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2002-2006 Spyder/Coupe NEW Wheel Hub Bearing with Sensor

QTY:2 New Unused Genuine Maserati Wheel Hub Bearings with Sensor. Fits 2002-2006 Spyder or Coupe models. Bought as spares from Ricambi USAfor my car and never used. Ricambi sells these for $1,396 each so this is a major savings. https://www.ricambiamerica.com/18556...-w-sensor.html

If your Maserati Spyder or Coupe has a bad wheel bearing or a bad wheel sensor it could be dangerous. Don't trust your life to a used wheel bearing and sensor that costs less but may have had a hard "life" and may fail when you need it most.

I have this up on Ebay for $800/ each with free shipping to Lower 48 US States only. Any forum member that contacts and purchased from me directly will get a price break. PM me for details.
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Hello.
I have a 2002 Coupe.
Do these work as either a front or back wheel hub,
and is there a Left and a Right, or just one part number?
Approximately at what mileage to these things fail?
Thanks.

" I have a fear of speed bumps. But, I'm slowly getting over it. "

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Hello.
I have a 2002 Coupe.
Do these work as either a front or back wheel hub,
and is there a Left and a Right, or just one part number?
Approximately at what mileage to these things fail?
Thanks.
Hi and thanks for your questions. They’re good ones!

The wheel hubs are Universal and will fit front or rear, left and right on your 2002 Coupe.

Sealed wheel hub bearings on automobiles are supposedly designed to have a life expectancy of 85k-100k miles in normal, non-aggressive use. I was told my the Service Manager at the Maserati Dealer that how long the bearings actually last typically depends on how it’s driven. Track days and Gymkana racing put enormous strain on the bearings which lead to premature wear and early failure. The second big culprit is potholes. One hit on a deep sharp-edged pothole can spell quick death for a wheel hub bearing. The first thing you notice is vibration in the steering wheel bearing, then noise and failure of the ABS and Skyhook system because the sensor no longer works. If the bearing fails completely, the wheel can literally fall off the car causing a crash. Also, without functioning Skyhook the car can be a bastard to drive while you wait for a replacement bearing to arrive from Europe. I chose to stop driving mine until the hub was replaced because I felt it was too dangerous. That’s why I don’t think buying used wheel hub bearings is a good idea or a smart investment because it might be compromised and you won’t know it until you spend over $1k in labor to replace it.

I had wheel bearing failure at around 40,000 miles after a pothole strike. I believe that I have about 48,000 miles now and the other wheel bearings are still fine. I avoid potholes like the plague.

Sorry for the long answer!

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Don't be sorry. The more information, the better.

I actually had a right front tire blowout 2 years ago at high speed
on a very nasty pothole. (In Pennsylvania there are more potholes than road in places.)
I had the dealer check everything and it needed 4 new tires anyway for inspection.
I would think they'd have told me if that bearing was damaged.

Even so, I don't see a reason not to have a stock of something like that part.

I have a friend with a Gransport so I'm going to guess
they might fit that, too?

I will message you.

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Thanks for your post. I have driven your roads in PA and agree that you have world class potholes! Glad you and your car came through ok.

I checked with Eurospares and the hub sensor fits all 2002-2006 Spyder, Coupes, and Gran Sports.

I sold one of the two wheel hubs this weekend and have taken down the eBay listing. If you or your friend want the remaining hub I’ll sell it for $700 shipped via insured Priority Mail to a US address only. Payment via PayPal please.

Private message me if you want to purchase and I’ll share full contact info.

Thanks!

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