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    Default Febi or Meyle?

    Have seen posts that indicate that either of these brands are good for hubs, ball joints, etc. But given the choice, which one would you pick and why? I have seen that they are more or less the same price, so that's not a discriminator... Thanks!
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    Evan,

    I've never used Meyle parts, but I've been using Febi stuff for years on my VW's, and have always had good luck w/ their stuff.

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    FEBI/Bilstine!!!!!......I got a batch of bad Mayle hubs..They didnt fit, and waisted 2 brgs.....Meyle is the after market crap in germany......I have had issues with Mayle ign coils(1.8T), MK1 hubs, Timing belt tensioners....they make good coolant flanges, seals, suspention bushings,ect...

    P.S. Mayle hubs are lighter than the good ones, but not as strong.....
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    Febi would always be my preference. I've also had problems withe Meyle parts not fitting correctly. I think Febi QC's their products a lot more, no matter where they are coming from....

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    OK, Febi it is! Thanks for all the replies.
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    Febi. Sad note though. They are now made in China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay05 View Post
    Febi. Sad note though. They are now made in China.
    Just remember, "Made in Japan" used to be like swearing in public but these days, people are fighting to buy Japanese products. "Made in China" isn't the worse option available - I've been using Chinese junk rotors on my racecar - they last just as long as ATE rotors at half the cost.

    As for Febi/Bilstein vs Meyle - I've been using Meyle for a while and have no qualms about their products. The only bad Meyle product I've encountered was a clutch disc that grenaded - I can't pin that on Meyle though since I've also grenaded Sachs discs in the past.
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    OMG FEBI=CHINA? The ones I am holding say Germany.....And I second the cheeper the better on the rotors, we had some brembo rotors crack, but not a china one yet....

    Mk1 hubs suck in general!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lael Cleland View Post
    OMG FEBI=CHINA? The ones I am holding say Germany.....And I second the cheeper the better on the rotors, we had some brembo rotors crack, but not a china one yet....

    Mk1 hubs suck in general!!!
    Mk1 hubs are great - unlike the Mk2 hubs, the Mk1 hubs ALWAYS fail...

    BTW - want to buy some old German Febi hubs and FAG bearings for a Mk1? I have a set that's been collecting dust since I sold off my last Mk1 2 years ago...
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    I will only buy factory Honda parts for my Civic.
    I have gone with some aftermarket companies concerning hubs and they have been a failure. Since installation of factory parts, I have not had an issue. Probably because of the fact the hubs from Honda say "made in Japan" verses the SKF hubs "made in China" :eek:
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    I have had no issues with SKF bearings, FAG/SKF are OEM for vw/audi....And now SKF/Lebro are in bed together...........
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    Mgyip - I would be interested in the Febi hubs and bearings, shoot me a note, thanks

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