Am I the only one around here having ball bearing issues every 3-5 battery packs or less?
I'm mostly a track guy, not racing yet but training to do so sometime this summer. This week, I had the usual Slipper bearing locked up, but this time the ring gear bearing (essentially the rear slipper bearing) exploded and one of the balls from the bearing jumped in the mesh and damaged the spur/pinion in one shot (pinion looks funny, all dented). This locked up the mesh and busted the front drive hub too.
Last week, the usual slipper bearing plus 1 of the wheel outer bearings. The week before that the slipper bearing plus the traxxas POS pinion (15T) and the spur. Week before that, the motor BB and slipper.
The other 2 diff box bearings don't feel too good, and may not survive next week... Should I buy stocks from POS Ball Bearing Inc?
I understand that these BB are small and this truck pushes the envelop quite a bit, I'm not exactly a conservative driver, but why pick such a small bearing on a spot like the slipper clutch or the diff box????? and that plastic bushing....
I love the hobby, I love the car (truck) and I need this to get my mind off work but I'm not a fan of taking everything apart every time I'm done with "practice".
Sorry for venting it here, I'm not asking for warranty or a recall, but how about some enhancements to known flaws/weakness??!?