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Old 11-15-2008, 11:35 PM   #1
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can any1 point me to a clutch bearings for my losi 8ight that will last more then a night of racing. ive replaced my clutch 4 times now because the bearing fails and then parts of the bearings start to eat up my shoes
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can any1 point me to a clutch bearings for my losi 8ight that will last more then a night of racing. ive replaced my clutch 4 times now because the bearing fails and then parts of the bearings start to eat up my shoes
you replace them ever week no matter what man it a buck just toss them i rather spend a buck on clutch bell bearings then 20 on a bell and 30 on a new sper
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:16 AM   #3
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Yes replace them often, but if you are burning them up that quick you have mesh, alignment, shim and/or other issues. I can go two race weekends and be ok, that does not mean I do it, but they will last longer if everything is in tip top alignment and shimmed up properly.
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can any1 point me to a clutch bearings for my losi 8ight that will last more then a night of racing. ive replaced my clutch 4 times now because the bearing fails and then parts of the bearings start to eat up my shoes
Make sure it's shimmed right. Once it expands due to heat, things are going to be much closer together.

I had three gallons on my original bearings before I sold it. Granted, I cleaned em after every event and greased em.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:23 AM   #5
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I ran TKO bearings for 3 straight gallons with full neglect LOL prolly the best investment i have made...use to change out my bearings every other outing for peace of mind...now i just run these new bearings and they tend to be solid.
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If you have to change bearings every weekend you are doing something wrong. I have had my 8ight T for a year and only replace the bearing 4 times and only one time I had to because they blew out.
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I agree. It sounds like maybe your engine alighnment in relation to the spur is crooked. I use the losi bearings and often go many races on them. My routine is that I take one of the seals off each bearing, blow the oil out, spray out with nitro cleaner, and apply a "touch" of bearing oil. After every race I do over again. I think the ones in my car are 3-4 races old now. It is best to replace them every so often anyways. I just do that because they have proven good time after time.
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it not that people have to change them we do for peace of mind
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are you using these or the rubber sealed ones? Either way it should not matter.

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Also if you have your end play to tight it will cause heat and ruin any bearing. Just things to check.
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it not that people have to change them we do for peace of mind
sure, I would say so as well. I'm just saying that something else is wrong with this situation.
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sure, I would say so as well. I'm just saying that something else is wrong with this situation.
i am with you on that alan my answer bearings last stupid long time be4 there gone but i change them ever week be4 the main
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i would defintely check your alignment... i normally change mine every couple of races.. it just all depends on how much practice and such
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Check your chassis flex, I am not sure what buggy you are running but if there is alot of rear flex in the car it put alot of pressure on the clutch bearings.
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he has a losi
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:12 PM   #15
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everything is fine on my Losi 8ight buggy. i took it to 2 different lhs, and ive had them both install the clutch at least once, i wanted to make sure it was done right. They checked everythin on my buggy. and what bearings are you using that are costing a dollar? im using the losi clutch bearings and they cost 6 bucks for a front and rear
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