I had a right front wheel bearing go bad at 30k miles of regular (daily driver) use. No track duty from me.
HOWEVER, my car was a Lotus press car (i got it with 4k miles on the clock) and it's got a replacement front a-arm on the side that the bearing went bad on (must have been from something that happened during it's "press" days)... so i suspect it was either bad adjustment of the bearing if they were re-tentioned after the accident, or the impact from what ever damaged the a-arm did some stress on the bearings which caused them to go bad early. It was warrantteed.
FWIW, they didn't fail catastrphoically... they just started developing play on the one side.
Dont know what car the Wheel Bearing is from but a complete assembled replacement can be purchased from www.eliseparts.com Great guys and depending on the exchange rate British pound vs US dollar you can get a repalcement for around $100 USD. Bought a spare just to have it on the shelf. Hope that helps someone. Jon in Delaware
I will probable go that root but I don’t have time right now to do such things. The next few months are going to involve a bit of travel and I’m not to sure where I will be in a few months. I have about a week left till I put my tools in storage at a friend’s house.
Finishing a brake job right now and noticed the bearing could maybe be a bit better, but it’s not bad.