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Old 11-13-2006, 07:15 PM   #16
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Most trouble with stock bearings is some of them can get flat sided by heat or if they are never cleaned and freeze up. I found the ceramic bearings need the same good considtent care. The difference is they stay very smooth much longer then that of stock bearings. The can take the heat a lot better also.

You can buy cheap bearings for a $1.00 at avid and throw them away every two weekends, Or buy good bearings and have them for a long time. I do recommend good ceramic bearings, but not so you are spending crazy money on them either. I have ceramic bearings coming for the G4S and we will have them for $89.95 for the 16 bearings. To me that is a fair cost for ceramic bearings!

But remember, good maintenance is a must!

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Old 11-13-2006, 07:49 PM   #17
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any advise on what brand of ceramic bearings? my frenz got the Acer ceramic, but its quality is lousy, and heh, its not even ceramic as claimed in their website.
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In the past I have some good experiences with bocabearing.
But during this season I had some email conversations with them but all of a sudden they stopped responding...
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:49 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Orfeous
Denaturated alcohol and then reoil with bearingoil..
I agree with u 100%!

"Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going"?
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:00 AM   #20
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Ceramics are lighter also.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:09 AM   #21
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Instead of getting ceramics. Just get metal sheilded bearings all around
put it in a bearing shaker with electric motor spray. (no need to remove the sheild.) leave the bearings for 10 mins flip the bearings and do the same process for 10 mins. let the bearing dry for 2 hours and oil lightly.
(i use the integy bearing shaker) $14.00 u.s.
this has given me the best results without removing the shields.

If you are still planing on running ceramics i would suggest not to use it on the
front and rear hubs since ceramics are more prone to damage with side load.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:37 AM   #22
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My experience with Boca is they have good bearings, but their reps are not well versed when it comes to RC. So you have to be careful and triple check the sizes before they ship.
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