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Old 01-05-2010, 07:18 PM   #16
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oh i have used ceramic clutch bearings, before i guess i been lucky with the ladings. have u tried the tko high rpm ,clutch bell bearing there also man .


and i tried losi hd clutch bearing and ,that went bad and a losi regular steel bearing and that dint last long .
I have only run TKO "new special" bearings since they were released. I only go through them once every 1.5-2.5 gallons. They are still usable but I choose to replace them just because.
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oh i have used ceramic clutch bearings, before i guess i been lucky with the ladings. have u tried the tko high rpm ,clutch bell bearing there also man .


and i tried losi hd clutch bearing and ,that went bad and a losi regular steel bearing and that dint last long .
Ive been using also Losi bearings and it was a nightmare, had to changed them every 1/2 gallon or so. Hopefully a good ceramic bearing or the TKO high rpm will do better.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:51 PM   #18
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trust me as long as you set the, end play on the clutch right the tko will be smooth for a long time.


i run a ceramic bearing in the inside ,of the clutch bell and the outside i use the tko high rpm bearing. now i do use 2 carbons ,and two alum with green on the carbon and gold, on alum so that probety helps it a lot.
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Try these bearings out! Boca Bearing's Ceramic hybrid full complement = no retainer inside the bearing, just balls. I have great sucess with these, lasting 3+ gallons in my Losi 8ight 2.0 vehicles. You really don't want rubber seals, they cause drag which turns into heat. I had a set of these bearings survive a clutchbell that the teeth got shredded. They cost a little more but will last ALOT longer then these other bearings!

http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.as...=SMR105C-ZZ/FC
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:24 PM   #20
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dont you have to clean the clutch bell, bearings alot if they dont have a rubber seal? i run seal ones but my clutch, setup proberty doesnt create alot of heat?
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I have avid bearings now and i must say they are the suck. Wheel bearings lock up and clutch bearings fall apart at just about any given time.

I have a few tubes of them. I am going with mugen or tko bearings. THe mugen wheel bearings last forever, and the wheel bearings even longer. But i am pleased with tko, so i think i will try them.

With 1$ bearings you get what you pay for.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:57 PM   #22
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yea no kidding on the $1 clutch bearings lol.


even the more expesive losi hd failed on me who knows maybe thats really a $1 bearing lol.
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dont you have to clean the clutch bell, bearings alot if they dont have a rubber seal? i run seal ones but my clutch, setup proberty doesnt create alot of heat?
I don't clean them out really, I pull my clutch apart every race day before the main to clean the shoes and clutchbell. I inspect the bearings and clean the outside with a clean rag and give them a drop of lube and put em back in. Im very meticulous with my equipment and keep it as clean as possible.
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oh ok yea i wish i was like you ,cleaning the shoes before the main etc.
i do all that, after i race when i get home.
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The mugen bearings are really good. I don't understand how you get locked up wheel bearings from the Avid bearings though. I don't really see the need to clean and lube anything but the clutch bearings. I just replace them during cleaning. Why throw out an expensive bearing. I do agree with the mugen bearings, they are sealed good, and greased. they will last a long time....
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belive it or not i just wipe off the, clutch bearing and not oil them and they seem fine.

i do use rubber sealed ones though,if i used the metal sheided ones i would lightly oil them.
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So what clutch bearings do you use? I have the 808 and they use a weird size one mm smaller than the big losi bearing size. I like the rubber sealed ones too. One less thing...
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