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Old 06-16-2009, 03:59 AM   #1
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Default Tko Engine bearings vs Oem Novarossi bearings

Seems to be a huge price difference between the tko ceramic aftermarket bearings and novarossi steel bearings and ceramic bearings.

Does anyone have any hands on experience with quality vs price of bearings.

I like to keep my practice motors fresh and factory bearings are so expensive it is nearly cheaper just to replace the entire engine!

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Old 06-16-2009, 06:59 AM   #2
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I am assuming you are talking about TKO ceramice being much cheaper than the stock bearings. Don't let that sway you away. TKO bearings are high quality and used by many of the USA's top drivers.

I personally use them for engines we work on at The Speed Shop, and have always had great results.

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have put TKO bearings in all my v-specs they are top notch
now have them in my clutch they are a good bearing
got my last set from Joe at LUCKY 7 at a good price
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TKO's are VERY high quality bearings at frankly a very cheap price. I use them in all of my engines with great success. TKO's are the ones that are priced correctly. Not sure why anyone would pay double for a stock steel bearing. Pretty stupid if you ask me. Another +1 for TKO.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:34 AM   #5
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Well, you are paying for one very important factor with the factory bearings. It costs them a lot to print the labels for the package that say Novarossi on them.

Get the TKO bearings, you won't be sorry.
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I have had so many issues with NR stock bearing that I now switch to TKO after initial break-in. NR=the best motors with the worst bearings.
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tko bearings are good, i did just have one fail at the gallon mark on my vspec but its the first out of like 5 sets ive done
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This may or may not be a new line however I just read in a magazine that TKO has bearings that are made for a higher RPM than most manufactures.

I dont have experience but everyone raves about TKO.
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they are the best engine bearings at the best price


they work very well and i use them in almost all my engines , one size needs a little work
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Where is the best place to get TKO bearings? I'm getting a V-spec and I want to put a pair in. Also, what's the best way to get the center bearing out? I know baking the case, but then how do you pull it out?
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Where is the best place to get TKO bearings? I'm getting a V-spec and I want to put a pair in. Also, what's the best way to get the center bearing out? I know baking the case, but then how do you pull it out?
Here ya go!

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=1385
http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=1384

Once you get the case up to temp, slap the back of the engine(where the backplate goes) on a piece of wood or a counter top. Bearing should pop out with a couple of solid taps

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they are the best engine bearings at the best price


they work very well and i use them in almost all my engines , one size needs a little work
I agree! And know what size you are talking about.
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mark puts tko's in his race engines. and he put them in mine. so far so good. my NR front is leaking at 1.5 gallons.... oh well one call to mark at powerhouse performance and he hooked me up with a new tko.

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Where is the best place to get TKO bearings? I'm getting a V-spec and I want to put a pair in. Also, what's the best way to get the center bearing out? I know baking the case, but then how do you pull it out?
Buy them direct from TKO....... http://tkocompetitiondev.com/
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Where is the best place to get TKO bearings? I'm getting a V-spec and I want to put a pair in. Also, what's the best way to get the center bearing out? I know baking the case, but then how do you pull it out?

Get a bearing puller. The OFNA one works pretty good...

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/3528
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they work very well and i use them in almost all my engines , one size needs a little work
Uh, why don't you be a pal and tell everyone what size so they don't buy it, hate it, and later come on these forums and trash TKO's good name?
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