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Old 07-16-2006, 09:14 PM
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Anyone know where to buy Orion arms? They don't sell from their website, Horizon doesn't appear to have them, nor does Tower. I don't really know where else to look because usually Horizon has everything I need. Searched for team orion armatures but nothing came back except the 19t element which is the only one anyone seems to have in stock.

Wow, Team Orion lists themselves as a distributor on their website... Too bad they don't distribute...
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:34 PM
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looking at the xxx4 manual, i believe i have the hd belt setup....but for some reason i have the same exact size belt, i followed the manual on how to put to belt back in, and it still doesn't seem to fit, anyone have any ideas on what i can do to make it work? anyone else have this problem before and know how to diagnose it? Overall the "flat" part just seems to come up short about 3/4" of where i need to get it to put the screw....i put the belts together (the broken one and the new one) and they seem to be the same size....and the belt is still "tight" before i can get to the hole ...
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:53 PM
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Whenever this happens to me, it's because the belt has popped out of the grooves on one of the diffs somewhere. Try taking the ends of the car off, as if you wee removing the diffs again, but don't remove the diffs, and try spinning the belt. Usually the teeth will then pop into the right place and the belt will become loose enough.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:37 PM
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that would be nice, just checked that. and it didn't help, because i did have them in there like they should be...all the way through...gah im soo pissed, and i gotta race to go to saturday....
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:42 PM
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Well if the old belt fit, and the new belt is the same size, then the new belt should fit Do you have a camera? If you do, take a couple pictures of each side of the tensioner/spur gear area.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:53 PM
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i have:

LOSA3209 Drive Belt-Ex Flex (Yel) XXX-S/G+ 10.00

will that work with the hd belt kit? i believe its the same belt that comes with the kit...
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:56 PM
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no camera....i could get one but not till tommorrow...
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:40 AM
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looking closer i think its slightly smaller, but the old belt had some adjustment, it should still fit...but it doesn't....about to just buy a new green belt, but i have seen yellow belts in xxx4s before, which freaks me out how this wont fit....
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:15 AM
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Darkshinobi,

You have the wrong belt. The belt for the XXX-S is shorter than the belt for the XXX-4 and will not work. Both belts are yellow but the XXX-4 belt is slightly wider and longer than one for the xxx-s. You need part# LOSA3213. The belt is now yellow.

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Here is one place to get replacement armatures. You can get standard or center cut armatures. You get faster spool up and alittle more rpm out of a center cut arm. I was mistaken earlier in saying that the Checkpoint arm will not fit. It will but you will not get all the advantages of the Checkpoint motors like long comm and brush life without there brush setup which is unique to their motors.

http://www.teambrood.com/catalog/index.php

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Old 07-17-2006, 08:58 AM
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anyone interested in buying it? just spent $17 shipped on it, and it hasn't been used (no duh) if someone needs it ill go for $12 shipped....
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:00 AM
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U need to get your parts from here.

www.losipartshouse.com

They are very reasonable on their parts.
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if you are running on a wet/dry dirt track or loam, I would go with a double, no matter what, tea check points reccommended motors for 4wd offroad are 9x2, 10x2, 11x2, and I know of guys that have run trips before in offroad with success, a little better traction due to a slightly lesser acceleration meaning less tire spin, or something like that,
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:19 AM
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what is meant by undergear and overgear... when using different diffs in the front and rear..

how do you use them,, and when
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Over geared is when the front pulley on the diff is larger than the rear. It tends to pull the car a little more and give a little more steering.

Undergeared is a smaller pulley on the front diff. With this set up you have slightly better acceleration at the cost of some of your steering.
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Old 07-18-2006, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Scottmisfits
Over geared is when the front pulley on the diff is larger than the rear. It tends to pull the car a little more and give a little more steering.

Undergeared is a smaller pulley on the front diff. With this set up you have slightly better acceleration at the cost of some of your steering.
i like overgear,,, sounds like my kind of driving..
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