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Old 05-31-2005, 09:00 PM   #1
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I know I should be posting in the Yokomo BD forum but, I'm desperate. I just took my car apart after running 3 packs on a groomed asphalt track. 5 out of 8 wheel hub bearings are frozen stiff. I'm not abusing the car at all and it is brand new. Is there something that I could possibly be doing to add to the problem and can it be solved?

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I know I should be posting in the Yokomo BD forum but, I'm desperate. I just took my car apart after running 3 packs on a groomed asphalt track. 5 out of 8 wheel hub bearings are frozen stiff. I'm not abusing the car at all and it is brand new. Is there something that I could possibly be doing to add to the problem and can it be solved?

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You tightened the wheels too tight....Thats why.
If you just tighten them enough you won't have this problem.
In fact I know so...I bet five to one you either tighten them too much or you shimmed you axels too much.
That is all I can think of. I have only had one bearing go out in any of my TC and that was a year ago in my TC3 and I over tightened the wheels.
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Check my reply to your post in the BD forum.
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Yeah, are you using RaySpeed MIP CVD's? If so, did you grind down the flange on the wheel hexes? Did you degrease all of the bearings but put no/or very little oil back in them? Shim too tight? Does the drivetrain spin free without a motor hooked up? Check the Yokomo BD forum...
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After further inspection, there is a slight amount of wear on the inside of the hex-nuts, where they touch the bearings. I guess they could be causing a binding which would wreck the bearings. In reality, I can't say I've ever cranked down on the wheel nuts causing a binding. My drive train feels just as free with the wheels on, than it does with the wheels off. This is very odd! Like you guys, I havn't gone through a bearing since I had my TC3 two years ago!!!
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