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Old 07-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Arrow Why Team FastEddy Pro Bearings for your largescale?

I made a post about this several years ago but cant find it. It may have been on another forum from days gone by.


team fasteddy "Pro Bearing Kits" are like none other on the market.

In the bearing business most smaller buyers (100,000 bearings or so per size) need to go through middle men. The buyer may think they are dealing direct with the manufacturer but in fact they are not. Due to this they need to buy the bearing configurations that are available to the middleman from factory stock. They usually have 1-2 different configurations available per shield type ordered such as Steel or Stainless Steel races, Steel or ceramic balls, and a factiry all around grease For most bearing buyers these are good choices.

I am lucky enough to have family in the bearing business in charge of distribution direct inside the factory we use. Because of this we are able to get any bearing configuration that we desire at costs that are less then others that have to go through middlemen. We need additional time for our orders to be taged onto a larger run or to have material changed out at the end of a run to match our needs but in the end we are able to get exactly what we want.

team fasteddy has taken the approach on 5th scale R/Cs that each bearing placement has its own unique needs. 5th scale has demands on its bearings that are different then any other R/C size. For this reason we specify the Race materials, ball materials, ABEC rating, seals, and grease to be the best available for a cost that is affordable.

We have over time adjusted each bearing and its construction. TeamFastEddy bearings are the worlds largest selling and most widely used aftermarket bearings in the 5th Scale industry. They are used by the top racers in the world and have seen more podiums then any other aftermarket bearings. Not only are they sold in kits but they are widely used by most of the top aftermarket manufacturers in the industry as OEM bearings in their parts and engines.

When your looking for 5th scale bearings, Team FastEddy is the top name in the business.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why Team FastEddy Pro Bearings for your largescale?

I hear you on that, just hurrying up my LHS for some HPI baja wheel bearing's seems to be no one holding them in the UK, its now Losi or Losi.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why Team FastEddy Pro Bearings for your largescale?

Thanks for starting this thread, Eddy. Regarding your Pro vs regular bearings, what exactly is the difference--lubricant type, ball/race material, seal material, tolerances? Also, what do the differences amount to--durability, performance, etc? Lastly, do you plan to offer sealed ceramic bearings at some point in the future for die-hard racers?
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:22 PM   #4
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Our standard series bearing kit is a great upgrade for you Baja.
All the bearings are equipped with a good all around bearing grease and are a good quality bearing.
Our "Pro Series" kit has each bearing specked for its placement in the Rig its going into.
Im not going to tell you (As Asked) exactly what the recipe is for each one. I have spent a lot of time and money getting this figured out and dont want to give it to others to try to copy for free.

If your on-road racing or off road and are looking for that "Little Extra" out of a bearing then Ceramic Ball style bearings may be the ticket. For the price difference it does offer less rolling resistance. We use a Non High Heat grease (Most Ceramic Ball, Ball Bearings of this size use this same grease) in our Ceramic wheel bearings. This grease offers less resistance then a high heat grease.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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I apologize if that was inferred. I wasn't asking for the exact recipe--just wanted to know the differences between your standard vs pro. It appears each bearing in the Pro series has proprietary 'tweaks' suited for it purpose/loads in the vehicle--got it. So, you DO offer sealed ceramic bearings? I only found sealed ceramic for the 12x24x6 (outer hub bearing on the Losi and inner-outer wheel hub and crankcase layshaft bearings on Baja 5B/5T) on your website. Do you plan to offer sealed ceramic versions for the Losi inner wheel hub bearing (20x32x7mm), the Losi diff bearings (15x24x5mm flanged) and the Turtle/DS clutch housing bearings (15x32x9)? These appear to be the ones which fail most commonly and are most in need of an upgrade!

BTW - I've bought (3) sets of your complete bearing kits for my Baja and (2) sets for my Losi, not to mention a host of your other products. I'm a big fan of your products and videos! The videos are by far the most comprehensive (almost anal ) and informative tools any RC enthusiast can find. Keep 'em going!
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #6
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team fasteddy what grease do you recommend we use when servicing out team fasteddy bearings??
The type, rating, and even brand would be nice to know.
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say team fast eddy bearing grease ;)

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:40 PM   #8
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say team fast eddy bearing grease ;)

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That's kind of obvious but I have drums of different grease at work so buying the team fasteddy grease isn't what I'm trying to do.
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Not sure he's gonna get more specific than an EP#2 bearing grease, I like Lucas Red 'n Tacky.

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That's the type of grease I use already. The wheel bearing grease at my work is red and crazy tacky.
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It's good stuff, I imagine you might lose some potential speed from the extra tackiness, but I like how it stays where it's needed.

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I use just enough to get the job done and it's been working out fine for me.
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Default Re: Why Team FastEddy Pro Bearings for your largescale?

When I got the team fasteddy losi kit,I still had to get front and rear pinion bearings.
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I had front and rear pinion bearings but I was missing a set of the flanged diff bearings.
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team fasteddy should weigh in.
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Imo lucas red n tacky is no good for bearings, to much friction and high heat. Tried it on a few clutch bearings and boy did i learn a thing or two.

I`ll let fast eddy chime in on this if he will.
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say Team Fast Eddy bearing grease ;)

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I doubt it's team fasteddy grease. That stuff is way to thick for bearings. It's gotta be something less viscous.

Besides, I doubt sealed team fasteddy bearings are meant to be 'serviced.' I believe they are meant to be used until 'crunchy' then replaced. If I'm wrong, Eddy would sell bearing sealers, no?
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The hi temp hi pressure grease I've been using seems to keep the bearings alive for a good while.
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The hi temp hi pressure grease I've been using seems to keep the bearings alive for a good while.
You pull and replace the seals then, Scope? If so, how often?
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Yes I remove the seals then clean the bearings out regrease, then reinstall the seals.
I service them whenever I have the truck apart and that's pretty often. I go no more than 2 gallons without servicing the bearings.
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