Timken is known in the industry as the OE manufacturer of high-quality wheel hub assemblies. That is why when you've got one of its hubs installed on your vehicle, you can be sure of its quality and durability. To find out if Timken lives up to its name, we've installed a Timken wheel hub on our 07 Silverado 2500HD Classic and tested it in terms of factors such as perfomance, ease of installation, and durability.
- High-quality wheel hub with OE fit and design
- 5 x 115 mm bolt pattern with 3-bolt modified triangular bearing module flange
- Includes ABS sensor cable and lug bolts
- Backed by 1-year Timken limited warranty
- At close inspection of the wheel hub's construction, we noticed that it looked like an exact duplicate of the original hubs that were removed. We were impressed with its solid quality, durable make, and direct-fit design.
- By far, this is one of the easiest drivetrain installations we've ever accomplished. Because of its OE replacement fit and design, the wheel hub installed just like the original part. Removing the old assembly and replacing it with the new part took our team about an hour to finish. The inclusion of the ABS harness also helped hasten the installation job.
- The part came with a lot of the needed hardware such as clips and push-through holders. This proved to be essential during the installation since the existing clips and holders broke off while we were dismounting the tires.
- Upon test-driving the 07 Silverado with the newly installed wheel hub assembly, we observed that a lot of the front-end noise was reduced. After driving it a few more miles, we hardly noticed any noise coming from the 07 Silverado's front wheels.
- The new wheel hub assembly also improved our control of the vehicle. The steering felt good and was relatively tight as compared to when we drove the vehicle using the stock part.
- When compared to more generic wheel hub brands, the Timken wheel hub is more expensive. However, the price is expected out of an OEM manufacturer for these parts.
- Although the part came with additional hardware, it didn't have provisions for new studs. The original studs were trashed while we were removing the old part. We had to buy new studs just to make sure the old ones wouldn't compromise the performance of the new wheel hubs.
- The Timken wheel hub did not come with a new dust cap as well. Although most parts seldom do, having a new dust cap with the wheel hub assembly would have earned them more review points.
Overall, the Timken wheel hub is a good replacement for stock hubs. Its direct-fit design not only makes installation a breeze, but it also improves a car's handling and control. If you're experiencing rumbling or grumbling noises from your car's front end, the Timken wheel hub can help reduce your fear of your car's wheels suddenly falling off. Its price could be a handful at first. But, ensuring your safety should always be a first priority, and you shouldn't put it in the hands of cheap knockoffs.