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Old 02-20-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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I race a buggy (Mugen MBX5r) and a truggy (Jammin' CRT) and need bearings in both cars. I need something that will last a long time, are smooth and low on weight. Do I need ceramic or steel, and what brand should i go with (TKO, Acer, Boca etc.)
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What issue with the bearings are you having? Are they coming apart prematurely? I can say I do prefer kyosho bearings over the Mugen rubber sealed one. They had less play and could be cleaned out and oiled again, but not that easy with metal shields. The Mugen ones were done, even after cleaning repacking them with grease.
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Check out AVIDRC.COM for all your bearing needs........
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what kind do i need, rubber shielded or metal and ceramic or not.

I race in a bunch of clay. Thanks
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Get the Revolutions for all but the center diff. For the center diff run rubber sealed ones. Install the Revolutions so that the yellow side is out and the metal shielded side is in.
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Get the Revolutions for all but the center diff. For the center diff run rubber sealed ones. Install the Revolutions so that the yellow side is out and the metal shielded side is in.
Note: When he says "out" he means:

Outer bearings on CVA's yellow facing the wheel, inner bearing on CVA yellow facing the shaft. On diffs yellow facing the outdrives. On clutch bell, front bearing facing the end of the shaft, rear bearing facing the flywheel. On pinion gears the one on the outside of the diff mount facing the CVA, the one on the inside facing the gear.

To keep from having clutch slippage, blow your clutch bell bearings out with compressed air before installing. That takes most of the grease out- which will end up on your clutch shoes if you don't do that.

And I run all AVID bearings.
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anyone ever tried the bearings from panther?
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