The drive system transmits the power of the engine to the wheels thereby and thereby sets every vehicle in motion.
Numerous components work together to accomplish this central and complex task. Only high-quality parts should be used in order to harmonise them perfectly.
Ferdinand Bilstein exclusively carries OE matching quality drive system products. The extensive assortment ranges from drive shafts and complete drive shaft joint kits to wheel bearings and wheel hubs to joint discs and axle collars.
The wheel bearing assembly plays an important role in transferring the driven force of the transmission to the wheels, whilst enduring the weight of the vehicle via the bearings. This enables a low rotational resistance and the transfer of axial and radial forces. In addition, the assembly supports the wheel hub, wheel and brake disc (or drum) and incorporates the wheel speed sensors for any driver assistance systems.
As your No. 1 for wheel bearing kits & wheel hubs, febi makes sure that all its wheel hub assembly components are of the highest quality.
Highest Quality – all febi wheel bearing kits are designed, specified and manufactured to be direct OE replacements.
Right Range – with a coverage of up to 95% of the required vehicle applications in Europe, we offer a competitive range of wheel bearing kits.
Range Expansion – febi constantly develops its wheel bearing kit range to ensure we provide the right parts at the right time.
Fit & Forget – protected by our 3 Year Manufacturer Guarantee, all products are precisely produced, easy to fit and ensure the highest levels of safety and durability.
All materials used in wheel bearings, hubs and wheel fastenings are checked for hardness, strength and mechanical properties, as well as for accuracy of size and functionality. Additionally, a wheel bearing is run under a salt and mud spray test for numerous hours in order to evaluate lubrication and seals for durability. Rotational testing: wheel bearings are examined for abnormal sounds, cracks, damage and any other abnormalities after reaching a test stage of over three times their typical product lifespan.
A selection of wheel hub and bearing assemblies are purposefully built at our own manufacturing facility, bilstein group Engineering. Wheel hub production starts with a steel blank, which is machined on a CNC lathe to the exact dimensions. If any hardening of the metal is required, this is applied according to the specification. This is followed by any finishing prior to assembly of the wheel bearing, which may require a further hardening process.
After this, the wheel studs and the wheel speed sensor reluctor ring are added (as required) prior to packaging - ready for shipment.
All products go through a stringent 3-stage inspection process (against the OE equivalent) to ensure they meet the high bilstein group quality standards.
The power of the engine is transmitted to the wheels by the drive shaft.
Joints ensure that power transmission through the shaft to the front axle is ensured at all times, even when the steering wheel is turned, the shaft adapts flexibly to all road conditions.
Ferdinand Bilstein offers a wide selection of complete drive shaft joint kits.
To ensure that any necessary repairs can be carried out without delay, the joints are usually delivered with an axle boot, clamping clip, axle nut, disc spring and snap ring.