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Old 06-12-2004, 08:12 PM   #7351
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Formula1fan, I use the aps bearings and they work great.I also bought a pack of aps carbide diff balls they weren't that good for the price.
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Old 06-12-2004, 08:39 PM   #7352
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The factory bearings rock. When mine wear out I'll probably buy more of them. Several team drivers I know say they perfer the stock bearings to anything made.
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Old 06-12-2004, 09:42 PM   #7353
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just wonderin, how long do your cars spin without the pinion but w/wheels on?
mine spins for about 13-14 secs.
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Old 06-12-2004, 09:50 PM   #7354
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just wonderin, how long do your cars spin without the pinion but w/wheels on?
mine spins for about 13-14 secs.
Not bad.....
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Old 06-12-2004, 10:27 PM   #7355
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the ceramic bearings from RC4less.com are great as well. Ive used them for over 2 years now with out one single bearing failure.

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Old 06-12-2004, 10:35 PM   #7356
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the ceramic bearings from RC4less.com are great as well. Ive used them for over 2 years now with out one single bearing failure.

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How do you take care of them? Have the sheilds stayed in place? That's a great deal if you can make them survive even one year of racing. Tell me what you do to take care of them. thanks
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Old 06-12-2004, 10:47 PM   #7357
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They are metal shielded bearings. No need to take them out. I just soak them in motor cleaner over night about every month of racing unless its real dusty outside then I will clean them every 2 weeks. If I am on carpet I will be sure to blow the tire dust off them every week. I just use light weight oil to keep them lubed. Finishline racing makes some great bearing oil as well as Zubaks speed products. Which can all be found at rc4less.

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Old 06-13-2004, 01:00 AM   #7358
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just wonderin, how long do your cars spin without the pinion but w/wheels on?
mine spins for about 13-14 secs.
That's quite long for a belt car. You must be referring to a shaft car.
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Old 06-13-2004, 05:11 AM   #7359
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I use the bearings that come standard in the FK-kit. These are the polished ultra low friction bearings. Allmost all team drivers are using them as well as the Serpent team drivers.

In my pro 4 I use Acer racing bearings, and these are superb.

The reason why I don't use them in my FK is that they are very expensive, and don't bring that much extra compared to the FK bearings.

I use Serpent bearing oil to service my bearings. This oil is used in all the X-ray bearings, and works great.

The factory kit diff is allready outfitted with ceramic balls, and a ceramic trust bearing. I use foam pieces in the diffoutdrives to protect my trust bearing against dirt.
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the ceramic bearings from RC4less.com are great as well. Ive used them for over 2 years now with out one single bearing failure.

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That sounds like a deal. Do they sell them as a kit or do you have to buy them individually? Thanks
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You can buy them individually or as a kit. The xray is listed as a set they sell but i don't know if it includes the steering bearings aswell but i doubt it.
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They are metal shielded bearings. No need to take them out. I just soak them in motor cleaner over night about every month of racing unless its real dusty outside then I will clean them every 2 weeks. If I am on carpet I will be sure to blow the tire dust off them every week. I just use light weight oil to keep them lubed. Finishline racing makes some great bearing oil as well as Zubaks speed products. Which can all be found at rc4less.

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Thanks EA !!!
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Old 06-13-2004, 09:31 AM   #7363
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Hi guys.

Just to share with you guys.

There is a machine that used ultrasonic waves to clean the jewellery. Guess what? It also is able to clean our bearings.

From my understanding, this machine uses sound wave to break down the dirt and dissolve them.

This is a great way and faster way to clean your bearings.

Furthermore, you do not need to open up the bearings and take risk of causing damage to the housing.

Hope it helps
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Old 06-13-2004, 09:46 AM   #7364
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its called an ultra-sonic cleaner.

any auto electriction or mechanic should have one. best way to clean bearings.

ive cleaned mine in asatone and they come out really good
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hi guys, need ur inputs on this matter, we just implemented a minimum weight requirement in our races, its around 1530 grams i think. when our xrays were weighed, we were the lightest, barely touching 1400 grams. i added countersunk washers and bath tub tape ti increase my car's weight, however, im still struggling to make the minimum weight requirement.

i'd like to add the weights that xray sells, any inputs on where to put them. im driving an FOC with short arms.

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