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Old 07-09-2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default Bearing Kit Suppliers?

I'm planning on picking up a complete bearing kit soon.

About how many race weekends are you guys getting on a bearing set?

Where's a good place to pick up a kit for my '10 spec XRAY?

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I'm planning on picking up a complete bearing kit soon.

About how many race weekends are you guys getting on a bearing set?

Where's a good place to pick up a kit for my '10 spec XRAY?

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Avid does kits. They cheap on price and last a good bit for price. Also tko is good but i dont think they sell as a kit. I know avid does kits for some cars but i dont know if they do it for all.
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Avid do a complete kit for '10 spec 808, however they are out of stock on one of the bearing sizes.

http://www.avidrc.com/flexkit/?kit=2...=808+2010+Spec
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I would also be interested to know how long people get out of bearings. Let's say ignoring the clutch bell as they get flogged badly with heat and revs
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I run a Losi 8T.2 and Ive ran the losi bearings for 10-15 race days.
and yes thats Clutch bearings aside you cant beat ceramics in that department.
Ive just installed a Bocca Bearing kit and have had alot of joy with them.
So its like the old saying goes "you get what you pay for"..
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With proper maint. on the bearings can last a good ammount of time.

I can get most of a season out of a set, minus clutch. Even when buying them on the cheap (dollar for avids), I'll only change them when needed. A little bearing maint. goes a long way, plus it helps to not run in the mud unless you have to.

Myself, I pull seals on the bearings and clean out the greese and reoil them, leaving the seals out where I can. Bearings spin free, but more maint. is needed. Usually a quick check and oil after cleaning keeps them rolling good. Once or twice a season, or before a big race, I'll pull out all the bearings and clean/check/replace them out of the car/truck. Since at that time I'm already doing a full teardown, it's a perfect time to look at those too.

For sets:

Answer has some sets for different cars/trucks

Avid (as previously posted)

Boca offers sets (from cheaper bearings to ceramic)

Acer I think still offers sets of ceramics

Might be some other options out there, but those seem to be the more known ones around.
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I run a Losi 8T.2 and Ive ran the losi bearings for 10-15 race days.
and yes thats Clutch bearings aside you cant beat ceramics in that department.
Ive just installed a Bocca Bearing kit and have had alot of joy with them.
So its like the old saying goes "you get what you pay for"..
I prefer Boca as well.

Here is a link for the OP http://www.bocabearings.com/bearing-...nitro-off-road
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Check out Boca Bearings. You can get kits for almost any car out there. They have budget priced kits and high ABEC rated bearings that you might not find at the other places.
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Thanks for the info.
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I would also be interested to know how long people get out of bearings. Let's say ignoring the clutch bell as they get flogged badly with heat and revs
The hands down best bearings I've run for Clutch bells is Answer.. A bit more pricey then others, but man the last and last..
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Ready Roller make some good bearings as well..
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