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1.98" Stainless Steel Bearing Buddy, pair

Item # 32019
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Key Features

  • Keeps water and dirt out of hubs and bearings

  • Easily to install

  • Grease level is easily checked

  • Stainless steel components

  • Sold in pairs


Our Price   $29.99

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
bearing_buddy The best protection for your trailer bearings, the Bearing Buddy keeps water and dirt out of hubs and bearings. Easily installed, the Bearing Buddy has an internal piston that moves forward to show the proper grease level. Bearing Buddy measurement equals the distance between the outside of the bearing dust cap shoulders. Most hubs measure 1.98". Add the Bearing Buddy Bra (item #32020 sold separately) to keep grease off of the wheel. Sold in pairs.
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Description 1.98" Bearing Buddy, pair

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1.98" Stainless Steel Bearing Buddy, pair
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to install (6)

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      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      5.0

      Not a wheel bearing

      By aquatom

      from Florida

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about 1.98" Stainless Steel Bearing Buddy, pair:

        PLEASE PLEASE UNDERSTAND WHAT A BUDDY BEARING DOES AND WHAT IT DOESN'T DO.
        DO: KEEPS WATER OUT OF YOUR WHEEL BEARINGS.
        DON'T: PROVIDES GREASE TO YOUR WHEEL BEARINGS. THE GREASE YOU PUT INTO THE BUDDY BEARING IS WHAT KEEPS THE WATER OUT PERIOD, NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS!!

        WHEN IT'S TIME TO REDO YOUR WHEELS BEARINGS JUST BUY THE THE NEW HUB, BOTH BEARINGS(ALREADY PACKED WITH GREASE OR YOU HAVE TO PACK THEM YOURSELF) AND THE GREASE SEAL. utube has all this info to make it easy to see how this process is done. YOU CAN FINE THE WHOLE HUB KIT INCLUDING THE BUDDY BEARINGS OVER THE INTERNET. COST ME LESS THAN $65.00 PER HUB FOR A 2500LB TRAILER.

         
        5.0

        No bearing problems. EVER!

        By Salmurai

        from Oregon

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about 1.98" Stainless Steel Bearing Buddy, pair:

        I've been using these for years. Never any bearing problems. EVER!

         
        5.0

        Great product! Would not trailer my boat

        By Sparkie364

        from North Canton, Ohio

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Sparkie364

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Performance Driving

          Comments about 1.98" Stainless Steel Bearing Buddy, pair:

          Increase your ability to trailer longer with out worrying about if you have enough grease in the bearings!

           
          5.0

          Required Equipment

          By Norrdogg

          from Mt Wolf,Pa.

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement
            • Restoration

            Comments about 1.98" Stainless Steel Bearing Buddy, pair:

            Do you feel lucky....? In 32 years as a professional trucker, I've seen far too many boat trailers lose wheels going down the road. This can be prevented by keeping grease IN the hubs and water OUT. Bearing Buddies are the answer. They provide cheap insurance and peace of mind.

             
            5.0

            Great Product, Easy to Install

            By Frank

            from Hazleton PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Reasonable Price

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1.98" Stainless Steel Bearing Buddy, pair:

                What can I say? Measure your inner hub diameter with a caliper, order the coresponding sized part, tap in the bearing buddy with a hammer and wood block, fill it with grease, and forget about it! The only way they can make this process easier is to send along someone to install it for you!!
                Great product, great price, great process of installation.

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                • Q:

                  How do I fiqure which bearing buddy will fit my trailer??
                  Asked on 6/7/2009 by John from Berwick, ME.

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    You should be able to pull the existing bearing buddy off and read the size that is printed on them. If not, you can call our tech department and they can either send you a measuring tool or walk you through the proper way to measure your bearings.

                    Answered on 6/9/2009 by Ryan from Overtons
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Hi John,
                    I just used a ruler and measured across the inside of the opening after removing the protective cap from the hub. It appeared to be 2 inches so I ordered 1.98" Bearing Buddy’s. I used the end of a foot long 2x4 to hold the Bearing Buddy at the opening where the cap was removed, while gently tapping on the other end of the 2x4 with a hammer. Continue checking that it is going in straight and make corrections by moving the angle of the 2x4 if it is not. There is a shoulder that will stop any further insertion. I don't know all the other sizes that are available but, unless they are very similar in size to one another, a plain ruler should work fine. Then find the size that is a couple of hundredths of an inch different than your ruler measurement. After installation, don't forget to load the hub with grease until the piston that holds the grease fitting moves close to the outer edge. It’s spring loaded. It’ll all be logical once you start. Hope this helps.

                    Answered on 8/1/2011 by Lenny Baby from Ashburn, VA
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