Bearing upgrade process

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Dom1981
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Bearing upgrade process

Post by Dom1981 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:08 pm

Hi Guys

Ordered new bearing kit for my clod.
Is there any recommended process for this and do I need a press to remove and install new ones..

Any pics appreciated

Thanks

Dom

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Re: Bearing upgrade process

Post by Steve C » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:37 pm

No press or special tools needed, just push the stock plastic bushings out and pop the new metal bearings right in. Did you get the full kit of 24? If so the 4 smaller ones are for the spur gears in the axles so you'll have to take the gearcase apart to install those. If you don't have the manual here is a link that will be helpful, this shows where everything is at https://www.tamiya.com/english/rc/rcman ... buster.pdf
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Re: Bearing upgrade process

Post by Dom1981 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:08 pm

Thanks very much

Yep got the full kit..

As I'm just doing shocks and locking rear steering might As Well do bearings.
I found the rear wheels don't spin as freely as front so thought possible bearings are not up to the job anymore.

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Re: Bearing upgrade process

Post by Dom1981 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:13 pm

I bought the clod which a previous owner had built.
Didn't realise it had so many.
Where they all located?

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Re: Bearing upgrade process

Post by Dom1981 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:23 pm

Looking at manual appears to be axles and gearbox?

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Re: Bearing upgrade process

Post by Halgar » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:50 pm

Dom1981 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Looking at manual appears to be axles and gearbox?
Yes, they are in the axle tubes and gear box. The manual will locate them for you.
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.