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Old 11-03-2005, 10:33 AM   #106
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haha... Lucky guy! I wish I didn't have to worry about snow and -40C weather.

Good tip, I'll make sure to do that. Don't want my Jammin being a rust bucket once summer hits.
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Old 11-03-2005, 01:26 PM   #107
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diggler- I run on all sizes of track. small and tight and large and open tracks, works good everywhere
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:03 PM   #108
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Anyone else wearing front and rear diff outdrives. The rear ones take the most punishment for some reason. Must be from the large tires and longer axles creating more torque on the outdrives. Mine are done after two race nights. I am on my second set of rears, and they are already showing signs of wear after one practice night. This is going to get expensive quick. Any ideas?
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:59 PM   #109
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Wow, no outdrive problems here. Only been through 2 race days and a couple play sessions, but there doesn't appear to be anything starting to show....very odd.

Engine/gearing/track conditions?

Most of what I drive on is loose, maybe your track is high-bite and therefore more force is going on the drives.

Maybe try tighter clutch springs to reduce the initial on-power grab, less torque (though this isn't necessarily a good solution, to purposely make your truck slower)

I'm sure someone else will chime in.....
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:22 AM   #110
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Mike, thanks for the info,one more question.Do you know what the mugen grey spring is rated?
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Chim, are your diffs shimmed properly?On my mammoth, if the diffs were'nt shimmed properly the diff would'nt last a day of racing.Just make sure there is not to much play,and not to tight.
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:32 AM   #112
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WeatherB,I would like to see what you do to winterize your ride.You accually run outdoors in the snow?If you do, Ihave a lot more questions for you.
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:52 AM   #113
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diggler,
This will be my first winter with my trucks so I can only speak "in theory". Here is what I did:

1. Seal the radio box while you assemble it (you need to seal the these pieces of the radio box and the hole where the wires exit)

2. I seal around my servos where you see the seams

3. Take some lithium grease and coat around the output shaft of the servo (the place where the servo horn goes)

4. If you use a personal transponder or a volt watch, shrink wrap it and fill the ends with some gasket maker

Someone else suggested that after each run I use some compressed air to dry the car and then spray it with some WD40 to prevent rusting.
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Old 11-04-2005, 08:33 PM   #114
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Let me know how your engine handles the cold temps,thats the biggest concern I have.
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diggler, not sure what rate the grey springs are, but they are softer then the kit springs
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Old 11-04-2005, 09:11 PM   #116
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here are some pics of my jammin.
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Oh, I had to show my Nomadio Sensor too.They are both very nice.
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I think the engine should run fine... I've ran my SH .21 in 5 degree weather without any problems.
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Can you run Proline (or any other manufacturers) wheels on the truck besides OFNA? Thanks!!
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Can you run Proline (or any other manufacturers) wheels on the truck besides OFNA? Thanks!!
Not yet but Dace MFG is coming out with adapters to run 23mm so you be able to run proline
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