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Old 03-13-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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Wheel bearing track life?

I am replacing my rear wheel bearings due to wear (loud cyclical humming noise when loaded in a corner) after about 50 track days + 5K freeway miles to/from the track. Oh, this also probably included putting two wheels off into the dirt a handful of times.

Is this typical track wheel bearing life expectency? Anyone else care to share their experience with wheel bearings and track days?

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I just replaced mine as well. About 24 track days and 69K on the chassis. Mine had noticeable play.

I've heard replacement at around 60K is not unusual for street cars.
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On the RR Tom? I expect to do wheel bearings once a year with a customer running 12 race events.
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On the RR Tom? I expect to do wheel bearings once a year with a customer running 12 race events.
Yes, just switched over to the RR and I am hearing that two years for a wheel bearing while racing is actually quite long life!
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I'll add wheel bearings to the consumables list ...
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Sounds about right Replaced all mine this winter. and my CV joints and boots.

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