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Old 11-06-2012, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by eddomak View Post
Thanks Casper & Greener380. I might try the stretch method first as it seemed to work for the Losi ones.
They will stretch over just fine. It is not a bad idea to have some shock shaft pliers in your box though.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:47 PM
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They will stretch over just fine. It is not a bad idea to have some shock shaft pliers in your box though.
+1, a very handy tool to have on hand!
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:20 PM
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Hi all,

Sorry for the noob question, but what is a nice safe way to remove the shock end (the plastic screw-on bit with the eyelet) from the shock shaft? I'm wary of bending the shaft or damaging the coating.

I'm trying to install some Associated shock boots.

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you can use one end of ur shock tools that came with the kit... it snaps in on the one end and if u need more holding power you can use pliers and it will not damage the shock because ur holding on the plastic piece.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:27 PM
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I got advice from one guy but would like more opinions.

I am fixing to try a turnigy 4.5 550 can 4560 kv motor. What size pinion should I start with? He suggested a 17t for a starting point.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by MattP View Post
I got advice from one guy but would like more opinions.

I am fixing to try a turnigy 4.5 550 can 4560 kv motor. What size pinion should I start with? He suggested a 17t for a starting point.
i would say 13-14 and go from there, if it was me i would start with a 13, i run a 13 myself and go from there.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Rockthecatbox21 View Post
2wice in 3 years? You race right? I rebuild mine at least 1nce a month.
The diffs are all prolly empty.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by eddomak View Post
Thanks Casper & Greener380. I might try the stretch method first as it seemed to work for the Losi ones.
Put a drop of shock oil on the eyelet first so the new boot can slip on easily without tearing.
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Originally Posted by MattP View Post
I got advice from one guy but would like more opinions.

I am fixing to try a turnigy 4.5 550 can 4560 kv motor. What size pinion should I start with? He suggested a 17t for a starting point.
Depends on the track, I'd say 17 would be for a biggish track with long straights.
I'd go with 14 as a nice average, then you can move up/down to 17 or 12 as you see fit.

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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
Depends on the track, I'd say 17 would be for a biggish track with long straights.
I'd go with 14 as a nice average, then you can move up/down to 17 or 12 as you see fit.
Ok thanks.
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Originally Posted by MattP View Post
I got advice from one guy but would like more opinions.

I am fixing to try a turnigy 4.5 550 can 4560 kv motor. What size pinion should I start with? He suggested a 17t for a starting point.
To get a rollout about 1:1 as a starting point use a 13-14t. Check temps, after that use timing and boost to get more speed if needed. If temps allow and the track needs it, might go up in pinion size.

Gear calc:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/community/gearwizard.cfm

SCTE gear ratio is 3:89.

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Originally Posted by nanoverse View Post
To get a rollout about 1:1 as a starting point use a 13-14t. Check temps, after that use timing and boost to get more speed if needed. If temps allow and the track needs it, might go up in pinion size.

Gear calc:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/community/gearwizard.cfm

SCTE gear ratio is 3:89.
Sounds good. I forgot to mention earlier that I will be mostly running on small indoor and medium outdoor tracks. I rarely go to a large outdoor track.
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Originally Posted by Rockthecatbox21 View Post
My SC401 4600 runs about 170 with a fan. I'll see how much my temps go down this week since my truck has all new bearings. Btw i'm @ 13t pinion as it seemed just the right balance of power and temps.
Really? Damn, I'm running the same motor and gearing and I think the hottest my motor got was like 155 or so. That's without a fan too.
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Originally Posted by dtr View Post
Put a drop of shock oil on the eyelet first so the new boot can slip on easily without tearing.
Thanks for the hint - yep, did that with the Losi ones.

Anyway, thanks for the hints - got all the Associated shock boots on with no dramas at all. They are certainly a thicker rubber and look like they will do the job!
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by tc5 man View Post
What diff oil should i use on my SCTE im going to be racing it on a smooth grippy outdoor track and a carpet track ? Im guessing 5,7,3 ?
Anybody ?
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tc5 man View Post
Anybody ?
I've ran 5/7/3 and 7/7/3 on smooth high bite and it was good. Never ran on carpet off road.
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