02-14-2005, 07:26 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Originally posted by minidriver
For those still having problems with stripped one way gears, I put the following in my 13 year old son's car and it now seems bulletproof - i.e. catching a single front wheel on a board several times at speed results in no problems, unlike before.
Square Diff box,;
Tamiya lightweight driveshaft (2mm longer than stock driveshaft); and
EVO IV aluminum one way gear.
No evidence of any transfer of stress to the gear on the shaft.
The aluminum gear adds 2 gms to the overall weight of the drivetrain (you no longer use the carbon support plate for the one way gear. when you use the alum. one).
I just ordered the evo 4 gear yesterday to do that setup. I saw Marty H. at RSJ on Friday night and he told me that he was running the evo 4 aluminum gear up front and has had no problems. That night as he was getting used to the layout (very tight track) he was hitting some boards pretty hard at speed. no stripping. I am not sure why everyone says the EVO 4 aluminum one way gear won't work when every who has tried it says it does. can't wait to get it in the car.
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