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    Ball bearings

    Basic question for you guys but I'm unable to find a clear answer through searching unfortunately:

    I'm looking at buying aluminum steering blocks, caster blocks, and rear carriers. I notice that some are sold with bearings and some without.

    Question: From the factory, does my Rustler 4x4 VXL have bearings or bushings at those locations? It's a new car so if it already has bearings, I don't see a need to replace them yet. If it's bushings though, I'll drop in bearings while I'm in there. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

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    Should have bearings in all the places you mentioned. I donít think they would put bushings in an rc meant for speeds such as the rustler can attain.

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    Welcome back to the hobby/addiction and to the Traxxas forums!

    The stock parts that you are upgrading already have bearings in them, not bushings.
    Since your rig is new, just swap the bearings into the new parts.

    Have fun!
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    Look at the exploded view. Any part where a bushing or bearing would be will have the size and if it has "BB" behind it then it is a ball bearing. Anything designated as "PB" is a bushing.
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    Thanks guys. I figured they were bearings but I appreciate the confirmation. For some reason I didn’t think to look at the exploded view. Should have started there vs google... thanks again!

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    If your vehicle is new, you should be able to use the original bearings with the aftermarket parts...at least, I think you can.

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    Hello,
    I'm new to this whole Taxxas/forum thing but here's my issue. I got distracted while driving and slid my Russtler into an electrical box and snapped the Steering Block in two. I'm now missing both bearings that were originally in there so now I'm upgrading. I have all the parts I need but when I search for the bearings I hit a road block. Traxxas website says I need 5x8x2.5mm while some guy at Traxxas said I needed a 5x11x4mm. From the videos I've watched it looks like there are two different sizes (one for the front and one size for the back of the steering block). What size do I need so I can get my rig back in the snow!?
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    Part numbers 5116 & 5119.

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    By the way, the 5x8x2.5 bearings are what is used in the steering bellcrank, not the steering block.

    The front steering blocks use 5x11x4 on the outside and 10x14x4 on the inside.

    The rear carriers use 2 5x11x4 on each side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    The front steering blocks use 5x11x4 on the outside and 10x14x4 on the inside.
    I know it was just a typo, Squeegie, but the inside bearing is 10x15x4mm.

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    Tha is for that exploded view. After I wrote that I went through all my paperwork and found the same breakdown. The two bearings I needed are 5116 and 5119 5x11x4 and 10x15x4. Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    I know it was just a typo, Squeegie, but the inside bearing is 10x15x4mm.
    Oops! Yes, 10x15x4 on the inner side of the steering blocks.

    Thanks for catching that!
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    Time for some coffee, Squeegie.

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    ...or to cut down!
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