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Old 05-24-2011, 07:47 PM   #2836
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There is some work to be done and it may not be worth it in the end with all the other options available.

But if you must... you will need to slowly and carefully drill the outdrives to allow the larger ball end of the ECS dog bone to fit. The ECS pin is smaller so you could find an end cap that will work or press the pin out. If you press the pin out, the hole will have to be drilled just smaller than the HB pins you will have pressed out of the old HB dog.

Take note, the axle is a tad bit shorter than the HB's, so when you put on the wheel hex and tighten the wheel to it, you will be up against the bearings and that is not good. I had to use a Tamiya hex to fix that problem.

In the end, this process is a PITA!

I have returned to a regular axle and dog bone setup with sleeves holding the axle pin in place, not a grub screw. I am using Top steel axles so I still had to press HB pins into them...

I found nearly no advantages to running the ECS. After awhile they wear and are costly to repair/replace compared to a regular set of drive shafts.

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Okey , it.s because I have MASSIVE wheel shattering in almost all turns. Right now I use stock spool and outdrives and the HB/HPI steel axles as I mentioned a litttle earlier. Any Ideas ??

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Old 05-25-2011, 12:58 AM   #2837
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Okey , it.s because I have MASSIVE wheel shattering in almost all turns. Right now I use stock spool and outdrives and the HB/HPI steel axles as I mentioned a litttle earlier. Any Ideas ??

Thanks Mike
The ECS's will work great for the chatter but I found that if I limit the throw and remove the CV grub screw the majority of the chatter is removed.

When the ECS were new they were awesome but as they wore the backlash was the end result and wore out the outdrives. Made for a costly R&R.

Work with the ECS, it may be something perfect for you. I guess I am lazy/cheap cause I don't feel like breaking down the ECS to R&R what is worn.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:59 AM   #2838
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Speed 6 is the most populour, LTC-R a close second P37 I dont like, and the new RIDE Subaru has CRAZY steering, especially high speed. Up too your driving style though

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Old 05-25-2011, 01:18 AM   #2839
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The ECS's will work great for the chatter but I found that if I limit the throw and remove the CV grub screw the majority of the chatter is removed.

When the ECS were new they were awesome but as they wore the backlash was the end result and wore out the outdrives. Made for a costly R&R.

Work with the ECS, it may be something perfect for you. I guess I am lazy/cheap cause I don't feel like breaking down the ECS to R&R what is worn.
Hi again

Thanks for the quick answer.

I have also removed th grub screw and using the tube from top , it make a perfect fit. Have used a dremel on the stock outdrives on the spool and then use blades on the steel axles , and almost all shattering is gone. I think that with a front Spec R it will be all gone. Think I will do the same as You and stay with the normal axles.

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:01 AM   #2840
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Nice review, and should help any prospective buyers.

One small typo - the front drive shafts are 46mm, the rears are 44mm:

The driveshafts are very nice looking purple alloy parts with the front being 44mm and the rear 44mm. You can see the front ones in the picture below with the very nice Hot Bodies engraving;
Well spotted - that was just to test people were paying attention.

Thanks for that.

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Well spotted - that was just to test people were paying attention.

Thanks for that.

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Bit lucky. I just skimmed the article, but then I saw 44mm mentioned twice.

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Pic of the RIDE Subaru.... Please.
where can you get ride subaru body besides rc mart?
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where can you get ride subaru body besides rc mart?
kinda of reminds me of the tamiya subi b4 body that came out years ago that was a hot little body - i have one, never ran it...wish i could run it
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where can you get ride subaru body besides rc mart?
I bought one from http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...subaru&pg_no=1

they only had one for sale. unfortunately this body isn't ROAR legal (yet!...... nor do i know if they are plans to make it legal)
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I bought one from http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...subaru&pg_no=1

they only had one for sale. unfortunately this body isn't ROAR legal (yet!...... nor do i know if they are plans to make it legal)
try the type A or type B hotbodies body.
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i think someone said type c from last page.
whats difference between a b and c?
i think i will get one but not sure a b or c
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i think someone said type c from last page.
whats difference between a b and c?
i think i will get one but not sure a b or c
as far as hotbodies...i only know of the type a and type b..

the type b was supposed to be a more stable body at high speeds vs the type a
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interesting, i think i will get a type b for my tcx
does anyone know will square pro4 front axle fit our tcx?
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Just want to know if it is possible to use the Xray ECS and what do I need to do to fit them ??? Will be running the stock spool but will change to Spec R diff in the front next week

Thanks in advance
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there is an 'easy' way to do it... but you'll have to convert your TCX to use 40T spool and diffs (just like Mike Haynes did). You can run a Top Spool w/ Side Piece Racing Mira Outdrives and a 40T diff (gear or ball) from TOP/Associated/Spec-R/Yokomo.

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Old 05-25-2011, 03:41 PM   #2850
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Any body is using the DJC drive shaft? part number 67699, i try to fit mine in but it is touching the C-hub. I have tried to remove the shim between the 2 bearings in the steering block but it does not help........
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