I pulled my seals out and soaked them in an integy bearing washer filled with brake cleaner. It has an offset motor on it so it vibrates the crap out of them. I got a much better job now that I removed the shileds and the car is a lot easier to roll. I seen another racer with no shields on his diff bearings, but I can't afford to destroy them... I've heard it's ok to run the shields on the external side only which makes sense for the outdrives but the diff bearings looked sealed enough by the housing that I should be able to get away with it
I also use a drop or two of the royal oil to lube them with and have been doing the clean and relube on a 2 week interval racing once a week.
Just got my new BMI TC3 chassis from the "new batch" that Jason made and all I can say is that it is a really great looking chassis (I have the older one also) - and it appears it might be a bit lighter - haven't weighed it yet.......The new graphite material that was used in this batch is fantastic looking (and we all know how well BMI stuff works on the track!!!!!!!)
Anthony, did you have a chance to look at my setup? I posted it on the 12th. I got a sway bar installed for this week.
I am also working on freeing up my drive line. Will the Teflon bearings be ok in the diff housings without seals? Is it ok to remove the inside seal of all the rest of the bearings? I have the car on my bench and it spins so much easier now.
actually yes but i think i forgot to read somthing like
I am having trouble with the car rolling over onto it's lid when I drive the car hard. I can just about hit the lap times of the top cars, within 2 tenths but the car will usually roll right over over when I drive it harder. You were suggesting stiffening up the suspension or a sway bar.