Based on the recommendations here. I have decided to get a bearing kit from Avid. I would like to know what y'all recommend as far as rubber, revolution, and metal. Since I bought this truck used I want to replace all of the bearings.
I run Avid and love em . Just get the cheap rubber they work great are cleanable and if it fails you don't brake the bank. Basher here dirt only and I service bearings about every 10 packs and replace as needed. You need to stay on top of bearings. I had one of those fluke deals last week where I ate a king headz bearing after 2 packs. The bearing had been serviced about 4 times so maybe it was on its way out.
I've got a question that sort of piggybacks on this one, so I'll just ask it here rather than making a new thread...is it best to replace them as they go, or just replace the whole shebang at one time? I ask this because I've got a bad bearing (diff fluid leaking, I found a ball on the floor when I went to get it ready to run) and figured I'd get some opinions before taking out good bearings for a whole set.
I run the Avids as well. I run a variety of surfaces and so far Ive only run their rubber sealed. I would say they are as good as the Boca econo rubber seals and as good or better than the TRX blue rubber sealed and less expensive. I service mine as needed. Very easy to pop the rubber coated shields off with the tip of an xacto, spray out, blow out dry, relube and replace the shields by pressing them into place. You can feel them "softly snap" back into position. Those with deeper pockets than me might prefer to run till their trashed and cheap enough to just chunk and replace, but they are very serviceable.
Avid was very quick and easy to deal with. Their bearings arrived fast were packaged "over the top" in attractive packaging and even throughout some cool decals. I was a Boca customer for many many years, but I was impressed with these. Boca has some very nice bearings if you have the money. Truthfully Ive had very good luck with all bearings other than Duratrax which is odd because some swear by them. I've toasted more than a few of those back in the day.
Good choice on Avid. Purchased Team Bluestar and service was horrible. Never again.
Just to let people know I got the stainless steel ball bearings from RcScrews and they suck ! they rust like heck.
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Last edited by cooleocool; 06-08-2013 at 08:09 PM.
I'm running Avid's too, and I love mine. I would get the Rubber seals, because they seal out dirt the best, and they're easy to clean.
Got my bearings and the only one that they don't include is the bearing in the spur gear. Is it not that important to change it? I'm wondering why it isn't included?
Wait, you ordered a bearing kit from Avid, and one bearing is missing? The kit should come with enough bearings to replace EVERY bearing. I would email Avid, they should send you the missing one.Got my bearings and the only one that they don't include is the bearing in the spur gear. Is it not that important to change it? I'm wondering why it isn't included?
I just put in an order for the slash 4x4 kit. I'll let you know if I get all the bearings.
I went back and looked at the order. The kit includes 6, 5x11x4 bearings. There are 2 in the front axle carriers, 4 in the rear axle carriers and 1 in the spur. Total of 7, 5x11x4 bearings. I'll know next time that I need to order 1 additional bearing.
I would just email Avid about it, they should just add the bearing to the kit. I'd bet they would also like to know that the Slash 4x4 bearing kit is missing a bearing.I went back and looked at the order. The kit includes 6, 5x11x4 bearings. There are 2 in the front axle carriers, 4 in the rear axle carriers and 1 in the spur. Total of 7, 5x11x4 bearings. I'll know next time that I need to order 1 additional bearing.