Gen 2: Wheel Hub Assemblies


The OE Advantage

As the leader in North American OE production of wheel hub assemblies, BCA provides highly engineered replacement parts. It’s embedded in both our commitment to the latest technological advancements, and our design philosophy of performance that’s always OE.

BCA has been an OE supplier for over 100 years, and is the acknowledged leader in providing category expertise, engineering excellence, and a comprehensive line of quality products. Products that include superior Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 3 hub units.

General Characteristics of Gen 2 Wheel Hub Units:

(ALWAYS refer to, and follow vehicle and product specifications)

  • Consist of a double row ball or tapered design
  • Features an outer ring with an integral flange, which replaces the function of a separate hub
  • Flanged outer ring is designed to function as a lightweight structural component
  • Flange includes threaded holes (also called, studs) and spigot (also called, pilot) to center and mount the brake and wheel
  • Can be found in non-driven front or rear wheels
  • May also include an impulse wheel (also called, tone ring) as part of the Anti-Lock Braking System, Traction Control System, or Stability Control System
  • Typically, the impulse wheel is located on the outer ring
  • The impulse wheel is not serviceable

When Installing Gen 2:

(ALWAYS refer to, and follow vehicle and product specifications)

  • As precision-engineered components, Gen 2 wheel hub units are susceptible to damage from air guns
  • Do not use an impact wrench when installing Gen 2 units
  • Use a torque wrench to apply the specified torque value
  • Only use the axle torque specifications and manufacturer’s recommended installation procedures
  • Do not use a torque wrench as your primary tool to loosen or tighten fasteners


General Applications for Gen 2 Wheel Hub Units:

(ALWAYS refer to, and follow vehicle and product specifications)

  • Non-driven front or rear wheels
  • BCA OE quality replacement parts are your smart, reliable solutions for Gen 2 installations


Watch These Quick Videos for Great Tips From a Real Tech!

Hands-on, how-to training on installing a non-driven, Gen 2 wheel bearing. This video features training expert and Aftermarket Application Engineer, Ted Bogel, sharing insights, professional tips, and easy-to-follow installation instructions. Includes guidelines on where to find proper torque specifications.

Training professional and Aftermarket Application Engineer, Ted Bogel, discusses the differences between Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 3 wheel bearings. He also identifies which types are suitable for driven and non-driven applications. Includes brief overview of installation process for each wheel bearing.



Find Your OE Quality Gen 2 Units, Search Now

Search by:

  • VIN
  • Part number
  • Year, Make, Model
  • Universal type