Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > International Forums > Singapore R/C Racers
Ball bearings for the TA-04 Aluminium Pulley >

Ball bearings for the TA-04 Aluminium Pulley

Ball bearings for the TA-04 Aluminium Pulley

Old 03-04-2002, 04:36 PM
  #1  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
 
KiwiKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SG
Posts: 458
Default Ball bearings for the TA-04 Aluminium Pulley

Hi,

I'm interested in replacing my 3 mm balls in the front and rear aluminium pulleys of my TA-04 with 3.9 mm balls (which I was told will do away with the need for the plastic inserts). Any ideas as to where these can be purchased and the likely cost?

Many thanks.

p/s - Jeff, I hope you read this thread.
KiwiKid is offline  
Old 03-04-2002, 07:58 PM
  #2  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Woodlands, Singapore
Posts: 213
Default

Firstly check with Tai Sing as their bearings are Tamiya original. If don't have, go to Winnie.


Hey u guys! I'm back...

Last edited by Rose Money; 03-04-2002 at 08:02 PM.
Rose Money is offline  
Old 03-04-2002, 09:06 PM
  #3  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
Kenneth Tan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,123
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Are you talking about the aluminium diff pulleys? Is there a reason for removing the plastic inserts? I thought the plastic inserts are supposed to reduce friction?
Kenneth Tan is offline  
Old 03-04-2002, 10:01 PM
  #4  
AO
Tech Addict
 
AO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: TEAM ATLAS
Posts: 693
Lightbulb

Kennth,

Use the insert first when the the insert is worn out.
Then chance to 3.9mm balls.

Both ways are correct. but with the 3.9mm ball you may wear your pulley.

See you
AO is offline  
Old 03-05-2002, 02:25 AM
  #5  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
ozone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,222
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

welcome back rose money
ozone is offline  
Old 03-05-2002, 07:36 AM
  #6  
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 76
Default

Hi... I think I was teh one whom put the idea in his head... well I agree with AO, use the plastic cups 1st till they wear out, you shld not use the 3.9mm balls for a rough track, but for a smooth track like the one in marine parade is much smoother therefore using the 3.9mm balls still work.

Btw to get those 3.9 mm balls go to SK bearings at seragoon road (near little india) you can also get the 3mm balls that we normally use in bulk there so you can change them every 5 races or so.
Madman is offline  
Old 03-06-2002, 12:15 AM
  #7  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
 
KiwiKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SG
Posts: 458
Default

Thanks guys. I shall stick with the 3 mm until the plastic inserts wear out (as mentioned).
KiwiKid is offline  
Old 03-08-2002, 10:00 PM
  #8  
Tech Master
 
Alvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Singapore, Jurong East
Posts: 1,654
Default

Dudes,
any idea where to purchase sealed bearings? Want to use on TA04. If the hardware shops sell cheaper VS the tamiya original bearings then oh well get tamiya.

Thanks.
Alvin is offline  
Old 03-11-2002, 04:29 AM
  #9  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (44)
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,213
Trader Rating: 44 (100%+)
Default

you can try Kian Ho bearings along Jln Besar, or SHinko bearings near Lavender MRT. i've tried both before.

i just bought a set of rubber-sealed bearings for my MP7.5 from kian ho last saturday. not sure if it's a whole lot cheaper than hobby shops but at least i know i only need to go to one location to find bearings rather than hunting high and low ...
wyl03 is offline  
Old 03-11-2002, 04:40 AM
  #10  
Tech Master
 
Alvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Singapore, Jurong East
Posts: 1,654
Default

Not bad, they have a pretty cool site @ http://www.kianho.com.sg

Thanks wyl03, I will check them out soon.

Thanks and best regards,
Alvin
Alvin is offline  
Old 03-11-2002, 05:38 AM
  #11  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Singapore
Posts: 709
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Hi,

Sounds interesting. any idea what is the price like ?
ongbenghui is offline  

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.