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Old 01-29-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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I need to buy some pinion gears and was wondering what brand would be recommended. Iam driving a xxxt and a t4.
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Robinson Racing, the "absolute" series gears. You cant go wrong with those.
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Or the losi pinions especially with the losi spurs. I always thought they meshed really good with the losi spurs. but as mentioned the robinsons are a good choice also.
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I would recommend staying with the Robinson or Losi "steel" gears. The aluminum gears don't last too long, especially in off-road.

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I would recommend staying with the Robinson or Losi "steel" gears. The aluminum gears don't last too long, especially in off-road.

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I agree with both Robinson and Losi steel pinion gears.
I have good luck with them.
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+10 on the Robinson Racing "Absolute" steel pinion gears.
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I would recommend staying with the Robinson or Losi "steel" gears. The aluminum gears don't last too long, especially in off-road.

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how dont aluminum pinions last long in an offroad? the worst i can see is the paint chipping off.
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The Losi Kevlar spurs are hard on pinions. I have found that the aluminum wears fast and get real noisy. The steel pinions last for years.


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The Losi Kevlar spurs are hard on pinions. I have found that the aluminum wears fast and get real noisy. The steel pinions last for years.


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been running aluminum pinions on losi kevlar spurs, that the right gear mesh you wont have a problem.
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how dont aluminum pinions last long in an offroad? the worst i can see is the paint chipping off.
A little bit of inevitable dust gets into the gears and it will start to wear the aluminum.
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how dont aluminum pinions last long in an offroad? the worst i can see is the paint chipping off.
They die very quickly, and take the spur gear with them.
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Aluminum don't last long. I replaced two 19t pinions on my T4.
Tring to find Losi 19t steel pinion to replace.
If you are running aluminum pinions, check often for wear.
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Kyosho steel pinions are killer! I am loving them.
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I really like the precision racing pinions, they are hardened aluminum and are not wearing in an off road environment.

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I've got a 13 (R.R steel) and 15 in (losi steel) and a 19 and 22 (R.R. aluminum)

Can't really tell the difference between the aluminum due to me not having a aluminum pinion and steel pinion in the same T-count.... But the aluminum is about 1/2 the weight of the steel pinion...

I've just put on my 19 t aluminum for the road and have since been using steel gears and thought I'd give it a try.. no wear after a mamba max 5700 run with a 5k lipo ...
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