Sorry if this has been covered before, but the search function doesn't seem to be working...
I'm running a spool up front in my TA05R and noticed today that when at low to mid-speed and turning the wheels, that the front end has a considerable amount of vibration/chatter, so much that it sounds like gears are grinding. However, when at full throttle and turning the wheels, there's no chatter present (or at least not noticeable). I first noticed this today while doing a test run on my street, then figured out the behavior on my work bench, with the car up on a stand for wrenching and just testing the running of the car with the wheels in the air.
Is this just something that's a characteristic of running a spool or should I be looking for another problem in the car? I'm a bit new to on-road and have never run a spool before on any of my off-road 4wd cars (can't see why I would want to in that application
), so I don't have much experience with this problem. I do realize that just about all CVDs have some amount of chatter...I've just never seen it at this amount. It just sounds painful!
Unfortunately, the track I run at isn't conducive to me going full-throttle in the turns, so that's not a feasible solution.
BTW, I got this car used and granted, the outdrives of the spool could probably use replacement. Does Tamiya have replacement outdrives for the spool as a standalone part, or am I stuck having to shell out for a whole new spool assembly?
TIA for your help.