you use Bearing Buddies?

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by partsjay, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. partsjay

    partsjay New Member

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    Just curious how many of you use them? When I bought my hubs and bearings, the Guy at the Parts Counter said I shouldn't need them, and that they are mostly for Boat trailers.....any thoughts?
     
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    mgeiger New Member

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    I had an extra set from my boat trailer and put them on. They can't hurt. Just don't overfill them.
     
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    Flyfisherman New Member

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    I have the Bearing Buddies on the boat trailer, which they were designed for. On my last Starcraft had the E-Z Lube Axle, different from the Bearing Buddies. Personally, I would not want the Bearing Buddies on a tent trailer, unless I was going to be backing it into water.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Bearing buddies should not be used with trailers with brakes, and are designed to force water out of the bearings on boat trailers. Not needed on PUP's. Just my [2C]
     
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    I have EZ Lube axles - very good to me. When used and maintained properly "Bearing Buddies" are very good - most don't get it right and have probs.

    They are compatable with all axles/brakes if used correctly.

    Are "Buddies" designed to "force water out"? I would think they are designed and function as to prevent water from entering in the first place! Makes more sense to me - they create positive pressure because of the spring - one psi or so - enough to keep water out.

    Use them if you want to - correctly of course - it couldn't hurt. You don't NEED them however.
     
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    Bearing buddies are the worse thing that you could do. All they do is make a mess of grease and cause braking problems.
     

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