Originally posted by syndr0me
So the "new for '05" bearings I should avoid, but the "busted old '04" bearings are awesome? See, you guys need to tell me these things. I was under the impression manufacturers released new products because they're better. :-D
basically it looks like the manufacturer of the "05" thrust bearings stuffed up with the manufacturing or specifications (something to do with a brass ring?), the older "04" thrust bearing are fine,
it looks like Xray are addressing this and sending new revision thrust bearings to the importers to give to FK05 owners, (at least in Australia) and should only be a few weeks away.
I pulled my diff apart yesterday and the thrust bearing was stuffed, BUT... the diff rings did have sufficient lube on them,