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    Unbreakable(ish) bearings?

    So after buying probably my 17th set of bearings for the rear hub carriers for my 4x4, I've decided to ask around and see if anyone has found any that are more durable. I run mip axles with the aluminium hub carriers, Thanks in advance!
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    I just buy a bunch of those rear bearings from Avid and swap them out as needed. I don't think anybody makes bearings that last forever. Besides, at $1 each, it's not really a big deal. The down time sucks, though.

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    Never heard of them, are the bearings any better than the stock ones? What size exactly do I need?
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    You need two 5x11x4mm bearings for each rear hub. Just a tip....Use Loctite on your wheel nut and don't crank down on the nut. Get it nice and snug but don't go crazy. Also let the Loctite dry for 24 hrs. If you crank down on the nut you will put a lot of pressure on the bearings and they will give out quickly, even with the crush bearing installed (which is a must).
    Last edited by Silly Old Boy; 06-27-2016 at 12:57 AM.

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    Buy really cheap bearings on ebay. They do make ceramic bearings but in my experience they are easier to crush from hard landings. They do alright in the transmission. Just not the axle carriers.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    How are you driving your truck? If you keep it out of sand and water, they'll last a lot longer.
    youtube.com/c/RazorRCvideos

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    Once I put the Tekno axles in mine that come with bigger bearings in their carriers my hub bearings have held up great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfueled1 View Post
    Once I put the Tekno axles in mine that come with bigger bearings in their carriers my hub bearings have held up great
    The OP is using MIP's so Tekno hubs won't be of much use to him.

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    How can you tell the bearings are bad?

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    Binding and/or grinding sound/feel.
    Sometimes they just grenade and parts are everywhere or gone.

    Best way to check is to take it out and spin it in your hand.
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