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Old 02-05-2004, 02:20 PM
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I just ordered a set of Boca Ceramic Bearings for my Micro RS4. I am currently using the stock bearings and ceramic diff balls for my rear ball diff along with Tamiya ceramic greese.

Do the ceramic bearings need lubing or maintanance?

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Old 02-05-2004, 04:11 PM
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All bearings need to be cleaned and lubricated if you want them to last. As for ceramics in a micro i doubt you will be able to notice a difference.
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Old 02-05-2004, 05:13 PM
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Thanks a lot for help. I happened to notice a huge difference in acceleration grip and overall feeling with the ceramic diff balls.

Feels and accels like cream.
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:50 PM
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The stock bearings of the Micro are not that good but if you remove their grease with a motor spray and then you just put some thin oil they will spin very free.
Ceramic advantage is that they last longer and they are lighter.
You've finally found the purple VCS!
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Old 02-06-2004, 07:17 AM
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Yup! Took me a while to find it, but I finally got it!

Yes, I don't use greese on my stock HPI bearings. I use Royal Oil Lube for those.

The reason I am upgrade to ceramic is that they are smoother, like you said lighter and last longer. Besides I'm sure it'll make this car drive great.

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Old 02-06-2004, 07:39 AM
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thought you sent the alu parts to be anodized...
If I get the RS12G conversion perhaps I will need a purple VCS too...

I think you can reach almost the Ceramic bearings smoothness if you clean the stock bearing properly..but if you've already have the ceramic ones...
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yeah I actually did get a bunch of parts anodized black, but didn't like the outcome of the quality and ended up selling them for cheap.

What is a RS12G? Is that a 1/12 pan car? There was a guy on there that had a Hara replica 1/12 car, looks sooo sweet. I think his name is Barry White. He has a Trinity Purple VCS Shock.
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Actually the car u saw in the pics belongs to Hara himself, Barry White just posted them .
The conversion will be released at the end of this month but as a Hara product and not HPIHammer 12
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Sweet! So you can actually buy that car? Wow. I think I might just have to get in 1/12 pan racing.
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since it is a conversion kit you will have to buy separately the front end, the rear axle and pod, the VCS, servo mount....or just to buy a RC12L3 or a YRX...
I think I will try to get everything separately like ceramic bearings for example
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