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Old 06-11-2003, 01:00 PM   #1
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When it comes to replacing bearings what do you feel is the best way to go? Stainless, carbide or ceramic, and if a sealed bearing what type of seal, teflon, rubber or phenolic. Any input would help.
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Old 06-11-2003, 07:45 PM   #2
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Well, I have an RC car thats about 12 years old and it still has the original bearings, by the way they are rubber sealed!
But that's for dirt, now for on-road you could get away with just the metal covered ones, they'd be ok.
Losi buggies use teflon sealed bearings and they have less friction than the rubber sealed ones for more speed, but they don't quite seal as well, they're like the in between bearings.
Carbide and ceramic bearings are better for all-out racing because you can degrease them for less friction and they'll last longer than stainless steel, but stainless steel works fine if they're greased.
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acerracing.com that's all you need to know about bearings
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