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Old 05-26-2008, 10:08 AM   #6886
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x2....ive tried it and it works.
X3.

Awesome for me also.
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:21 AM   #6887
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X3.

Awesome for me also.

X4

its great
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:24 PM   #6888
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Hey guys, I saw a few pages back how people were getting green sealed boca bearing sets but their site is a royal pain. I am looking for a new kit, non ceramic, but I do want them to be rubber shielded and be able to take some abuse. I took my 8ight to an outdoor track last week that was very dusty and in some parts muddy and it wrecked my stock bearings. Is this something I will have to deal with all the time? Any advice on some good economical bearing kits is much appreciated. Part numbers and sites if you have them. I would like to get a set all together if possible. Thanks fellas
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clarksib...AvidRc...or even Amain and Protec's.....at a buck a bearing...it pays to have spares on hand....i have noticed the truck does eat outter wheel bearings....the 1/2"x3/4" and the 8x14x4...just buy a couple 10 packs and ull be good for a while....and while ur at it...get clutch bearings and all the flanged diff bearings and also dont forget about the Steering rack bearings.
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or you can go to readyrollers.com and get every bearing for the car for twenty bucks. And they are good bearings
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Tony, Ya I was on their site and I just couldnt figure out if their bearings were rubber or metal shielded. great deal though
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Im not sure what they are, but Alot of people I race with are loving them. And the drivetrain is very free, cant beat them for that price. I actually havent tried them yet, cause Im poor lol!!!
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I would much rather buy tubes of 10 for the fact ull actually have spares if u need em....buying a kit will only give u the exact # u need....No extra's....which imo sucks....Ive never ran these said bearings....but i have ran Avid/Protec/Boca/TKO...they are all on par with eachother imo.
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Tony, Ya I was on their site and I just couldnt figure out if their bearings were rubber or metal shielded. great deal though
From there front page:

"Welome to Ready Rollers Bearings online store for all your high grade bearings at the most reasonable price. Ready Rollers Bearings are low friction bearings made of chrome steel. The ball, cage and shield are made of stainless steel. The grease that is used can work between -55c to +160c. The grease is specialized for high speed bearing like Ready Rollers.

If I were you, spend the couple of extra bucks and get rubber shield or duel shiled (rubber on one side, metal on the other). They will last longer...
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:04 PM   #6895
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ok guys, I need some of your setups. Im have mike thrue's 07 setup on mine right now and its pretty good but it seems a little lazy. Only changes I made to the setup is I have 4-6-2 in the diffs and running the middle hole on the rear hub carrier. Car just doesnt turn very well to me. I want more on power steering and off power steering. Oh yeah I have the I believe 2.1mm front sway bar on it
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:37 PM   #6896
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I've been running the Boca ultra sealed bearings. They are an all metal shielded bearing and are holding up very well. I tried the green seals but found some have blown out. I would recommend the Avids since the price is a buck a bearing. Boca's are too expensive.
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Boca has a .99 cent store http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.aspx?p=ws
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Interesting, but I don't see a bearing kit for the Losi 8. Only for an RC8. I guess you would have to mix and match?
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ok guys, I need some of your setups. Car just doesnt turn very well to me. I want more on power steering and off power steering. Oh yeah I have the I believe 2.1mm front sway bar on it
Change to a more agressive tire for turning.
IE - Crime fighter M2s? Go to CF Front and Bowties in the rear.
Bowties? Goto Crime Fighters. Try M3s or a combo?
Try Panther KD IIs in soft.
I like KD IIs in front with KD Is in the rear.

Run less rear toe. I'm at 2.5 degrees instead of 3 degrees. This will make you rotate easier.

Change to alum spindles. This will give you more mechanical steering throw.

Put your bump steer balls on top instead of the spacer on top.

Shorten your rear camber rod. More camber gain for chassis roll will loosen up your rear end and help with initiating rotation.

Run less droop in the rear of the car. If you have some to spare.

Off set your chassis' ride height by having the front 2mm lower than the rear when at neutral. Run 25mm front and 27mm rear.

Heavy silver rear sway bar and med black front sway bar.

Change you Ackermann plate to short. If you run the Alum top servo saver it must have the step ground off of it for clearance.

Go to the alum rear stiffener.

Might try these to see what's up. Hope it helps.
4 - 6 - 2 is exactly what I run.
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the bowfighter set up is the other way arround. crime fighters up front bowties in the rear. The crime fighters give you the agressive steering while the bowties in the rear allow the car to rotate and not catch the bumps and ruts like a crimefighter would.

Yes sorry thats what I ment to say.
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