05-04-2009, 01:14 PM
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
Originally Posted by Airflow
Some problems with my TC5R:
-Stock aluminum outdrives started to show some wear.
Im expecting the blades to wear off first. Would a composite
diff be durable? My TA05R High Precision plastic outdrives hasnt
shown any wear since 2007 compared to my TC5R which just
started running last March.
-Stock settings of belt tension is tight and causing drivetrain drag.
Will this loosen up after 20 runs more or should I loosen the tension now?
Or can I use better belts from other kits?
The aluminum outdrives will wear. The blades wear too, but it's not as noticeable since most are tight to start with. The plastic diffs are fine if you are racing stock/17.5/13.5 motors. Some guys didn't like them with mod.
Look at your belts, they should say either "UG" or "UK" on the belt. I can't remember for sure right now, but I think "UG" is the lower friction belt?? Anyone??
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