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dog 11-21-2005 09:53 AM

wheel bearings?
 
anyone fitted wheel bearings yet?

size...
where to get, etc...

janniz 11-22-2005 12:30 AM

Sure - I guess a lot of people allready did that... and it works quite good.
Here's what I did:
http://www.janniz.de//micro/EpochKugellager01.jpg

http://www.janniz.de//micro/EpochKugellager04.jpg

http://www.janniz.de//micro/epochKugellager03.jpg

http://www.janniz.de//micro/KugellagerHinten.jpg

Remove the "nail" that is your front axle - replace it with some 2mm carbon fibre or steel shaft - you need to grind it down to 1,5mm to fit it into the knuckle. Put a 5x2x2,5 mm bearing on the shaft and slide the rim onto the bearing - ready to roll. he rear is a bit more tricky but it can also be done... On most of my Epochs I only have bearings in the front, though... Only one has full bearings and the ones in the back have been done LATE at night, so they are not perfect as you can see in the picture - on the back those are Mini-Z-bearings by the way...

(hope you understand my poor english)

arfin 11-22-2005 04:45 AM

Good job Janniz! That's a mod i am working on right now.

LBRC 11-22-2005 05:03 AM

I put some photos in the gallery awhile back.
http://epoch1-43.com/gallery/data/505/BB_front.jpg
This way works but it is a bit of a pain to get perfectly lined up. The pin is reversed then epoxied in. I also made one with a larger bearing that replaces the stock wheel and clips right into a modified hub, but I used a lathe and a home made inside cutter to modify the hub and make the axle, eventually I will make the other side.

Never tried to put any in the stock motor mount, but all of the custom mounts Iíve made have them and they do make a difference.

bctb107 01-13-2011 10:15 AM

Open this site you can find your answer
http://www.car-stuff.com/wheelbearing.htm

toreli 10-26-2011 05:56 PM

janniz ,i can not see pictures ,please update it,thank you


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