Algonquin High School

Baja vehicle

iglide® plastic plain bearings

A student team from the Université de Sherbrooke in Québec, Canada, used iglide® Q bearings on a student-designed, student-built and student-operated off-road vehicle for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Competition. The donated bearings were used at various pivot points in both the rear suspension and throttle and break controls of the vehicle.

As part of the competition, the vehicle had to navigate through tough, rugged terrain, in all types of weather without being damaged. Unlike metal or bronze bearings, iglide® Q is resistant to corrosion, dirt and dust.

“iglide® bearings enabled us to design a torsion bar integrated into the pivot of our trailing-arm rear suspension,” said Benoit Poulin, team member. “Compared to regular ball bearings, we saved weight and had no wear or friction.”

The team competed in both the Baja SAE UCF (University of Central Florida) and Baja SAE RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). They came in first overall at UCF and second overall at RIT.

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