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Old 07-23-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default Ebay Bearings.. any good??

I take it all bearings are not alike, quality wise.

But,how are the ones I see on Ebay that sell for a fraction of the price from the Tamiya bearings that ship from overseas (Hong Kong)


They have to be at least better that the bushings that come with my kit, right?
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I take it all bearings are not alike, quality wise.

But,how are the ones I see on Ebay that sell for a fraction of the price from the Tamiya bearings that ship from overseas (Hong Kong)


They have to be at least better that the bushings that come with my kit, right?

Better until they start to get gritty and go bad.


I've had great sucess with ABEC35's

You can find them on eBay.
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I got ripped off by that Walawala place on ebay so I wouldn't order from there. Any bearing that is working properly will be better then bushings. The best bearings I've found are the APS bearings. But they are ceramic and cost quite a bit. I've tried the ACER ceramic bearings and they weren't worth the money at all (presume you are mostly just paying for half naked models with their bearings).
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ive ordered from wallawalla and havent been ripped off yet lol. They have good ball bearings, best prices in the industry.
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ive ordered from wallawalla and havent been ripped off yet lol. They have good ball bearings, best prices in the industry.
ABEC35 is a bearing/steel standard not a company (kinda like HSS for tool steel, etc).

Yep, any half arsed bearing is better than a bushing and with a little luck they can last you a decent while. If you're going for top, I can recommend from personal experience Kanzen bearings in France (they sell on ebay as well but have their own website too). They're not as expensive as Xray bearings, but I think the quality is on par if not better. They're ceramic of course and contacted directly they can put together a set for whatever car you have (they sold me a kit for my Kawada Sigma2 of all things).
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Walawala is great zz3 is all you need, I just throw them away if they go gritty they are cheap, much easier to trash then try and clean

you just have to wait for them to come over the ocean shortest was a week once, longest 3 weeks just depends
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you just have to wait for them to come over the ocean shortest was a week once, longest 3 weeks just depends
or never like me b/c they sent to the wrong address and wouldn't refund.
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Best bearings for the $$$:

www.avidrc.com
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i want a new set of bearings in my TRF416 after the poop tamiya ones lost all there protective covers !!!!

i was looking at the 3Racing bearings but i have had some crap stuff from them and am a little weary about buying their stuff

again ACER look nice but bloody expensive !!!

think i will look at the Avidrc ones HMMMM
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I got ripped off by that Walawala place on ebay so I wouldn't order from there. Any bearing that is working properly will be better then bushings. The best bearings I've found are the APS bearings. But they are ceramic and cost quite a bit. I've tried the ACER ceramic bearings and they weren't worth the money at all (presume you are mostly just paying for half naked models with their bearings).
I get all my bearings from Walawala on Ebay and have never had a problem.
Great bearings at even better prices. You could also check out RC4Less.com. He sells only good stuff and has close to the best customer service in the RC biz, only thing is he is more focused on the oval side of things. Shoot him an e mail and he will work with you to get you what you need.
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I haven't found a bearing that performs better then the APS bearings so Im sticking with them.

Though I guess I should say I did have one CS problem with APS. The time I ordered some individual ceramic bearings 2 of the 4 I ordered of one of the sizes weren't ceramic. Some of their bearings must have gotten mixed up. They just sent me two new ceramic bearings.
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I got ripped off by that Walawala place on ebay so I wouldn't order from there. Any bearing that is working properly will be better then bushings. The best bearings I've found are the APS bearings. But they are ceramic and cost quite a bit. I've tried the ACER ceramic bearings and they weren't worth the money at all (presume you are mostly just paying for half naked models with their bearings).
i agree with that acer bearings are not worth the money cost me 110 for a full and they where not free and got lots of play with only 5 race meets and bought 1 more full set at the same time and bearings in that full set didnt fit.i bought cheap yeah racing ones and they are sweet as.
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<-- rocking the $1 each ebay bearings from walawala for years now.
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Of these low cost shields, which do you recommend? I think bearings with metal shields spin with less resistance and they stand up better to repeated maintanence (easier to damage the rubber shields.) Agree or disagree?
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Of these low cost shields, which do you recommend? I think bearings with metal shields spin with less resistance and they stand up better to repeated maintanence (easier to damage the rubber shields.) Agree or disagree?
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