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Old 02-15-2017, 07:42 AM
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Is OE the only way to go ?

I have seen AVID , TKO , and Protek offer ceramic and steel , which are reliable ? Don't see any consistent rating being used in the specs .

I did search for it , if you know a thread i didn't find it please send it ...
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:23 AM
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I would use ceramic as a main bearing and a steel one in the front. Regarding what brand you should use I can't say. I've used orignal bearings from the engine maker, avid and some others but couldn't tell a difference. I rarly change bearings and if I do I only change the front then I buy a new motor or rebuild it completly with p/s, bearings, conrod which is almost the same price as a new one.
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:27 PM
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Avid ceramics are good quality and affordable. Have used them on customers engines for years with no issues.
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some good info here
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Another vote for Avid's.
No issues with their steel or ceramics.

Not sure who manufactures them, but they're good.
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Another vote for Avid. I have used them a handful of times with great success.
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Originally Posted by Arctic RC View Post
I would use ceramic as a main bearing and a steel one in the front. Regarding what brand you should use I can't say. I've used orignal bearings from the engine maker, avid and some others but couldn't tell a difference. I rarly change bearings and if I do I only change the front then I buy a new motor or rebuild it completly with p/s, bearings, conrod which is almost the same price as a new one.
I'm curious why you switch them up? Would make any difference using ceramic for both front and rear?
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Originally Posted by NitroJunky721 View Post
I'm curious why you switch them up? Would make any difference using ceramic for both front and rear?
I also use Avid bearings in all the engines I rebuild for people. I also most times recommend a steel front bearing. The front bearing will always get a bit of fine dirt in it over time. Ceramic tends to wear a bit faster than steel with the dirt mixed in the grease.

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I never change the berarings on new engines. If I need to change bearings I will stick with the same type of bearings that were installd in the factory, steel or ceramic. With that said I run engines with DLC crank, steel front and ceramic in the rear. I have tried steel both front and rear with a steel crank and everything inbetween. For me when I service my engines I think it is easier to determine the conditions of the engine.
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