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Stock Eyelet/ bearing comparison

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by KamilA, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. KamilA

    KamilA Box Kit

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    Are the stock plastic wheel bearings/eyelets from the AR chassis better than the regular ones from other chassis, the ones with the brass eyelets?
     
  2. Drew

    Drew Carbon Fiber Dust

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    Depends on the plastic type, if it's stock ABS plastic for A Parts then it's soft and will deform pretty quick even with an eyelet. If it's the CF-ABS (carbon reinforced) A Parts, then it's pretty strong and resists deforming much better. The middle ground is the PC+ABS which is neither here nor there, but is still better than stock ABS.

    So in summary it depends on the plastic:

    CF-ABS > PC-ABS > ABS
     
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  3. ltr74

    ltr74 Aluminum Lock Nut

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    The AR chassis as well as the MA and FMA come with POM A parts. This is a low friction type of plastic which is excellent for the wheel bushings as well as stick rollers. Ball bearings will obviously be superior and you may get some quicker wear with the POM parts, but if the only choice is POM, plastic(ABS/PC-ABS/CF-ABS) or brass, I would run the POM.
     

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