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Old 10-25-2002, 10:10 PM
Kestas Kestas is offline
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Good advice above. I would first check what preload (or tightening method) is recommended by the manufacturer.

Beyond that, bearing life tests shows maximum life for double-row taper automotive bearing designs is typically at 0.003 to 0.005" axial play. That is typically accomplished using the method Bud described.
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