Question about Tamiya Mini Cooper Bearings
I just got my Mini today (used) and I want to go ahead and replace all of the bushings with bearings, but I am a little confused.
I tore the car completely down, except that I didn't take the diff apart, and all I can find are 12 bushings - 2 at each wheel, 2 inside the gearbox, and 2 on the outdrives of the diff. All 12 are identical - 5x11mm - or incredibly close to that according to my caliper.
Now the confusion - I was looking at Tower Hobbies, and they say:
For Ball Bearings Use:
Two 5 x 8mm (For GearBox)
Thirteen 5 x 11mm (For GearBox and Wheels)
Where do they come up with 15? For that matter, where do they find 5x8's?
Second part of the question - I know Tamiya is pretty strict about running Tamiya only parts for the TCS - does this include bearings, or can I run anyone's bearings that I want to use?