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Old 04-21-2006, 12:37 PM   #1
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Heard that ceramic bearing are best. Will it make lap times faster? Any recommendations as to where and what to buy???
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Heard that ceramic bearing are best. Will it make lap times faster? Any recommendations as to where and what to buy???
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Will they help your laptimes...that all depends on how good of a driver you are!
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Yes, they will shave at least 5s off any laptime you have.

Seriously though, no, they won't change your laptimes. Benefits are lower resistance than standard bearings, last longer, and lighten your wallet.

Acer Racing has great bearings $90/set at www.acerracing.com
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I would bet dollars to doughnuts that driving practice will lower your laptimes more than any part ever will.
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That's the best idea I've seen yet on this site. Bribe the race director(s) with dollars and doughnuts! That will shave seconds off you laptimes or make you instant TQ for sure!
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I would bet dollars to doughnuts that driving practice will lower your laptimes more than any part ever will.
I don' think that was the answer to the question asked. He was asking about ceramic bearings and not practice.

Yes, Ceramic bearings has the potential to help lower laptimes. But the average racer will notice little to no difference in performance between ceramics and a good set of quality steel bearings.

Until you are a good driver, I would concentrate more on practicing than worrying about the performance benefites of ceramic bearings. If you cannot stay off the wall, do not worry about ceramics. While they are just as strong as steel (regardless of what anyone on here says. any accident that would shatter ceramic bearings will ALSO destroy steel bearings), I am sure you'd rather replace $1.00 a piece bearings than replace $8.00 a piece bearings.
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