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The big question is where are they made? If china, I'll pass thanks. You get what you pay for.

Stick with Timken or consider Detroit Axle bearings
 

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Assuming Subaru put Japanese bearings in my Outback, they didn't fare well either. At 95K the rears went, then replacements they put in failed at 105k, and then the front's failed at 120k, and now the fronts are failing again at 175k. At this point I'm just going to buy the cheapest ones I can find as it appears the $100 units Subaru uses don't last very long either.

Ultimately it isn't where they are made, but how, and we must therefore purchase from a trusted manufacturer who has oversight over the manufacturing and QA process and stand behind their products. This goes for bearings, turbo's, tools, etc.
Totally your decision.
 
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