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TLR 22.5 Elite Gear Diff setup for indoor clay track

Old 02-17-2021, 01:37 PM
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I would like to see if any of you are running the G2 Gear diff on the 22.5 Elite when running on indoor clay or dirt tracks?

I know a majority of you are using ball diff. I just wanted to test something different, easier to maintain.

I just ordered a new G2 gear diff and I would like to experiment with different diff silicon oils: 200,000, 500,000 and maybe 1,000,000 cst.

Based on the researches I made so far, Kevin Gahan at TLR mentioned the late Brian Kinwald was using a gear diff with a 500,000 cst silicon oil at the Horizon track in Illinois and was planning to use 1,000,000 cst when the track is really slippery.

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The newly unveiled 22 5.0 dc race roller uses 7k in the gear diff.
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Old 02-19-2021, 04:15 PM
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Indoor clay I've been running 35wt.
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IMO you’ll always give up performance on dirt using a gear diff. They just don’t generate enough grip.

What are your times between rebuilds on the ball
diff? I have over 10 races on my ball diff and haven’t had to rebuild it. It’s silky smooth still.

a gear diff the oil is dirty after two races. Less maintenance with a ball
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On clay a well set-up ball diff is far superior and actually requires less maintenance!
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You would go up in CST for a slippery or a track with less traction? Not sure if that is correct. Is it possible you would go down to 100,000 CST for a slippery track if you went to a ball diff?
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Iím guessing that Kinwald was running a gear diff because he thought the performance was better than a ball diff. And the new losi buggy has a gear diff, it does make me curious.
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Some people at my local high bite indoor clay track are experimenting, and liking, running gear diffs in both stock and mod cars. 2 gear, 60k seems to be the starting setup.
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Back when the dex210 was a thing I spent an entire race season chasing setups trying to get a gear diff to work on a med grip indoor clay track. I didn't realize at the time it was the gear diff causing me issues. I was dead set in thinking a gear diff must be just as good as a ball diff. I was wrong.

One weekend I tried swapping back to a ball diff. I was instantly faster. I learned my lesson. If I'm on dirt, I'm running a ball diff. If you build it right, set it right, and don't abuse it, it will last an entire race season.
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