Originally posted by teamAE
Do you guys styill have any problems with the gears striping or did they fix it with the back plate?
I wanted to getr one put this was the only thing that put me off.
Tamiya has addressed the gear stripping problem with a new backing plate part number:
Item 53625 TB Evo.III Oneway Ring Gear Carbon Plate.
It does help the one way gear last a lot longer, but with any big shunt, you should take the pinion gear off your motor and give the drivetrain a spin. If you feel a notch, check the one way gear. Chances are that you can avoid replacing the gear if you find a little gear flashing early enough (indication that the gears gonna get roached) and clean it up with an exacto knife.
Johnny J: The 700# is a metric weight as opposed to an SAE weight that Losi and AE uses. There is no definable way of calculating a conversion between the two. Your best bet is to puchase a collection of Tamiya damper oils, they're relatively inexpensive and it's awesome stuff.
53443 Silicon Damper Oil Soft Set (#200,300,400)
53444 Silicon Damper Oil Medium Set (#500,600,700)
53445 Silicon Damper Oil Hard Set (#800,900,1000)
GT: Your car is understeering? Where? coming into a corner, mid, exit? Your setup looks like it would have a ton of steering. Have you tried dropping the front upper inner camber links (if you have a standard Evo) and have you played with anti squat?
davioh: Please, try to add something useful to this discussion instead of your one-sentence babble.
At one point, my Evo3 weighed in at around 1400g race ready with transponder and Ultlra Metals..blah blah blah...I dont know how much it weighs anymore and I don't care. As long as it barely makes the legal weight at big events. I'd rather worry about how the car is handling than how much it weighs...no ammount of weight savings is gonna save you if your car and driving is poo