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Old 10-09-2008, 10:33 AM
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anyone who found a way for not having any leak from the diff when using silicone oil?
I have only taken my diff apart once since I rebuilt it with silicone oil and it was empty too. I will have another look soon to see if it is still leaking.

One thing I did do was to remove the spring from the bevel gears and filled the diff with 10k oil. It feels much better on the track without the spring.

I have run the truck with the rear arms swapped and in the stock location. I will play with the rear arms more and report back as to which I prefer. I am running on a very high bite clay track and it has a ton of traction, so I think swapping them might be the way to go for my track.

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our track is really loose, i run 5000 and it's thick enough hehe
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I have only taken my diff apart once since I rebuilt it with silicone oil and it was empty too. I will have another look soon to see if it is still leaking.

One thing I did do was to remove the spring from the bevel gears and filled the diff with 10k oil. It feels much better on the track without the spring.

I have run the truck with the rear arms swapped and in the stock location. I will play with the rear arms more and report back as to which I prefer. I am running on a very high bite clay track and it has a ton of traction, so I think swapping them might be the way to go for my track.

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I assume you mean the right arm on the left and vice versus?
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I assume you mean the right arm on the left and vice versus?
Yes, sorry, I swap the arms side to side. This will move the rear wheels rearward. You will have to find some spacers and longer screws for the shocks if you do this.

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Originally Posted by C Branch View Post
Yes, sorry, I swap the arms side to side. This will move the rear wheels rearward. You will have to find some spacers and longer screws for the shocks if you do this.

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i also made this mod and i still use stock screws, works fine for me without any other modification
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And to what advantage is this? Did you find that it handles better? turns sharper?...etc...???
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yes that helped a lot!!!! way easier to exit corner! i have less spin out but on sharp turns it doesn't help but it's not much an handicap, i just use a bit more brake entering the sharp corner.

but in the straight lane, i just go full throttle and i don'T have to worry about any spin out. Since you have a slash, (and me too) it makes your HPI longer and it feels like the slash (with good tires) exiting corners!
in my opinion, it's the best adjustement i made so far!
better than changing the springs and shocks oil

hope this answer your question
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It also helps prevent wheelies.


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Yes your right!!! I have a 5700kv motor and before doing this mod it was wheelie on demand sine I use a 18t. Now it's perfect
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Thanks DaddyDan....BTW I got my new Electronic E-Fire setup sheet available for download....

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hey i had a race this week end, i made my personnal record with the firestorm, i was faster than i was with my T4 and my xxxt but about 1 sec. This firestorm kick but!
and the best thing, i didn't break since i race this truck!!! not even a tiny plastic part!!!!
a lot of people were watching my truck in the pit... it think we wil see more and more od these trucks on many tracks!
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i had a run with e fs today seems like the jump is unpredictable
how do you guys set the truck suspension?
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Originally Posted by mog ruith View Post
i had a run with e fs today seems like the jump is unpredictable
how do you guys set the truck suspension?
try one of the few set up up there, but switching springs from back to front and vice versa is a good starting point, but was is your problem exactly?
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well as i sadi it jumps unpredictably at times it nose dive and at times well the rear will land first and at times it will jump nicely
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Originally Posted by mog ruith View Post
well as i sadi it jumps unpredictably at times it nose dive and at times well the rear will land first and at times it will jump nicely
That my friend is where throttle control comes into play.....brake after jump = nose dive, accel after jump = rear land.
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