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Old 04-26-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Ceramic Bearing on a off road car??

Is it a good idea to replace all the buggy bearing with Ceramic Bearing to make it run smother?? Also what are the best Ceramic Bearing that are made for Off ROad Cars??
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I wouldnt spend the extra money on high $ bearings then be forced to maintain then from the high price.I prefef $1 bearings & just replace them more often=less hassle unless you race a super competative group of guys & feel you can exploit the lighter weight & lower rolling resistance they offer.Or you could just crash one less time per race & come out with the same benefit.

As far as the best ceramic, I use(as well as everybody I know) TKO in my motors & they have never let me down & last far longer than the stockers but,I have no idea who to use for the rest of the car but their a good place to start.
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Only in the engine, otherwise its not worth it they wont last. I have tried to use them in my diffcases and they go bad just as easy as the $1 Avids so to me its not worth it. TKO your mills though for shure.
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They're worse than all steel bearings for off road actually. Ceramics consist of ceramic balls and steel races. When dirt gets in them (can't be prevented) the harder balls cause the races to wear even faster than all steel bearings. Stay with the $1 Avids and chuck them when they go bad. You'll be much happier for it.
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I get a full race season out of TKO ceramic drive-line bearings. I race just about every weekend. I take the bearings out, clean and re-lube about once a month. They are VERY smooth, lighter, and cause my cars to have very little drag.
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i can say that im not to happy with my ceramic bearings
i have 2 races and 3 practice days and may have to get
new ones thay will not be $90. ceramic ones
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as stated above, david joor has great stuff for $1/pc. the gain to be had, cost or not, is outweighed by the fragility of the ceramic unit. for the driveline anyway, cant speak on engine stuff.

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