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Old 03-02-2017, 06:56 AM   #76
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The option is there. The cost ranges from $16 to $64 for a set of 16 bearings. That is $1 per bearing, or $4 each. Really, the only ceramics available in the Avid kit are the 5x11 bearings (12 pieces). The 8x12 can only be purchased in metal, rubber, or a combination of the 2.

Ceramics not only offer superior rolling performance, but they are lighter and stronger than standard bearings.

Lastly, as with any spec class (especially Tamiya), I am sure ceramic bearings are not the worst that anyone has done or will do to make these trucks perform better. That's racing. It is silly to call folks "tools" for opting to spend a bit more on better quality & stronger bearings. Might as well just make the rule oilite bushings only. But then you'd have folks reaming out bushings, polishing axles, etc.
The ceramic kits start at $64. As that is roughly half of the cost of the actual kit and over twice as much as the Tamiya set, I think that qualifies people who buy them for tool status.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:54 PM   #77
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Here is the deal.
I guarantee people are putting ceramic bearings in these things already.
I am sure the red dots or whatever will come next
Hate to say it...but one has indeed achieved maximum tool status if they feel the need to get the $upper$ hand in what should be (and is) a no-nonsense/inexpensive "you got what you got" class.

Myself...I scrapped around several old pit bags and raided my midnight pumpkin to get the truck on rollers.

Lets have fun with this peeps...there are plenty of other classes to outspend your fellow racer available ....
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:42 PM   #78
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Here is the deal.
I guarantee people are putting ceramic bearings in these things already.
I am sure the red dots or whatever will come next
Hate to say it...but one has indeed achieved maximum tool status if they feel the need to get the $upper$ hand in what should be (and is) a no-nonsense/inexpensive "you got what you got" class.

Myself...I scrapped around several old pit bags and raided my midnight pumpkin to get the truck on rollers.

Lets have fun with this peeps...there are plenty of other classes to outspend your fellow racer available ....
Our track is going by the TCS rules. 21000 max rpm only upgrade is bearings. I didn't get any ceramics but I did flush out and re oiled mine. That's it. I know a racer that is still using bushings his truck is just as fast as mine.
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:16 AM   #79
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Nobody is forcing anyone to buy ceramics. Avid has standard $1/bearing kits available as well. You can build the kit however you want.
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:07 AM   #80
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Nobody is forcing anyone to buy ceramics. Avid has standard $1/bearing kits available as well. You can build the kit however you want.
I agree Robbie .Racers will race. I am well aware of this...no disrespect. I know you were just linking us some bearings.

My comments we only in response to Tom's reply. Just think installing 70 bucks in bearings in a 135.00 truck...where the entire idea of the class is a cheap,fun deal is well... funny and indeed the epitome of said opinion/description.
My apologies if my comments offended anyone.

Let's have some fun!
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If you buy ceramic bearings for a Euro Truck, you're pretty much a tool.
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Got my kit and am ready to race it! Can't wait.
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Be careful ...I dont think we are allow to paint rims under TCS rules
😱 We can't even paint the wheels? I thought the rules said it's OK to use any paint scheme.
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Has anyone discovered why some trucks have the bouncing issue?
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Has anyone discovered why some trucks have the bouncing issue?
They all have that bouncing issue. It's how you drive it through the corners. You got carry your corner speed not push through the corners.
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They all have that bouncing issue. It's how you drive it through the corners. You got carry your corner speed not push through the corners.
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We call these the "Bouncy Castle" class.
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Has anyone discovered why some trucks have the bouncing issue?
Friction dampers and high CG bodies, but that's the fun of it, right?
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Friction dampers and high CG bodies, but that's the fun of it, right?
One of the big issues is the tyre wall bending on the corners that's why it can hop a little more than expected. In the uk we fit buggy tyre inserts and they make a big difference. Although we are not lucky enough to have TCS races so we have made our own rules. (Bearings, kit ESC, motor, tyres (although gluing and inserts are ok) and some clubs allow oils shocks.

Easily the best stock class out there.
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I dunno. I can't see the appeal of a racing class that is intentionally downgraded below "standard" features for RC cars nowadays. If ball bearings and oil dampers were expensive, then I could see having a stock class without them, but they're nowhere near expensive. This isn't the 1980's.
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