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General Chat => Point .25 => Topic started by: jsneva on February 08, 2009, 01:54:45 PM

Title: axel bearings
Post by: jsneva on February 08, 2009, 01:54:45 PM
On my rear axle bearings what is the best type lubricant to use? Also what is the least resistive friction bearing to use. Since I am an extreme budget type racer are there any heat type treatments can I make to my older type bearings. I guess what I am saying is ,What is the most economical way to have the best bearings possible for a quarter midget?

Title: Re: axel bearings
Post by: goffin20 on February 08, 2009, 02:16:38 PM
I use standard bearings, pull the inside seal out and flush them with brake cleaner.  Install them in the bird cages with the outside seal still on to keep the oils in and dirt out but leave the inside seals out.  I also drill a small hole in the top of the bird cage for the plastic straw on the spray can to lube them before each race with slick50 with Teflon.  Most people use triflow but any good lubricant will work, slick50 has Teflon, works great and is half the price as triflow.

My axles spin very freely without the high cost of ceramic bearings or the high dollar ones.  They had some on display at the dirt grand’s and mine actually seemed much free’er.

You can contact Mark Baumann at 614-224-4291 or visit their site at for bearings EBC R20 ZZ