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Bob B 8/10/17 - Should I start with the kit setup?
The kit setup is a great place to start. One other option that many of us start with is Joe's rough track setup. You can find that setup here
In order to run it you need 3x2.1 pistons and 3x2.0 pistons. (They are marked on the sheet as 3.1 and 3.0).

Matt W 7/7/17 - What is overdrive and when should I use it?
The NB48.4 comes stock with a 12t pinion (TKR8152) and the 39t ring (TKR8151) in both the front and rear and the EB48.4 has a 12t pinion (TKR8152B) and the 40t ring (TKR8151B) in both the front and rear.

The two sets of gears are used to overdrive the front of the EBs or underdrive the rear of the NBs. If you have both vehicles and want to try underdrive it's as easy as swapping the front diff and pinion of the EB and the rear diff and pinion of the NB. Underdrive helps on very loose tracks, when you need more on power steering or if the rear of the car feels loose.

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Old 02-01-2017, 11:38 AM   #301
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Afer runninig mugen for years,the only times i stripped the plastic gears is because the motor moved.. but im sure the steel gear brings piece of mind.. not concerned with the noise, i run mostly in doors
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Whats the difference in the white and black plastic gear
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I've had the Tekno E-buggies, E-truggies, and the SCT for several years now and have never stripped a spur gear.
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I've had the Tekno E-buggies, E-truggies, and the SCT for several years now and have never stripped a spur gear.
I'd stripped 3....Rocks jam between spur and chassis on all 3.
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I'd stripped 3....Rocks jam between spur and chassis on all 3.
Interesting, that's never happened once to me. I only race outdoors too.
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Interesting, that's never happened once to me. I only race outdoors too.
I race on an old school loose track. Rooster tails and all. It happens. Although twice on sct, and once on truggy.
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Whats the difference in the white and black plastic gear
I order the white ones because they look cool. White ones are probably Delrin and the black ones are probably composite. But I don't know, and I haven't been able to find the answer either. I don't know if there is a sound difference or different wear characteristics.
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last time I checked on this i heard the only diff was the color.
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I order the white ones because they look cool. White ones are probably Delrin and the black ones are probably composite. But I don't know, and I haven't been able to find the answer either. I don't know if there is a sound difference or different wear characteristics.
They are exactly the material just one is black and the other is white.
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Spurs:
Metal is a good upgrade if you're often on a track with loose pebbles and you have a fairly open body, so they can get in if you're flipping a lot, or sitting behind others roosting.

That being said, I've never stripped a spur except when I blew a motor bearing, and I run on those kinds of tracks all the time. The SC is the only one open enough that I worry about that on occasion. But, if you find peace of mind from it, do it.

As for the black and natural colored spur gears, the black one is the same, but with black dye in it. No difference otherwise, same material. It was released because a bunch of folks really wanted to black out the inside of the vehicles.
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Looks like they corrected the price on tower. $549.99 again.
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i wonder why they had them for $569 in the first place
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Default 48.4 or SL for indoor

At this time would the 48.4 be a decent choice primarily running on a small to medium indoor track or is SL version still going to be better choice? Probably do larger outdoor track a quarter of the time.
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At this time would the 48.4 be a decent choice primarily running on a small to medium indoor track or is SL version still going to be better choice? Probably do larger outdoor track a quarter of the time.
I'd probably only go for the SL if the indoor track requires e-buggies to run on 1/10 electronics like mine does. But if they allow 1/8 electrics I'd go for the 48.4 all day.
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I was able to run my .4 for the second time last night at an indoor medium sized track. My first outing was just trying to adjust to the car (coming from a Losi 3.0). I was working on dialing in the car a bit more last night and spent some time ahead of getting on the track setting camber, ride height, etc. I was still struggling to find off power steering (diff fluid is 775). I changed my ride height to 22/28 (was at 26/29) and that alone brought a whole lot more off power steering. After that change I felt allot more comfortable running the car into the corners deeper and faster...last night was the best I have felt with any Escale buggy yet. I am no pro by any means and just enjoy hanging out with some good friends and have fun doing this. Can't wait til next time!!!
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