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Old 03-15-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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I am contemplating buying a nice set of ceramic bearings. What are everyones thought on this? Is it worth it? If so, which brand does everyone prefer? Or are the cheap ones just as good?
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I am contemplating buying a nice set of ceramic bearings. What are everyones thought on this? Is it worth it? If so, which brand does everyone prefer? Or are the cheap ones just as good?
give roche bearing a try..
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:41 AM   #3
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I've been running Acer ceramics in my TC's for 3 years. Not one failure, just clean and lube now and then...very smooth!
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Hard to beat Boca Bearings...
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acer all the way
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Honestly, I think the best thing you can do is buy the $1 bearings from Avid. Run them until they go bad and throw them out and replace them. At $90 for a set of Acers you can buy new wheel (8) and diff (4) bearings nearly 8 times. Even better for Pan cars. Not to mention most touring car and pan car wheel bearings are not the place for ceramics. Hard hits and ceramic bearings are a bad combination.
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Hard to beat Boca Bearings...
yes cheap n good!
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Best bang for the buck are Avid's, if your pockets are deep then go for Boca's or Acers.
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Honestly, I think the best thing you can do is buy the $1 bearings from Avid. Run them until they go bad and throw them out and replace them. At $90 for a set of Acers you can buy new wheel (8) and diff (4) bearings nearly 8 times. Even better for Pan cars. Not to mention most touring car and pan car wheel bearings are not the place for ceramics. Hard hits and ceramic bearings are a bad combination.
+1 ceramics are fine for internal bearings such as diff outdtives or layshaft bearings as yhey dont really wear much, but for wheels and hubs plain metal sheilded bearings from avid are fast, cheap and disposable. A lot more economical for the average guy that may clip a board every now and then.
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For the record Boca Bearings also carries all of the popular RC sizes at just 99 each:

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Sorry guys, I have to disagree! I've been running full Acer ceramics in my touring cars for a number of years, hit lots of boards, broken knuckles and rear hub carriers and have never replaced a bearing due to failure. In fact, the set I have in my BD5 right now were run in my Photon last season and in my T3 the season before. I don't use ceramics in my diffs and steering as there's no advantage but, out drives and axles...absolutely! Never tried ceramics in my pan cars though, hmmm.
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