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Old 05-19-2004, 08:52 AM   #6271
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What material are the hingepins in the Surikarn Ed.?

If they are Ti, I'll just get some steel ones....I hit the timing & scoring "bridge" & bent one...Currently I'll just live with it but I have plans on replacing it sometime
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The hingepins are steel and they are relatively inexpensive (less than 10 bucks for a whole set). I would suggest that you replace your bent ones. Your car will not handle consistenly with bent hingepins.
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Old 05-19-2004, 09:12 AM   #6273
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Whats the best way to bend them back strait

Seriously...
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Old 05-20-2004, 02:59 PM   #6274
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How does one prepare the gears in the gear box? Dry or a certain lube?
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:01 PM   #6275
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Hey,

What material are the hingepins in the Surikarn Ed.?

If they are Ti, I'll just get some steel ones....I hit the timing & scoring "bridge" & bent one...Currently I'll just live with it but I have plans on replacing it sometime
Hingepins are chromed mild steel - FOR A REASON.

Do not replace them with stiffer material eg Ti or StainlessSteel.
If you do, next time you smack you'll break your hinge carriers
instead of just bending a hingepin.

Tamiya original hingepins are amazingly dirtcheap... $5/set??
(that's cheaper than TA04, TL01 sets etc)
Don't even try straightening it - I have, it'll never be fixed perfect.
Have at least a dozen still-bent ones on my workbench, none
will ever go back to a new pin's straightness.


If you break the hingpin carrier... you'll be up for $50 in parts.
'Cos you'll lose the bell end-thingy too, the spacers, new arm...
and you'll still bend whatever hingepin you've used.
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:30 PM   #6276
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I broke the Titanium screw INSTEAD of the hinge carriers on this hit

I have a backup plan if I ever break a hinge carrier anyway...That also happened to be the ONLY time I hit anything other than this one dot in the infield...unfortunetly, it had to be a cinder block

$5! I doubt it in my area....I'll just run the bent one until I can buy a replacement at the shop...
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Stock up on them.

I usually keep a whole swag of them... right next to my stash of 1-way spurs...
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Does it really up-set handling a lot running a bent hingeppin?

It could take a while to get one....Plus, my car was handling good
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I usually buy 3 packages at a time. if you get them from rainbow Ten they are less than $4 bucks a set. if you order enough little things its a great deal even with shipping.

Too bad they don't just sell the hinge pins that we all bend I am starting to get a huge collection of brand new never used hinge pins for the up rights.
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It does look a lil different...

Hopefully the crown gears will be retrofittable....I want my lower drive ratio
Why do you want a lower drive ratio?
I think only difference will be you have to use different pinion size with the motor.
Regarding performance there will be no fifference.
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Too bad they don't just sell the hinge pins that we all bend I am starting to get a huge collection of brand new never used hinge pins for the up rights.
we're overrun by diff spur gears too...

(how else to get new pinions??)
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Old 05-21-2004, 12:30 PM   #6282
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does tamiya have a new one way gear or did i just have some from the first batch of cars. I just recieved my new gears and they're different from the ones that I got with the car(used). They have a lip on the back side of the gear I guess so the back plate fits in the gear. The ones I had before looked just like the rear diff gear(like the pic below) but with a different hole lay out. And after looking at the new gear again it looks like the whole outside edge of the gear is thicker now. Its atleast a 1/16" thicker than a diff gear.Below is what the gears that I had looked like. I'll take a pic of the new one tonight.





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yes they do , and it dont help much
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I just got a bunch of those thicker ones too... I cant use the Peniguin backing plate anymore because of it. Im thinking of shaving them down some so I can get the plate back on there...
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Why do you want a lower drive ratio?
I think only difference will be you have to use different pinion size with the motor.
Regarding performance there will be no fifference.
That and lower final drive will reduce strain on the motor (I think)

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