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Old 08-24-2006, 02:34 AM   #1
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Default Teflon or Rubber Sealed Bearings

Which is better?

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Old 08-24-2006, 03:12 AM   #2
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Both have different strengths.

Rubber has a better seal but more rolling resistance.

Teflon has less rolling resistance but a weaker seal against the elements.

Depends on what is more important to you, for a nitro offroader I would go for rubber seals on any exposed faces.
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So rubber last longer?

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In the sense that they are less likely to be polluted with dirt, yes.
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Are Duratrax bearings any good?
They say they are double shielded for extended life.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD132&P=7

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And what about metal-sheilded? Which are best for off-road?

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Metal shields have the worst seal and also low rolling resistance. I would still rate rubber seals as the best for nitro offroad.
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The answers givin above are all correct!

Go here for all your bearing needs.

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Avid bearings are the best and have the best deal.
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