HW plus forums equals idiot!!! Sorry!!
I really hate forums sometimes. We all get so far away from what the forum is for and that is helping someone.
These things have a tendency to turn us in to idiots and I am probably the biggest.
The old saying is true, "Best to be thought a idiot than to open your mouth and prove it"
I'm also a hypocrite, I say I won't get into stupid debates anymore and then every month or two I find myself right in the middle of some heated subject.
I guess the good part is I have a conscience and feel guilty about it.
I apologize to Mickey at Four Stroke Tech and anyone else who has had to read our BS.
I'm sure his stuff is fine, lots of engines out there running fine with his stuff in it.
I am just anal as hell and when I put Hunterworks name on the line over a product I have to be totally confident in what I sell. We don't need problems we have enough.
If I had a engine apart and was putting all new bearings in it and someone came along with some proof that there new bearings were better in some way but cost more I would use them. Why? Cause the way I look at it if I'm going in that deep and spend the money then I will spend a little more to give me piece of mind. The whole time the original bearings most likely would have been fine. It would eat me up thinking that something could go wrong and all I had to do is spend a little more to have a piece of mind.
Done this, put a whole new crank in my race rhino cause I heard a metalic sound, still there, put all new bearings in engine, still there, put new piston in there and still there. Still don't know where the noise is but it is not in the engine but my anal butt had to replace everything so it didn't fail in a race. Raced it in a 8hr race and won and the whole time it was making the metallic noise.
Now add the fact that a customer who is going to be a couple thousand dollars into a engine and wants me to give him advice about what to use and will hold me responsible for what he uses then I will definitely tell him to use the better bearings to insure he has no issues. If I thought there was a one in million chance the stock bearings may fail and the better ones would fail one in ten million then I would go with the better bearings every time. It is called CYA!!
For a real world example we don't sell engine kits on our site because I don't like rewelded cams. We use them in our engine builds cause we don't have a choice but we are limiting our exposure until billet cams are available and proven then we will sell kits on our site. How often do they fail? Rarely but rarely is too often for me.
The mention of bearings is just a example, there is no actual better bearings I know of.
You simply have to walk in a guys shoes a while to fully understand it.
Mickey is mad at me cause I threaten his sales, I am mad at Mickey cause he threatens my sales, Ray is mad Mickey cause he threatens his sales and Mickey is mad at Ray cause he threatens his sales.
None of us is getting rich we are just eating. Like I have said many times just go with who you are comfortable with and stick to them
Whole point is I am sorry for being a ass, I don't do it just to be a ass but to try and protect the consumer whether I really am or not I think I am!!
"Todd the Idiot"