NorthernSRX· Super Moderator
2023 CT5-V RWD / 2020 XT6 Sport / 2024 Lyriq AWD (reserved)
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My '08 SRX has been chewing through rear wheel bearings (mostly it's the speed sensors that are going) but the fronts were original until last week when my daughter started getting stability/traction/etc. service messages on the IP. I ordered a new part from RockAuto. I have had good experience with Timken and RockAuto spec'ed HA590078. After I installed the new hub and mounted the wheel, I noticed that the hub's bolts were short by a good 1/4". At first, I was worried that the lug nuts wouldn't have enough threads to ensure a secure hold. So I tapped out the bolts from the old hub with the intention of swapping them into the new hub. On further examination, I noticed that Timken has saved metal (and weight) by eliminating the unthreaded tip of the lug bolt (see picture). I am okay with this but was surprised - this is the first time I've seen this set-up.