R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-23-2003, 09:00 AM   #1
Tech Fanatic
 
davioh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: hong kong
Posts: 778
Default rubbersealed? acer berrings?

i was wondering if i would need rubber sealed berrings or the acer berings
davioh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 09:27 AM   #2
Tech Adept
 
Lab-driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Greeley, CO
Posts: 147
Default

Rubber sealed bearings are a type of bearing, and Acer bearings are a brand. Why are you buying new bearings, performance upgrade or replacement? Here's some helpful info on bearings.

Rubber sealed: Best used in dirty enviroments because they do a good job of sealing the bearing. It will add some friction however.

Metal shielded bearings: The standard. Good for anything but offroad or very dirty parking lots, etc. Less friction than rubber sealed but more prone to dirt damage.

Teflon shielded: The best in my opinion. Seals well, but with little friction. If you can afford teflon shielded bearings go for it.

Hope this helps.
Lab-driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 09:30 AM   #3
Tech Fanatic
 
davioh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: hong kong
Posts: 778
Default

thanks. guess im not going for rubber berrings...i'll stick with my stock...
davioh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 09:32 AM   #4
Tech Fanatic
 
davioh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: hong kong
Posts: 778
Default

oh and also, is there a need to "de oil, re oil" the bearings? i've heard stuff that tamiya bearings are bad...
davioh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 09:48 AM   #5
Tech Master
 
Speed Demon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: ROCK GARDEN
Posts: 1,053
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

If you have the budget.. go for the acer pro series ceramic bearing kits... they are superb..
__________________
CUSTOM CRAWLER & ROCK STACKER
Speed Demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2003, 10:17 AM   #6
Tech Adept
 
university_dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Milton Keynes, England
Posts: 187
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Lab-driver
Rubber sealed bearings are a type of bearing, and Acer bearings are a brand. Why are you buying new bearings, performance upgrade or replacement? Here's some helpful info on bearings.

Rubber sealed: Best used in dirty enviroments because they do a good job of sealing the bearing. It will add some friction however.

Metal shielded bearings: The standard. Good for anything but offroad or very dirty parking lots, etc. Less friction than rubber sealed but more prone to dirt damage.

Teflon shielded: The best in my opinion. Seals well, but with little friction. If you can afford teflon shielded bearings go for it.

Hope this helps.
You're not comparing like with like there. Shields and seals are not the same thing. A rubber shielded bearing will have just the same friction as one sealed with teflon as the shield does not touch the inner part of the cage like a seal.

Davioh, the Acer ceramic bearings are excellent, I've been running them for a couple of weeks after having removed one seal and flushing all the grease out of them. The run extremely freely and are still as smooth as ever because of the hardness of the balls. They don't come cheap though...
university_dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2003, 01:49 AM   #7
Tech Fanatic
 
davioh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: hong kong
Posts: 778
Default

well they are 129 usd....so much! a bit more and i can get another car! i'll just stick to the ones i have...but how do you do that thing with deoiling and oiling?
davioh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2003, 02:16 AM   #8
Tech Adept
 
Lab-driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Greeley, CO
Posts: 147
Default

university_dave- I wasn't really directly comparing them, just my experiences....
Lab-driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2003, 08:52 AM   #9
Tech Elite
 
DaveW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 2,964
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Davioh, RPM makes a bearing blaster for 8 bucks... and it comes in a variety of colors. Other than that... you need a good can of motor spray... and a light synthetic oil to relube the bearings. Of course... there are all kindsa thoughts on the best lube to use. Just depends on who you talk too. The whole idea is to remove the thick standard grease found in most sealed bearings... and replace it with a long lasting durable oil of less viscosity. Many will remove the seals on one side of the bearing to do this... but it can be tedious and damaging to the race (cage) of the bearing if you arent careful. The RPM bearing blaster is a simple tool and lets you do this without all the added fuss and muss. The reward? A smooooth and seemingly friction free driveline!
- Dave
__________________
...you better run like im booger flickin...
DaveW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2003, 10:21 AM   #10
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 427
Default

does anyone know if it is posible to buy the acer bearings seperate from a set
jiggamacdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2003, 10:51 AM   #11
Tech Champion
 
Matt Howard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Abilene TX
Posts: 5,952
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

If you go to their website you can purchase bearings individually
__________________
Official member of The Guild of Calamitous Intent and proud supporter of Conjectural Technologies.
Serpent S411 LE kit #192
RCTech #361
Matt Howard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2003, 12:33 PM   #12
Moderator
 
StephenSobottka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 3,267
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to StephenSobottka
Default

yep u can buy them indiv. I have these in my tc3. They are very good, very smooth and very free.
__________________
~~Stephen Sobottka~~
SMC Racing
StephenSobottka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2003, 03:39 PM   #13
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NOR-CAL BABY!
Posts: 462
Default

where online can i find the teflon bearings?
Chris@WeaponR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2003, 03:55 PM   #14
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 427
Default

www.bocabearings.com and also www.acerracing.com hope that helped
jiggamacdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ACER JRX-S Bearings Formula1fan R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 09-18-2006 05:33 PM
Acer Bearings again rcnewb2004 Electric On-Road 15 03-13-2005 06:42 PM
Acer Bearings rcnewb2004 Electric On-Road 1 02-27-2005 05:35 PM
Acer Bearings (which ones?) Skill Electric On-Road 10 02-27-2005 12:40 PM
Acer or Boca? dragoneuh Nitro On-Road 13 10-14-2004 02:21 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 05:34 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net