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Old 12-21-2015, 10:35 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Iexpedite View Post
You don't see a correlation between high speed cornering and increased wheel bearing wear?
I'd say your wheel bearings were going to die regardless. I think you're the first on this forum to make that link. 99% of the way we drive increases component life. Lower overall speeds and reduced braking are going to help wheel bearing life. It's not unknown for GM/Ford unit bearings to fail at low miles in any case.

Where appropriate I always corner 'hard' and my cars see weekend blasts in the hills and track use, never killed a bearing yet. 60k miles is about what you can expect from non-servicable unit bearings, done are the days when with appropriate maintenance the bearings would last the life of the car.


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Old 12-21-2015, 11:49 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I was well under 60K...closer to 40K and I lost both front wheel bearings. I had never had bearings fail that fast in anything. I attributed the failure to the cars weight and the turning speeds. My VX didn't have any issues with it, but it was a feather-weight compared to the G6.

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A friend of mine drove one of those for a good while too. I think hers went out around 35-40k and had to be replaced. Maybe it's an issue in that model.

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