Originally Posted by gazmidas
I run a SD SSG in the UK on indoor carpet tracks. unfortunately since the introduction of brushless motor's and lipos I can no longer get the diffs to survive any length of time - the diff comes loose and the screw then snaps.
Can anyone advise where is best to buy parts for the SD these days? and is there any special tricks to get my diffs to last longer?
Note I am running the Andy East chassis which you may not have seen before, hopefully the picture will work on here!
I think the trick is to put a very slight bend in the screw, nearer the nut end not the the thrust race end. This seems to help prevent them getting loose with high torque/high traction scenarios. Carpet can be pretty evil!
Give it a go.
It used to work for us back when the SSG first came out. It was a very fragile car back then, before they re-worked all the mouldings. Getting the cars to finish a race indoors was a real challenge.
I still have a modified, milled Rayspeed chassis conversion SD, and I run corally blades with modified outdrives etc. I haven't raced touring for a long time now, but the SD is a fine car when it's dialled. I always preferred it to my plastic fantastic - so long as it stayed in one piece to the end of a race!