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Old 12-29-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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Questions?? What are the best engine bearings?

I've been looking around to find replacement engine bearings for my old style p5, not x, or xls. It has about 2 gallons on it, but the bearings feel loose, not gritty, but not exactly right either. I see mixed reviews for almost every brand, what do you guys think. Ceramic, stock Novarossi, I've been racing for 20 years and never replaced my engine bearings, but it seems to be a good idea from what I've been reading. What do I do.
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I personally would go with ceramics, at least on the rear. This is what Novarossi did with the new plus 4. They run smoother and truer than stock bearings. good luck.
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send that nova to monty and H.E.S and have him re bearing it!

ceramics are the wave of the future and the way to go for long engine life
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Boca Lightning's seem to be the best at the moment, but they are pricey.. Like someone else posted do the rear in ceramic at least, it does the most work, but the front in ceramic is a good idea too, something with good seals, cause the seal will fail before the bearing it self.. Most of the time..
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Boca Bearings. The MX ceramic series are awesome, you will notice a immediate difference in the smoothness of your idle. Take advantage of their regular free shipping.

Here is the link for the old P5:
http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.as...n=*ENK-193C-MX
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the best? or the best value?

best = novarossi
best value = peters stuff at TKO

get a hold of me if you want your bearings done

the very cheap bearings that are ceramic are from acer , i debated on using those bearings but upon testing them in my own engines they were not quality worthy but what do you expect for 12$ bearings and thats the price to the public .
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there is no way tko's are the best.
Thats why I love this guy. Bold statements like that, which go against most every racer out there. Right on man keep on trucking>>>

My vote is TKO they have always done me well even when I have ran my engine around 300 for a full 30 min main, They didnt fail until 4 more gallons.
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Like Monty said, TKO's are the best for the money. The OEM Nova bearings are great but I'm not paying those prices. TKO's are very nearly as good, a fraction of the price and bury all the other cheap bearings.
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Thats why I love this guy. Bold statements like that, which go against most every racer out there. Right on man keep on trucking>>>

My vote is TKO they have always done me well even when I have ran my engine around 300 for a full 30 min main, They didnt fail until 4 more gallons.
the best part is everything he knows he learned on this forum. and we all swear by TKO. BAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH
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