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Old 06-16-2011, 11:36 PM   #2146
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SO the other day I was at Nitrohouse picking up some tuning parts for my Techno/DM-1 and when I asked about replacing the 2 speed with a single speed, instead of bringing out a center diff, the guy brought out the parts to make a center spool - just a gear on a adapter. Now that would really lighten up the moving parts of the drive train, but you'd lose some tunability, and the ability to set mechanical brake bias front and rear. Is brake bias a tuning function thayt really makes a difference?

I'm running a clutch and two speed on the DM-1 right now, thinking of that car as more of a big track car What do you guys think about the use of a spool vs. center diff in our 1/8th scale powerhouses for most of the tracks here in SoCal?

Here's a couple of pics of the DM-1. Thanks to SNG for the shock towers!

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Hi Clay, my original GT8E car came with a spool and I found it much more difficult to lay the power down w/o spinning out. For bashing sessions, it is a lot more fun though. Power slides for 50+feet at will!!! Tires completely destroyed in 2 runs.

I have no experience running the E cars with mechanical brakes, so i couldn't give you any feedback on it. However, I can tell you that the electric brakes work pretty well also. My conversion doesn't have them on and it handles okay.

Glad you're coming out this sun.
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Center diff for me! Unless you are running on a dedicated prepped track where traction is generally higher, a center spool may be beneficial. I have mine setup with front and rear brake bias and it works quite well for
me! I know people have their own preferences about motor brake and mechanical brakes but with mech brakes your motor will run cooler and u can really tune how the car reacts when applying them. I set mine up with more front brake bias than rear and I make sure they all don't lock up! It feels sooo much more planted and you can really go deep into corners without getting out of control! I hope that this all makes sense, It does to me anyways! Hahahaha! Oh! Wait! Hit the brakes.....

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Old 06-17-2011, 07:11 AM   #2148
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SO the other day I was at Nitrohouse picking up some tuning parts for my Techno/DM-1 and when I asked about replacing the 2 speed with a single speed, instead of bringing out a center diff, the guy brought out the parts to make a center spool - just a gear on a adapter. Now that would really lighten up the moving parts of the drive train, but you'd lose some tunability, and the ability to set mechanical brake bias front and rear. Is brake bias a tuning function thayt really makes a difference?

I'm running a clutch and two speed on the DM-1 right now, thinking of that car as more of a big track car What do you guys think about the use of a spool vs. center diff in our 1/8th scale powerhouses for most of the tracks here in SoCal?

Here's a couple of pics of the DM-1. Thanks to SNG for the shock towers!

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I would be interested in the center spool. Do you know the part #'s he brought out?

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Old 06-17-2011, 07:41 AM   #2149
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I would be interested in the center spool. Do you know the part #'s he brought out?
I don't. But if you call Nitrohouse and ask to speak to Tim Bump, he can hook you up.

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I don't. But if you call Nitrohouse and ask to speak to Tim Bump, he can hook you up.

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I know Tim, I'll do that. Thanks!

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Is that Mark W....Mark from San Diego that vanished a while back??
That would be him.. He was up at my last race..
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:02 AM   #2152
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So what is the head count up to now for sunday??
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Id also add that these cars being buggy based are challenged in tight turns. A centre diff helps a lot with this handicap, where as a spool doesnt
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Is that Mark W....Mark from San Diego that vanished a while back??
Yup, I'm back. Been a hectic spring between work and family. Planning on being at Corona Sunday with Jon. I guess he can run gearbox with his 17.5 Blitz, or I'll let him run the Cyclone S 17.5

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Yup, I'm back. Been a hectic spring between work and family. Planning on being at Corona Sunday with Jon. I guess he can run gearbox with his 17.5 Blitz, or I'll let him run the Cyclone S 17.5

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Good to hear you are back. See you in Corona. I'm going to also try out my TC4, it's been a while. I'll just run it in "Rookie" or "No Boost" Class and shake out the cobwebs.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:45 AM   #2156
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GTP2e arrived yesterday, w00t! Here are some pics on my Slash conversion while I wait for the paint to dry on the new lid.




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Looks good Rkk! Did u use original body mounts? And did u have to use wheels adapters? I have a friend that may be converting his slash soon!!!!
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Thats pretty cool, have a Slash collecting dust in the garage, maybe I'll build it up too. Nice idea guys.
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I did use the stock Slash body mounts, although I did trim the front ones down a bit (I could have done more with the shock adjustment). Really the only change was the addition of 17mm adapters.

It drives pretty well. Just about everyone here has a Slash that could be converted. We race at the local hobbytown, and one week a guy showed up with a kyosho GT2. I was hooked. I converted my Slash while I waited to get a GTP2e
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GTP2e arrived yesterday, w00t! Here are some pics on my Slash conversion while I wait for the paint to dry on the new lid.




Wow!!! That is really cool but won't it be kind of small as compared to the GT8s? I would imagine it would be like putting a volkswagon beetle in the middle of a bunch of Fords Sedans and Chevys Sedans.
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