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Old 05-16-2014, 03:36 PM   #2656
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I thought I would want clamping hexes at first too. After using ShoeGoo on the pins I haven't had any issues and really like how easy it is to get the hexes off. Most other wheelers use a roll pin that stays in place, but those can be a real pain.
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Aluminum chassis is:
Half the price. (Most likely Less than half)
Not afraid of outdoor rough track, fine with scratch or peel off.
More flex ( stock thin upper deck will be in danger).
Work as a heat sink(10-20F motor temp difference in Durango)

And what are the chance bending ur aluminum chassis?
Carbon fiber can be layed up to have much more flex than alloy at the same thickness.

Can't speak for the D413 CF tho because I cannot find a D413
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The hexes the manual tells you to use in the build are for the kit wheels right ? What are the other front hexes for ?
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:18 PM   #2659
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The hexes the manual tells you to use in the build are for the kit wheels right ? What are the other front hexes for ?
correct. the other front hexes are for B44 wheels.
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Carbon fiber can be layed up to have much more flex than alloy at the same thickness.

Can't speak for the D413 CF tho because I cannot find a D413
I guess aluminum chassis tends to be thin and works with plastic side guards. (ZX6, XB4, DEX410, BMAXIII, maybe more).
*I've heard a few friends got their XB4 upper deck fractured, because the main chassis got too much flex.
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I wonder if I can get a d413 kit second batch without a pre order....
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I wonder if I can get a d413 kit second batch without a pre order....
OR at ur local hobby store, with a special order
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can't the diff case housing capture both of the bearings and then maybe flange the end of the gear to keep it from going in? regardless, i still love the design of not having a separate gear and outdrive cup of some sort. the spring clip is only a minor irritation.
If you flange the end of the gear, how would you install the bearings and the shim.
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If you flange the end of the gear, how would you install the bearings and the shim.
very true batman. i guess there''s no way around the spring clip.
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very true batman. i guess there''s no way around the spring clip.
I have found that a exhaust spring tool makes easy work of it. Really should not be touching it outside bearing maintanance or replacement. The design is slick that you can service the diffs without tearing into too many things.

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I guess aluminum chassis tends to be thin and works with plastic side guards. (ZX6, XB4, DEX410, BMAXIII, maybe more).
*I've heard a few friends got their XB4 upper deck fractured, because the main chassis got too much flex.
If the XB4 lower plate was CF the top plate could still fracture in the same way. In either case it would take a pretty vicious crash. Never broke the XB4 top plate myself.
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Track report for today so far. Running with the 1.9mm front bar and attached the copper rear, the car had a mild push, but still drivable. Switched to silver rear bar and car is neutral. Can drive much harder into corners w/o traction rolling. I am really loving this car. Almost don't want to run the 2wd car.
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lol, Im glad all of you guys are having fun and success with the kit, guess ill be getting the second batch. Also are any of you still experiencing heat issues, just curious if you are and what setup changes did you make to resolve issue (pinion gears, add extra fan etc...) thx
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Good news(for me)! My 4/18 Tower preorder went from "Late May" to "ORDER NOW BEING PICKED AND PACKED IN WAREHOUSE/ORDER CAN NOT BE CANCELED."

Looks like 2nd batch pre-orders are in.

Time to get my electronics ordered. I'm hoping Tekin's testing of the Pro2 4 pole motor in the D413 turns out to be very successful.
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Good news(for me)! My 4/18 Tower preorder went from "Late May" to "ORDER NOW BEING PICKED AND PACKED IN WAREHOUSE/ORDER CAN NOT BE CANCELED."

Looks like 2nd batch pre-orders are in.

Time to get my electronics ordered. I'm hoping Tekin's testing of the Pro2 4 pole motor in the D413 turns out to be very successful.
The current Gen2 motors are working very well in wheeler.
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