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Old 04-09-2010, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default AVID vs Ready Rollers Bearings!!

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am trying to buy bearing sets for my 8ight that arent expensive like my Bocas and found that both companies have a full set for 24 bucks, AVID dont have a full set so you have to buy them seperatly where Ready rollers do have a set. i have never used bearings from either companies and would love to hear from you guys who used, raced and rebuilt them. which way to go, Avid or RR ???

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hey guys,

am trying to buy bearing sets for my 8ight that arent expensive like my Bocas and found that both companies have a full set for 24 bucks, AVID dont have a full set so you have to buy them seperatly where Ready rollers do have a set. i have never used bearings from either companies and would love to hear from you guys who used, raced and rebuilt them. which way to go, Avid or RR ???

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If its just between the 2 AVID - I have great experience with their yellow sea bearings. TKO is good for clutch bearings. I buy my bearing where ever. AMAIN, TKO, AVID, BOCA http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.as...3839&n=#57-170........
Never heard of RR
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Both David ( Avid ) and Jerome (Ready) are awesome folks with awesome products. I'm lucky enough to race regionally with 'Romie. I personally choose to run Avid under normal circumstances, but merely from force of habit...David has been around longer than 'Romie has. On another note, I am running RR ceramics in my engine.
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I'm sure you will get the " I use these so they are best " B.S.

The one thing I can tell you is the service from ready roller is amazing.
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When it comes to dollar bearing Customer service is the best thing you can look for. I used them all, cant recommend one over the other
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Never personally ran AVID bearings but I started using Ready Rollers this season. I have the ceramics and haven't had any failures or any crunchies. The 2 things I really like about RR's is the great prices on all products and the fact that Jerome is very helpful with super fast shipping!
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thanks guys for the answers.

cdbias, what car you running??

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I ran Avid last year in my 2.0 and yes they are good but wear a little premature. I have been running RR this year and have not had any failures or problems with them and have not had to change a bearing yet 2 months of racing, plus Jerome is an amazing guy and his customer support is 2nd to none.
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running avid right now. looking to try something different for no particular reason.

what i really want is some really good clutch bearings. are ceramics good for the clutch?
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hey boca has a $24 dollar set for the 8ight as well, i got a set and they have done me well so far!!!
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running avid right now. looking to try something different for no particular reason.

what i really want is some really good clutch bearings. are ceramics good for the clutch?
I've been reading a lot of good things about the TKO special clutch bearings. I'll pick some up in the future when my electric addiction settles down and run nitro again.
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He did not ask about Boca or TKO's

I have been dealing with Jerome, he has been great. Avids are nice bearings, but Jerome is very hands on and easy to deal with. He supports allot of racers and races.

When it comes to all this, I try and support those who support the hobby. It is like Walmart or Simple Green, sure the are cheap, but I do not see them sponsoring drivers or races.......So I shop at the Hobby Stores and buy "RC" related products.

I am not dogging on anyone, but our hobby needs $$$$ badly, so lets try and help the ones that help us. Ready Rollers is a great company!!

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what i really want is some really good clutch bearings. are ceramics good for the clutch?
I've the same question... what is the absolute best bearing that can take a lot of heat and abuse for clutch?



Speaking of bearings....whats up with acer bearings? first time I went to their website I thought I must've mistyped and i'm at a swimsuit website &
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I've the same question... what is the absolute best bearing that can take a lot of heat and abuse for clutch?



Speaking of bearings....whats up with acer bearings? first time I went to their website I thought I must've mistyped and i'm at a swimsuit website &
Ready Rollers clutch bearings are the absolute best, ceramic or regular. Plain and simple way to answer.
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Ready Rollers clutch bearings are the absolute best, ceramic or regular. Plain and simple way to answer.
How many gallons do they last on average?
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