8 best wheel hub manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Most of all from the Russian roads goes to the wheel hub and bearing. The service life of these parts directly depends on the quality of the road surface. The hub assembly is a robust structure consisting of a hub, bearing, circlip, axle and hardware. The main task of the hub is to ensure free rotation of the wheel in a fixed position. More than a dozen brands sell their products on the Russian market. Our experts will help you choose a quality unit at an adequate price.

Criterias of choice

Types of hubs. The following types of hubs are used depending on the type of vehicle drive.

  1. Driven controlled units are installed in the front suspension of the car, which is equipped with rear wheel drive. In such hubs, the axle is fixed in the steering knuckle.
  2. Leading steerable models transmit torque from the engine to the wheels through a constant velocity joint (CV joint). This design is used in vehicles with front or all wheel drive.
  3. Driven uncontrolled structures are placed at the rear in front-wheel drive vehicles. Usually these are non-separable models.
  4. Leading uncontrolled units are placed on the rear axle in vehicles with rear or all-wheel drive. They transfer torque from the differential to the wheels.

Location of the hub. When choosing a new unit, be aware of the installation location. There are left and right hubs, as well as universal.

Design differences. There are several options for hub assemblies. The durability of the assembly often depends on their design.

  1. The simplest bearings, which change separately from the hub, are completed with products of the HUB-I generation.
  2. The nodes of the HUB-II generation are distinguished by a more complex design. In them, the bearing is fixed on the suspension, they have a flange with mounting holes.
  3. HUB-III generation hub assemblies have ideally accurate dimensions and the best corrosion protection. The non-separable design is ergonomic and lightweight.
  4. The fourth generation is even more advanced. In addition to the bearing, the hub assembly also includes a CV joint.
  5. Well, the HUB-V is a complex mechanism that combines hubs with brake discs. It should be noted that the fourth and fifth generation have not yet found mass use and are in the testing stage.

ABS system. The choice of the wheel hub is influenced by the presence of the ABS system. With this modern option, the car requires a special unit with a magnetic sensor or toothed ring. Without this element, ABS will not work.

We have selected the top 8 wheel hub manufacturers for our review. All of them sell their products in Russia. When distributing the place, the editorial board of the magazine proceeded from the opinion of the expert community, taking into account the reviews of domestic motorists.

Rating of the best wheel hub manufacturers

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best wheel hub manufacturers 1 ILJIN 5.0
2 ASVA 4.9
3 FAG 4.8
4 Kortex 4.7
5 Koyo 4.6
6 Aisin 4.5
7 Optimal 4.4
8 SKF 4.3

ILJIN

Rating: 5.0

ILJIN

The South Korean company ILJIN has chosen a narrow specialization for itself. Since 1978, she has been developing and manufacturing wheel hubs and wheel bearings. Experts appreciated the high quality of spare parts and reasonable prices. The products are delivered to the conveyors of car factories Hyundai and Kia. Approximately 80% of new cars from these Korean giants are equipped with ILJIN hubs. In addition, the manufacturer is the official supplier for VW. Today the company is expanding the range of spare parts, there are already steering rods, ball joints, corner modules in the catalog. All auto components received SO14000, ISO / QS9000 quality certificates. The brand is ranked first in the review.

Russian motorists consider the best alternative to the original ILJIN hub assemblies. They are reliable and durable.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • reliability;
  • durability;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • not found.

ASVA

Rating: 4.9

ASVA

The products of the Chinese company ASVA attract the attention of Russian motorists. First of all, the affordable price of the wheel hubs deserves praise. The second important factor is the manufacturer's guarantee for its products for a period of 6 months or 20 thousand kilometers. The brand unites 10 enterprises in China, all of them are equipped with modern equipment. Spare parts have successfully passed the certification procedure according to the standards of NAMI ROSS RU.0001.11MT14, ISO 9000 and ISO 9001. In addition to hubs, the manufacturer sells CV joints, axle shafts, anthers, water pumps, tension rollers, etc. on the Russian market. The catalog contains parts for the entire model a number of cars in Europe, Asia and America.

In user reviews, positive ratings prevail for ASVA hubs. But there were also cases of quick failure of the unit.

Advantages

  • affordable prices;
  • manufacturer's warranty;
  • good quality;
  • a wide range of.

disadvantages

  • the marriage gets on sale.

FAG

Rating: 4.8

FAG

The German company FAG has rich experience. Since its founding (1883), it has specialized in rolling bearings. The accumulated experience has allowed the brand to gain a leading position in the automotive market. The company is the official supplier of wheel hubs to many well-known car factories. For the aftermarket, the manufacturer tries to find the best balance between price and quality. The enterprises of the brand have been certified in accordance with international standards ISO / TS 16949 and ISO 9001. Great attention is paid to quality control at the factories in order to exclude defective parts from entering the consumer. The experts gave the brand the bronze of our review.

Domestic users are satisfied with the German quality of FAG hubs. Only the price seems high for many motorists.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • a rich experience;
  • a wide range of;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Kortex

Rating: 4.7

Kortex

The Korean company Kortex puts the safety of the driver and passengers at the forefront. That is why the manufacturer pays close attention to quality. At the same time, experts admire the competent pricing policy that the brand demonstrates in the Russian market. Production sites are located in South Korea and China. They are focused on the production of hubs for European and Asian cars. When planning a business, seasonal demand for products, regional characteristics are taken into account. Thanks to its flexibility, the company is able to successfully compete with world leaders.

Analyzing the reviews of domestic motorists, a simple conclusion suggests itself. Korean knots have high reliability and durability, which cannot be said about products from the Middle Kingdom.

Advantages

  • Korean quality;
  • competent pricing policy;
  • decent assortment;
  • adaptation to Russian conditions.

disadvantages

  • brings products from China.

Koyo

Rating: 4.6

Koyo

Employees of the Japanese company Koyo know absolutely everything about bearings. Experts consider this not surprising, because the company has been dealing with auto parts since 1921. The brand specializes in four areas: bearings, transmission, machine tools and control systems. The foundation of the business is a solid technological base and rich experience of employees. Since 2006, the trademark has belonged to the JTEKT Corporation, which was formed by the merger of Koyo and Toyoda Machine. Among the brand's latest innovations is the creation of hybrid ceramic bearings. The catalog contains hubs for a wide range of cars.

Russian users like the quality of Koyo hubs, negative reviews are rare. The only drawback of motorists is the high prices.

Advantages

  • Japanese quality;
  • innovative developments;
  • a wide range of;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • high prices.

Aisin

Rating: 4.5

Aisin

Another Japanese manufacturer is in the TOP-6 of our review. Aisin has been working in the auto parts market since 1965. The brand specializes in the production of parts for Japanese and South Korean cars. Not so long ago, the development of the markets of Europe and America began. Today the catalog contains wheel hubs for cars Ford, Volvo, Saab. Most of the spare parts go to the conveyors of Asian car factories. Therefore, the brand's products in a limited range are available in the retail network of Russia. Experts see this as a small plus, since the number of counterfeits is close to zero.

Most of the reviews on thematic forums are extremely positive. There are practically no complaints about the quality. Motorists are only dissatisfied with poor equipment and high prices.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • modern production;
  • Hi-tech;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • poor equipment;
  • high prices.

Optimal

Rating: 4.4

Optimal

The German brand Optimal appeared in 1991. The company began its activity with the production of spare parts for the suspension, engine, steering mechanism and brakes of a car. Thanks to an open dialogue with customers, the company managed to quickly gain trust, and the growth dynamics also surprised the experts. The manufacturer pays much attention to the quality of products, not forgetting the availability of spare parts. All products have IATF 16949: 2016 and ISO 9001: 2015 quality certificates. Unfortunately, the brand's popularity has led to the appearance of counterfeit products. This fact influenced the final position in our review.

Fakes often end up in the hands of domestic motorists. Such hubs fail after a few months. But the mileage of the original units often exceeds 100 thousand km.

Advantages

  • German quality;
  • good feedback;
  • affordable prices;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • there are fakes on the Russian market.

SKF

Rating: 4.3

SKF

The Swedish company SKF closes the eight best wheel hub manufacturers. It was founded in 1907, a small enterprise turned into a huge concern. The number of production sites exceeded 140, they are located in 32 countries of the world. In Russia, a representative office of the brand appeared before the revolution, but under the Bolsheviks, the Swedes had to leave our market. Today SKF products are manufactured at SKF Tver LLC, all of which are delivered to the regions of the country. Experts made a comparative analysis of hubs made in different countries of the world. Their quality fully meets the requirements of international standards.

The only problem for SKF in our country is the large number of counterfeits. The company is trying to protect its products from counterfeiting, but so far the success has been negligible.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • developed distribution network;
  • modern production;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • a lot of fakes.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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