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Old 01-05-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hey all!
Im in the process of rebuilding a brand new clutch for my new engine. And I was thinking about putting 2x ceramic bearings instead of the regular ones (steel). I know that ceramic bearings have higher rpm capabilities and also that they reduce friction and vibration.

So with that in mind I was wondering if its really worth it to pay some xtra $$ for a set of clutch bearings, is this gonna help my engine in long term?

Any tips, opinions or comments would be apreciated!

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Old 01-05-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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Unless your a pro you won't see any difference, except the cost.
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i would remmond the tko, high rpm clutch bearings they are awsome .
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Are they really gonna last longer than a pair steel bearings?
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Unless your a pro you won't see any difference, except the cost.
I disagree!
Ceramic bearings rock for the clutch, they dont heat up nearly as much, and therfore don't fail like standard steel bearings. I installed a set of ceramic bearings for a big meet, and ran the same set every other weekend for 4 months !! I only changed them for another set of ceramics because i thought i should.

Do it, you wont regret the investment.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:25 PM   #6
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i think so i ran plain steel clutch bearings, and they failed on me kind of quick
and the tko high rpm clutch bearing .is ,still smooth after a gallon of fuel.
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tko clutch bearings all the way,
i have also seen standard steel clutch bearings cause radio noise.
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If you need bearings...........

http://tkocompetitiondev.com/

http://www.readyrollers.com/main.sc

Both of these vendors will treat you right!
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As soon as a clutch bell with ceramics hits the chassis from a hard nose first landing they will be done!

TKO radial thrust "new special" clutch bearings all the way!!

http://trackstarrc.com/trackstar/ind...mart&Itemid=64

Available in pairs and 10 packs.
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Alright, so far you guys are just giving me pros about using ceramic bearings so with that I think im gonna try it. I just hope I wont have to change them every 1/2 gallon.
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As soon as a clutch bell with ceramics hits the chassis from a hard nose first landing they will be done!

TKO radial thrust "new special" clutch bearings all the way!!

http://trackstarrc.com/trackstar/ind...mart&Itemid=64

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do u mean if the clutchbell gets loose, ceramics bearing will be done?
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If you need bearings...........

http://tkocompetitiondev.com/

http://www.readyrollers.com/main.sc

Both of these vendors will treat you right!
just ordered 4 sets. going to try them out.
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I just buy avid clutch bearings for 1 each. Never had one go out. I just put new ones in after about a gallon of runtime. If you want to spend more money get new tires....
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do u mean if the clutchbell gets loose, ceramics bearing will be done?
No, The majority of buggies and truggies out there flex enough for the clutch bell to hit the chassis off of large jumps or hard nose first landings.

A ceramic bearing is not made for this type of abuse and will prematurely fail.
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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 .
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