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Thinking about some ceramic bearings...

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I've got several TD-Z's apart now, and they are getting a fresh coat of paint.  I'd probably order the bearings from VXB Bearings, versus paying $42.99 for only two TG bearings.  What I'm confused about, is the TG Rocket Bearings kit only comes with 2 bearings.  Are folks generally only replacing 2 bearings?  I though it would be 3 or 4.

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Natural, I believe that the two spool bearings are the only ones that spin fast enough to justify the upgrade.

Unless, of course, you can crank the handle at 30,00 RPM.

I may be wrong about this.

Cheers,

GK

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What I'm confused about, is the TG Rocket Bearings kit only comes with 2 bearings.
Because they are only replacing the spool support bearings (5x11x4mm & 3x8x4mm), IMPO ABEC7 rated bearings will not bring you any more than the ABEC5 rated bearings for upgrade...

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!

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What I'm confused about, is the TG Rocket Bearings kit only comes with 2 bearings.
Because they are only replacing the spool support bearings (5x11x4mm & 3x8x4mm), IMPO ABEC7 rated bearings will not bring you any more than the ABEC5 rated bearings for upgrade...

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!

I agree with this, I have both and cannot tell the difference. I think it's more in my head. I mostly use ZPI brand (ABEC 5) without shields. They require lots of maintenance though. I like to tinker so I don't mind. Ghoti and *** hit it right on the head.

http://www.***/shopping/reel-repair-supplies06.html

http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.aspx?p=showsearchforpage&type=I&cat=rccrossrefguide&pg=5&mfr=124

http://www.vxb.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=bearings&Category_Code=Daiwa&offset=0

http://www.brooklynbillstackleshop.com/zpi/office_zpi_bearings.html

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I really like the  ABEC 5  Ceramic hybrids from boca bearing.

I did try some stainless ABEC 7's which were okay for the price but I think the boca's are better.

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I also agree with the other guys. I have TGs and ABEC 5 ceramics from Smoothdrag.com in my Daiwas. The only ones that I noticed any and very little difference were with my Pixys. TD-Zs, Alphas and Shimano Scorpion were exactly the same.

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