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Old 05-02-2006, 01:08 AM   #1
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Default Wich bearing to use in 1/8 buggy

I found these. http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PRO...arings/Kit6909

Wich one to use? or do i have to use other kind?

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www.avidrc.com there bearings cant be beat for a buck a peice

www.bocabearings.com same thing with these bearings

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But are they ceramic?
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:28 AM   #4
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But are they ceramic?
Why must you have ceramic? Many Rules and Regulations expressly forbid ceramic bearings in the engine.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:45 AM   #5
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Don't get caught in the hype for ceramic bearings, been their done that! At 50 bucks for 10 bearings you could by 50 bearings for the same money at Avid. Those bearings you are looking at have metal seals and will not last like you think they will in a 1/8 scale buggy racing off road. I have been using Avid bearings for about two years now and have been very happy with there performance and the longevity.

The link to Avid has been posted above.
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These buggies EAT bearings. There is a huge amount of torque in these .21 engines, so drivetrain efficiency is less crucial than in a touring car.

Spend a buck a piece, and chuck them when theyget gritty.

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i use the cheap one.. got no problem..and i can beat the buggy that use ceramic bearing with no problem at my club track.. dont care if it not last long, just change new one since it is cheap..
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it is not the matter of what balls you have, it is the shield/seal that make differences.

for off-road, you have so much power to overcome the minor drag if there is any. it is much more important that nothing get into bearing. therefore metal shield isn't a good idea at all. things get into metal seild much easier. for off-road application please use rubber seal to at least prevent more stuff getting in.
also due to the abusive nature of off-road racing bearing break often, especially not clean up after time after you gone home from a muddy race, therefore extra replacement bearing is very important, if you have very expansive bearing set, when they gone bad which cannot avoid, you will feel the burden.

metal seal is for on-road car for the race are less abusive and the tract is clean.
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