prefer the power of the Teryx.
 

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Man I wish my bearings lasted 700 miles lol. I've got 800 on my 500 and I'm about to change for a 3rd time. I'm not anywhere near easy on my machine and I think it's holding up just fine
 

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It's amazing the difference riding conditions can make. Bearings and bushings generally last at least 1000 miles for us, but we're 98% rocks.
 

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Will is right, lots of variables here, geographic and weather condition, weight and riding style to name a few. You might want to take an old set to your local bearing supply store, not autozone/napa or the like but a place like Motion Industries and have them match to a quality brand.
 

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When I get some time I am going to try to find an alternative to the OEM. If anyone is interested here are some numbers off the bearings, which I'm not sure how to use.
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