Originally Posted by cisco
When people talk about the bearing going in half way, what they are seeing is that the hub is machined slightly larger then the bearing in the area that the seal goes, before the snap ring and before the bearing bore.That was as long a sentence as I could come up with. The bearing bore is symmetrical, not tapered. This practise is very common on automotive and truck applications.
cisco ,,i'm with ya,,i've seen that technique,,,good news is that you claim the rest of the bore is NOT tapered
the bottom line is still this:
After doing the proper heat n freeze technique,,that bearing should drop in all the way and be held with circa .001'' of crush....AND apparantly that is not the experience of many owners