A propshaft transmits the drive from the transmission to the differential on rear wheel drive and four wheel drive vehicles. Due to the high speed at which it rotates, the propshaft must be balanced in order to avoid heavy vibration and premature wear.
The propshaft is generally in two pieces, which are joined and supported by a centre bearing. The centre bearing keeps the shaft in the correct position and attaches it to the chassis or body via rubber and metal mountings. This reduces vibration and helps to protect against bending and vertical changes.
febi supplies over 90 propshaft centre bearings in OE matching quality, for a variety of vehicle makes and models.
The benefits of using a high quality propshaft bearing from febi is….
- Long service life
- OE grade rubber on bearing mountings
- Reduced noise and vibration
- Balanced prop shaft for optimum performance
It is important to use high quality propshaft bearings as poor quality can lead to premature wear.
A defective or worn propshaft bearing:
- Can cause strong vibrations
- Can cause the prop shaft to become unbalanced
- Is unable to support the prop shaft
- Causes discomfort for the passenger
The symptoms of a defective or worn propshaft bearing are often the result of wear and tear of the rubber mounting. Worn rubber can split, resulting in the bearing unable to support the propshaft correctly. If left unchecked, this can lead to failure of the whole propshaft.
With febi, you can buy the propshaft centre bearing separately, saving you time and money with an efficient repair solution. This includes centre bearings for Porshe models, offering an alternative to the manufacturer who only provide the full propshaft replacement.
When you want to be sure of quality and fitment, choose febi bilstein.
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The febi product brand is part of the bilstein group, which also incorporates the strong SWAG and Blue Print brands. Further information can be found at: www.bilsteingroup.com