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Old 10-11-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
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I was just wondering how often you all change your clutch bearings. This season I have been running the cheap bearings from Carolina RC. I replace my clutch bearing every week. They still feel pretty good but I don't want to take a chance of one going out during a race. Plus they are cheap. I was thinking about using a better grade bearing and was wondering if it was worth it. Give me some input.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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Advantage Racing Bearings are the best. With any other brand you will be replacing them every day. Keep using them.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:36 PM   #3
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Are you using Advantage Ceramic bearings. I'm using their standard bearings.
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Anyone else have any input?
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YAH WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT.....DO NOT GET ANY KIND OF LIQUID ON THEM.FUEL,WATER,ENGINE SPRAY.......ANYHTING!!!! AND AVID BEARINGS ARE THE BEST.$1.OO DOLLAR,1 DOLLAR YOU CANT BEAT THAT FOR A BEARING AND THEY WORK GREAT,JUST DONT SPILL ANYTHING ON THEM.
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The first set I had in my car went for 2 gallons. I bought it used, so I don't know what brand they were. Since then, I've tried a couple different brands, and they've only gone for 1-1.5 quarts before blowing, so I have to change often. I'd really like to find better ones to cut down on that.

On a side note, I've been getting the rubber/metal sealed ones, but I swear that first set were metal on both sides. I'm just going to keep trying different brands until I find some that hold up longer.
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I run Avid Revolution bearings and usually change them about every gallon to be on the safe side as I would hate to dnf due to bad clutch bearing .
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every time i run. at a buck a piece, consider it cheap insurance.
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I use standard bearings in the clutch bell. Metal/rubber seal.
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every time i run. at a buck a piece, consider it cheap insurance.
I do the same thing. It just makes sense.
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kyosho bearings are probably what were in the 2 gallon run on clutch bearings !! they are the best quality bearings out on the market , just cost $$$$ . personally , i run kyosho cars but use avid bearings in the cluch and hubs , just not on the diffs of the st-r , too much sideplay in the bearings . if you really want long lasting bearings , heat up the bearing on the metal shield side with your heat gun and drop a few drops of a synthetic gear oil in them . i am very experienced and not just a dumbass and found clutch bell bearings being smoother for much longer after starting this method about 2 years ago . also be sure to throw those super worn out clutch bells away a lil tip from uncle Mont
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I second the Advantage Bearings. We have been running the ceramics in both the 8ight and 8ight T and they are awsome. We run the standard bearings in the clutch just for the fact I would probably still change the ceramics just as often just to be safe.
We will be running the ceramics in the clutch at the Worlds Warm-up tho.


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I have got the greatest life out of Boca Bearings, I still replace them before my qualfiers and mains, you dont have to though.

I'm running the rubber seal bearings they are in their $1 store.
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I 100% agree on the Kyosho bearings. I was in the local hobby shop and they were out of the $1 bearings. The only thing they had was a package of Kyosho bearings at $13 for 4. If I didn't buy them I wasn't racing that night. They lasted forever. While I liked how long they lasted that is still to much for 4 bearings.
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