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Old 03-21-2006, 07:14 AM   #5476
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Mark I hate to disagree with you on this point......But the ceramics make the rrr drivetrain significantly smoother, it makes the car free in all aspects....Another point most of the top guys right now in the industry are using ceramics from one manufactuer or another.
there are some certain keys that help you get the most out of the bearings other than just putting ceramics in Im personally using Boca ceramics and it was a huge difference when I slpapped them on.....and they last.

Cheers friend

Remeber there are many things you can do to free up the drivetrain....ask and you shall receive...
Trust me when I tell you Robert's car is the free-est rolling car I have ever seen. It rolls like an electric car.

I would have ceramics in my car if I could afford them.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:16 AM   #5477
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I wonder were you got that Idea from....
I don't seem to remember...
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:24 AM   #5478
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Have you started to shave small areas of the chassis?
If you do that, you'll end up with a higher centre of gravity. Save weight in those areas which are highest on the car or are rotating components.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:31 AM   #5479
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Mark I hate to disagree with you on this point......But [...]
Oh man that hurt

Each to their own. The bearings I got weren't to be recommended, can't remember the name of the firm, but as I was saying above, the rubber seals were very bad and created friction which negated any free-rolling effects the bearings may have had.

Maybe I should test the Boca bearings.....send me a set over, Robert and I'll give you my opinion

Like Robert, I also clean my bearings very regularly - after two days of running at the weekend, all bearings are flushed and re-lubed. Buying ceramics and then not maintaining them is certainly a waste of money. You can only get the best out of the bearings by looking after them.

Cheers, MArk.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:34 AM   #5480
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i have set of those bearings i got for free, they cost 100 to 150 to do the whole car. thats what i doing tonight .get the rrr ready i will be go to the track on friday.see there rob.
Hey Bobby, you need to tell me where to get the bearings for free!!!
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Ceramics are over-rated for nitro
You're in the wrong thread, man!

You tested that RRR yet?

I'll send you my VRC-RRR setup for Heemstede so you can prepare
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:24 AM   #5482
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You're in the wrong thread, man!

You tested that RRR yet?
Yes he did. I'll wait to see what he says about it before I chime in. We have another state race in 2 weeks and I believe he will be using it again.
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:27 AM   #5483
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Yes he did. I'll wait to see what he says about it before I chime in. We have another state race in 2 weeks and I believe he will be using it again.
Coool!!!! Go on spill the beans he won't mind
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:34 AM   #5484
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ok....let's get this rite... different shores of tires are design on different tracks..Anyone can get it rite on this for our babes??

35 shore are for what kind of track?
37 shore are for?
40 and 42...

any advised??
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Like Robert, I also clean my bearings very regularly - after two days of running at the weekend, all bearings are flushed and re-lubed. Buying ceramics and then not maintaining them is certainly a waste of money. You can only get the best out of the bearings by looking after them.

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Ultra Seal Series: Designed for use with electric motor vehicles. The Ultra Seal is a non-contact, frictionless seal that is placed beneath the metal shields. Say goodbye to dirt, dust and other contaminants without any increased drag. These RC bearings are maintenance free and lubed for life.
Please excuse my ignorance, but when it reads "These RC bearings are maintenance free and lubed for life" don't they mean "These RC bearings are maintenance free and lubed for life"?
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Well, I don't have any experience with the bearings, so I can't say for certain, but I would be surprised if they didn't need maintaining.
Only if the bearings are 100% air-tight can they be maintenence free and even then, I would have my doubts if that is a good idea.

Its just my personal feeling, but I much prefer to clean and lube my bearings myself, as then I know how good they are. Nitro RC is very labour intesive and there really isn't anyway of short-cutting these processes without sacrificing something.

Cheers, Mark.
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:33 AM   #5487
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Well, I don't have any experience with the bearings, so I can't say for certain, but I would be surprised if they didn't need maintaining.
Only if the bearings are 100% air-tight can they be maintenence free and even then, I would have my doubts if that is a good idea.

Its just my personal feeling, but I much prefer to clean and lube my bearings myself, as then I know how good they are. Nitro RC is very labour intesive and there really isn't anyway of short-cutting these processes without sacrificing something.

Cheers, Mark.
I have asked that question to Boca Bearings before and he did say that they are lubed for life. He told me that they can be serviced but they should not need it.
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Coool!!!! Go on spill the beans he won't mind
Let's just say that he finished one place behind Robert in the "A".
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I have asked that question to Boca Bearings before and he did say that they are lubed for life. He told me that they can be serviced but they should not need it.
I'd be happy to let someone test that theory for me
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I'd be happy to let someone test that theory for me
OR I would be happy to test a set of ceramics (for free) to see just how long they last.
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