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Old 11-18-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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I just wore out the second set of clutch bearing, for the clutch of my Losi 8T. I am debating wether to go with good ceramic, or cheap Losi bearings. I would like opinions from those who race Losi's and their experiences, and links to what you use.

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doent waste your money on the hi priced ceramic bearings...clutch bearing just wear out fast and there is nothing that can be done about it...
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doent waste your money on the hi priced ceramic bearings...clutch bearing just wear out fast and there is nothing that can be done about it...
Thank you. I figured as much, but thought i'd ask before getting a 5.00 set of bearings. Does anyone know the exact size of the bearings? I think avid rc bearings would be perfect
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Thank you. I figured as much, but thought i'd ask before getting a 5.00 set of bearings. Does anyone know the exact size of the bearings? I think avid rc bearings would be perfect
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avid revolutions are the best bang for your buck bearings on the market!!!! if you want more life out of them try this method , using your heat gun , lay the bearings on your pit towel rubber side down , heat up the bearing for about 15-20 seconds to melt the lithium grease out and while it is still hot drop 2 or 3 drops of a synthetic gear oil !!! this is the best method i have found to make clutch bell bearings last after 7 years of nitro racing , i have been doing it for about 2 years and cut the cost of clutch bell bearings by 75% !!!! seriously!! i re-oil the bearings after 30 -45 minutes of run time on the bearings and have used 1 set of bearings for 6 hours of run time with a three shoe aluminum kyosho clutch with 1.0 springs !!! unheard of . I ran the losi buggy for about 2 gallons and found this method to work great with the same kind of bearings ( inboard bearing size is 5mmx13mm ) and the same treatment as above
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and by the way , the losi buggy is no where near a kyosho buggy in performance !!!! the losi is all tricked out and sitting on my pit shelf !!!! wanna buy it ???
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Thank you much for the info, i assume the outer bearing is a standard 5X10mm.

Houston, I appreciate the offer on the buggy, but i got a lightning 2pro that I'm satisfied with, for the time being till i get to drive one and see if i like it
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Houston is right, I've been runnning Avid bearings thru-out all my cars with great success!
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Thanks guys for the info, I just ordered a ten pack of each from AVID
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