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Old 02-14-2016, 07:52 PM   #586
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here is a little video of mine. i am making another to night.
youtube.com v=ETD69EpXia0

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Old 02-14-2016, 08:35 PM   #587
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https://youtu.be/0x5fFXoJZe4

65 mph runs. was faster with body off but gps said 17 mph
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:43 PM   #588
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here is link to cvd. are these the right ones
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351450349056...%3AIT#shpCntId
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:22 AM   #589
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What would you all recommend for locking stock rear diff or limiting the slip? Ive been told everything from super heavy oil to shredded papertowels like one friend did to his car (non rs4)
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:11 PM   #590
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I know some guys who used JBweld in their rock crawlers, but they said there's no turning back after that.
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:21 PM   #591
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What would you all recommend for locking stock rear diff or limiting the slip? Ive been told everything from super heavy oil to shredded papertowels like one friend did to his car (non rs4)
RTV clear silicone. It'll hold things SOLID and will come out in one, clean piece really easily if you ever want to go back.
Other people use putty, play-doh, bits of metal, bits of rubber, glue, etc.
I just use RTV clear silicone in mine for the above mentioned reasons. Easy, effective, clean, completely reversible.
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:59 PM   #592
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here is link to cvd. are these the right ones
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351450349056...%3AIT#shpCntId
Just to confirm these will work perfect in front. rear is to long. they are in stock also.
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:43 PM   #593
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Silly putty works well for temporarily locking diffs. It has the consistency of about 5,000,000wt silicone, so it allows the diff to move ever-so-slightly to prevent overtorquing a dogbone while effectively being locked the rest of the time.

Once you're certain you want a locked diff, you can fill the diff with JBWeld or just buy HPI's spool kit for the RS4 Sport.
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Old 02-18-2016, 03:26 PM   #594
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I really like the RTV silicone idea since the lock spool isnt available on the sites ive found yet
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&P=WR&I=LXFNAC

Tower Hobbies says it'll be in around late February.

RTV silicone isn't reusable like silly putty is, if that matters to you. Also, I suppose hot glue is an option.
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:28 PM   #596
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The diff spool from HPI........well, we'll see it someday, but it's release date has been getting pushed back since early last fall when it was given a part number by HPI. I'd be surprised if we see it before summer, given HPI's lackadaisical attitude towards releasing option parts.
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Hmm. That's annoying.

It occurs to me the optional front spool for the Axial Yeti might fit.
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The diff spool from HPI........well, we'll see it someday, but it's release date has been getting pushed back since early last fall when it was given a part number by HPI. I'd be surprised if we see it before summer, given HPI's lackadaisical attitude towards releasing option parts.
I was under the same impression as well...and went with the Exotek. The hpi diff spools are out you just have to have security clearance to get your hands on them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haSJ3MZJ3xE
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I was under the same impression as well...and went with the Exotek. The hpi diff spools are out you just have to have security clearance to get your hands on them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haSJ3MZJ3xE
Exotek has a diff spool for the Sport 3?

Well, yeah, none of us work for or are sponsored by HPI so we don't get the pre-production models. :/ lol
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Exotek has a diff spool for the Sport 3?

Well, yeah, none of us work for or are sponsored by HPI so we don't get the pre-production models. :/ lol
I agree

Sorry I meant the Aluminum Differential Gears & alloy spur gear mount. No spool's that I'm aware of from Exotek. Had the car out yesterday for some oval racing Daytona style...with the Exotek & Yeah racing mods the car was amazing on the course...this is with stock body, gearing, wheels and tires. I discovered that adjusting the rear body height slightly higher since the car is tail heavy from the rear diffuser and placing the 3S lipo all the way forward help with the handling 100%.

If I was going to speed run the car I would adjust the tail back down and place the battery back slightly toward the middle. It's kinda funny how this car got bashed really hard when first released and I agree out of the box the car needs some help for sure...I was a believer from the start by looking at the design from the top to bottom...sure it isn't perfect but some small adjustments and mods makes this car a winner imo. It's got more then enough speed for the average hobbyist and over looks that are very hard to beat.
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