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Differences Between Tapered Bearings and Ball Bearings

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    • Tapered rollers shaped like flat top cones provide more contact area, which increases their capability at receiving forces excreted by trucks and large cars.
    • Ball bearings are good for small cars as they do not need to sustain as much weight as the tapered roller bearings.

Hi everyone. Sue here at 1A Auto, and today we're gonna talk bearings. The difference between a roller bearing and a ball bearing type.

While both a roller bearing and tapered bearings work in the same manner. Tapered bearings use tapered rollers shaped like flat topped cones and two races angled from the outside to the inside of the bearing. The rollers have a large contact area which is what makes them better than roller bearings at handling forces exerted on the bearing during cornering in trucks and large cars.

For applications that require it, the TRQ brand offers tapered roller bearing style wheel bearings that match OEM specifications where other brands do not.

Roller ball bearings work well for small cars but replacing a tapered bearing with a roller ball bearing will result in increasing wear and faster failure.

So now that you know all parts aren't created equal, you can purchase your TRQ bearing at 1aauto.com.

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