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Old 10-17-2006, 02:28 PM   #721
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Hey TB Evo 5 Guys; I plan on getting a TB Evo 5 and I have a few questions:

-Are the Diff Covers on the TB Evo 5 fully closed(Like the HPI Pro 4)?.
-Are you guys really serious about some parts not fitting well?.....The Kit costs $570.00; for that amount of money everything should fit well.....Wow!

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The parts quality of the car is superb, it's just the design of the gear covers isn't good. As Dr Kucho said, the covers are not fully sealed like on other shaft drives, so on dusty tracks fine grit and dust can get in.

And if paying $570 then you're getting ripped off - there's heaps of places where you can get them for around $350.
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:10 PM   #722
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Hey Bender; Thanks for the info.

When I get(if I get) My TB Evo 5 I`ll find someway to seal those Diff Covers a little better than how they are.

Where can I get a TB Evo 5 for $350.00.....in the U.S.? If it`s an online purchase than it`s no-good for me(I`m Credit Card - LESS.....Ha Ha!).

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Old 10-17-2006, 03:38 PM   #723
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Hey Bender; Thanks for the info.

When I get(if I get) My TB Evo 5 I`ll find someway to seal those Diff Covers a little better than how they are.

Where can I get a TB Evo 5 for $350.00.....in the U.S.? If it`s an online purchase than it`s no-good for me(I`m Credit Card - LESS.....Ha Ha!).

Thanks

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Old 10-17-2006, 04:06 PM   #724
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Hey crunchracer; Thanks for the Info.

I will contact that guy.

The lowest price I thought I could find was $450.00 at Horizon.

Take Care.
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:22 PM   #725
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Hey crunchracer; Thanks for the Info.

I will contact that guy.

The lowest price I thought I could find was $450.00 at Horizon.

Take Care.
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:06 AM   #726
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thx for info ed!

are there other diff covers that completely seal the diff or is it a design floor?
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:34 PM   #727
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Hey guys have a EVO V coming in.
Where can I get parts in States? does anyone have all the diff parts in stock? Or does anyone here have a diff they don't need?

Thanks appreciate it.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:06 AM   #728
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Olando..

What happen to your MLP?

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Old 10-19-2006, 11:52 AM   #729
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MLP is still coming, I'm in the production wait list...
but i've been wanting a EVO 5 for a while. RC eyecandy.
it will be at the track in the coming weeks.
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:07 AM   #730
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Thumbs up Building my Evo5. What a kit!

In the process of building my Evo 5 chassis and I have to say what a treat it is to work on this car. The parts are stunning to look at, the engineering and fit is superb, and it is just so much fun to build. Now, I came from a TB02 as my first car. This Evo is so far above the quality of the TB02 it's wild.

They may have improved the differential covers as mine are fully enclosed (not sealed but fully enclosed).

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Old 10-20-2006, 04:59 AM   #731
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They may have improved the differential covers as mine are fully enclosed (not sealed but fully enclosed).

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are you sure? they look colosed but they are not , i suggest to check the inside after 2 bateries to be sure no dust came in ...
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i am sorry, but those dust cover sucks, building my diff far too often. just waiting for someone who will make a good dust cover... for the evo 5.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:29 PM   #733
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Yeah I see what you mean. At least you won't get any rocks or track debris in the differentials. But, I suppose dust can eventually muck them up.
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have you guys tried lightly taping the unsealed areas between the bulkhead and the diff gear covers? a few pages back someone has demonstrated this with pictures showing us what the unsealed area looks like and the sealed area looks like.

a even quicker way is to apply a thin layer of silicon around the diff cover seals but its just abit of a mess everytime you take the diff covers off but its worth the small amount of time in rubbing the dry silicon off

hope this helps guys

oh yea i cant wait to get clear diff covers while building the chassis i was so tempted to leave out the diff covers cause it just looks so sexy like that
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:56 AM   #735
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i agree... i have tried sealing the bulkhead carefully before.... but because i am doing it by hand... it has not produced the best results. i think they need to make airtight covers (and why not.... we are already forking out 320 usd for this car, i don't mind paying another 100 if i only rebuild a diff because of long term wear or different settings) this car can be easily made to have minimal maintanence... but because of these diff covers.... they have become a pain in the a$$ for me.
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