R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-05-2014, 08:51 PM   #976
Tech Adept
 
Rockin G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lockhart, tx
Posts: 215
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Guys, if you hear of a nice roller, shoot me a PM. The one above sold already. Just want to try something new. Will be selling current car soon as I get it cleaned up and transformed into roller config.
Rockin G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 09:04 PM   #977
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 503
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockin G View Post
Guys, if you hear of a nice roller, shoot me a PM. The one above sold already. Just want to try something new. Will be selling current car soon as I get it cleaned up and transformed into roller config.
I'll keep an eye out but they don't last but a few hours if they become available, if the price is right anyways... Good time of the year to be watching though, good luck!
TerribleTy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 06:21 AM   #978
Tech Elite
 
Pit-racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Cali/Texas
Posts: 2,241
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Yes hurry and get one. I love mine!
__________________
www.igthobbies.com / Serpent Cobra GT / 748 TQ / Serpent Eryx 3.0 / Desoto Racing / Veytrex.com / JZRacing / Flo-Control
Pit-racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2014, 07:23 AM   #979
Tech Addict
 
Crawlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Brookfield, WI
Posts: 695
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Did anyone have any issues with build quality?

I've put together and taken apart the diff cases multiple times. Used the shims to make sure the ring gear wasn't binding on the pinion gear. Each time, I get to buttoning the cases together and it binds up the whole diff. This is front AND rear. I know the bearings are sitting properly in the spaces. The two cap head screws at the bottom aren't tight and show a 2-3mm space in the case.

Have any of you used spacers to spread the diff case apart a bit for free rotation? Does it just "break in" after use?
Crawlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2014, 09:34 AM   #980
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 6,877
Trader Rating: 302 (100%+)
Default

I ordered 2speed shoes and they are black. Ones in my GT is beige. Which are the updated ones?
__________________
Jermaine Mitchell
I laugh at serious racers acting like B****
Free Agent racing team. No sponsors needed.
Mercenary Racer
jmoneym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2014, 10:49 AM   #981
Tech Adept
 
Acting Bad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 122
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmoneym View Post
I ordered 2speed shoes and they are black. Ones in my GT is beige. Which are the updated ones?
The black ones should be the updated ones. The beige ones are the originals. I ordered a couple of the black ones but I have not tried them out yet. I heard they work better.
__________________
Novarossi engines, Radiopost, Serpent 811 Cobra, Serpent 977 Viper, IGT Hobbies
Acting Bad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2014, 10:51 AM   #982
Tech Adept
 
Acting Bad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 122
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crawlin View Post
Did anyone have any issues with build quality?

I've put together and taken apart the diff cases multiple times. Used the shims to make sure the ring gear wasn't binding on the pinion gear. Each time, I get to buttoning the cases together and it binds up the whole diff. This is front AND rear. I know the bearings are sitting properly in the spaces. The two cap head screws at the bottom aren't tight and show a 2-3mm space in the case.

Have any of you used spacers to spread the diff case apart a bit for free rotation? Does it just "break in" after use?
I built my diffs with out the shims and they work fine. Its pretty tight w/o the shims.
__________________
Novarossi engines, Radiopost, Serpent 811 Cobra, Serpent 977 Viper, IGT Hobbies
Acting Bad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2014, 11:04 AM   #983
Tech Master
 
DRRC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,504
Trader Rating: 57 (98%+)
Default

Removed one shim in shaft gear
backed up 1/16 or 1/8 of a turn when tightened
and yes it does need to be run in for the parts to be seated well
after running in you can tighten them again and see if it is better
happened to mine and had to open up the front diff 3 times
was not happy then

I think the reason was the plastics were getting worn out or the palstic spacer in the front was not thick enough
either way backing up 1/18 of a turn out should help

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crawlin View Post
Did anyone have any issues with build quality?

I've put together and taken apart the diff cases multiple times. Used the shims to make sure the ring gear wasn't binding on the pinion gear. Each time, I get to buttoning the cases together and it binds up the whole diff. This is front AND rear. I know the bearings are sitting properly in the spaces. The two cap head screws at the bottom aren't tight and show a 2-3mm space in the case.

Have any of you used spacers to spread the diff case apart a bit for free rotation? Does it just "break in" after use?
__________________
Team Wife
Mugen Seiki Racing
Mugenracing.com
DRRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2014, 12:18 PM   #984
Tech Fanatic
 
Julius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Amsterdam Netherlands
Posts: 960
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crawlin View Post
Did anyone have any issues with build quality?

I've put together and taken apart the diff cases multiple times. Used the shims to make sure the ring gear wasn't binding on the pinion gear. Each time, I get to buttoning the cases together and it binds up the whole diff. This is front AND rear. I know the bearings are sitting properly in the spaces. The two cap head screws at the bottom aren't tight and show a 2-3mm space in the case.

Have any of you used spacers to spread the diff case apart a bit for free rotation? Does it just "break in" after use?
One thing tha sometimes happens, is that the ring gear rubs against the screws holding the pinion bearing in the case. You have to look whinch of the three rubs an grind the head a bit.
__________________
Team Serpent, Xceed, Sanwa, LRP
Julius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2014, 08:01 PM   #985
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 503
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crawlin View Post
Did anyone have any issues with build quality?

I've put together and taken apart the diff cases multiple times. Used the shims to make sure the ring gear wasn't binding on the pinion gear. Each time, I get to buttoning the cases together and it binds up the whole diff. This is front AND rear. I know the bearings are sitting properly in the spaces. The two cap head screws at the bottom aren't tight and show a 2-3mm space in the case.

Have any of you used spacers to spread the diff case apart a bit for free rotation? Does it just "break in" after use?
I have seen this with new kits a few times. What you need to do is loosen the screws that holds the diff case together about a full turn or until you have free travel. I do this on all my kits On and Off Road. Give it a try and let me know what your results are please.
TerribleTy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 10:32 AM   #986
Tech Addict
 
PinoyCali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: OC
Posts: 717
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default Servo horn

Hello All,

Anybody using aftermarket/ upgrade steering servo? Brand?

Thanks
Mike
PinoyCali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 10:34 PM   #987
Tech Addict
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 503
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PinoyCali View Post
Hello All,

Anybody using aftermarket/ upgrade steering servo? Brand?

Thanks
Mike
Alot of the Team guys running the KO Propo 30103 Power servo.
http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...o-High-Voltage Extremely smooth and powerful servo, I like it alot in the GT.

Other options for 6v application would be Savox 1283
http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...eel-Gear-Servo

A little more info on your electronics would help but either of these will work. I've gotten about a season worth of hard driving out of the 1283 which aligns with what others have seen. The KO runs and lasts way longer.
TerribleTy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 11:42 AM   #988
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 884
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

It all comes down to what you want to pay for a servo.
__________________
People spend their lives worrying about death. I'm sliding in broadside h ollering "Wow, what a ride"
spooky 1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 11:45 AM   #989
Tech Elite
 
Pit-racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Cali/Texas
Posts: 2,241
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spooky 1 View Post
It all comes down to what you want to pay for a servo.
+1
__________________
www.igthobbies.com / Serpent Cobra GT / 748 TQ / Serpent Eryx 3.0 / Desoto Racing / Veytrex.com / JZRacing / Flo-Control
Pit-racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 12:31 PM   #990
Tech Addict
 
Crawlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Brookfield, WI
Posts: 695
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TerribleTy View Post
I have seen this with new kits a few times. What you need to do is loosen the screws that holds the diff case together about a full turn or until you have free travel. I do this on all my kits On and Off Road. Give it a try and let me know what your results are please.
I removed the one screw that was on the side of the ring gear and now she spins freely even with all the screws fully tightened. I'd have to say that was my issue, that the button head of the screw(silver/chrome screw) was hitting the ring gear.

Would have never though that could be the issue!
Crawlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sweep Racing Tires 1/8th GT thread SweepRacingUSA Nitro On-Road 782 12-04-2016 06:09 PM
GT class--buggy-based on road! duneland Nitro On-Road 9643 11-16-2016 04:11 AM
Serpent 811 Cobra Buggy Preston777 Nitro Off-Road 11732 04-22-2016 11:59 AM
2010 Ipanema US GT Nationals September 3rd through 5th JLock Racing Forum 220 11-01-2010 06:05 PM


Tags
serpent 977, serpent cobra


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:19 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0