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Old 01-11-2019, 04:06 PM   #181 (permalink)
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To get the placement of the bearing unit correct, I needed a press, which is why I took it to a machinist once I had the old unit out of the knuckle and the new unit in hand. It would be surprising if the saturn did not have a bearing unit, wouldn't it?
I had to change them on a Nissan 01 Altima, they had to be pressed in and out, but harbor freight has $100 took kit to do it without removing the spindles. Also need a slide hammer to rip the hub assembly out. Easiest to just buy new hub assembly and bearing because part of the bearing will be stuck on the hub.

GM's and 11 Rogue have a flanged hub assembly that bolts to the spindle with 4 bolts from the inside. Trick with those is after getting brakes out of the way, turn steering wheel to limit front out so can get long handle breaker bar to the bolts.

Depending on the car I've jacked one front tire up, start car and put in gear spin it up and easy to tell which one is bad. Any more I just do both, 2nd one takes half the time of the first if I do it same day.

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Old 01-12-2019, 07:29 AM   #182 (permalink)
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I don’t figure it’ll be bad at all to change the bearings once I’m ready (have cash to pay for parts), I did the ones on my Ion Redline in about an hour per side...
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:10 AM   #183 (permalink)
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I got some work done on the car tonight, a half width diffuser/rear belly pan...

I done half width because the exhaust system is soon due for service/upgrade and I don’t wanna have to remake the diffuser once I change the muffler setup... on that note, I’m planning a 42” glasspack resonator and a Thrush welded muffler... the muffler case is shorter and slimmer than the stock one (but wider), so it should tuck tighter to the underside of the car, meaning a flatter diffuser...
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:19 AM   #184 (permalink)
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So Iím planning to get a set of new tires with this coming tax return, for both mine and my wifeís car, and Iím kinda stumped...

She wants to use the factory uplevel tire/wheel size (205/55-16) while I wanna keep my 5.3% oversize but stay on my original wheel (205/65-15), and I want us using the same brand and model tire if possible... I have a couple local options and then Iíd likely be shopping online for anything else...

1. LingLong Crosswind... unknown info other than price which was $200 installed for a full set...
2. Mastercraft LSR grand touring

3. Hankook Kinergy ST... from what Iíve seen, itís LRR and also the lightest per tire at 19# for my size...

Im not shelling out $100+ per tire for Bridgestone or Michelin, but would be open to any other suggestions...
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:55 PM   #185 (permalink)
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Don't have anything regarding those you mentioned, just a friendly tip:remember to check how much the cheaper ones have tread to wear.
I almost bought cheap tires once, but happened to look closer at them in the shop compared to slightly more expensive ones. Several millimeters difference.
Cheap ones were 200€/round and the pricier 240€/round.
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"LRR and also the lightest per tire at 19# for my size"

Sounds like a winner there since you don't want to go with Bridgestones or Michelins..

Have you scoured Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist? Many times people will sell new or almost new sets of tires for much cheaper -- could be the key to getting cheap but quality tires.
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I’ve not yet checked Craigslist and I don’t have FB... I may check once I have cash in hand but I’ve gotta wait...

Since I’m buying 8 tires I’d rather not spend $1k on them, hence my avoiding the usually good Ecopia EP422 and the Energy Saver A/S...

I’m half tempted to get something heavy in grip and hope to not take such a hit on mileage, but I don’t know...
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Both cars got a set of new Hankook Kinergy ST tires this weekend, and fresh oil and filters... I also removed my half width diffuser, as it was collapsing under its own weight... I need to replace my wheel bearings long before the muffler anyway lol
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So I’ve gotten back into ridesharing, mostly because I missed the side income... now it seems I can just about double my monthly take home just by driving two days each week...

A notable side effect is that about 90% of all the miles I put on the car are for commercial use, and in city driving... I typically average close to 20mpg in Morgantown...

For now I guess I can’t really hypermile the car but st least I’m still trying to mod it, I’m hoping to work some brake drag reduction into my wheel bearing change coming up...
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