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Old 03-31-2015, 07:57 AM   #8671
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i haven't purchased the exotek center diff aluminum cover/spur gear yet but after reading some of the feed back on here i was a little skeptical. last night i took a look at one of the diff covers and spurs and i could visually see some inconsistencies in the teeth of the spur gear seems that these would be enough to cause some issues. maybe exotek had a bad batch of these?

i haven't had any problems with the stock covers so i will continue to run those for now.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:14 AM   #8672
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Well, yes (sort of) finally after nearly a year... Our recent track has a chicane with a sharp pipe that can catch cars if too close. I caught it with the rear tire and it just pulled the hub off of the arm, the plastic of the arm flexed enough for the hinge pin to come out. I put it back together and ran for several weeks, then it happened again (same place) and I put back together and ran a few more weeks. Finally the third time it happened, it started to tear some of the plastic away... I could have continued to run it, but decided to replace it (and I was curious to see if the CF plate could be recovered). I also have a set of outer hinge pins from another car that uses e-clips that I thought about using, as they would not allow the arm to spread... perhaps a nutted outer hinge pin would be good.
So the arm just stretched out of shape.thats great, I love these arms. I prefer a few cents for screws over arms any day .thanks I'll be gluing my CF inserts this week.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:26 PM   #8673
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Cheaper still all 4pcs and include screws.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HB-D413-Grap.../161642733826?

I've ordered 2 sets of these and they are good quality and perfect fit.
Someone posted earlier in the thread that the cheap Fleebay ones break very easy!!
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:31 PM   #8674
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For my information, is there only 1 version of the d413. Hate to open the one i just Got, just to find out 2.0 is being realised next wk.

If not, iget to start my build tomorrow.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:52 PM   #8675
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For my information, is there only 1 version of the d413. Hate to open the one i just Got, just to find out 2.0 is being realised next wk.

If not, iget to start my build tomorrow.
From what I was told, it would not be for another year
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:26 PM   #8676
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Thx. Guess im all in....
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:28 PM   #8677
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Get that build started!! And have fun!
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:19 PM   #8678
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Someone posted earlier in the thread that the cheap Fleebay ones break very easy!!
I posted that and may have been premature. Upon further inspection, both suspension hanger screws were bent and the screw going through the shock standoff was bent so whatever crashed caused the the insert to break must have been substantial.

That's the thing with this buggy. What would be a catastrophic crash in another buggy seems ho hum after wheeling this buggy for a while. So I may have improperly assumed those inserts were inferior, when in fact, whatever crash it was may have broken the HB carbon inserts too.

Also keep in mind, those eBay t-workx inserts are graphite. The HB/avid inserts are CF. I believe graphite is more brittle, but I could be wrong.
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Ya I don't think these T-Works are any lesser a product, just more inline how they should be priced.
Carbon fiber is graphite, same deal. If anything they are a different weave which on a part this size any different flex characteristic will not be noticed as it would on say a chassis.

But hey, if you guy's wanna come up with reasons why your better to pay almost triple for the HB ones go right ahead. In the mean time I'll keep running these, rather probably not runnning these now we'll be outdoor on a hard pack dusty track.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:54 AM   #8680
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I don't know why I did not notice this when I did the original build on my 413 last year, but I am building a second center diff and went back to the manual to make sure I was doing everything right. I noticed that there is no shim shown in the manual for the center diff. The front and rear diff show a shim on the ring gear side. The question is, why did I get a shim in my center diff kit? Is there supposed to be one installed? I mean is the manual wrong or is the kit wrong?
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I don't know why I did not notice this when I did the original build on my 413 last year, but I am building a second center diff and went back to the manual to make sure I was doing everything right. I noticed that there is no shim shown in the manual for the center diff. The front and rear diff show a shim on the ring gear side. The question is, why did I get a shim in my center diff kit? Is there supposed to be one installed? I mean is the manual wrong or is the kit wrong?
shims are optional and used where and as needed. and I never shimmed my d413 according to the manual. It was too tight that way and made for increased motor heat.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:10 AM   #8682
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I posted that and may have been premature. Upon further inspection, both suspension hanger screws were bent and the screw going through the shock standoff was bent so whatever crashed caused the the insert to break must have been substantial.

That's the thing with this buggy. What would be a catastrophic crash in another buggy seems ho hum after wheeling this buggy for a while. So I may have improperly assumed those inserts were inferior, when in fact, whatever crash it was may have broken the HB carbon inserts too.

Also keep in mind, those eBay t-workx inserts are graphite. The HB/avid inserts are CF. I believe graphite is more brittle, but I could be wrong.
Cool good to know thanx for the clarification

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Ya I don't think these T-Works are any lesser a product, just more inline how they should be priced.
Carbon fiber is graphite, same deal. If anything they are a different weave which on a part this size any different flex characteristic will not be noticed as it would on say a chassis.

But hey, if you guy's wanna come up with reasons why your better to pay almost triple for the HB ones go right ahead. In the mean time I'll keep running these, rather probably not runnning these now we'll be outdoor on a hard pack dusty track.
Still running the plastic ones myself, no reasons here just trying to help.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:41 AM   #8683
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For the Exotek guys out there, which screws did you use with the wing mount & buttons? I picked up the recommended size screws (m3x6) in ti from acer for pretty cheap.

http://www.acerracing.com/ball_beari...9nGxoCrDnw_wcB
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Originally Posted by GimpyGolden View Post
Cheaper still all 4pcs and include screws.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HB-D413-Grap.../161642733826?

I've ordered 2 sets of these and they are good quality and perfect fit.
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Someone posted earlier in the thread that the cheap Fleebay ones break very easy!!
I have them and they are one of the few things that I have not broken up front. And trust me I have crash tested them extensively.

I compared them to the HB option ones and cannot tell any quality difference.
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shims are optional and used where and as needed. and I never shimmed my d413 according to the manual. It was too tight that way and made for increased motor heat.
Gald this topic was brought up.....just finished bag f and my rear diff was binding. Thought it was rubbing somewhere, but nope, took out rear shim n no more binding...smooth as the front now
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