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Old 08-29-2010, 06:22 AM
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Hi guys. I'm building my first car: Tamiya M05-Ra. Regarding the brass metal bearings in the spur gear (1150 & 850). Can I replace this with sealed bearings together with the rest of the transmission? Why is brass bearing used in the spur gear? Can I also replace the plastic bearing in the wheels with metal bearings? Your input is most welcome. Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:28 AM
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replacing the plastic bearings with metal should be fine,never heard of a brass bushing being used on a center diff, but if its meant for the kit dont see a problem after all tamiya are known for quality kits.
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replacing the plastic bearings with metal should be fine,never heard of a brass bushing being used on a center diff, but if its meant for the kit dont see a problem after all tamiya are known for quality kits.
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There is no center diff on a FWD vehicle.

The brass and plastic bushings are used to keep kit price down, and are sufficient for most newbies. If you decide to drive the car for any length of time though, switch out all the plastic and brass for ball bearings.
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There is no center diff on a FWD vehicle.

The brass and plastic bushings are used to keep kit price down, and are sufficient for most newbies. If you decide to drive the car for any length of time though, switch out all the plastic and brass for ball bearings.
Got that, Timbulb. Thanks.
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