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OEM vs Aftermarket Carrier Bearing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 802Tacoma, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Jul 25, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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    802Tacoma

    802Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi there- Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a new carrier bearing. OEM is $212. Just looking to see if anyone has used an aftermarket and if they had good luck with it. Thanks for you help.

    Chees
     
  2. Jul 25, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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    tacoman00

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    My carrier just went out. My local dealer quoted my $212 as well. There's basically 3 viable options for you.
    #1: pay the price of your local dealer.
    #2: parts.camelbacktoyota.com ($153 shipped from a dealer in arizona who does wholesale prices)
    #3: go to google and type in "wookie strength carrier bearing mod." its basically a mod where you replace your stock bearing with a bad@ss carrier bearing thats not necessarily built for the job but it is very beefy and will probably last much longer at a cheaper price ($113 i believe). The only problem here is that they don't feature a rubber grommet like the stock ones do which has been known to cause excessive vibrations. Just look on that write up and read the comments and you will see.

    FYI: I chose option #2. Ordered mine two days ago actually.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2014 at 4:42 AM
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    Thanks for the info. I will look into the camelback option. Priced one through my local NAPA and it was about $130. Are you replacing your Ujoints as well.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2014 at 4:59 AM
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    Pretty much stock for now. New Navigation DVD/CD/TV/AV/Bluetooth Stereo and seat mod spacers added so far.
    uh, there is solution number three...

    get a $50 (or less) carrier bearing from one of several aftermarket manu's....inject 100% silicone into the three holes, let it dry for two days, install....

    I am on year two with this mod, and I went with a new $43 carrier bearing that still vibrated before I injected the silicone, after injection and drying, smooth as glass....no shudder when accelerating, no vibration at any speed....

    used this mod in the past on upper motor mounts (front wheel drive 4 bangers) that sag and vibrate, from droopage and loosness...decided I would give it a try and haven't looked back...

    it ain't rocket science, many people posting here on TW about driveline vibrations could benefit from doing this simple injection with $6 worth of sillycone...

    Just sayin'....
     
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  6. Sep 4, 2020 at 5:27 AM
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    So what 3 holes are you injecting this in? Im on my second replacement one and would like to try this. Can you do this if its already on the truck and has been for about a year?
     
  7. Sep 4, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    Pretty much stock for now. New Navigation DVD/CD/TV/AV/Bluetooth Stereo and seat mod spacers added so far.
    You have to do this with the driveshaft out of the truck because the silicon has to dry for a day or so. It is best if you take the bearing off the shaft, fill the hole (they are weep holes around the outer edge of the metal outer shell). For absolute best results you need to let the silicon dry (you need the real stuff, mineral spirits cleanup, not the water based stuff). I stuck the bearing in the oven at 150* to 200* and let it cure slowly. I turned the oven on and off about every 15 minutes, if it gets too hot, the silicon will ooze, you don't want that. Still using the same modified bearing I installed way back in 2013 or 2014, can't remember for sure the year...you do not want to install with the silicon not cured all the way...
     
  8. Sep 4, 2020 at 12:52 PM
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    Larzzzz

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    Nope... Not touching it.
    To answer the question there are holes on the bracket that support the CB. By this time, I suspect the rubber of the CB has taken a set. You could drop the driveshaft and support the bearing tabs to put the weight on the other side, then silicone it and give it a day or 3 to cure.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    Pretty much stock for now. New Navigation DVD/CD/TV/AV/Bluetooth Stereo and seat mod spacers added so far.
    Best to do this with a new bearing, by itself, not supporting any weight. Also, it is the best way to cure, bearing in oven as I stated before.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2020 at 9:47 PM
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    I guess my worry is that it becomes uneven in a few spots or im just over thinking it
     
  12. Sep 4, 2020 at 10:05 PM
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    Yup... did a little research after getting a price of $264 for a new carrier bearing from my local toyota dealership... no thanks. Spicer makes the carrier bearing for toyota. Found the dana spicer part # 5002007 (for my trd offroad) on ebay for $67. Just replaced it about 2 weeks ago with the oem part (even had toyota printed on the new bearing) and saved myself $200.

    Also found good information here:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/aftermarket-carrier-bearings-center-support-bearings.477991/
     

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