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    • #51422
      Brian Terpstra

      I am shopping new axle bearings for my CRG, and I see the cost difference between name brand CRG bearings and Shockwave bearings, the CRG brand are 4 times the cost.  Is that difference worth it or am I only paying for the name?  Thanks.

    • #51466
      Patrick Roth

      While I have never disected the design of a CRG brand axle bearing, I personally believe you would be paying for the name.  I have run CRGs for the past 5 years and have tried a variety of different bearings.  I currently run the SKF concentra bearings on my outer hangers.  While I really like the SKF bearings because they are “serviceable” and have lasted me several years, they are quite expensive.  Before I went to the SKF I tried a variety of bearings and if I were to go back to a “traditional” bearing I would buy the cheap ones and throw away as needed.

      I could’ve swore that someone found a “serviceable” bearing that was much lower cost than the SKF but for the life of me I can’t find it?  All I mean by “serviceable” is the design was intentionally made to take off the dust covers easily, do a thorough cleaning, apply fresh lubricant, and reinstall dust covers.

    • #51491
      Walt Gifford


      Sealed so you don’t have to clean them.


      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

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