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I had some bad bearings in the center differential area on my 2006 Forester. These are the 2 that are on the output shaft. Lots of whine and hum.

I got replacements from the local Subaru dealer parts counter today. They are NOT the same:



New on left and old on the right. The size of the rollers is a lot smaller and difference made up with a thicker race. The old ones were NSK brand and new are NTK.

So, I wonder how long these last as the old ones must have been undersized in the first place. I would not expect transmission bearings to wear out like this? Car has something like 175k on it.
 
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