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Old 03-03-2016, 08:20 AM   #1756
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With my latest tinkering/shimming about in my EVO6, there's nothing wrong with the plastic gearboxes. I'm guessing these will only be desired to 'add weight' to your car, unless they are actually lighter than the carbon reinforced bits. Less chassis flex locally in the chassis would be nice too.
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With my latest tinkering/shimming about in my EVO6, there's nothing wrong with the plastic gearboxes. I'm guessing these will only be desired to 'add weight' to your car, unless they are actually lighter than the carbon reinforced bits. Less chassis flex locally in the chassis would be nice too.
more strength, + accurate parts i presume
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:30 PM   #1758
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With my latest tinkering/shimming about in my EVO6, there's nothing wrong with the plastic gearboxes. I'm guessing these will only be desired to 'add weight' to your car, unless they are actually lighter than the carbon reinforced bits. Less chassis flex locally in the chassis would be nice too.
Yeah I was thinking they would be pretty heavy myself. Nothing wrong with my plastic bulkheads.
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Yeah I was thinking they would be pretty heavy myself. Nothing wrong with my plastic bulkheads.
I doubt anyone would choose plastic bulkheads on a top shelf belt car, even if they are heavier than plastic...
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:27 PM   #1760
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I doubt anyone would choose plastic bulkheads on a top shelf belt car, even if they are heavier than plastic...
It also depends on price. But I've had no issues with my plastic ones. I'm not a bling person more practicality!
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:42 PM   #1761
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I doubt anyone would choose plastic bulkheads on a top shelf belt car, even if they are heavier than plastic...
...one-piece plastic? i would.


now if it were the two-piece such as seen on your typical belt drive cars... thats a different application and different story.

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Old 03-03-2016, 01:48 PM   #1762
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...one-piece plastic? i would.


now if it were the two-piece such as seen on your typical belt drive cars... thats a different application and different story.

the devil is in the details.
Yea, not a fan of camber links screwed into plastic bulkheads
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:54 PM   #1763
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I personally was guilty of using my TB03 knowledge when first building my EVO6 gearboxes.. Altho it 'worked' today i realize that the two platforms have different 'issues' which require different shimming strategies.

TB03 i had to shim the GearCase Covers.

EVO6 only requires me to shim the BevelGear onto the output shaft. (apply shim(s) to shaft before securing e-clip to ensure no wobble of bevel on shaft when e-clip is installed... this also helps proper gear mesh). Can fully seat GearCase Cover to GearCase base without any shims between the two and it is very smooth and. That in itself tells me the GearCase is fine.

...now when i install the Rear GearCase to the chassis, there is still some alignment issues between it and the MotorMount Transfer Shaft, which is remedied with some clever shimming between the Chassis and the afore mentioned GearCase and MotorMount assemblies.

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Old 03-03-2016, 01:55 PM   #1764
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Yea, not a fan of camber links screwed into plastic bulkheads
dont hit the wall
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I installed ARC aluminum outdrives saving a ton of weight in the drive train! If you are handy with a dremel its not that hard.
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Stock outdrives here! I do have the Tamiya light weight ones on another car but the aluminum is still lighter.
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Stock rear axles!
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Tamiya lightweight dogbone and exotek lightweight axle
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Are the stock rear axles you have aluminum or steel? Mine are aluminum and pretty light. I had the exo axles at one point, but they are easily bent. If you can manage to stay away from the wall they are great though.
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:31 PM   #1770
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Are the stock rear axles you have aluminum or steel? Mine are aluminum and pretty light. I had the exo axles at one point, but they are easily bent. If you can manage to stay away from the wall they are great though.
Yes the stock rear axles are aluminum. Ive pretty much stopped hitting stuff. It's just others hitting me is what I worry about. I will defiantly keep the stock rear axles with me as backup!
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