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01-17-2001, 01:00 PM
Hmmm .. the parts list and the exploded diagrams show the bearings for the wheels to be 5x11 in size .....
01-17-2001, 05:22 PM
The bearings for the wheels are 5X11. Check out Acer bearings on the web, Rubber sealed run about $2.50 ea, I have had mine for about 6mos now, and havent had a bit of problems with them. Hope this helps.
01-17-2001, 06:16 PM
I know the 2001 Nitro rustler uses the 5x11x4 for the front wheels, two on each side. The rear axle hubs also use the 5x11x4. That is what the instruction manual calls for and the fit just fine. I have all eight on my rustler.
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01-17-2001, 06:44 PM
I bought the dura's a year ago and have had no trouble with them as yet. They seem to be smooth running and still tight but maybe I'm just not seeing somthing I should. Good luck.
01-17-2001, 07:21 PM
Is there any weight advantage either way?
01-17-2001, 07:30 PM
My Dura's (metal shields) lasted 3 runs, and they were wasted. My father-in-law got a little more out of his (extreemly dusty conditions) We switched to rubber seals, and all is great.
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01-18-2001, 12:18 AM
Going to get some (8) ball bearings for the wheels (5x11x4). Anyone know the quality difference between the Traxxas ones and the DuraTrax bearings? I know the Traxxas ones are stainless steel, the DuraTrax standard ones are chrome and stainless ones are available at a higher price. Are the DuraTrax 4mm wide like the Traxxas ones?? Are both sealed adequately? Recommendations?? Thanks.
01-18-2001, 12:51 AM
make sure you get the right bearings for the wheel hubs since they are 5x8 size and not 5x11 as they are used for the differential..
01-18-2001, 04:56 PM
I use the Duratrax ones in my Nitro Sport (essentially the same as far as wheels go). I've only run them 3 or 4 times but they seem to be holding up OK.
01-19-2001, 01:47 PM
I also have the duratrax ones for my nitro rustler...I havent had any probs with them too. I run my car in grass...baseball fields...and pavement! All the terrain you can dish out...they hold up well...if they get dirty I just use bearing cleaners to clean them...I use the BSB bearing cleaners that I use for my rollerblades...works fine!
01-20-2001, 02:49 AM
A friend of mine got traxxas and i got Dura, mine will out roll his times 4 in a free spin... i have ran in dirt, sand, grass, and snow and they still spin like new....
01-21-2001, 01:29 PM
Bearings are one of the first Hop-Ups you should buy.
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