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Old 07-16-2004, 05:52 PM   #631
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Heres the two speed for the GT LX Buggy. Looks like trouble to me.

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Old 07-17-2004, 08:54 AM   #632
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beside the fact dirt would probably mess it up pretty bad i wonder how it would change things because of no center diff action
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The traction would be alot higher but it would tend to strip spur gears off jumps just like HPI mts and tmaxxes.

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Old 07-18-2004, 11:36 PM   #634
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If anyone has a kanai roller for sale please let me know. I put a thread in the WTB section, but I thought I'd ask here also. Since the 777 is coming out I would think some of you guy's want to get rid of the older kanai's. It doesn't even have to be a complete kit. I mainly just need the suspension.
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Old 07-20-2004, 12:08 AM   #635
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i think that a 1/8th sclae buggy is plenty fast enough especially when you run a good engine so i can only asume that the 2 speed is there to improve acceleration with a close ratio.


why would you want to go faster?
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Old 07-20-2004, 08:28 AM   #636
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Unless the 2 speed starts showing an advantage on the track, no one really needs one - unless of course you just want to go faster for back yard bashing.

'In the old days' PB Mustang Xi2 Super Competition 1/8th rally cross cars had 2 speed gearboxes AND 4 wheel steering, controlled by a brick servo!!! Later though, the 2 speed versions were dropped in favour of single speed transmissions. 2 speeds only showed marginal benefits on the largest tracks.
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Old 07-22-2004, 02:23 PM   #637
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I just bought a OFNA Ultra Comp and there is no need for a two speed. The thing flys and I only have 6 tanks through it. Its a great buy for the $300.00 you pay. Great all around buggie. BUY ONE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-23-2004, 11:37 PM   #638
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Anyone know where i can get one?? Thanks
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Old 07-30-2004, 08:57 PM   #640
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Just a couple questions for buggy races Im running an XTM xterminator pro. Whats a good center diff lube weight to get just a bit more pull on the rear coming off the corners. Also what pipe for all bottom end on a Hyper 21 8port. The xtm pipe is ok but designed for a .247 i think.
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Well, without any oil in the center diff, all the power will be transferred to the end with the least traction, which is the front end (-> as all the weight is transferred to the rear upon acceleration, it has the most tration).

The more power that is transferred to the front, the more the frontend will pull the car around, smoother and easier to drive generally.

Lets say we have a starting point of 7000 oil in the center diff.

Moving up to 10k will result in more power being transferred (or forced) to the rearend, and the rearend pushing the front (livelier, more agressive)

Moving down to 5k will result in more power being transferred to the frontend, and the frontend pulling the rearend around ---> which is what you want, right?

So from whatever oil you've got now, try dropping down 1 or 2k depending on how much pull you want and see how it goes.

As for which pipe for lowend, well from what i've tried the RB 063 did a pretty killer job, but it isn't too durable. I've also heard the ofna copies of the 063 and 086 don't perform quite as well as the originals, so might be best to steer away from those too. I run an OS T-2050 right now and it seems to match my old 063 in lowend (or very close anyway) and is built way tougher, but the pricetag reaches into triple digits.

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I think if you want to milk more lowend from the 8 port though, the clutch might be a good place to start, might be worth trying some stiffer springs (1.1mm) and lightening your clutch shoes.

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Thanks for the info. I'll try some 10k in the center i took it apart and it looks like just grease not even full. As for the clutch im running ofna gold springs and the shoes are trimmed a bit.
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ive got 1 of those new jammin pipes on my new s7 2 engine and it has great bottom end

its the only pipe ive run on that engine so i dont know how well others compare but i do know i have enough bottom end to keep me happy even with a out the box clutch set-up on a motor that people tell me lacks some on the bottom end

my old motor was a P5 so i do know what good bottom end feels like

the clutch is a aluminum shoe set-up with 1.0 springs

so based on what i do know i would say the jammin pipe has given me good bottom end power and its extremely durable and the best part i picked it up off ebay for about $60 shipped
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The thing with the jammin pipe though is, the stinger area is really strong but the rest of the body is the same as all the others, it can get dented pretty easily? That's what a guy on rcca was saying anyway, i havent tried them myself.

the 2050 the whole body is like thick and beefy. But yeah it costs like twice as much so the jammin is probably way better value.
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I also have a os 2050 and not one dent after 1 year. I had a rex 9886 and it got bent the first race out. Jason that jp1 pipe does look good thou. What rb engine do you have, an exact number would be good. Im selling my k3 and motor on ebay to get a mp777 special 1 and new engine. Got the gt running yet?
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