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Old 01-22-2015, 10:31 AM   #10681
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You might want to also check out Avid bearings. I run them in all my cars ..I like how they are metal shielded on one side and this lets them spin more free than most bearings. Another Neat thing is you just select you car and they build the kit for you and you can select any bearing style you want like if you want to upgrade the gearbox bearings to ceramic you can.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:22 PM   #10682
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so ? im still running the kit bearings (if you would even call them bearings) and the fronts are already really notchy. whats the best bearing kit out there in your opinion? i bought all the aluminum and titanium baddazled parts when i built my car and didnt know how bad the kit bearings where. if i would have known i would have bought them right away.
For the fronts, i dont think bearing quality is the issue. My kit and avid bearings are equally doomed in the front.

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Old 01-22-2015, 12:32 PM   #10683
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For the fronts, i dont think bearing quality is the issue. My kit and avid bearings are equally doomed in the front.

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Really!? its not the axle setup either because im running spindles with clamping hex like the old b4.2 style. maybe its the inserts slightly moving in the caster block and tweaking the bearings
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:33 PM   #10684
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For the fronts, i dont think bearing quality is the issue. My kit and avid bearings are equally doomed in the front.

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I have had zero luck with the kit axles. I am not sure what the issue is, but I always get less grit with the FT axles. That being said, I think the true culprit are the inserts. I really wish AE would just come out with 1 piece spindles. If they made 1 piece spindles that were properly aligned, the issue would be greatly minimized. That being said, the kit bears are still junk.


I am NOT a fan of too much aluminum on the cars, but I wonder if these would help the inserts align better.

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Old 01-22-2015, 12:35 PM   #10685
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Really!? its not the axle setup either because im running spindles with clamping hex like the old b4.2 style. maybe its the inserts slightly moving in the caster block and tweaking the bearings
What I noticed on mine is after I glued the inserts in the bearings they got notchy. This would indicate that the two bearing holes are not true to each other and introduces a side load causing this. One side on mine is actually worse than the other.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:17 PM   #10686
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I have had zero luck with the kit axles. I am not sure what the issue is, but I always get less grit with the FT axles. That being said, I think the true culprit are the inserts. I really wish AE would just come out with 1 piece spindles. If they made 1 piece spindles that were properly aligned, the issue would be greatly minimized. That being said, the kit bears are still junk.


I am NOT a fan of too much aluminum on the cars, but I wonder if these would help the inserts align better.

http://www.hot-racing.com/index.cgi?...=BFR2101;c=877
Yeah, while they are at it they can do the rear hubs as well. You have two choices, break ball studs in the aluminum hubs or break those plastic inserts in the plastic hubs and be forced to buy an entire rear hub kit to replace just the insert.

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What I noticed on mine is after I glued the inserts in the bearings they got notchy. This would indicate that the two bearing holes are not true to each other and introduces a side load causing this. One side on mine is actually worse than the other.
I think i am seeing this as well. I glued in my inserts in hard front hubs and it really didnt save my bearings. I dont know if its worse, but it isnt any better.

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I run the Schelle bearing all around and use the Exotek front titanium axles. Flawless !!!
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What I noticed on mine is after I glued the inserts in the bearings they got notchy. This would indicate that the two bearing holes are not true to each other and introduces a side load causing this. One side on mine is actually worse than the other.
I've had two sets of bearings get notchy, with glued and unglued inserts - and I have used the FT axles and clamping hexes both times. I would like them to go back to a one piece design like the 4th gen cars.
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Is the alum rear ball stud mount in the -2m position same as the stock plastic one
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What is everyone's opinion on the MIP Shiny Pucks in Mod?
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Is the alum rear ball stud mount in the -2m position same as the stock plastic one
You need to add 2mm on the -2 aluminum block to get to 0 or stock plastic.
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You need to add 2mm on the -2 aluminum block to get to 0 or stock plastic.
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What is everyone's opinion on the MIP Shiny Pucks in Mod?
I love them on my car. I have had no issues with them at all. Nice tight no slop or play in drive train.
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What is everyone's opinion on the MIP Shiny Pucks in Mod?
I dont know if they are worth the money. The kit dog bones last quite awhile. A guy at my track runs them and he is always replacing the little plastic things.
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Dang this thread is long. Do you guys know of any sites other than RC10.com that I can find some starting setups? My track is very high traction carpet. I can't think about turning without traction rolling. Thanks ahead of time.
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