Originally Posted by miktdish
That's the Land Rover part number which corresponds to:
Timken# LM603049/LM603011 taper roller 1.7812" x 3.0625" x 0.7812" bearing.
The A&S Fersa part number is KA050 linky
The4 SKF part number is SKF LM603049/011/Q
The reference to design/size/tolerance/load bearing etc is ISO 355:2007
So would an American manufacturer (who most likely is manufacturing in China) be any better/worse than a European manufacturer ?
Cheap unknown Asian brands are most likely akin to the US's Mexican varieties, ie low quality and should be avoided due to poor quality control etc.
OEM's will no doubt apply a quality vs cost model so why is it that Timken are "the best" ?
Are there any better ?