Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Long Island, NY
When I went darkside, I ordered an extra wheel off of ebay. I sent that flange bearing to get the upgrade from the guy Jon who does the mods (did a great job, and even sent it pre-moly'ed the splines). The flange bearing was toast, it wouldn't even spin (rusted). I also ordered new dampeners for that wheel.
I noticed that the flange side would easily slide into the wheel. Once I put new dampeners in, I had to actually put a thin coat moly to be able to get the the flange side to slide into the wheel. The snap ring also was flush with the flange side, while before there was a small amount of play installed.
I don't think there was anything that would cause damage with the old dampeners, but I could see they where 1) not as soft and 2) not as thick. It wasn't too expensive from the my local Honda dealer (they price match and get it to me within 2 business days). They were <$40, so, if you are wondering, at that price I would just replace them, they are cheap enough, and easy enough to replace.