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Old 12-14-2012, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Grandturk View Post
Also - what's going on with the Losi brand in general? Is it being shuttered? Will TLR continue to provide race level vehicles and will Losi go away? Seems like there hasn't been anything from there in a while - and there was never a RTR 22SCT released through Losi like the 22 and 22T
Why would the Losi "brand" go anywhere ? TLR is just the racing division of Losi kinda like Thunder Tiger/Associated or HPI/HotBodies .

I am very interested in the new diff cases ! As I have said many times before this was the one part of the SCTE that needed fixing and now its a reality ! I bet this in concert with the redesigned diff gears will finally make the SCTE diffs bulletproof . Thank you Mr. Dunford !
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for the great news!
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by BashemSmashem View Post
Why would the Losi "brand" go anywhere ? TLR is just the racing division of Losi kinda like Thunder Tiger/Associated or HPI/HotBodies . !
No your scale is off - its not Losi/TLR - it's Horizon Hobby owns Losi and Horizon Hobby owns TLR

So you've got one parent company that owns two of the same brands - I.e. the Losi name. My point is that the "Losi" brand doesn't seem to be doing anything lately and all focus is on TLR. Horizon may choose to shut down Losi and distribute the cheapie stuff under another brand while focusing on the race oriented TLR.

Think about it in terms of this - you've got a successful race truck (SCTE) that is supported by two different brands - Losi and TLR - under one parent company. That's just bad business sense. It adds complexity and reduces efficiency to market.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:27 AM
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OK, so let me try to answer all of your questions...

*Yes, the inserts are metal. The are impregnated into the plastic with a channel.
*The tolerances were fixed so the 4 tiny shims are no longer needed.
*The gasket was updated and is a new material and thicker for much better sealing.
*The screw holes for the 4 screws that hold it together are tighter for less stripping.

This is a whole new mold and case. Getting these tolerances right was crucial to the overall handling of the truck. Sorry for the delay, I have been working on these for months now.

I have over 100 runs on the 3 in my truck now and zero leakage. They are butter smooth and have been from day one. I have many others running them with all smiles so far.

They should be through QC in the CA warehouse and be shipping by Tuesday.
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Originally Posted by hacker07 View Post
OK, so let me try to answer all of your questions...

*Yes, the inserts are metal. The are impregnated into the plastic with a channel.
*The tolerances were fixed so the 4 tiny shims are no longer needed.
*The gasket was updated and is a new material and thicker for much better sealing.
*The screw holes for the 4 screws that hold it together are tighter for less stripping.

This is a whole new mold and case. Getting these tolerances right was crucial to the overall handling of the truck. Sorry for the delay, I have been working on these for months now.

I have over 100 runs on the 3 in my truck now and zero leakage. They are butter smooth and have been from day one. I have many others running them with all smiles so far.

They should be through QC in the CA warehouse and be shipping by Tuesday.
Sounds great. Can't wait to buy a few of these.

I wont miss the tiny shims.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by hacker07 View Post
OK, so let me try to answer all of your questions...

*Yes, the inserts are metal. The are impregnated into the plastic with a channel.
*The tolerances were fixed so the 4 tiny shims are no longer needed.
*The gasket was updated and is a new material and thicker for much better sealing.
*The screw holes for the 4 screws that hold it together are tighter for less stripping.

This is a whole new mold and case. Getting these tolerances right was crucial to the overall handling of the truck. Sorry for the delay, I have been working on these for months now.

I have over 100 runs on the 3 in my truck now and zero leakage. They are butter smooth and have been from day one. I have many others running them with all smiles so far.

They should be through QC in the CA warehouse and be shipping by Tuesday.
Great! Now ready to order!
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Will this new diff get rid of most the slop in the outdrives?
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Will there be an updated SCTE in time for Xmas? When!
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What affects would the TLR flex chassis and braces have over the stock chassis? Assuming that was the only thing that was changed - what would the new handling characteristics be?
The TLR tuned chassis with rear torque rod will produce a little stiffer chassis front to rear but allow for a little more twist. Just different handleing characteristics. Typcially a little better on higher bite tracks. For bumpy outdoor the stock rear brace may be better with more front to back chassis flex being better on lower bite and bumpy tracks. We run the torque rod almost everywhere in So Cal though.

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Thanks Ryan & Hacker for all you guys do to help this sport.. How Much are those new pretty diff cases ?
FYI Ryan and Hacker are the same person!
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:15 AM
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Will there be an updated SCTE in time for Xmas? When!
Being they typically announce cars about a month before they hit shelves and christmas is ~10 days away.......
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Originally Posted by rcguy76559 View Post
Will this new diff get rid of most the slop in the outdrives?
Yes, these do get rid of a great deal of slop in the outdrives. Although I have never found this to inhibit the performance of the car at all.
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Oh and the new diffs are awesome. And yes Ryan and been working hard on these for a long time to get them right guys. It has been a process.
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Oh and the new diffs are awesome. And yes Ryan and been working hard on these for a long time to get them right guys. It has been a process.
So just so we all know when we get them, using black grease on the outdrives is still recommended right?

Stock gears will fit right into this cases, with the exception of the tiny shims between the gears and the square block?

Thanks!
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by caguilar4 View Post
So just so we all know when we get them, using black grease on the outdrives is still recommended right?

Stock gears will fit right into this cases, with the exception of the tiny shims between the gears and the square block?

Thanks!
Build them the same you would any 8th scale diff or follow Drakes video. I would still use the large washer behind the sun gears though. So yes use black grease on the outdrives. No small washer behind each planetary gear.

We no longer need to seal the inserts like we have been advising for a few months as these inserts are now molded into the case instead of pressed in like before. The new gasket is improved for better seal there and the screw holes were improved for better screw bite and more holding strength to get a good gasket compression. There were a lot of little things improved to make these much better.
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so the blocks on the diff pins are still needed, just not the shims?
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