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Old 06-22-2014, 02:01 PM   #3241
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Does anyone know which UK shops ship to the US?
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for the socal locals tony hobbies has got some parts for ya! give em a call.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:23 PM   #3243
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What part do you need
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:28 PM   #3244
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I'll be posting a sealed kit up later tonight or tomorrow, a few dollars less then what I paid. Pm me if anyone wants the kit, I'll ship within 24 hours. Need to recoup some paypal cash for some bills.
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Dang guys, I have been out of it for a while, too many plates spinning. What have I missed in the last couple months? Anything need to get added to the front page? I noticed I haven't gotten any parts from my Tower Hobbies back orders...
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:53 PM   #3246
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I also pm'd u about setup from Cruzin, curious what setup u ran as well as what tires?
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1:What have I missed in the last couple months?

2:Anything need to get added to the front page?

3:I noticed I haven't gotten any parts from my Tower Hobbies back orders...
1: ~Alloy shock caps from HB are coming soon. Will be sold as pairs and come with a pair of bladders. And stand-offs if I recall... T.D. himself posted about it.
~A few guys have stripped spur gears, and a couple have cracked rod end/ball cups.

It seems like Durability is not an issue at all.

2: No.

3: Tower keeps pushing their dates back for their retail customers... but in the past couple days it sounds like some of the NA LHS's are getting parts in.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:31 AM   #3248
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These spur gears suck! Hit the breaks and killed half the gear! I had to file the teeth and jam the mesh. I was able to finish the main in 2nd. Got the bump to the A but decided not to run it bc I didn't want to further destroy my car. Ugh I've been thru 2 already!
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:39 AM   #3249
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These spur gears suck! Hit the breaks and killed half the gear! I had to file the teeth and jam the mesh. I was able to finish the main in 2nd. Got the bump to the A but decided not to run it bc I didn't want to further destroy my car. Ugh I've been thru 2 already!
Be careful.....guys on here will say you didn't set the mesh correctly
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No way! It was meshed perfectly!
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These spur gears suck! Hit the breaks and killed half the gear! I had to file the teeth and jam the mesh. I was able to finish the main in 2nd. Got the bump to the A but decided not to run it bc I didn't want to further destroy my car. Ugh I've been thru 2 already!
Sorry to hear that man. The fact that you were able to jam the mesh and finish a full race has got to say something about its toughness though.

Burning up a spur certainly isn't any fun, but without a slipper the spur is the intended "weak" spot in the drivetrain. I would certainly rather have it go than anything else in the drivetrain.

Let's assume you have been in RC long enough to know how to set a mesh. Are you 100% certain that there weren't any other factors that could have contributed to the spur getting stripped and it had to be the weakness of the spur?
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I don't think a green hobbyist would have the knowhow to file down teeth to finish a race.

This car's kryptonite is the spur and I presume that not too far down the road a harder, more durable plastic must be introduced. Hell, I've been thinking about contacting my old supplier for the material I used for my paintball bolts which is a self lubricating plastic that's really tough. Plus, it'll add a touch of coolness to the spur.

Torrence, can you tell me what material is used for the spur via PM?
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I also pm'd u about setup from Cruzin, curious what setup u ran as well as what tires?
you got PM. i left my cell# as well
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:58 AM   #3254
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These spur gears suck! Hit the breaks and killed half the gear! I had to file the teeth and jam the mesh. I was able to finish the main in 2nd. Got the bump to the A but decided not to run it bc I didn't want to further destroy my car. Ugh I've been thru 2 already!
you might have your gear mesh wrong.
I just cant understand that peeps are destroying there spurs. and my other fellow d413 racers in europe cant understand it either.
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I don't think a green hobbyist would have the knowhow to file down teeth to finish a race.
I agree. I am pretty confident that folks are setting their mesh correct for the most part. The real question is the mesh staying as it has been set or is something like the motor mount screws and/or set screw coming loose.

I haven't had a single issue with my spur yet (fingers crossed). I check all the motor mount screws, set screw, mesh and clean the spur/pinion after every run. So far none of the screws have even been slightly looser than I originally set them. Super curious as to what really is the culprit for folks having issues. I find it hard to believe that HB would make all the other plastics in the car so durable and miss something as important as the spur.
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