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Old 06-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #101
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I busted my front pinion bearings on sunday and i haven't used the Wraith since i made the change, i think one of the factors is the front driveshaft angle which is very steep compared to the rear angle which is almoststraight in relation to the pinion, when it failed i touched the front driveshaft joint at the pinion and it was pretty hot, the rear one was cold, so i'll correct the front axle and i'll see if i improve the bearing life
All of my issues were in my old rig which was very low and driveshaft angles were pretty minimal.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #102
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Any updates on these guys?
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Thanks there on the way...ill make sure to keep them lubed so no rust forms..
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Any updates on these guys?
Vanquish has been rolling out lots of new stuff. They have a back log of finished projects that are just waiting on time to run and inventory. These will make it out, just have to exercise patience.
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I've seen all the new goodies they've been rolling out lately. And I am trying to be patient, just gettting tired of pulling everything apart to check and replace the TRX bushings.
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I've seen all the new goodies they've been rolling out lately. And I am trying to be patient, just gettting tired of pulling everything apart to check and replace the TRX bushings.
I hear ya, that was how I felt too. I'm told they'll be getting to them. They have some more cool stuff coming this week I believe.
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I say someone should come out with a better bearing so we don't have to compromise with bushings..
Roller pin bearings !
Make it happen or a axle that can fit a bigger bearing. that will be the next thing I bet..o but then there cost forgot about that..
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I say someone should come out with a better bearing so we don't have to compromise with bushings..
Roller pin bearings !
Make it happen or a axle that can fit a bigger bearing. that will be the next thing I bet..o but then there cost forgot about that..

Sounds expensive for a bearing that small, I'm down with using bushings. If you redesign the housing, it will lose a lot of the scale realism that it currently has. Might be able to make it so a larger bearing could be used on the inside.
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I say someone should come out with a better bearing so we don't have to compromise with bushings..
Roller pin bearings !
Make it happen or a axle that can fit a bigger bearing. that will be the next thing I bet..o but then there cost forgot about that..
I kinda wonder why VP didn't use at least a 5x13 or even a 5x14 bearing for their axle housings. Surely a 5x13 would hold up to the abuse we put them through.
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I kinda wonder why VP didn't use at least a 5x13 or even a 5x14 bearing for their axle housings. Surely a 5x13 would hold up to the abuse we put them through.
As mentioned above, scale appearance is always an issue. We are already fighting exaggerated proportions.

Also, most people have zero issues. There is a small part (big power users) of a portion (Wraith owners) of a small niche (Crawling) in RC that have this issue. Making the rest of the people in the hobby buy bigger bearings or deal with less ideal scale proportions just doesn't sound like a great business decision
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Why are you guys resistant to bushings?
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Why are you guys resistant to bushings?
I'm not, we use them in all kinds of places in the machines I build at work, both oillite and standard machined brass.
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Why are you guys resistant to bushings?
They give me small man syndrome....bearings make my e-wiener bigger!!
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They give me small man syndrome....bearings make my e-wiener bigger!!
I seriously think that's what it is for some people.
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Bearings are easier for me to get than bushings....and I've had no problems with the bearings in my wraith.
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Why are you guys resistant to bushings?
Because bearings are better, that's why they exist.
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Because bearings are better, that's why they exist.
Better in certain applications.
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Better in certain applications.
Like the wraith.
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if theese things can rust some eezox would help. its a gun lube that goes on and drys and is one of the best things I've seen for protecting metal from elemental exposure. it also provides some lubrication properties after its dried. it comes in a spray can (way way more then you need comes out) and a needle dropper which is much better.
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