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$1 dollar bearings, do you re-grease them before using them?

$1 dollar bearings, do you re-grease them before using them?

Old 08-02-2011, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by warnked View Post
$1 bearings ?! when it comes to bearings, you get what you pay for.
thats the way it normally works, you buy it and then you get it, if you dont you have been ripped off!
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:21 PM
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$1 bearings ?! when it comes to bearings, you get what you pay for.
Ill pit my $.85 TKO bearings against anything you might have... All you are paying for is brand name otherwise...
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:23 PM
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Ill pit my $.85 TKO bearings against anything you might have... All you are paying for is brand name otherwise...
exactly
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:21 PM
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Seems most of the post here are talking about clutch bearings. I was more wondering about all the other bearings in your car. I change clutch bearings all the time. And as someone here said, blow the grease out of the one that is next to your shoes and use the factory grease on the front bearing of the bell. Moving on.... to see more about every bearing except clutch bearings. Example diff, bulkhead, and hub bearings.
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Ill pit my $.85 TKO bearings against anything you might have... All you are paying for is brand name otherwise...
Yeah i dont want to pay for a brand name, but i dont want to pay for a bearing that has been made in a bootleg factory with dirt floors in china either. It happens.
P.S. Your paying for a name any time you buy repackaged bearings from a Hobby store or bearings categorized as "RC". Go straight to the manufacturer/distributor...Koyo and Micro Miniature. (just make sure you know the specs and ratings). Whatever, im no expert.

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:15 PM
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what bearing oil you guys use? I use some high temp grease that comes in that huge tube. The viscosity is thick, but it frees up once it heats up.

Aside from the CB bearing, I replace the rear hub bearing more often. Seems like they take the most beating.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by inpuressa View Post
what bearing oil you guys use? I use some high temp grease that comes in that huge tube. The viscosity is thick, but it frees up once it heats up.

Aside from the CB bearing, I replace the rear hub bearing more often. Seems like they take the most beating.
SpeedX works fantastic for me.
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Originally Posted by warnked View Post
Yeah i dont want to pay for a brand name, but i dont want to pay for a bearing that has been made in a bootleg factory with dirt floors in china either. It happens.
P.S. Your paying for a name any time you buy repackaged bearings from a Hobby store or bearings categorized as "RC". Go straight to the manufacturer/distributor...Koyo and Micro Miniature. (just make sure you know the specs and ratings). Whatever, im no expert.
TKO's specialty is 1:1 racing (Stock Cars, Drag Cars etc...) bearings... No dirt floor manufacturing there...
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on another note, are ceramic bearings worth it? they are about $4 ea.
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Originally Posted by inpuressa View Post
what bearing oil you guys use? I use some high temp grease that comes in that huge tube. The viscosity is thick, but it frees up once it heats up.

Aside from the CB bearing, I replace the rear hub bearing more often. Seems like they take the most beating.
I use acer racing Sin Lube. You can put a drop right on the rubber seal and it will soak into the bearing

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on another note, are ceramic bearings worth it? they are about $4 ea.
They last longer, dont heat up as much, but need to serviced. If you dont open them and clean them its a waste of the extra money
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Originally Posted by inpuressa View Post
on another note, are ceramic bearings worth it? they are about $4 ea.
ceramic bearing dont last as long, and dont like dirt at all. stick with the 1.00 bearings
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