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Old 05-15-2012, 07:35 AM   #730
DARKSIDE
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Originally Posted by wwddww34 View Post
I fully agree with Darkside. Small things like bearings make a world of difference. I installed a full set of ABEC 7 grade ceramic ball bearings in my VTA and not only did it make my lap times quicker, my motor temperature was 20F cooler too. Granted the bearings were not cheap ($89.00 for a full set) but IMO they are worth every penny.
I didnt go ceramic, but I did learn a nice trick for one of the other racers at the track...

I took the bearings out of my TC6 and took the seal off one side....then cleaned them with brake cleaner...real good...

Next I took an empty pill bottle and filled it with Liquid Wrench Silicone Spray....dump the bearings in the bottle for overnite...

put them back in and WOW!!! what a big difference....Thats How I do my bearings all the time now...I did it for Birds Scale Nats and every race I can
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