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Old 08-20-2003, 07:12 PM   #16
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There really isn't much to gain by having ceramic bearings. You lose a little rotating mass, but you'll never notice that difference. They are more "fragile" than regular bearings, and are more prone to breaking, even on small impacts.

Whenever there is a micro on the track, I blow by it with my sedan, and I've been running the stock bearings Use your money on something that will make more of a difference.
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Alright, sounds foolish enough. Well do you think there is any cheap but good bearing to use on a Micro RS4 that might gain in smoothness when you push it along or as its racing?

The more friction in a bearing, means you'll have to hit the gas more often.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:29 PM   #18
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Just use the stock ones, blow them out with motor spray until there is no more grease on them, then use royal oil (or even the Acer Racing synthetic oil) and they will be fine.
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Alright sounds good.



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Old 08-20-2003, 07:44 PM   #20
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Feel free to PayPal me that money I just saved you
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:58 PM   #21
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Pay Pal whats that?! I don't know what that electronic paying err umm..

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Old 08-20-2003, 08:11 PM   #22
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Let me back Randman up and offer you a piece of advise based on actual experience...you will not notice any performance difference other than maintenance intervals with ceramic bearings. How do I know? I've used them in my car for six months and I have (insert chassis, name of all hopups, radio gear, motor, and link to pictures here). Save yourself some dough and run some good high quality regular bearings. Would I buy ceramic bearings again? Probably not, atleast not at the price that they have them now. Right now, I just run the highest quality rubber sealed bearings I can find.

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Alright, I just thought that the Ceramic Bearings where like "Badass" bearings of bearings. You know?

So rubber sealed you say, are HPI's stock bearings rubber sealed?
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Yes they are the bomb...but they also bomb your wallet. Just get whatever bearings you can, I run strictly Xray and the infamous tamiya blue rubber sealed bearings. I don't know anything about the HPI bearings and I would stay away from the ones that the LHS has in those plastic containers of bearings hehe. Other than that...ceramic is really good but isn't worth the money...esp if it costs more than the car your putting it into.
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The problem you are going to have is nobody makes a 3x8 bearing, I've never seen that size... that's why I say just stay with the stock ones and clean em out.
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I run ceramic bearings in my sedans and i love them but i doubt u will need them in ur micro. Just blow out the stock bearings and put in a light oil. I see the ceramic bearincs as they roll freeir than any other bearing i have used. This is in high performance nitty gritty sedan racing though. ur micro is fine w/o them.
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damn, nobody makesa 3x8 bearing? wow

yeah I'll stay with the stock ones, I like them alot, but was just trying to get an advantage if there was ever one. I like the stock bearings, there smooth so I'll stick with em'.
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When micros are as fast as regular sedans you might be able to find a slight advantage with them, but micros really arent that fast...
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Have you seen ceramic bearing in a car? My friend put trinity bearings in his TC3 and I swear it spins for close to 2 min when its shimmed properly. He hasn't broken a single one either. I think they a worth every penny.
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:20 PM   #30
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Well not exactly 2 min but you catch my drift.
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