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Old 09-19-2017, 10:35 PM   #2536
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Hi guys, with "7" coming October, I just wonder if there will still be a chance for Exotek to produce the aluminium upper case for Exo 6 gear box or not.
Mike seems to use his exosix a lot. However, with the new Evo 7 coming I would not be surprised if he ends development if new products specifically for the ExoSix.
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Mike seems to use his exosix a lot. However, with the new Evo 7 coming I would not be surprised if he ends development if new products specifically for the ExoSix.
I hear'ya nubs, but the new 7 sure has a lot in common with Mike's Exo6... I would imagine you will be able to get Exo6 parts for a while - but also wonder if he will continue development of the aluminum gear cases.
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Hi Guys!

I received a few emails asking the same and the answer was- our factory is having a heck of a time making the gear boxes so the project is practically on hold at this moment due also to the fact the evo7 has the alloy gearboxes and is almost released.
So after we test and try the evo7 I will find out if the 7 gearboxes are usable and available separately by Tamiya before deciding to cancel our gearbox project. If we are lucky then maybe the evo7 gear box has the same bolt pattern as the original evo6 gearbox.... I'm very interested in trying the reversed, gear box mounted steering cranks of the 7 any way.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:56 AM   #2539
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So ran my TB on carpet for the first time. It was AWESOME!

unfortunately i destroyed the pinion gear towards the diff's.

Now it was not assembled by my self, and i only ran 4-5 batteries. So I think they must have seen a lot of wear before i got it. I should have looked at them before i ran the car. But i didnt. Lesson learned.

I toke the car apart, and i cant see any shims other than what the manual says.

I guess that is not enough!

Is there any guide og tips to shimm the diff/pinion correctly?

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Old 09-22-2017, 02:53 AM   #2540
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Hello everybody does anyone make short shock towers for the exo 6 to run the 419 x short shocks?
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:47 AM   #2541
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Hello everybody does anyone make short shock towers for the exo 6 to run the 419 x short shocks?
Tamiya TB04 SSBB Shock Tower Set #47327.

Be aware that the offset of the rear body holders will change.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:57 AM   #2542
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I guess that is not enough!

Is there any guide og tips to shimm the diff/pinion correctly?

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Right! Shimming by manual is not enough. See it only as suggestion. In my TB Evo 6 MS are far more shims as the manual says.

The trick is to find the right balance between free play and binding.

I shimmed all axial play out down to max 0.05mm. On both - differential entry axles and the bevel gears.

Tamiya has complete shim sets for that purpose.

But after all you will have nevertheless wear on the gears because plastic on plastic has some abusive friction. But the gears will last longer.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:19 AM   #2543
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Right! Shimming by manual is not enough. See it only as suggestion. In my TB Evo 6 MS are far more shims as the manual says.

The trick is to find the right balance between free play and binding.

I shimmed all axial play out down to max 0.05mm. On both - differential entry axles and the bevel gears.

Tamiya has complete shim sets for that purpose.

But after all you will have nevertheless wear on the gears because plastic on plastic has some abusive friction. But the gears will last longer.

Thx a lot. I panicked and ordred 8 sets of gear bags So im ok if it wears down ones in a while.
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Thx a lot. I panicked and ordred 8 sets of gear bags So im ok if it wears down ones in a while.
Hopefully you didn't order the carbon reinforced ones. The stock plastic set lasts a lot longer.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:59 PM   #2545
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Carbon ones last long, long. They need to be shimmed carefully as well as not tight too much upper part of the gearbox. Using oil instead of grease (just made them wet) make them last longer.
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:37 AM   #2546
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Hopefully you didn't order the carbon reinforced ones. The stock plastic set lasts a lot longer.
I got the parts bag 51547 from the manual. I donít mind if itís either the plain plastic or reinforced. I now have plenty incoming!

I just looked how much slope the diff and pinion had. The diff can hardly move sideways so itís good. But the pinion could move more than 1mm soooooooo thatís not right

Iím running stock with a 21.5 so I guess I donít want to shim it to tight?
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:35 AM   #2547
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Shim to fully engage and screw upper half of the gearbox to the point when it moves freely without any binding. Slowly move by hand and you will feel when it binds. In my case screws of the gearbox are tighten with not the same force (seems that halves are a bit twisted). I used many sets of gears until I have found out that they were assembled too loose or to tight. When all assembled without pinion it should rotate freely few times when you turn it by hand.
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Could somebody tell me in case of high grip carpet with Exosix chassis, would run original shocks or with 419x SSBB shocks with TB04 optional shock towers?

Whatever length of shocks, better to run with 1 or 2 o-rings on grippy carpet?

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Old 09-26-2017, 03:41 AM   #2549
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Got my parts. just the normal plastic ones. But i dont mind about wear, since i got 6 gear bags to spare

The diffs sad really good in the diff house. Only one of them needed a shim.

The pinion gear how ever, those could move 1-2 mm both front and rear!
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I finally got a practice session in on my new Exo-six conversion this week, great fun! My durability tests did not manage to break anything which I'm pretty happy about. I dropped two tenths on my fastest lap, though that could also be attributed to wheel time on the car which I had not had a ton of in Evo trim. Torque steer is noticeable but manageable. Compared to the TA07 I've been racing with the last 4 months it is insanely quicker at changing directions, and rotates aggressively under power which makes the laps a lot less of a race between corners and more of a flow. I think I'm ready to actually make this my USGT car.
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