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Old 06-27-2003, 02:25 AM   #1
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Anyone using Acer bearings?

I was thinking buying their best bearing kit, the ceramic Nitride Pro bearing kit for my TRF414M. However when checking their website, I saw that they have two options, one is for 414M2, and the other one is for the 414WC. As I remembered, both kit should have the same amount of bearings, if not the WC should have more since it has one more belt tensioner than the regular M2, but on their website, the 414WC only has 16 bearings, and for M2, there are 20 bearings?!

Which is the right kit to buy for my 414M?

Also, what are your experience with Acer products?

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Old 06-27-2003, 06:11 AM   #2
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I run acer, but not the highest level. I got the sealed bearing kit for my Xray Evo II and they are very smooth. For 60 bucks/kit it's a great deal! I think you'll like them whatever you plan on purchasing.
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ah yes, i have recently purchased a bearing kit from acer. it was the teflon sealed variety. while i can't comment on the other types, i am extremely disappointed with what I received. the reasons are both due to my lack of intuition and poor product.

first off, let me say that i thought iíd go with the teflon seals because they are known for having lower friction. i had pictured a typical rubber sealÖonly in teflon. like a teflon covered metal shield. letís just say that I did not do my homework.

what i got was a kit of bearings that have so much drag, that i wouldnít even use them with one shield removed. additionally, some of the bearings have seals with holes or voids that you can see the balls through. i dunno if it was deterioration (not that probable with teflon) or just poor manufacturing. the seals seem to be a pressed in teflon mat. no clips that i could see. do they fit with compression? humm, thatís a great idea. compression fitting in an application that calls for minimal drag. regardless, the only way I would use them is with both seals removed. in this case, i would have purchased the cheaper metal shielded type and removed the inside seal as i always do. for now they will work in a bind and thatís about it.
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I use the ceramic nitride bearings and they are nothing short of the best. Boca bearings also makes ceramic bearings, and they are great as well, just a little more pricey usually.
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I also enjoy the ceramic nitride bearings from Acer. However, I don't remember the bearings being $60 USD. They are more than double that.
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I didn't say the nitride bearings are 60 bucks. I have the Super Polyamide Sealed Bearings. They're 60 bucks and I feel I wouldn't notice a difference quite yet if I bought the nitride. The Ceramic Nitride Pro Series Polyamide Sealed Bearings are $112.99 for the kit.
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Sorry, that's what I meant. If you have the money for a ceramic nitride set, maybe it's the way to go.
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What was the original price on these Acer bearings? They seems to be having sales for a while now?! Is it a sale or are they moving down the price?

How do you guys prep the Ceramic bearing kit when you first received from Acer? Did you guys degrease it and relube it with light oil like the Royal oil by Trinity? Or what other bearing oil do you guys recommand?

Also, any of you know what's "whitelightening"? I have been reading about it from other threads but have no idea what it is.

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white lightning is a teflon lubricant found in bicycle shops. i use it in my mates tc3 diff housings
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I bought a set of Acer nitride bearings for my ft tc3 and i love them. They are great, best bearings i ever bought.
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I bought some of the Ceramic Bearings from Acer for the 414M2, but I ended up using what I could in my (ex)Evo3. They worked out pretty good. I'd buy from them again if I were to order some more Ceramics for my other cars. As for prepping... I degreased them all and relubed them with micro oil. Smooooothhh.... Me like...
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I bought some of the Ceramic Bearings from Acer for the 414M2, but I ended up using what I could in my (ex)Evo3. They worked out pretty good. I'd buy from them again if I were to order some more Ceramics for my other cars. As for prepping... I degreased them all and relubed them with micro oil. Smooooothhh.... Me like...
do you remember how many bearings were in the kit that you purchased for you M2? Also, was the seal on the bearing in color Red? (except 4 840 sized bearing with gunmetal seal)?
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With everyone stripping the grease from even aftermarket bearings, why doesn't a manufacturer make bearings with light oil to begin with? If you are going to go to the expense to buy aftermarket bearings, they should at least be better than stock bearings -- right? Am I missing something here (usually do)?
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With everyone stripping the grease from even aftermarket bearings, why doesn't a manufacturer make bearings with light oil to begin with? If you are going to go to the expense to buy aftermarket bearings, they should at least be better than stock bearings -- right? Am I missing something here (usually do)?
I'm just gonna take a stab in the dark about this. I would think that because of the storage reason that all manufacture put heavy grease in the bearings. Light oil simply won't make sure that the bearings are still well lubricated when someone buy it. To minmize the chance of someone buying a bearing kit that's not will lubricated and using it right out of the package and ruin it on the first time it is ran...etc...
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Hi all,

I'm interesting to purchase the acer beraings for my MTX-4, but each bearings comes into the kit? I not found this information in website?

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