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  1. #1
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    Bearing carnage.

    Had a some clicking, clunking, then no front wheel drive. odd. Ripped it apart assuming it was going to be the front locker for the 3rd time. Nope, bearings on the pinion gear this time.. Destroyed the bearings like I have never seen before, and killed the ring and pinion gears...


    This pic is a bit out of focus but you can see the shoulders of the gear are chipped bad.

    First time for me on this one.. 20 bucks and shes back up and running though!

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    I went to ceramic pinion bearings
    For that reason no issues since



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    Nice, like my skateboard. Didnt even think of that. Thanks man!

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    Ouch! Nice carnage though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markman View Post
    Nice, like my skateboard. Didnt even think of that. Thanks man!
    Mine were from boca got inner and outer pinion and wheel bearings... Not real cheap $60 but seem to be worth the extra money they are sealed and made for dusty and dirty conditions. The complete set is over $500
    That's just crazy


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    I have gone with avid steel shielded bearings. A lot cheaper than the ceramics and I haven't had in issue with these.

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    Especially on the Summit, you need to pull the seal out of the bearings and pack them with waterproof grease, then put the seal back in. I am working on a video for my youtube channel about this. I had the same problem and discovered my differential was full of water. I also found water in the transmission, inside the wheel bearings, and inside the reciever box. Waterproof grease is your friend!

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    I did the grease the bearings clean and repack. But they just couldn't take the abuse I was giving them. I have a brushless setup I run off and on as well. The grease really helps with the water issues though


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