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Old 11-16-2014, 09:02 PM   #5866
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Looking forward to an official or unofficial (i.e. mod) way to do this.

I just picked a used toy.

this was my buddies Jeff. you got a great deal from a great guy. car was always in top shape
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:49 PM   #5867
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Ill PM it to yea seeing everyone else is a PRO at setting their slippers.
Appreciate your help, apparently there are some harsh feelings regarding slipper settings and composite gears? Anyhow I'm just looking to include some of the 2015 upgrades to my 2014 if possible to make it even more durable and or drivable for myself.
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #5868
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Appreciate your help, apparently there are some harsh feelings regarding slipper settings and composite gears? Anyhow I'm just looking to include some of the 2015 upgrades to my 2014 if possible to make it even more durable and or drivable for myself.
May I ask you the same question,

Are you using the '13 bulkhead, the V2 bulkhead or the '14 bulkhead?
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May I ask you the same question,

Are you using the '13 bulkhead, the V2 bulkhead or the '14 bulkhead?
I'll be using the 14 bulkheads, Keep in mind I haven't got my hands on the new metal gears, but there shouldn't be an issue making it work. I'll probably wait for confirmation on the center diff before I spring for that one though.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:06 AM   #5870
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The '15 also has slightly redesigned bulkheads, apparently the hole for the bearing is tighter meaning less slack which in turn should reduce wear on the bevel gears. They're also reinforced and seem a bit more beefy.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:35 AM   #5871
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I took a second look at Renaud Savoya's early prototype running the center diff in his '14 spec.





I'm just spit ballin' here, but from just looking at the picture, the new center gear diff is shorter overall than the '14 spec slipper. A quick look at the '15 manual and you know that the new buggy uses a 116mm center (front) and a 64mm center (rear) CVD. (On the '15, the entire motor mount is moved back by maybe 10mm). With a little work, one could make their '14 top deck work with a little cutting, but you'd still need the new '15 c/f center motor top plate and that little c/f spacer for the center/rear diff housing or maybe some 2mm aluminum spacers (not running a full lenngth top deck). Anyhow, you'd likely need the new composite center/rear diff motor mount as well from the '15 and to drill two new holes for it further back in the chassis were the saddle packs fit - and drill it straight On top of this a little '14 chassis modification is needed in the center section, and you'd need to cut up your '14 center/rear motor mount to use the posts to hold the front battery hold downs. It may be more work than it's worth in the end. Add in the metal gears and you might be creeping into the $200 range. That's almost half way to a new kit. This is only to make it work in saddle pack configuration. Hmm.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:16 AM   #5872
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Why not just get $200 for the roller and buy a new kit instead?
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Why not just get $200 for the roller and buy a new kit instead?
Cause I would never sell my roller for only $200.00
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Why not just get $200 for the roller and buy a new kit instead?
LOL, ya. I had an offer for mine of $250 a few weeks ago but I just could not do it. Maybe I 'll just get the metal gears & run it until someone decides they want to switch brands this summer.
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LOL, ya. I had an offer for mine of $250 a few weeks ago but I just could not do it. Maybe I 'll just get the metal gears & run it until someone decides they want to switch brands this summer.
This is where I'm headed, I'm just going to freshen up my 2014 and run it until it's completely hammered. I'm going to do my best and not pull the trigger on the 2015

Speaking of which, anyone know where I can get my hands on the Hudy pin replacement tool? They're sold out everywhere.
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Cause I would never sell my roller for only $200.00
While i do feel you (which is why I have my hobby room full of cars that should be sold..), you really do need to look at the net cost, if you're $200 out either way, one way yields a brand new car whilst the other yields an older and used car with certain upgrades.

One is sensible, the other is emotional.

As I said, I do know the pain .

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This is where I'm headed, I'm just going to freshen up my 2014 and run it until it's completely hammered. I'm going to do my best and not pull the trigger on the 2015

Speaking of which, anyone know where I can get my hands on the Hudy pin replacement tool? They're sold out everywhere.
All Hudy/Xray shops here have told me they need to special order it if I want it. Might be the way to go. High price and probably a *very* low turnaround on these.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:09 AM   #5877
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This is where I'm headed, I'm just going to freshen up my 2014 and run it until it's completely hammered. I'm going to do my best and not pull the trigger on the 2015

Speaking of which, anyone know where I can get my hands on the Hudy pin replacement tool? They're sold out everywhere.
The Mugen tool worked well to replace my pins - but check out RCRenew.com as well.
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I'm not gonna make it, I want the new version now . I found a hobby shop in Germany with them in stock and had it in my cart ready to pull the trigger. With shipping and converted from Euros to Dollars it was only $477 . . . I didn't pull the trigger but I don't know how much longer I can hold out
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I'm not gonna make it, I want the new version now . I found a hobby shop in Germany with them in stock and had it in my cart ready to pull the trigger. With shipping and converted from Euros to Dollars it was only $477 . . . I didn't pull the trigger but I don't know how much longer I can hold out
just do it. that is not a terrible price
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I'm not gonna make it, I want the new version now . I found a hobby shop in Germany with them in stock and had it in my cart ready to pull the trigger. With shipping and converted from Euros to Dollars it was only $477 . . . I didn't pull the trigger but I don't know how much longer I can hold out
Which hobby shop, I'm ready to buy now
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