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Old 08-28-2008, 06:04 PM   #16
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I buy new bearings from AVID for a buck.....My time is worth money

ditto!...........
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How well do they hold up and how do they perform? is the million dollar question. $1 a bearing just seems very cheap to me. Does it mater what size bearing it is or are they all a buck?
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:00 AM   #18
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I buy new bearings from AVID for a buck.....My time is worth money
LOL, nice one.

Labour cost in my country is cheaper than replacing the whole set, so I order my mechanic to clean the bearing after 4 races.

( Use WD-40 for soaking, Permatex Silicone grease for cleaning, and Tamiya Ceramic Grease for relubing. )
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I forget who but someone has told me that WD-40 is no good to clean bearings with. The same person told me to put my bearings in fuel to clean them (very expensive way to clean things if you ask me). Now i'm confused
Can the bearing sheild go back on after you take it off???
WD40 has more functions, it lubricates (in a small way) it cleans, it protects against water and many more functions.

Yes, as lubricant it is not the ideal way but it works for a weekend and if you re-oil them every race there is nothing wrong. My bearings are running very smooth and the bigger ones are lasting already many races.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:51 AM   #20
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How well do they hold up and how do they perform? is the million dollar question. $1 a bearing just seems very cheap to me. Does it mater what size bearing it is or are they all a buck?
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They last the same and feel/spin the same as the original Mugen ones in my mtx4r

I race with a guy sponsored by avid that made the a-main in the US nat's and they always looked good, lol, in his car so I tried and am very happy.

I run the rubber seal most time stuffed with tamiya ceramic grease when new and the metal shield for 'big' races' in the hubs anyway.

I feel oil is great for electric but nitro needs grease, for me, it lasts much longer and the drag difference is small esp with powerful nitro engines
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they are every bit as good as original bearing and work/spin very nicely...
i'm very impressed by the quality.....you can't beat the price and they last as long as any of them....http://www.avidrc.com/shop/?action=category&id=1
they even have ceramic's.....
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I am going to have to get one of those ultasonic cleaners.Thanks for the link.
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i didnt see any post laquer thinner. thats what i use basically for a basic cleaning than flush them out with motor cleaner or brake cleaner. let them dry and use crc speed juice or some form of thim comm drops.
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They last the same and feel/spin the same as the original Mugen ones in my mtx4r

I race with a guy sponsored by avid that made the a-main in the US nat's and they always looked good, lol, in his car so I tried and am very happy.

I run the rubber seal most time stuffed with tamiya ceramic grease when new and the metal shield for 'big' races' in the hubs anyway.

I feel oil is great for electric but nitro needs grease, for me, it lasts much longer and the drag difference is small esp with powerful nitro engines
Tamiya Ceramic Grease is goood stuff, right ?

( Some people argue that creamic grease would create drag and the bearing won't spin as freely as we compare to light bearing oils. But like you said, for longer race duration or longer service, the grease will be better application for such duration. Max top speed differences is not noticeable AFAIK ).
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I guess I'm in the minority when it comes to how to clean bearings. Earlier this year I bought a untra sonic cleaner just for cleaning my bearings(ebay $45.). I just put my beaings in that thing for 20 min, turn them over and repeat. BLING!!! clean!!! Just like DJ, I use Break Free gun lube with PTFE <---teflon.
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Tamiya Ceramic Grease is goood stuff, right ?

( Some people argue that creamic grease would create drag and the bearing won't spin as freely as we compare to light bearing oils. But like you said, for longer race duration or longer service, the grease will be better application for such duration. Max top speed differences is not noticeable AFAIK ).
I can really tell in electric, oil/grease, even remove the inner seal

But in nitro I have tried oil/grease in back to back weeks and cannot tell a difference in the race/qual's

I am going to experiment with mobil 1 synthetic grease as the Tamiya ceramic is good but I have a feeling something better is around
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