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Old 03-03-2011, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default Steering Bell Crank - Bushing vs. Bearing

Howdy folks! What size bearings are needed to replace the bushings in the new TMaxx 3.3 steering bell crank assembly? And, would it be worth the effort???
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i definatley think it will be worth it! much smoother. but im looking at my book that i got with my t-maxx and it looks like theres 2 5x11x4 bearings, and 2 5x8x2.5 bearings already in it. i got the 4908 3.3 model. you got the 4907 model? if so, i copied what it says on traxxas website-

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A new heavy-duty bellcrank steering system features an integrated servo saver and smooth ball bearings for rock solid control. Combined with new digital-servo muscle, the complete system delivers the perfect combination of steering authority and precise control.
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and theres this-
http://traxxas.com/sites/default/fil..._chassis_0.pdf
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:15 AM   #5
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Anything on all my r/c's that ever had a bushing that is replacable by a roller bearing I do it..Nothing compares to its smoothness and ease...
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5x8x2.5 bearings in the throttle and steering bellcranks.
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Default My E-Maxx steering

I replaced the stock steering with this aluminum with ball bearings setup from New Era Models. And it made a huge difference, but I also changed to a higher torque servo so overall it is much better than stock Maxx steering.

Here is the steering set http://www.neweramodels.com/item.cgi?part_id=3099

and here is a little video clip of it in action. Sorry I didn't take a before video, but you all know what it is like stock.
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