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  1. #1
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    Which Bearings ?

    Ok everybody now i need help from all of you guys out there !
    Which Bearing to use ?

    Boca Bearings
    or
    Acer Bearings
    Last edited by Brian Detroit; 05-03-2010 at 10:45 PM.
    I cant stop playing with it !!!

  2. #2
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    I've received good service from both Boca and Avid. No complaints about either. Oh yeah... Avid gives out decals if that matters to you.

  3. #3
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    I just ordered a set of Avids as well, just a tick under 24 shipped

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    Ceramic or Steel ?
    I cant stop playing with it !!!

  5. #5
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    just regular steel...seeing as how its an offroad truck, if I burn up a set of these, I wont be as mad than if I did a set of ceramics.
    I just picked the kit as it came for the 4x4

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    From what I hear....ceramics are good for driveline and tranny. The axle bearings take too much abuse and it's cheaper to replace with standard bearings.

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    Boca sells a steel shielded set for 20, Avid a hybrid (steel one side/seal on the other) set for 20. The blue seals on my TR bearings seem to just melt away so I'm inclined to go with the metal shielded set. Anyone running the Avids?

    Acer doesn't seem to have "standard" bearings, only pricey ones. But check out the Acer Chics tab...quite impressive.

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    I was always under the impression that rubber shielded ones were for off road as it had a tighter seal to keep out the dirt, and metal shielded ones were for on road guys as they dont get near the dirt we do, and the metal shield also isnt near as tight, therefore less friction.
    Mine just shipped today, so as soon as I get back from a 3 week job and get them in, i'll let ya'll know how they do...my guess is better than stock!

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    I have found the Avid bearings to last just as long as the higher priced ones , and at a buck a piece you can replace them regularly .
    At WARN 80% and climbing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.T.O.3.3
    I have found the Avid bearings to last just as long as the higher priced ones , and at a buck a piece you can replace them regularly .
    Are the Avid you're using the Revolutions with the metal shield on one side and the yellow seal on the other?

    http://www.avidrc.com/product/1/bear...-bearings.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.T.O.3.3
    I have found the Avid bearings to last just as long as the higher priced ones , and at a buck a piece you can replace them regularly .
    My thoughts exactly!

    and yes, I ordered the Revolutions

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    I buy both depending on where they are going .
    At WARN 80% and climbing !

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