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Old 04-12-2011, 06:31 AM   #1
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Default Boca VS Avid

First time changing my bearing and wanted some help choosing the better kit.

http://www.bocabearings.com/bearing-...uggy-1/8-scale

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http://www.avidrc.com/flexkit/?kit=245&kitname=D8

Thanks if anybody have used either one please help with pro's and con's.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:38 AM   #2
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First time changing my bearing and wanted some help choosing the better kit.

http://www.bocabearings.com/bearing-...uggy-1/8-scale

or

http://www.avidrc.com/flexkit/?kit=245&kitname=D8

Thanks if anybody have used either one please help with pro's and con's.
I use both, dont have problems with either. I lean more towards Avid tho
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For engine bearings BOCA cannot be beat. For general (8x16) bearings either will be good, and I doubt 1 will out last the other.. Another good brand is Ready Rollers Bearings..
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I've used both and I prefer Avid. I don't know if it's just me, but it seems that the seals are a little better on the Avids. It's taken them a lot longer to get gritty.
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You'll get comparable performance out of both. Make sure whatever you get has a rubber seal. Avid has the revolutions, where it has a rubber seal that's on the exposed side, and a metal shield on the unexposed side. These are great. Boca uses rubber seals on both... which is just as good. just a matter of preference. You dont need to go ceramic on your diffs, etc, unless you're trying to squeeze out a few extra seconds of runtime. As you progress, this may become more important. As far as engine bearings, a good ABEC-5 Rated ceramic hybrid (ceramic balls w/ steel rings) rear bearing and a double-sealed front steel bearing (also ABEC-5) is going to give you the best bang for your buck.

The most important thing is to keep the bearings as clean as possible (inside and out), but also to keep them properly lubed. Check them intermittently by putting spinning them with your finger(s). If they feel grainy, or it sounds like they have sand in them, try flushing them with penetrating lube, dry them (air compressor), then use a good bearing lube or dry lube. I do the same for CVDs. If your bearings continue to feel grainy or inconsitent when turning them, just replace them. At approx $1 a pop (avid revolutions), it's cheap insurance. Good, consistent bearings will have a dramatic effect on drivetrain power delivery to each corner.
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Avid all the way.
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For me, Boca for engine bearings, Avids for chassie and clutch bearings.
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I used to run the Boca Orange Seal Ceramics in my 8th scales. $320 a set. They were amazing.

But they were $320

I now run Avids, the only difference I see is longevity. But-$320<$25
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I used to run the Boca Orange Seal Ceramics in my 8th scales. $320 a set. They were amazing.

But they were $320

I now run Avids, the only difference I see is longevity. But-$320<$25
Really $320 for miniature bearings for a toy? Dang Bud...... Ballin!
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Really $320 for miniature bearings for a toy? Dang Bud...... Ballin!
Yes-I know. I won't ever do that again though

They were awesome "space age technology" blah blah blah. I never had to touch them, which was nice, but.....so is $25
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I like Avids, mostly because their page is easier to navigate.

I never buy the kits either. I don't go through diff bearings at the same rate as I go through wheel bearings.
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Boca Bearings here. Ceramic Lightning Yellow Seal are great about 100 bucks. Their standard start around 20 bucks, both a full set for buggy/truggy. What makes the yellow so good is they are lubed for life. I think they are right close to being ranked with the 300 orange seal bearings at a third the cost.
Even Boca standard are great, just require more attention while being used.
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Shout Out to David at Avid!! we use them in all of our test vehicals
and I think its safe to say Donnie/Dylan Rodriguez put them to the Acid test
while testing and Racing. the results speak for them self++
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I choose and use AVIDS on all my vehicles(toys).
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Thanks Bill, we use the AVID in all our cars and rebuilt motors, we also use the fiber brake disks that shave a 1/2 oz of rotating mass from your drive train. Good stuff
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