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Old 04-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #16
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i like to change mine after every few races.
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i change mine when they feel gritty or dry.
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IMO changing bearings at a set point (after every X weeks, after every X races, etc) means one of two things... you're wasting money because the bearings may not need changed, or you are waiting too long to change bad bearings. Not all bearings have the same lifespan. If you're inspecting your car regularly during service, maintenance, tuning, check the bearings during these times.

The traditional 'feel test' is pretty indicative of what lubrication is left in the bearing, as well as any foreign matter inside that crept past the seals. One other test is checking the radial/lateral play. Servicing a bearing means nothing if it's out of tolerance... i.e. - sloppy diff bearings just mean sloppier gear mesh on the ring/bevel gears.
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