New XRAY 808

Old 10-30-2008, 06:01 AM
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INA, FAG, SKF or Timken they are industrial bearing. NO BS, NO HYPE they just work

They have a new range that seem to have a much better sealing
http://www.fag.com/content.fag.de/en...neration_c.jsp
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Sorry aussies, only just read ur pm then, From my 1 run of the 808 i was definately happy with it. It was at the tmorc track, seemed to handle a bit like a losi with more traction and stable, seemed to jump just as well even better.
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Originally Posted by rcstunt101
Sorry aussies, only just read ur pm then, From my 1 run of the 808 i was definately happy with it. It was at the tmorc track, seemed to handle a bit like a losi with more traction and stable, seemed to jump just as well even better.
hey no worries your just down the road where are you getting your bearings from for the 808?you racing this weekend?
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Originally Posted by aussies1129
so what bearings are needing changing after a few races? or are people just changing the lot on the car? what bearings do you guys recommend?
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The only bearings (other than clutch bearings) to watch are the input shaft 13x19 bearings. When you first build the car, I would put a layer of CA glue in the area where those bearings go in the bulkhead, so they fit tightly in there. If you do this along with packing them with a high quality, high temp grease, they should last a LONG time. I've had two gallons on my so far and I just clean and grease them every time i do the clutch bearings.

You can hear the wheel bearings when it's time to replace them.

I also run the Avid Bearings, they seem to hold up nicely, and you don't have to remove the seal as long as you put the metal shield toward the diff.
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Rocco you should give readyrollers a try. Very nice bearings and killer CS.
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http://www.readyrollers.com/product....&productId=146
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Rocco would it be beneficial to swap out the 13x19 steels with some high quality ceramics and be done with it?
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Originally Posted by slaytanic
Rocco you should give readyrollers a try. Very nice bearings and killer CS.
Haha, nah, David Joor is a good buddy of mine.


Originally Posted by wild gopher
Rocco would it be beneficial to swap out the 13x19 steels with some high quality ceramics and be done with it?

I not meaning to point anybody out, or tell them they are wrong, but ceramic bearings are the worst bearings you could put anywhere if you want them to last. It is one of the biggest myths in RC that ceramic bearings are superior, that's all.

The best bearing you can get is made with steel balls and races that are the same hardness so they wear evenly. If you introduce a harder surface to a softer, the harder (ceramic) will drastically shorten the life of the tolerances of the softer (steel).

The only benefit of a ceramic bearing is its weight, other than that they cannot hold a candle to steel bearings.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by wild gopher
Rocco would it be beneficial to swap out the 13x19 steels with some high quality ceramics and be done with it?
Defiantly stick to the steel bearings. Xray has released a new metal/rubber shielded bearing for the 19x13 size, give those a try hen they hit the shops. I tried the Ceramics and lets just say,... it wasn't money well spent.

Ceramics do have an advantage when used in motors though..
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Originally Posted by CarCrazy
Ceramics do have an advantage when used in motors though..
Unless you want your motor to last 2 or more gallons, haha!!
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AZ State championships start today! It's 7 rounds at 4 different tracks in the state. This is my first ever non-club race. My V-spec is suckin again so I'm racing her with the practice engine (Hyper.21 8-port) It wont make much difference since I crash too much anyway, but I've been gettin better, so Look out AZ here I come!! Updates tomorrow..............
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Slaytanic, do these bearings have rubber shields on both side, or just on one side? I like the Avid's, but cleaning them can be a pain sometimes taking the metal shield side off. Cleaning the XRAY bearings are easier IMO...


The more I race my 808 the more I like it. I raced just a local club race today, and qual'ed 2nd (2 seconds behind TQ) and won the 30 minute A-Main by 2 laps, against a couple local fast racers. Turned my fastest lap so far on this track, only one second behind the track record set by Phillip Attondo last month. I have a ton of confidence with my XRAY buggy....
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Congratulations Steve on your win! Great job!
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:39 PM
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The Japan nationals are going on. Would anyone know who the team drivers that will be racing at this event for Xray?
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Originally Posted by Jaz240
AZ State championships start today! It's 7 rounds at 4 different tracks in the state. This is my first ever non-club race. My V-spec is suckin again so I'm racing her with the practice engine (Hyper.21 8-port) It wont make much difference since I crash too much anyway, but I've been gettin better, so Look out AZ here I come!! Updates tomorrow..............
If you need power:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/29794

If you like a smooth motor:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/29796

And they last longer than an OS...
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