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Old 12-27-2005, 12:04 AM   #1441
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It is the same box as the pro kit. It just has a team sticker on it.
He's referring to the sticker which does not mention the one piece engine mount.
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:49 AM   #1442
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That makes me wonder. The salesman at nitrohouse said that it included a 1 piece mount. I'll have to call and verify today when they open.
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:57 AM   #1443
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AWOL is right. There was some talk at one time of the one piece engine mount but I think everybody agreed that it was not shipping with one. I guess we will know for sure on Friday though. If you do call please post what you find out.

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Old 12-27-2005, 07:01 AM   #1444
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Well here is a pic of the new team kit built! I don't see a one piece mount.

I do see a buggy I can't wait to get my hands on though!!!

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Old 12-27-2005, 07:40 AM   #1445
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It looks like you are right speedbump. i will certainly call nitrohouse to let them know so they don't tell anyone else that it has the 1 piece mount. Oh well, kit 550+1 pc mount 50=600, still a good $100 cheaper than a SP2 or a ProSpec.
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:19 PM   #1446
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From what I here the one piece engine mount is not really needed. I guess it is nice for the bling factor though!
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:38 PM   #1447
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I ran the 1 pc mount on my Jammin Buggy last year (it's now going into my Jammin Truggy if I ever get time to build it) and the only thing that I noticed different was that it seemed to make it easier to get a nice square gear mesh. It seemed like with the two piece I tended to have the mesh just a little crooked. Maybe it was just me though.
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:39 PM   #1448
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plus the bling factor IS cool.
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:51 PM   #1449
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Yes the one peice will help setting the mesh, more so with 2 speeds (ie touring cars) makes it a LOT easier to get a good mesh on both gears as the engine is held square. Quicker, easier and better job.
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:18 PM   #1450
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I dont know what engines most run but my V spec burned up many clutch bells with a 2 peace engine mount. Once I went to a 1 peace NO problems.
I guess it only makes a differance with HP.

Pluse it make the chassis stiffer!
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Oh by the way NIce OS ROCKET head, looks like Drakes
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:30 AM   #1452
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is there anybody ever custom made, modified or changing the design, shape or material of the shock tower, servo tray, center diff plate, bulkhead plate or even the chassis.. maybe using alloy and mirror polish to make it more bling bling
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kyracer, I was going broke buying clutch bearings for my P5 until I switched to the 1 pc. I think having the motor even a little out of square in relation to the spur puts sideload on the clutch/clutch bearings. At 6 bucks a pair for clutch bearings or 20 bucks a piece for clutch bells it doesn't take long for the 1 pc mount to pay for itself.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:26 AM   #1454
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Kyracer that green head was originally made for Matt Gosch.

Scott you are absolutely correct about having the bell & spur aliened at a perfect 90* angle. If not it will cause undo stress on the bearings. Also you are paying way too much for your bearings. They are a buck a piece here and so are the rest of your bearings.

http://www.avidrc.com/

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Old 12-28-2005, 07:57 AM   #1455
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Default bearings .... and bling...

The bearings are great from Avid or even Amainhobbies.com

Now all this bling talk, how can it be bling when you have so much mud/dirt on your buggy/truggy? Are you guys leaving it on the shelf?
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