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Brera/Spider/159 front wheel bearings

I am going to replace the front wheel bearings (hubs) on the Brera. searching the internet I cant find any decent ones, (FAG or Febi Bilstien etc) for sensible money. Shop4parts has some but too cheap to be quality, or are they? Any recommendations please?
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Bought cheap ones on ebay before. Crapped soon after 1 track day. Replaced with SNR bearings which is more expensive but already lasted much longer.

Also the magnetic ring on the cheap bearing does not read accurately so when using cruise control you can see the speed guage lightly fluctuating. Where as the SNR bearing reads accurately.

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Thats interesting, I had the SNR ones down as cheap Korean ones.
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I think renault uses SNR as OEM. And also SNR and SKF share technology so they cant be that bad?

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one other thing. the only SNR bearing kits I can find are for car up to 03/2006????
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Here is the part number if you want to be sure you get the right part SNR R160.33

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Both hubs done
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Exactly as you suggested, SNR, I got them from Carparts4less part or Eurocarpart.

Off side, the one which really needed doing, was the most difficult. The screw holding the disc on was rounded off and then the top 5mm x 1.0 screw holding the backing plate to the upright broke, so that took more time drilling out and tapping. NS was a doddle!
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