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Old 01-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #8641
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All joke aside, I rather keep replacing blades then a dogbone or a spool. At $3.00 for a bag of blades, that design makes sense to me....
I said the same thing to someone! I broke a couple of spool plastic outdrives on a 417, last year and it didn't really bother me because I knew they were cheap to replace and it absorbed a lot of the impact that would have probably broken more parts if the outdrives were metal, like the c-hub and steering knuckle). The TC6's plastic spool outdrives and CVD blades were a selling point for me. I knew I wouldn't spend a lot of money replacing front drivetrain parts - and I haven't.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:44 PM   #8642
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I switched to a slipper spool for this exact reason. Handles just like a regular spool, but has some give if you crash. I haven't broken a blade since I put it in, except one time when I tore the C-hub and steering Knuckle off, but that was a very bad high speed crash.
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What slipper spool are you using?

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:54 PM   #8643
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Thanks for the replies Guys.

What slipper spool are you using?

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I'v been using the tc6 slipper spool in my TC6.1 WC. prat#31337

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #8644
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you need to pick up a set of reflex alloy outdrives, they stop the blade from wearing as much and breaking in an accident, since putting these in i have only ever lost 1 blade (but it was a big hit and broke some ballcups as well)

For a fast flowing track i can only suggest something like ear putty in a front gear diff to take some give while still being very locked.
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I have done various google searches but nothing shown up.

Where did you buy the alloy spool outdrives.

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:03 PM   #8645
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:07 PM   #8646
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RSD does aluminum out drives.

http://www.reflexracing.net/RSD-AE-T...pc_p_1126.html
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:08 PM   #8647
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I'v been using the tc6 slipper spool in my TC6.1 WC. prat#31337

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAGZE&P=7
F%#@&^$$ I didn't know they made a slipper spool for the TC6.1WC.

Whats the difference between a slipper spool and a ball diff.

It appears the only difference in the parts photos is no ball bearings in the slipper spool.

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #8648
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You do not use the ball's or diff lube. Just lock it down and go.
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http://www.reflexracing.net/RSD-AE-T...pc_p_1126.html
Thanks for the quick replies Guys,

So you buy two of these, but only use the aluminium outdrives, or can you use the spool as well with the TC6.1.

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I have the TC6 Slipper Spool. Just have to make sure you build them with the thrust washer and bearings in them or they will unwind themselves, as I found out through experience.

500k or 1mil would suit EPR better than 300k. I feel like my car lacks a bit of drive out of some corners and definitely has way to much steering.
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Can anyone tell me what ball cups to use on the suspension?? Also has anyone got a better bumper that works on the TC6.1??
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Anyone know the difference between the TC6 Diff (ball) and the TC6 Slipper Spool.

Theres a photo of each on Towers website, but they've used the same parts photos.

The Spool say it comes with balls.
The diff doesn't say exactly what parts are included.

The Diff is $54 and the spool is $35. So what parts are different.


TC6 Diff (ball)

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAGZD&P=7




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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAGZE&P=7
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The main difference is the rings that retain the balls I believe... One actually acts like a diff (ball) where as the slipper spool acts like a spool but slips under load/hits so you don't break as much in the front end.
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The balls and metal rings are replaced with soft 'pads' (part no. 31173). Everything else is the same.
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The main difference is the rings that retain the balls I believe... One actually acts like a diff (ball) where as the slipper spool acts like a spool but slips under load/hits so you don't break as much in the front end.

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bigtez The balls and metal rings are replaced with soft 'pads' (part no. 31173). Everything else is the same.
Ok, Thanks for the info.

Surprised there is a $20 price difference for what is basically the same parts.
The slipper says it comes with bearings and balls, perhaps that's incorrect.

Anyway, that gives me four options to try.

Thanks all.

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