R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Like Tree28Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-04-2014, 07:21 AM   #4021
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 126
Default

i used kit ones, and plugged one hole to make a 4 hole into a 3 hole

tower has them in stock http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEGFF&P=7
Cygnus X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 08:35 AM   #4022
Tech Regular
 
Stevomatik's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Shhhlong Beach, ca
Posts: 315
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlderBoy View Post
Why are folks trying other pistons, not enough HB ones available or folks don't want to drill HB blanks?
I tried losi pistons because I had them on hand and didn't have a drill kit at the time... Got a drill kit now and ended up drilling my own... Big difference between 4 hole and 2 hole pistons
__________________
Check out the bodies I've painted

Instagram.com/CBS_RC
Stevomatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 08:58 AM   #4023
Tech Apprentice
 
DWheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tekin HQ
Posts: 73
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Race day always feels like forever away!
__________________
Tekin, Inc. - Team Yokomo - Protek RC - Factory-RC Products - Pro-Line Racing - Vision Racing Products - Avid RC - Max.FX - SOR Graphics

Last edited by DWheels; 08-04-2014 at 09:10 AM.
DWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 09:02 AM   #4024
Tech Master
 
Maxxican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ventura, SoCal
Posts: 1,998
Trader Rating: 65 (100%+)
Default

I had first run with this buggy,. its a blast to drive took a few huge tumbles and only broke a ball end all weekend. made the main but this being my first 4wd i need more stick time on it to keep up with the fast guys...
__________________
Carlos F.
RoadRunnersRC.com

RC AMERICA || XRAY || HUDY|| ACTIVRC || HOBBYWING NA || PROTOFORM
Maxxican is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 09:31 AM   #4025
Tech Master
 
ali_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,153
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

anyone tried removing the front centre shaft and use it as a 2wd?
__________________
☆ JU.C RACING ☆
https://www.facebook.com/Ju.Cracing
ali_g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 09:37 AM   #4026
Tech Elite
 
lbenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Fort Worth Tx
Posts: 2,132
Trader Rating: 48 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ali_g View Post
anyone tried removing the front centre shaft and use it as a 2wd?
That would not work unless you addressed the center diff and locked it someway.
lbenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 10:09 AM   #4027
Tech Master
 
ali_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,153
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lbenton View Post
That would not work unless you addressed the center diff and locked it someway.
perhaps putting 1 million into the centre diff? has
__________________
☆ JU.C RACING ☆
https://www.facebook.com/Ju.Cracing
ali_g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 10:30 AM   #4028
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 126
Default

to make 2wd the right way you would have to remove front diff, take front axles apart, remove center axle, so there is no drag on the front tires

center diff you would need way thicker oil/grease, it might be beneficial to have the diff working a bit as there is no slipper....so maybe 500k to 1m ?
Cygnus X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 11:34 AM   #4029
Tech Fanatic
 
Matt :-)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dover, Tn
Posts: 775
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cygnus X View Post
to make 2wd the right way you would have to remove front diff, take front axles apart, remove center axle, so there is no drag on the front tires

center diff you would need way thicker oil/grease, it might be beneficial to have the diff working a bit as there is no slipper....so maybe 500k to 1m ?
Just for the sake of joining the current topic.

I just had a similar conversation with a friend of mine.

He brought up 2 good points.

1 - Why would some one want to buy a $430.00 4x4 kit, just to convert it to 2wd ?

2 - If it was capable of being competitive, Tye Tessman would have already done it.

I admit, I was curious myself, until he challenged me with those 2 questions.
Matt :-) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 12:24 PM   #4030
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hokksund, Norway
Posts: 280
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stevomatik View Post
I tried losi pistons because I had them on hand and didn't have a drill kit at the time... Got a drill kit now and ended up drilling my own... Big difference between 4 hole and 2 hole pistons
What's the advantaged of 2 holes compared to 4 holes?
Tigergutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 12:27 PM   #4031
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 794
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cygnus X View Post
to make 2wd the right way you would have to remove front diff, take front axles apart, remove center axle, so there is no drag on the front tires

center diff you would need way thicker oil/grease, it might be beneficial to have the diff working a bit as there is no slipper....so maybe 500k to 1m ?
Other companies like Xray and Schumacher that have done this haven't had good luck with their cars. They pretty much only work well on carpet/astro. I would just get a proper 2wd car for now and/or wait for one from HB.
AlderBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 12:40 PM   #4032
Tech Master
 
boudin4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Natchitoches, LA
Posts: 1,774
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yzracer758 View Post
Marc, let me know where you want me to send a new hinge pin to?
THIS is going "Above and Beyond!" Thanks, I'll be able to get it dirty
this weekend!
__________________
Marc Richard
If it smells burnt up.. it's more than likely hot.. you don't have to touch it!
Tekin, JConcepts, TEKNO RC, AVID Bearings, Schelle Racing Products, DialedRC Hobbies formerly (VP Pro USA), MAXAMPS, Kal Gard Lubricants, Tresrey USA, Panther RC, Sweep Racing USA, Team INTEGY, Hy-Traction Juice, Fioroni, SMC Batteries
boudin4evr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 12:48 PM   #4033
Tech Regular
 
kdeleon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 429
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default Other Brand Shock Pistons

Since no one is answering the questions on how to use other brand shock pistons with this car, let me take a crack at it and have other correct.

The car has washers that go above and below the piston. So even if you use a TLR piston, for example, the larger hole will probably still not be larger than the washer.

So one would mount up the piston but not tighten down the screw completely. Then start building the shock. Once the piston is build, the you could tighten up the screw and the piston would be centered and thus work properly.

P.S. Ok, maybe I understand why no one replied. I really had to word that carefully without it making the whole explanation go in a different direction. Not perfect, but close.
kdeleon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 12:52 PM   #4034
Tech Fanatic
 
Matt :-)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dover, Tn
Posts: 775
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boudin4evr View Post
THIS is going "Above and Beyond!" Thanks, I'll be able to get it dirty
this weekend!
Above and beyond is the only way the folks at Tekin roll. THE BEST customer service in the biz. PIRIOD
Matt :-) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 02:10 PM   #4035
Tech Elite
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Anaheim Ca.
Posts: 3,884
Trader Rating: 137 (100%+)
Default

Finally got my diff
Parts 2 days late thank you USPS. Need gearing for an 8.5. Not entirely sure I have confidence In. This car yet so I'm gong
To take it easy at first. Sloppy city this is, but
It's apparently normal. Must have bulletproof bearings in the front hubs. Even with the crush tubes that front end is a mess.
jpcopeland1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:10 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net