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Old 03-01-2011, 03:17 PM
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Hi all, just want to know, i was thinking of the sc10 truck but a little concered about the molded tranny, i have another truck and it has a all metal trans. and i never blew it out, i race at a indoor hard dirt track. also team ass. never talks about the "molded" tranny being derlin or plastic, i know derlin is much stronger so if it is that, then it would give me more convidence in buying this truck. thanks guys
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Hi all, just want to know, i was thinking of the sc10 truck but a little concered about the molded tranny, i have another truck and it has a all metal trans. and i never blew it out, i race at a indoor hard dirt track. also team ass. never talks about the "molded" tranny being derlin or plastic, i know derlin is much stronger so if it is that, then it would give me more convidence in buying this truck. thanks guys
This transmission has been used by AE for a very long time in all the 2w trucks and buggies because it is just about bullet prof. You wont blow this tranny up. The gears and diff are one of the if not the best on the market. Adjust the slipper and diff correctly and it will last for a very long time.
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+1 I have never had a problem out off an associated trans. And ive had quite a few over the years.
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This transmission has been used by AE for a very long time in all the 2w trucks and buggies because it is just about bullet prof. You wont blow this tranny up. The gears and diff are one of the if not the best on the market. Adjust the slipper and diff correctly and it will last for a very long time.
well i am buying the ready to run version so the slipper is set up already, but does anyone know if the molded tranny is derlin or plastic. the pics they show on the site is a yellowish material, not sure if plastic or what, i cant see plastic lasting at all, i had a rustler with plastic idler gear and then traxxas changed it to derlin (same color) and it lasted for ever, now they make the complete trans. with metal, i wonder why team ass. didnt do this? cant be wieght saving because the slash and the sc10 wiegh just about the same.
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I beat the snot out of my SC10 and my son totally abuses his and we run Castle 5700s with 2S and 3S batteries and no tranny failures yet. Mine was a kit and his was RTR, the only parts I've replaced are an A arm and hinge pin from a nasty crash on my car. Get the ball diff if you are worried about the plastic diff gears but no problems here. It's a great truck.
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I beat the snot out of my SC10 and my son totally abuses his and we run Castle 5700s with 2S and 3S batteries and no tranny failures yet. Mine was a kit and his was RTR, the only parts I've replaced are an A arm and hinge pin from a nasty crash on my car. Get the ball diff if you are worried about the plastic diff gears but no problems here. It's a great truck.
you said plastic, are they? and why did you replace the motor? is the reedy 3300 junk? did you blow it up? or was that just personal preferance?
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Dude LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE..They are telling you not to worry about it. If it was a big issue dont you think they would have changed it by now, or have hundreds of people ranting on here about how they hate the plastic or delrin or whatever its made of! Its still there made out of whatever it is because it works, plain and simple..If your worried about it then like mentioned get a ball diff setup.. As for the motor..Man if you've been in this hobby for 10 minutes you should know its all about what you can upgrade to next or whats the next hottest item out there...Most people will sooner or later whether it be just by choice or when a motor simply wears out.."Nothing lasts forever" they will upgrade to a better aftermarket part...
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ive raced a t4 for like 5 years and ive NEVER had a problem...its all fine
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We don't race , we bash so maybe the 5700 is a little overkill but it's what I picked up for the kit when I built it. My son's car was RTR but I pulled the radio out and put it in a mini and he drove it with his radio for a while. Then I ended up with another 5700 combo, so I just dropped in in his car because he wanted to go faster... nothing wrong with the Reedy motor and XL ESC, they were actually quite good for a RTR. I just like plugging all of my cars into the Castle Link to set up the cars through my PC.

I usually buy kits and a very good ESC/Motor combo... like they say buy once cry once. It seems every RTR we've had has ended up with a new receiver , servos, and powerplant. I bought the RTR SC10 because I got a good deal and already had a project in mind for it's radio and motor/esc.
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I think its plastic, but it takes abuse.. I'm a guy that is like a light switch with the throttle, I'm either completely on it or off, and the transmission holds up really well.
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Dude LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE..They are telling you not to worry about it. If it was a big issue dont you think they would have changed it by now, or have hundreds of people ranting on here about how they hate the plastic or delrin or whatever its made of! Its still there made out of whatever it is because it works, plain and simple..If your worried about it then like mentioned get a ball diff setup.. As for the motor..Man if you've been in this hobby for 10 minutes you should know its all about what you can upgrade to next or whats the next hottest item out there...Most people will sooner or later whether it be just by choice or when a motor simply wears out.."Nothing lasts forever" they will upgrade to a better aftermarket part...
WOW your a real hot head!! someone didnt take there happy pill today, SORRY FOR ASKING, p.s. please dont respond to my post, your advice is not worth it! thankyou to everyone else who had the PATIANCE to answer
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well i am buying the ready to run version so the slipper is set up already, but does anyone know if the molded tranny is derlin or plastic. the pics they show on the site is a yellowish material, not sure if plastic or what, i cant see plastic lasting at all, i had a rustler with plastic idler gear and then traxxas changed it to derlin (same color) and it lasted for ever, now they make the complete trans. with metal, i wonder why team ass. didnt do this? cant be wieght saving because the slash and the sc10 wiegh just about the same.
the gear cover is not metal but the gears are. the first gear diff that came in the original FTsc10 or 1st edition I call it,had a problem with the internal shims mushrooming(pn9829) causing the gears to slip. to cure this problem we simply took the shim(pn9830)(see exploded view of gear diff in manual for proper reference) from between the gear diff case and outdrive,then inserted that shim(doubled it up) where the shim that was failing was(pn9829)Just make sure the smaller of the two shims is closest to the gears. build it like this and the gear diff is nearly bulletproof. I wouldnt recommend a ball diff if your a basher with castle power.

All metal gears in the trans is a lot more rotating mass.Especially if your racing stock.
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I kinda skipped past some of the ranting, so if there was info in there i missed it.

The tranny gears are not delrin. I have used delrin for other things and i can tell it isnt delrin. They are some kind of plastic, maybe with some kind of nylon blend.

The ball diff feels great for racing and does handle some decent power. Too much power in the "uber bashing" range and it will not hold up for too long. The gear diff will though. The diff case and outer gear layer are a slightly different material, maybe have a little more nylon in the blend? The planetary gears and other innards are all metal. The gear diff should take just about any abuse you can throw at it.

Something to think about that makes these bulletproof is the fact that the tranny gears are 3+ times thicker than the spur gear. Pinion is metal so this leaves the spur as the weakest link, and also cheap as anything to replace.

If you actually let your slipper work for you the durability goes even higher.

Just some thoughts and my 2
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bought the sc10 today, nice truck up to the point that the stock esc went out, went to track and asked around and now i know why people buy these team ass. trucks, they all rip out the electronics and put the better stuff in. but i kind of always knew this. yes i contacted ta and even they said that alot of hard core rcers do this, well then why put this junk in anyway? they should only sell kits if they cannot get this right, no big deal though, i will be putting in my true and trusted esc and motor that i have been using and racing for years with hardly any issues. TRAXXAS VXL!! sorry if i hit a nerve with the ta racers out there by doing this. but dont worry, you are not alone, i did this to 2 of my losi trucks and buggys with outsanding results at the track. yes i know people walk up to me and see that losi or ta body on my rig and when i pull it off they get that wierd look followed by pain in the chest, only had to call 911 once though, and yes belive it or not i dont mean to brag but i do pretty good racing with this set-up.
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