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Old 10-27-2014, 08:43 PM   #8776
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There has to be something going on, was running 3* trailing and bearings were ok. Switched to 4* and they are crunchy as hell!
yep, old news. I never got an answer as to why though. some people claim if you glue them in, they become smooth. I have not tried this, but I bought a used car that has the 4mm inserts glues in, and there are no issues, but I have ceramic wheel bearings, so I dont know
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:45 PM   #8777
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So it's not the crush tube that everyone was screaming about? I was saying it's the inserts not lining up since day one of the kits hitting the streets. I went to the hard inserts and that helped a little until the lip shears off in a crash.

It's mind boggling there's no aluminum inserts out yet from anyone.
interesting. I wonder why no one has come out with alum inserts with better tolerances.
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Am I the only one that is shocked that we have not seen a replacement to the crappy plastic trailing insert that we have to glue in and HOPE the bearings match up correctly when done?
I agree this part can be improved.
I just made sure to remove the flashing of the insert before glueing.
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yep, old news. I never got an answer as to why though. some people claim if you glue them in, they become smooth. I have not tried this, but I bought a used car that has the 4mm inserts glues in, and there are no issues, but I have ceramic wheel bearings, so I dont know
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I think that if you own a car that has the black shielded bearings you will have problems. the initial run of bearings are junk and dont last at all.
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I glued in my inserts last rebuild and installed some hobby shop brand bearings. The right side is still buttery smooth but the left is crunchy again. Guess that side is off alignment some...
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I glued in my inserts last rebuild and installed some hobby shop brand bearings. The right side is still buttery smooth but the left is crunchy again. Guess that side is off alignment some...
Or your tracks runs clockwise.
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Maybe it's because I run the front clamp hexes or some other reason, but I've never had any bearing or insert issues. Still running the original stuff and have many laps them.
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What were you running for a battery Tom? Saddle?
At first I was running a transverse shorty( side to side). I have now switched to a inline shorty. The car is more flickable in the air and has less tendency to spin out when sliding the car. With the battery mounted width wise the weight of the battery being out farther then the rest if the gear made the car get to a point where the weight of that battery being out farther would make correcting a loss of traction harder. The inline set up seems to get rid of that feeling. Also when jumping the car if u came off a not perfect jump face and the car was tilted in the air it was harder to use the steering servo to correct the car. Where the inline setup felt more like a rear motor car.
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Inline layout may be all the rage for stock racing, but with anything, weight transfer is key. Look at the 6-7 pounds folks add to other MM cars. The battery is located where it is to facilitate wieght transfer and add stability. This is crucial in modified racing. If you go inline, you usually have to compensate with wieght and softer spring/oil.
I run mod. The car lost a little forward bite but not much if any. It still pulls wheelies on a track that has medium traction. I put the esc on top of the battery brace about o 1/4 inch off the waterfall. This made the weight in the rear portion of the car near the same yet pulled it all into a more centerline location. It also added a little steering and a more positive feel of the front end.
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Or your tracks runs clockwise.
That's probably it. We have a big triple and when I lawndart its the front left taking the brunt of the hit.
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That's probably it. We have a big triple and when I lawndart its the front left taking the brunt of the hit.
If you run the track the same way all the time, and have a lot of grip, there is a LOT more wear that is going to sink into those outside bearings. Just get yourself a 10 pack of protek bearings from Amain for both the front and rear, and swap out those left side bearings from time to time, and you'll be good.
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Had anyone compared the sweep muzzle body to either the finisher or silencer body. If so, which makes the car easier to drive on low/medium bite type tracks.
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Had anyone compared the sweep muzzle body to either the finisher or silencer body. If so, which makes the car easier to drive on low/medium bite type tracks.
ive been acutally looking at the muzzle.my understand about the 2 jconcepts bodies is,that the finnnsher is a better choice over the silencer,local sponsored driver switchd to the finshher and said the car felt alot better over the silencer
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Q: I'm getting binding in my front wheel bearings, how can I fix this issue?
A: There was/is an issue with the crush washer that resides between the two front wheel bearings. AE has addressed the issue. *Picture of old vs. new coming soon*.

Seen this on the first page here what's the part number for the new one ?
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