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Old 12-13-2008, 10:08 PM   #16
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With ceramic clutch bearings what is the benifit? I hear people talking about using these in their clutch and getting 3 gallons etc. So my question is how do you know when they are about to go? I use bearings that are a buck a piece. I change them before the mains and always start a main with new bearings, so I know I should be good there. But if I have a set of ceramics that I am trying to get "mileage" out of how do you know when they are about to go? I know if they are loose, rough and sloppy they are coming out, but is this the only way to tell? I sure don't want to find out in the middle of a main that ceramic bearings that have two gallons and are supposed to go three are going to take an early dump on me.

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Old 12-14-2008, 06:07 AM   #17
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That is a good question. I guess it is a risk you take. I just try to watch my clutch bell for excessive play and and like you said scratchy or loose bearings. I sometimes take chances on the cheap bearings if I am runnning low on them but that is at club races.
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Ouch! If I read that listing on their site correctly the 5X10X4's run $69 EACH for full ceramic! I just can't imagine paying for a complete set for a buggy or truggy. You could easily spend as much on the bearings as the rest of the kit and engine combined.

Yup, that's about right. $69.00 PER BEARING. For the average 1/8 buggy there are about 18 bearings, so that's just a hair over $1200.00 for a full set (as much as the cost of 2 whole, brand new buggies.)

You could literally replace ALL the steel bearings in your car every single weekend with a new set for a whole year and a half and still cost less than one set of ceramics whose durability is still in question.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:24 AM   #19
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BOCA BEARING

Full ceramic 8x14x4mm $89.95 each.

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Old 12-14-2008, 11:09 AM   #20
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That is why I use the Ultra Yellow Seal bearings. The yellow seals are what Jay would recomend in the first place. You will be impressed at the performance and durability of the bearings.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:51 AM   #21
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does this Jay guy have a contact email where I can easily contact him about questions, advice, concerns, etc?
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i boca ceramics in my motor and i love them.. i use the $1 clutch bell bearings from them also
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:58 PM   #23
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I have been running mine for a little wile now and am happy with them. Ran the ceramic clutch bell bearings that came with the kit and I will be running the $.99 bearings from now on in the clutch.
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http://www.bocabearings.com/

Hope you enjoy! I have 5 races on my yellow seals and not one failure or even a gritty bearing.......most of all.....no maintenance!
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wow those yellows are $200 anywhere to get them cheaper?
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