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Old 01-12-2016, 08:57 AM
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Curious if using the slipper eliminator in 17.5 buggy is hard on the transmission gears, diff.... ?

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I've been running one for a while now and haven't had any problems. IMO, 17.5 doesn't have enough torque to cause any problems.
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This might sound like a silly question but, Whats the benefit? More torque, quicker acceleration?
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This might sound like a silly question but, Whats the benefit? More torque, quicker acceleration?
Less rotating mass. so yes, quicker acceleration.
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Originally Posted by hsp-sandiego View Post
Curious if using the slipper eliminator in 17.5 buggy is hard on the transmission gears, diff.... ?

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Not really.
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I have run the the exotek and after a few months I stripped the spur gear but no issues with transmission. definitely feels quicker in my opinion. I stopped running it due to not wanting to order more spurs I am lazy and cheap and I had a triad ready to go in.
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Originally Posted by jslider View Post
I have run the the exotek and after a few months I stripped the spur gear but no issues with transmission. definitely feels quicker in my opinion. I stopped running it due to not wanting to order more spurs I am lazy and cheap and I had a triad ready to go in.
LOL - lazy and cheap, but honest! may have to drop the coin on the exotek with exotek machined spur... in my amain cart now. thanks.
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I just started running the exotek slipper eliminator myself at an indoor clay track. Seemed to work well, no problems so far. The only issue I had with it is that the included 5mm screws don't seem to be quite long enough when using the exotek spur gears (they work fine with the kimbrough spurs though), so I'm using 6mm titanium screws instead.
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Originally Posted by Kalio View Post
I just started running the exotek slipper eliminator myself at an indoor clay track. Seemed to work well, no problems so far. The only issue I had with it is that the included 5mm screws don't seem to be quite long enough when using the exotek spur gears (they work fine with the kimbrough spurs though), so I'm using 6mm titanium screws instead.
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most people running the 3-gear here have gotten rid of the slipper eliminator and just running the stock slipper, or 2 pad slipper
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A run a 3 gear with cut gears, ceramic bearings and the exotec eliminator with kimbrough spur on an indoor high bit clay track with new Reedy Mach 3 and have zero issues. FWIW car is also right at 1500grams.
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Originally Posted by Kalio View Post
I just started running the exotek slipper eliminator myself at an indoor clay track. Seemed to work well, no problems so far. The only issue I had with it is that the included 5mm screws don't seem to be quite long enough when using the exotek spur gears (they work fine with the kimbrough spurs though), so I'm using 6mm titanium screws instead.
Good idea on the titanium screws.

Also good to know - if you cannot find the Kimbrough gears locally, you can also use Associated Touring Car spur gears, since they're actually just repackaged Kimbrough gears. I was at OCRC and they pointed me to this fact and had them in the store.
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Originally Posted by Woulvesbaine View Post
Good idea on the titanium screws.

Also good to know - if you cannot find the Kimbrough gears locally, you can also use Associated Touring Car spur gears, since they're actually just repackaged Kimbrough gears. I was at OCRC and they pointed me to this fact and had them in the store.
nice find, they are cheaper too for some reason at least when I looked to rder them.
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I run it on 3 stock cars and wouldn't ever look back. There's a difference for sure.
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I've even used a slipper eliminator with a 13.5 on sugared blue groove with great success. It is not an issue at all on the b5 series associated cars but it might actually be a slight concern on the Kyosho transmissions that do not have as stout idler gears. For the most part, with a 17.5, its not much more of a strain than a stock slipper which most everybody runs super tight anyway.
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