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Old 11-09-2004, 11:59 AM   #8506
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What's wrong with the stock bearings?

They are already prelube with light oil, very smooth and friction free.....
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Old 11-09-2004, 12:09 PM   #8507
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What's wrong with the stock bearings?

They are already prelube with light oil, very smooth and friction free.....
Nothing that I can tell. I was just curious if anyone had tried others and what the results are. Also looking ahead to see if I can find good bearings for a cheaper price (if and when mine fail )
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Old 11-09-2004, 12:21 PM   #8508
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Damn, I haven't even cleaned my bearings yet! I have a NEW IN BOX KoPropo VFS 2000 ESC for sale. This is twister without the twister.
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Old 11-09-2004, 12:39 PM   #8509
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Team BlueStar and Dinball bearings are great. I'm using Dinball bearings throughout and they are very smooth, only cost me $19.
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Old 11-09-2004, 02:02 PM   #8511
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I upgraded to Acer Super Polyamide bearings. They aren't any better or worse then stock, but you don't need to clean them nearly as much.
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Team BlueStar and Dinball bearings are great. I'm using Dinball bearings throughout and they are very smooth, only cost me $19.
Where did you get the dinball bearings from? A couple of my bearings are looking a little worse for wear.

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Speedtech ceramic's..can you say "faster than stock".. In stock racing every trick helps.
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What's wrong with the stock bearings?

They are already prelube with light oil, very smooth and friction free.....
There is nothing wrong with the stock ones other then the price if you need to replace them....for the price of 4 bearings from HPI you can get a complete set for a few companies. I had a few break down on me so I was going to replace them and when I saw that HPI sells 2 5x10 bearings for 11.00 I was like WOW....and I bought a whole set from VBX for 19.95. And they are great and the price is good aswell.
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Speedtech ceramic's..can you say "faster than stock".. In stock racing every trick helps.
Man, if you need ceramic bearings for stock. Then your in the wrong class. Mabye it's time to venture into the world of open timing and 40,000 RPM
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Old 11-09-2004, 06:50 PM   #8517
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Not much fun in racing by your self,Where I race at stock and 19 turn is the only choice,So dont be a mod snob.Most guys dont run mod because of the cost..broken parts,brushes..etc.I do have mod motors and all the suport eqp. but no one wants to run the class.
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Thanks for the good word. j/k. What class is for the beginner? Should the guys who are starting out race stock? 19 turn and mod are the classes for the folks who will spend 140 dollars on bearings so that their laps may be .01 sec faster. Please dont take offense, I;m just making a general statement.
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I do know what you mean,I do race in the expert class in stock,It's very competitive and 1 to 2 tenth's a lap does matter when you run 24 to 26 laps,and contrary to what alot of you guys think stock is the largest class at most tracks.I have been racing RC cars/trucks for over 18 years,I have watched the mod class get smaller and smaller due to cost issue's with running mod.Your tires dont last very long,you do need good battries,you need to change brushes at least once a race day(I do notice a drop in performance if i dont cut the com..Trinity 8x1)For some of us we race for fun,when i bought the ceramics i was replacing the bearings anyway..so why not.
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Hey Erik, big improvements. I'll give you a call tomorrow sometime.
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