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Old 11-03-2008, 06:17 AM   #1
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I lost the rear bearing in my two gallon vspec... Which brand in the ceramic should i buy... I will be purchasing from AMAIN due to the fact there based 2 minutes from my house... They carry the TKO and BOCA brand... Please only reply if you have first hand experience with this issue... Thnx
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I lost the rear bearing in my two gallon vspec... Which brand in the ceramic should i buy... I will be purchasing from AMAIN due to the fact there based 2 minutes from my house... They carry the TKO and BOCA brand... Please only reply if you have first hand experience with this issue... Thnx
Go with the TKO's, we have been using them for a very long time, nothing better in engine ceramics.
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BOCA has always been good to me, the TKO's have a great rep and either are far better than stock. Might be a good time to change the rod too.
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Keep a close eye on the crank case of that V-spec. I saw another one break this weekend. That's 4 or 5 at our club track just this summer alone. I mention it because the last one I saw, the guy thought he had a bad rear bearing and when we went to install it discovered the crack. They have all been along the bottom of the case. OS won't do much for you if you crack the case, just offered a discount (not much of one) on a new V-spec. Don't get me wrong, I think the V-spec makes great power but I think they are having a problem that they won't admit too.
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Get the TKO every thing they sell is top shelf and the customer service is the best. You have any question you talk to the CEO not some guy on the phone.
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+1 on TKO. Peter knows his bearings!
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Keep a close eye on the crank case of that V-spec. I saw another one break this weekend. That's 4 or 5 at our club track just this summer alone. I mention it because the last one I saw, the guy thought he had a bad rear bearing and when we went to install it discovered the crack. They have all been along the bottom of the case. OS won't do much for you if you crack the case, just offered a discount (not much of one) on a new V-spec. Don't get me wrong, I think the V-spec makes great power but I think they are having a problem that they won't admit too.
My V-spec actually came from the factory with a cracked case, and they would not service it, or replace it. I got a friend of a friend who owns a hobby shop to bitch at his OS sales rep, until she agreed to send him one for free. IMO OS can keep their engines, and I'll give my money to Picco. Notice my Sig!, LOL V-spec Sucks!
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Rich is the best in the mod world and he is using TKO's he has built and help design some of the best motors in the world.
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And RB mod and EB mod they all use TKO's
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i put the top grade boca bearings in my rb... i cannot remember what were called..
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+1000 on TKO, awesome bearings!
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Peter Martin knows bearings, TKO all the way.
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Thanks for all the great info...
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TKO +1
I have TKO's on my Vspec and have 5 gals and still going strong.
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Boca Bearings for me, not just because Im sponsored by them. They just plain work and their Reps are awesome to deal with. I replaced my leaky bearings on my RB S7 and now she purrs like kitten.
Try their new MX Ceramic Bearings, you won't be disappointed!!!!!
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