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Hello all,

 

Hopefully someone can help!  I need a new set of front wheel bearings...  

 

I've got a new pair of bearings allegedly for S4 but they are far too small.

 

Are the bearings different for Brembo/non-Brembo brakes? 

 

Thanks

Rich

Lotus Esprit S4 - Work in progress

Porsche 924 Turbo - Parts chaser

Smart Roadster Coupe - Hers

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same for all ( I looked at 88-V8).

 

They are really small tapered roller bearings with separate races on the inboard and outboard sides of the hub.  There is a pressed in seal on the inboard side.

 

http://www.drhess.net/crystal_princess.htm

Travis

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Or you can see how small they are here

http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EGuides/EModifications/Front_brakes.html

 

Front_Brakes_51.jpg

 

The inner bearing is a little bigger, since it fits on a larger diameter part of the spindle

P2220306.JPG

Travis

Vulcan Grey 89SE

 

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Nice one thanks!

 

It looks like I have S1 bearings I reckon.

Going to order some proper ones now!

 

Cheers for the help!

 

Rich

Lotus Esprit S4 - Work in progress

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The old bearings should have an identification number etched into the races. Using that number, you should be able to find an equivalent with any reputable bearing supplier or outlet.

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Thanks guys, Ordered some new bearigns form a reputable supplier so should be sorted now thanks!

 

Discovered that my discs are knackered now too (WTL) so need a pair of them too.  But while it's in bits I might change the ball joints, and TRE and ARB bushes and and and.... 

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Porsche 924 Turbo - Parts chaser

Smart Roadster Coupe - Hers

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