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Old 12-07-2011, 03:14 PM   #916
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thanks syndr0me. Tehnic - are you being sarcastic? Seriously? I would love (one day) to get into on track racing. I just wanted to get a good car and setup to do speed runs, turns (not tight like you guys at the trac)...but I heard the 4.5/esc tekin combo will overheat too fast all of the time. I don't mind if it is a beast...I just won't attempt to take her in small places at first etc...
Not being sarcastic at all. A 4.5t, especially if you are not running any boost, is not as fast as people are making it out to be. Especially when you are doing speed runs in an open parking lot. My point was, if people race with boosted 4.5t on tight tracks, then it can be handled for bashing in an open parking lot.

A 17.5t for "speed runs" would be pretty boring.

A Tekin RS Pro can handle a 4.5t turn motor and it will not overheat. At worst you will have to add a second cap and maybe a fan. The Pro is made to handle mod, and although it's not commonly used for mod touring car because of it's poor throttle feel, it will work in your application.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:54 PM   #917
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Yeah, I forgot about the first time I put a 5.5 in one of my cars and had my ESC in blinky mode. It felt slower than my boosted 13.5 until I added a bit of boost and turbo. Then it really woke up.

I would still worry about the Tekin getting too hot if just doing constant speed runs back and forth with a 4.5 or if racing on a large flowing track with a big straight. Especially on a hot summer day. Yes, it can do it, but keep an eye on the temps.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:59 PM   #918
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hey guys im putting my ecs shafts together and it calls for hudy graphite grease............what are my alternatives anybody know of anything perhaps something from a hardware store?
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #919
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hey guys im putting my ecs shafts together and it calls for hudy graphite grease............what are my alternatives anybody know of anything perhaps something from a hardware store?
I guess you could use some Molybdenum grease from the automotive store(black grease). But I would suggest using Mugen Super grease which a lot of hobby shops stock. I would also suggest using 3/8 inch shrink wrap. I have seen a lot of people try to overtighten the grub screws and bind up the assembly.

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I guess you could use some Molybdenum grease from the automotive store(black grease). But I would suggest using Mugen Super grease which a lot of hobby shops stock. I would also suggest using 3/8 inch shrink wrap. I have seen a lot of people try to overtighten the grub screws and bind up the assembly.

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I use Hudy grease then loctite assemble and wrap with heat shrink like rx7 stated!
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:41 PM   #921
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I use Hudy grease then loctite assemble and wrap with heat shrink like rx7 stated!
Why does everyone heat shrink there ecs
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:47 PM   #922
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Why does everyone heat shrink there ecs
So the screw and pins dont fall out
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:48 PM   #923
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Speaking of, what's the part numbers for the strongest replacement pins? Anything else in the ECS ever break?
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So the screw and pins dont fall out
Exactly! Those pins are expensive and if they start coming out can also damage the caster block!
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Why does everyone heat shrink there ecs
The diameter of the pins are 1.5mm, so it doesn't take much torque to bend them. So to ensure they don't back out you use some shrink wrap to make sure they don't come out and you have 3 wheel drive... not fast I can assure you.

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Speaking of, what's the part numbers for the strongest replacement pins? Anything else in the ECS ever break?
If I recall that was a rolling change so the part should be the same number but with v2 on the package.
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Thank guys this is my first Xray. Coming from a Tamiya just learning
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Speaking of, what's the part numbers for the strongest replacement pins? Anything else in the ECS ever break?
Go to mcmaster.com. find 1.5mm dia pins... you'll have to grind them to length but that is it. Use heat shrink. Again mcmaster.com. 3/8" dia pre shrink.

Use a ton of grease. Buy an extra ecs.. there are parts u cannot buy as replacement (stub axle).
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Oh yeah.. get my Nikita outdrives at www.sidepieceracing.com/products/nikita/
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So the screw and pins dont fall out
this is a great idea. I just rebuilt my ecs and did this.
Now the pins will not move and snap.
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