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Old 07-13-2004, 10:41 AM   #13846
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These bearings are very good.
I use them in my Serpent 710, and never had any problems with them. They work great.

I am sure that the Serpent ceramic bearings are good, but we will have to wait and see if they come in complete kits.

If so, I would still go with the Acer racing bearings.
Do the bearing from Acer run smoother and free'er than those in the kit?
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:44 PM   #13847
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Do the bearing from Acer run smoother and free'er than those in the kit?
They will probably be the same when new but Serpent's own bearings are the only ones we ever had trouble with in the wet. The rubber seal purple bearings are total rubbish. Serpent do state not to run them in the wet so I guess places like here, Scandaniavia etc cant run Serpent cars most of the year

It's funny how the Yokomo bearings never got effected with our wet weather racing. The Acer racing bearings, skf, or Boca are brilliant bearings (metal shield) as are the XTM bearings which are slightly cheaper.
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:52 PM   #13848
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Do the bearing from Acer run smoother and free'er than those in the kit?

Yes.
They are more smooth, and run defenitly more free.

The problem with rain and the Serpent stock bearings are new to me.
I run the Acer racing bearings, and a friend of my the stock bearings, and we both race in the rain now and then.
He hasn't had the problems.
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:52 PM   #13849
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The Acer racing bearings, skf, or Boca are brilliant bearings (metal shield) as are the XTM bearings which are slightly cheaper.
SKF makes miniature ceramic bearings? Where do I buy?

I think a full set of Serpent ceramic bearings will be a lot more expensive than $99. Look at what their regular purple shielded bearings cost. I have never seen a full set of those but when buying in pairs you spend more than $99...

I might give Acer a try.
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i already submitted to Pamper's and Hughies waiting for reply
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SKF makes miniature ceramic bearings? Where do I buy?
Yeah, I'd like to know too... As far as I know, they do not.
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:08 PM   #13852
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If so, I would still go with the Acer racing bearings.
Sounds like a good deal with the free shipping. Do you happen to know if the complete 710 kit bearings from Acer includes all bearings in the car like the small steering rack bearings, bearings in the ball diff, Centax and ball diff thrust bearings? Thanks.
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Old 07-13-2004, 10:01 PM   #13853
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Make sure your boy TQs and wins races.
he will as soon as i can get him to grab the controls!
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Old 07-13-2004, 11:18 PM   #13854
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Sounds like a good deal with the free shipping. Do you happen to know if the complete 710 kit bearings from Acer includes all bearings in the car like the small steering rack bearings, bearings in the ball diff, Centax and ball diff thrust bearings? Thanks.
I've sent a mail to Acer - I'll let you know when they reply.
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Old 07-13-2004, 11:38 PM   #13855
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Sounds like a good deal with the free shipping. Do you happen to know if the complete 710 kit bearings from Acer includes all bearings in the car like the small steering rack bearings, bearings in the ball diff, Centax and ball diff thrust bearings? Thanks.
Ceramic ball-dif is must have I guess.
Yes its cost more, but save your plates many times. You just need to polish the plate everytime you rebuilt.

Ceramic Car(710)-kit from Boca consist 25 pc. Does not include steering crank, ball-bearing in the diff is not ceramic but they put 2pc 2nd spur flange bearing.
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I've sent a mail to Acer - I'll let you know when they reply.
WOW these guys are quick!!!! The 710 kit doesn't include the centax bearings. They didn't say if the kit contains the loose ball bearings for the diff - just checking.
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WOW these guys are quick!!!! The 710 kit doesn't include the centax bearings. They didn't say if the kit contains the loose ball bearings for the diff - just checking.
Man, these guys are too quick I hardly get my question sent before the reply
No balls provided, only the bearings.

Well, I'll make my order, I think. Looks good to me
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WOW these guys are quick!!!! The 710 kit doesn't include the centax bearings. They didn't say if the kit contains the loose ball bearings for the diff - just checking.
Do you know if Acer makes ceramic bearings for the centax that you could buy separately?
How about Boca?
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Ceramic ball-dif is must have I guess.
Yes its cost more, but save your plates many times. You just need to polish the plate everytime you rebuilt.
I bought some ceramic diff balls on eBay a couple months ago (10 USD) and I am very pleased with them so far.
Even after not cleaning the diff for seven weeks, the diff still worked smoother than a brand new stock diff! I finally cleaned it last night just for the hell of it.
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I bought some ceramic diff balls on eBay a couple months ago (10 USD) and I am very pleased with them so far.
Even after not cleaning the diff for seven weeks, the diff still worked smoother than a brand new stock diff! I finally cleaned it last night just for the hell of it.
Hi Arun, do you use any kind of lube on the balls in the rear diff?
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