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.
Mad Dog drives a Mugen MBX-7, Novarossi engines, Clockwork Racing, Futaba radio, AKA/Proline Tires
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..
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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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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