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ECS Tuning-Audi
07-09-2014, 12:55 PM
http://www.ecstuning.com/sales/ecs600header.jpg (www.ecstuning.com/?salesrep=JMarusic&utm_source=audizine&utm_medium=forum&utm_content=JMarusic&utm_campaign=newpost)

A shuddering, thumping, or howling noise emanating from the front of your vehicle is often the result of worn or failing front wheel bearings.

ECS offers the Vaico Front Wheel Bearing replacement kit for your B5 A4, including each part necessary for a thorough job.

The Vaico kit includes left and right wheel bearings, c-clips, axle bolts, and self-locking nuts.

*Individual bearings with hardware are also available.


Get your Bearings

Click HERE to order or for more information (www.ecstuning.com/News/Audi_B5_A4_18T_Quattro_Viaco_Wheel_Bearing_Kit_Fro nt_Pair_1996_1997_1998_1999_2000_2001/?salesrep=JMarusic&utm_source=audizine&utm_medium=forum&utm_content=JMarusic&utm_campaign=newpost)
http://www.ecstuning.com/marketing/AUDI_B5_A4_18TQuattro_VaicoWheelBearings/AUDI_B5_A4_18TQuattro_VaicoWheelBearings.jpg (www.ecstuning.com/News/Audi_B5_A4_18T_Quattro_Viaco_Wheel_Bearing_Kit_Fro nt_Pair_1996_1997_1998_1999_2000_2001/?salesrep=JMarusic&utm_source=audizine&utm_medium=forum&utm_content=JMarusic&utm_campaign=newpost)

Fits:
Audi B5 A4 1.8T Quattro (1996-2001)

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jason

redline380
07-09-2014, 01:19 PM
I'll ask what is on everyones mind. Are these bearings any good? Would be something to consider in the future. Does Vaico actually make them? I can't imagine they do, but you never know. Any kind of warranty? The last front bearings I put in where F A G brand. They are alright, but usually only last 15-20k. I stepped up to MOOG (made by SKF) for my rear that I just did. I'll see how long it lasts, but I'd like to know more about Vaico since I passed them up last time I was in the market.

ECS Tuning-Audi
07-09-2014, 01:40 PM
I'll ask what is on everyones mind. Are these bearings any good? Would be something to consider in the future. Does Vaico actually make them? I can't imagine they do, but you never know. Any kind of warranty? The last front bearings I put in where F A G brand. They are alright, but usually only last 15-20k. I stepped up to MOOG (made by SKF) for my rear that I just did. I'll see how long it lasts, but I'd like to know more about Vaico since I passed them up last time I was in the market.

"Many of the components have received the Q+ quality seal which stands for “Made in Germany” vehicle parts in OEM quality". This is stated on their web page
(http://www.vierol.de/en/products/vaico)

I unfortunately don't have any information on the origin of which these bearings are made, although they do come with a 1 year warranty from the manufacture.

Jason

walky_talky20
07-09-2014, 02:08 PM
From the photos on ECS' website, at least the AEB/ATW bearings are branded as VAICO - engraved right on the part itself:

http://c1552172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/545470_x800.jpg

That doesn't mean a whole lot, but it [probably] means they (VAICO) ordered with intent and aren't just pushing somebody else's sloppy seconds. Probably.

Questions for Jason:

Can you comment on the policy of ECS photos?

1) Are the photos posted always exactly what would go out the door when ordering that ES#? Is there any strict policy to never use stand-ins during photo shoots, or to never use already-taken photos of another visually similar part?

2) Are parts ever primped, preened, or otherwise altered from in-box condition for photo shoots (other than spatial arrangement)? Basically: is there sprucing?

3) Is there any conscious effort to take photos of parts from particular angles? For example to hide embossed or engraved OEM logos or part numbers on aftermarket-channel parts? I really feel like there is, so try and sell me on this one. ;)