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Nobody knows if this is true or not.
BE bearings haven't been around for long enough to assess them properly. Are they better than OEM? Probably. But until there's a significant population of cars running them 60k miles past installation...
...and I've heard nothing to suggest that OEM bolts aren't fine.
?? There are plenty of people who have been running better bearings (be it BE, or something else) and haven't had bearing-related failures since replacement. There ARE cars that had the mileage in 50K-80K since replacement, though I have to agree there is not a SIGNIFICANT number to draw any conclusion yet. But then again, we had cars fail as low as 3K with stock bearings, so use your logic to draw conclusions on your own at this time.
Never said OEM bolts were a problem. But there are better fasteners out there.
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