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Old 06-13-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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has anybody done anything with the rear end on this yet...ie locked it like the losi or has put some putty in there? i have tried some thicker fluid where the spider gears are but the rear diff just sucks on loose dirt....


anybody else?????
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i run a rustler vxl...but
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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There is a ball diff option, but I don't think it has metal gears like the VXL. Too bad, because I agree, the gear diff sucks on the track. How thick of a fluid did you try?
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i put some serpent 100,000 but it didnt seem to do anything to the diff...!!!!!

its better...but not any closer to that "locked" feel

i hate that truck ONLY for that 1 reason...you put it on some dirt and it torque steers...it just unloads all that power on the "diffed" side
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Putty is always an option, but it's going to make it wander like crazy - just like a desert truck! Unfortunately Throttle control is still the best answer...
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ANYBODY TRY THE BALL DIFF?
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What's torque steer and why wouldn't it distribute power equally between the two rear wheels?
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i have used the ball diff in my slash....its a whole different animal...much better
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the diff's not fluid tight on that RC

any fluid will drain out slowly


skip the ball diff, it doesn't handle power as well as the geared one
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yea, the fluid leaks out the axles as well as the cover!
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I use ball diffs in all of my Traxxas trucks.They are a must for racing.Even work well for bashing as long as you run the slipper a little on the loose side.Locking the slipper will blow your diff gear very quick if you like to land WOT or do alot of wheelies.
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