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Old 09-24-2012, 09:08 PM
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Heck I haven't even built my new 44.1. Anyone want a good deal on an un-built 44.1 one still in the box?
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ok the update isnt bad at all but i would love to see upgraded diffs. When i say upgraded i mean a new different compound of plastic for the diff gears. Ive been going through them like crazy
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ok the update isnt bad at all but i would love to see upgraded diffs. When i say upgraded i mean a new different compound of plastic for the diff gears. Ive been going through them like crazy
The stock gears aren't too bad if you shim it correctly. Usually, 6 shims behind the diff gear and three on the other side and the diff should then not have any side-to-side play.
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ok the update isnt bad at all but i would love to see upgraded diffs. When i say upgraded i mean a new different compound of plastic for the diff gears. Ive been going through them like crazy
Sounds like you're not shimming them into the transmission housing correctly. They will indeed strip pretty quickly if that's the case. Once shimmed tight, they hold up quite well.
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The stock gears aren't too bad if you shim it correctly. Usually, 6 shims behind the diff gear and three on the other side and the diff should then not have any side-to-side play.
Exactly this. I've had great luck with 6/3 on described side.
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Originally Posted by OptimumRC View Post
The stock gears aren't too bad if you shim it correctly. Usually, 6 shims behind the diff gear and three on the other side and the diff should then not have any side-to-side play.
i was following the directions, i will try this! thank you!
either way im replacing the bearings, housing and diffs RCE in 2 weeks!
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well, i think its a safe bet that a t5/b5/sc10.1/.2 platform will be out by the end of the year.
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Originally Posted by Goodesta View Post
i was following the directions, i will try this! thank you!
either way im replacing the bearings, housing and diffs RCE in 2 weeks!
Yeah, if you shim it according to the B44.1 instructions your diff will grenade. I believe it is something absurd like 4/2?? And that will work for a few battery packs until you slam on the brakes and rip the teeth of the diff!

With 6/3 you should be golden!
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The RC10B44 is a proven winning platform with two I.F.M.A.R. World Championships and four R.O.A.R. National titles under its belt!

The B44.2 Factory Team kit takes the next step in drawing out every opportunity to maximize the 4WD buggy's potential.

The big news on the B44.2 is the new Factory Team 12mm 'Big Bore' hard-anodized shocks. The shocks feature threaded collars, machined aluminum shock caps with bleed screws, and are completed with TiN "Gold" 3mm shock shafts.

The end result is a 12mm shock that delivers a plush and compliant ride that keeps the B44.2's tires planted on the ground.

The B44.2 also received an updated 2.5mm carbon-fiber chassis that is 8mm longer and 3mm narrower than the previous model. This not only improves stability and overall handling of the B44.2 but also accommodates the new LiPo quick-change battery mounting system, and VTS multiplate slipper assembly.

The engineers in Area 51 have once again evolved the B44 to keep it a winner, while everyone else is just trying to keep up. If you're ready to step up your 4WD program, the B44.2 is ready for you!

First sentence, last paragraph....... I guess this was our big surprise.
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Great... I just pick up a 44 thinking I dont need the latest and greatest and then this comes out...
now mines 2 gens old instead of just one!

The real question is...is it gonna be significantly better than a 44 or 44.1?
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I like the flex of the old 44 chassis with all the slots, upgrade the front shock tower, and the slipper, and use the 44.1 transmission shimming and your good to go.
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Originally Posted by seth556 View Post
What's wrong with a spur guard and battery hold downs? You'd rather screw multiple nuts down each time you want to change the battery rather than flick two plastic things around?
Hated having to zip-tie the battery wires to keep them off the spur. And the four thumbscrews were a pain. Should have been present on the B44 and B44.1 IMO, but at least they're here now.
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do you think ballast weight will fit on b44-2 buggy ?
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DoogieLee: when a new kit is released there are always two kind of persons. One say it is muuuuch better and its even cheaper all in all buying the newest (its longer and the new body is the shit !) and some pretend the old is the better one (oh no big bore, havy slipper.. blabla).
But when you look back a few more years and compare with other cars like the xx-4 and xxx-4 you will notice it isnt much of a difference proper built it will do the job. When a very famous driver won the touring worlds he wanted to use a five years old car for the national championship. He sayd he knows the car very good too and it would suit the track. But he didnt want to look too arrogant and sponsors want their drivers to use the latest so he didnt do it.
My personal opinion is that the old 44 shocks without the cap and without bleeder screw are good, but the V2 are easier to build. Maybe the 44 is beefier which could be a pro too.
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