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Old 11-08-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
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Are the center smart diffs worth buying? Need some info on it. Thanks
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:37 AM   #2
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i heard they wear out quick
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:26 AM   #3
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I run one in the center on dry/dusty tracks. Works perfectly.

They only wear excessively if you don't clean/change the grease in a reasonable length of time (2-club races or 1-major race weekend).
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i just put one in my 8ight-e and i feel it was a waist i tried all settings ended going back to the stock diff..........i bought it thinking i could get some more steering for a tighter track i run but it made it worse if anything and i didn't see or feel the difference in acceleration that others claim
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give them time they take awhile to break in and try 2 15springs with 2.75 coils cut makes it very smooth we run them in truggy and buggy
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:23 AM   #6
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Are they a lot of maintence to them?
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I tried them when I bought an 8ight that had them in it and didn`t like them at all . Went back to stock and sold them , stock is much better for the tracks in my area IMO .
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depends on the track conditions.. My home track is smooth and dusty on top with very little grip ,so the front smartdiff is the go.
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Ya , the tracks I run on are mainly high bite clay .
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I run both center and front in my buggy and tuggy. Personally I like them. I change the grease about every gallon. Works well for my driving style. They work better on loose tracks. The center does seem to wear the grease faster than the front.
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i change grease about twice a month and gears every six gallons during race season
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I have ran the center in my 8ight-T E 2.0 and my opinion on them is really 50/50. Things that I noticed is that it makes it easier to control under hard acceleration with the electric. Since I didn't run my standard diff all that much and can't really say how they are in the corners, etc. The reason they seem to help under acceleration is it sends the power to the front wheels a little more and it kinda just pulls the truck around. I wanted to try it with some diff fluid that a bit heavier then the stock grease but never had the chance. I noticed when they first released the smart diff Losi said just use the smart diff grease. And now they say you can use 1000-5000WT so I might give that a try. When I ran it in my nitro 8ight-T 2.0 I didn't have the problem as much with it just sending a bit to much power to the front wheels. I think with the extra power of the electric I need to use something thicker. Even if I don't use it again I think I will keep it, I think it something good to have in your setup options and might be the ticket you need if you can't get a handle on a track.
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