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Old 10-22-2009, 05:47 AM
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if i convert my 8 2.0 buggy to electric with the tekno kit, are smart diffs still a good upgrade???
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:45 AM
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Im running the CSD and i like it so far ! Going to try the FSD next season
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Im running the CSD and i like it so far ! Going to try the FSD next season
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I have the center, love it
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:12 PM
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In electric trim, the center smart diff really frees up the buggy upon rotation thru the turns. If you are used to the std gear diff, this option will make the buggy feel "loose" in the turns, but once you get used to it, it definately makes a difference. There is a drawback, the std gear diff is bulletproof...and the smart diff requires alot of maintenance. In my opinion, you cannot simply drop it in and run it for more than one race weekend without a rebuild. If you take your cars down every race, the SD is a great option. But if you are on the other end of the spektrum...well you get the point. Also, I've tried the front SD, and I personally did not like it. Made the car very "darty" and hard to drive on rough tracks. I hope this helps....

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In electric trim, the center smart diff really frees up the buggy upon rotation thru the turns. If you are used to the std gear diff, this option will make the buggy feel "loose" in the turns, but once you get used to it, it definately makes a difference. There is a drawback, the std gear diff is bulletproof...and the smart diff requires alot of maintenance. In my opinion, you cannot simply drop it in and run it for more than one race weekend without a rebuild. If you take your cars down every race, the SD is a great option. But if you are on the other end of the spektrum...well you get the point. Also, I've tried the front SD, and I personally did not like it. Made the car very "darty" and hard to drive on rough tracks. I hope this helps....

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And this is the issue I've been hearing from my friends with the Nitro 8ights. Question for you though.. when you said you have to rebuild it, what exactly do you need to rebuild in the SD? Do you need to replace any parts or just grease?
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I have the Center Smart Diff and it doesn't seem to lock up at all. (There is almost no torque to the rear wheels). Maybe it is because I am using the kyosho plastic spur, i am not sure. I've rebuilt it at least three times with no luck. Before I give up, I will try 10K fluid so it will at least act as a normal diff.
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try stiffer springs I put in 2 3.5 with the grease still never snappy loose on cracking the throttle , just pulls , I think it kinda gives the clutch effect. jmnbo
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I don't know, but it says in the intructions that the lighter springs you use, the easier the diff will lock up. Granted I've only tried the stock setup.
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