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Old 04-24-2009, 05:30 AM   #5191
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cool post your setup.

has anyone ever broken a camber link ball joint? i think the kit ones are rubbish
Dude, Stop hitting stuff, then you wont break anything
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All in due time. I have 2 more days to try and find a couple moe tenths
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What's so special about the kit bearings that come with the WE?
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:42 AM   #5194
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I know a guy who bought a knock off corally 12th scale. Looked just like the real thing, but there was nothing connecting the left side of the diff to the axle.. 1wd 12th scale anyone?

Today was practice day for the state titles and my 416 is really hooked up. I can't wait for the racing to begin
Good luck Craig. You've been having a great run lately. Bring the 416 a State title!
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:31 AM   #5195
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cool post your setup.

has anyone ever broken a camber link ball joint? i think the kit ones are rubbish
Never bent or broken one in all my years of racing Tamiya. That must of been a very bad crash! You can always switch to steel ones if that becomes a problem for you.
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what hard urethane bumper do you guys use? or do you just cut a custom one?
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What's so special about the kit bearings that come with the WE?
Can anyone tell me if I should change the kit bearings to ceramics if I'm going to be running 17.5/13.5
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:03 AM   #5198
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Ricky I wouldn't say that ceramic bearings are a must have upgrade, they are more like a nice to have.
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Thanks Skitee, so the std bearings are fine? The car feels tight?!
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what hard urethane bumper do you guys use? or do you just cut a custom one?
Use the TB03 larger version, it's bigger than standard, and supports shells better. Its a direct fit.

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Thanks Skitee, so the std bearings are fine? The car feels tight?!
Check you belt settings... Could be the holders are off on setting side to side. Also if the belts are new, it will take a couple of runs to break them in.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:18 AM   #5201
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What's so special about the kit bearings that come with the WE?
They are coated with a much lighter oil so they spin easier. Takes the step of degreasing out which was a + for me.

I tried ceramic bearings before, and I honestly cannot tell the difference. Main thing is to make sure the bearings aren't binding and I think you are set.
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:54 PM   #5202
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The WE bearings make the drivetrain a lot freer. I usually didn't like to run ceramics in the wheel bearings as they did not like side impacts and would blow apart rather easily.
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what hard urethane bumper do you guys use? or do you just cut a custom one?
I made holes and shaved off a lil material for the carbon bumper support in a P-Dub bumper for an AE TC5... now my car is a tank!

I don't remember that last time I broke anything on the front end...
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:08 PM   #5204
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Thumbs up Ceramic bearings

Hey guys, just a few words from the experts regarding Ceramic Bearings. The thought that ceramic bearings are sensitive to side impacts is 100% a myth. If anything, the ceramic balls in ceramic bearings are even stronger than the steel balls that are in non-ceramic bearings. They will not deform, crack, or be affected by side impacts in any way whatsoever. A side impact could damage the inner or outer race of a bearing for smaller width bearings especially, and depending on the impact, but if anything, ceramic bearings are less prone to side impact damage as the ceramic balls are superior in strength and modulus of elasticity to their non-ceramic counterparts.

The other advantage to ceramic ball bearings is that under load and stress the balls will not deform like steel balls. When balls deform under stress and heat they cause increased friction which will cause the car to slow down.

The lighter weight of ceramic balls also decreases the centrifugal force placed on the outer race of the bearing during racing, further decreasing friction.

If anyone has any other questions please let us know. Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:04 PM   #5205
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I've used Acer Bearings with great success. Though I've never had them in my 416, they were in all my Tamiya cars before that; 415, TA05, Evo's, 414, etc, etc. The ceramics made my TA05 the smoothest/freest belt car I've owned.
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