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From: "Steve Tyng" <STyng-at-ACPTrust.com>
Subject: RE: Transmission Basics [TANKS]
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 16:33:25 -0500
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Derek wrote:
> Got mine on Ebay.  Found a guy selling 100 1/2" flanged bearings for like $29.99.  You could also check www.surpluscenter.com for flanged bushings which I have found might work better if you are using them for suspensions.
I can whole heartily recommend bronze bushings for the low rpm roadwheels.  Ball bearings IMHO are overkill for a roadwheel.  The bronze bushings you want to use are also known as Oilite bearings.  They are made of sintered bronze and are impregnated with oil.  The 1/2" bushings that surpluscenter.com sell are Oilite bearings.  Oilite bearings on a ground shaft are almost frictionless.