R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-02-2014, 04:23 PM   #616
Tech Master
 
azeroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Da Burbs
Posts: 1,069
Trader Rating: 20 (100%+)
Default

if anyone is thinking about it
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...8-gt-artr.html
__________________
Nitro is for Racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YA SMELL WATTs I BE STEPPIN IN????

Yes I race a Snake, VP, Radiopost,Protek,EDS,Matrix
Team Nitro RC Club Lynwood, IL
azeroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 11:46 PM   #617
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 503
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by azeroth View Post
Ah the orange Sweeps!!! If you would sell those separately pm me the shores and a price I love the orange!
TerribleTy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 09:28 AM   #618
Tech Adept
 
BIGCAT TX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 152
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by azeroth View Post
Wait a minute....that car isn't legal for a ROAR race

What a joke these ROAR rules are.
__________________
SERPENT COBRA GT8 ----- XRAY RX8
Team Desoto Racing - www.SerpentAmerica.com
IGT Hobbies - www.IGTHobbies.com
Hobby Express - www.TheHobbyExpress.com
BIGCAT TX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 09:53 AM   #619
Tech Champion
 
MantisWorx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5,918
Trader Rating: 28 (97%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TerribleTy View Post
Ah the orange Sweeps!!! If you would sell those separately pm me the shores and a price I love the orange!

Ty i have a set of 40e's,45e's and BETA test ( i have no idea what they are, but i know they did not like 150* track temps!) all of them are balanced and on orange ROK's, and have been in ziplock bags so they are in excellent condition! hit me up i will give you a good deal on all of them.
MantisWorx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 09:58 AM   #620
Tech Master
 
azeroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Da Burbs
Posts: 1,069
Trader Rating: 20 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGCAT TX View Post
Wait a minute....that car isn't legal for a ROAR race

What a joke these ROAR rules are.
YOU ARE RIGHT but seeing that around here most go by roar rules maybe somebody with the IGT would like to have a good car for somebody to jump in with that is why it is going as a package
__________________
Nitro is for Racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YA SMELL WATTs I BE STEPPIN IN????

Yes I race a Snake, VP, Radiopost,Protek,EDS,Matrix
Team Nitro RC Club Lynwood, IL
azeroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 10:02 AM   #621
Tech Master
 
azeroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Da Burbs
Posts: 1,069
Trader Rating: 20 (100%+)
Default

LOL and yes kinda slow sometimes white 40, orange 45, black 50, yellow 55, on the shores gotta keep it easy when you run 3 classes
__________________
Nitro is for Racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YA SMELL WATTs I BE STEPPIN IN????

Yes I race a Snake, VP, Radiopost,Protek,EDS,Matrix
Team Nitro RC Club Lynwood, IL
azeroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 01:22 PM   #622
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 503
Lightbulb

Just out of curiosity. As I sit here and rebuild my GT for the 2014 season I find myself looking for options to make the car that much better. One thing I have heard about is ceramic bearings like the ones from Acer Racing or Boca Bearings. Now I understand the theory and know their use in racing bikes and so on but my question is do these same benefits apply to the 8th scale RC world. The only cons I have heard is if they fail they fail hard resulting in a DNF and they aren't cheap like the steel bearings. Pros are less resistance resulting in a more efficient driver train.

What are your guys thoughts? Ceramics in a GT? Curious to see the different thoughts between Factory racers to just the hobbyists as many of the opinions I have heard deal with this.
TerribleTy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 02:29 PM   #623
Tech Master
 
azeroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Da Burbs
Posts: 1,069
Trader Rating: 20 (100%+)
Default

ceramics yes there are benefits in the past i have run them on all the inboard locations but use a good steel bearing at the outboard wheel locations because of board or other car hits to not break a bearing (learned from running off-road buggy)
__________________
Nitro is for Racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YA SMELL WATTs I BE STEPPIN IN????

Yes I race a Snake, VP, Radiopost,Protek,EDS,Matrix
Team Nitro RC Club Lynwood, IL
azeroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2014, 03:43 PM   #624
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 503
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by azeroth View Post
ceramics yes there are benefits in the past i have run them on all the inboard locations but use a good steel bearing at the outboard wheel locations because of board or other car hits to not break a bearing (learned from running off-road buggy)
Makes perfect sense to me, Ceramic the drivetrain minus the hubs for impact protection. Thanks for the reply!
TerribleTy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 08:10 PM   #625
Tech Master
 
tonylunatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Seabrook, TX
Posts: 1,066
Trader Rating: 45 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by azeroth View Post
ceramics yes there are benefits in the past i have run them on all the inboard locations but use a good steel bearing at the outboard wheel locations because of board or other car hits to not break a bearing (learned from running off-road buggy)
+1

I use only Ceramic bearings on clutch bell and center diff or 2speed. These bearings are under consistent pressure and near consistent heat source, they do provide more efficient drive train results in these areas. Everywhere else a good quality steel is all that is needed.

Just check them often (both ceramic & steel) a small tip is after a run feel the cvds, I have noticed that if cvd is extremely hot it has usually been from a bad or going bad bearing.
I check, clean and relube them as regularly as possible. Don't wait till it actually seizes up will do more damage then you think.
__________________
Serpent/Desoto Racing USA~Murnan Modified Motors~PTRC Racing Fluids~Flo-Control ~IGTHobbies.com
tonylunatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 01:04 AM   #626
Tech Champion
 
Roelof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Holland
Posts: 6,280
Send a message via ICQ to Roelof
Default

You will only gain a tiny bit with ceramics if you are a toplevel driver. If you aren't just do not think about it.
__________________
The quality of an answer comes with the quality of the question.
Roelof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 11:20 AM   #627
Tech Master
 
azeroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Da Burbs
Posts: 1,069
Trader Rating: 20 (100%+)
Default

true proper bearing care is more important than what the bearing is.......but......
__________________
Nitro is for Racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YA SMELL WATTs I BE STEPPIN IN????

Yes I race a Snake, VP, Radiopost,Protek,EDS,Matrix
Team Nitro RC Club Lynwood, IL
azeroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 03:05 AM   #628
Tech Champion
 
Roelof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Holland
Posts: 6,280
Send a message via ICQ to Roelof
Default

but.... people are easy fooled with the way of thinking that performance can be bought. Most of the time these people are even not capable to setup a clutch or finetune their engine to the best performance.
__________________
The quality of an answer comes with the quality of the question.
Roelof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 06:27 AM   #629
Tech Elite
 
British Menace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,338
Default

Are we talking Semi-ceramics with ceramic balls or are we talking about the full, All ceramic bearings you can get?
I know some very high quality semi or part ceramic bearings are very expensive, almost as expensive as the fully ceramic but because of the high quality S steel or chrome are also very impact resistant.

Fully agree on one thing. With ceramic they do tend to fail catastrophicly!

Regards
BM
__________________
So enjoying building cars I sometimes forget to save some "man-time" to race them!?
British Menace is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:55 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net