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Old 12-22-2007, 02:16 PM   #1
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Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on ceramic balls to carbide diff balls do they last longer, what are there pros and cons.

How often do you replace the balls in the diff? Do you do it with every rebuild or should the last longer than that?

thanks in advance, i am still learning the electric game!
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Ceremic Diff balls will last longer and will be smoother and lighter than the carbide balls. Carbide balls should last for a few rebuilds, as long as the diff isnt set loose and allowed to slip the balls should last quite a while, running stock i used to get a full years racing out of them with only diff ring and thrust rebuilds.
Running modified i would estimate about 3-4 diff rebuilds and the carbide balls will need changing as well. You only have to rebuild ball diffs if they are very notchy/gritty and cleaning wont fix it. Usually a nice cleaned and regreased thrust bearing will get it back in top shape again.
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