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Old 12-30-2002, 12:51 PM   #1
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I am wondering exactly what does comm drops do for you? In particular, the Trinity Black death comm drops.

I used some of these recently to see what they would do on my motor, ,and the power increase was great. I was told to use 1 drop on each brush and them leave them alone for the rest of the race day until I clean the motor and brushes thoroughly.

I want user experiences, not bashing or blantant praising. Also, what kind do you recommend?

I am running a 19T Chameleon 1 motor. I will be looking into a Pro match storm2 later on.
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Well, my experience with comm drops has been...

1. 30secs of incredible power from the motor
2. Rest of the run normal
3. Motor gets filthy

So I stopped using them, and didn't lose any time.

Some people seem to swear by these Tribo drops though...
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Guys;

From what I've read about the Tribo Drops is that they act more like a lubricant and reduce friction between the brushes and the com without causing the build-up like regular com drops.

I personally do not use any drops for the same reasons that Sosidge stated.
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The drops I got off another racer seem to give a lot of power throughout the run. Other racers are using the Trinity 2000 Comm drops or the nitech ones that seem to lubricate the brushes and comm and work well. I will probably go with the Revtech drops as they are not heavy on the comm like the black death ones I have.
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Guys;

From what I've read about the Tribo Drops is that they act more like a lubricant and reduce friction between the brushes and the com without causing the build-up like regular com drops.

I personally do not use any drops for the same reasons that Sosidge stated.
from my own personel experience, I use the TRIBO drops and they work great. My comm is cut less, my brushes last longer, and I can gear it 1 or 2 teeth higher then without.

Do I have to clean it out, yes. I clean it out after every run then re-apply. I know, it seems like a lot to do but the stuff really works.
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Old 12-30-2002, 10:16 PM   #6
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I only use drops for breaking in of new brushes. Not for racing. Keep in mind that if you do use drops, the lubricant will attract dirt and grime into the motor.
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My comm is cut less, my brushes last longer, and I can gear it 1 or 2 teeth higher then without.
Same results here.
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Ditto. I went about 15 runs between cuts on the com and a full season on one set of brushes. Tribo works really well.
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Get some Tribo. It really does make a difference over the whole run.
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Old 01-01-2003, 08:59 PM   #10
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you guys that are using Tribo...how do you use it? reapply every run? Clean out and reapply every run? Or only use on a clean comm?

I have some and tried it last weekend, and it seemed to increase wear on the comm. but I may not hae been using it properly. I started with a fresh comm, and applied a drop before each run without cleaning or anything else.

You guys that are having success, I am curious as to how you are using it successfully.

Hey, if Mike Reedy and Jim Greenemeir (sp?) swear by this stuff, there must be something to it...

Thanks
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I have been using the Zubak's Speed Juice with great results. I think it works like the Tribo, you put some drops down the back side of the brushes. It doesn't seem to wear off like normal comm drops, and I am gettng more life out of my brushes and comm.
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you guys that are using Tribo...how do you use it?
I apply one drop through the side of the endbell and then rotate the arm before a run. After each run I give a quick blast of cleaner into the endbell and reapply the Tribo.

My comm wear (stock) has gone way down with the Tribo. With 4499 brushes and red/green springs I was lucky to get 10 runs without a comm turn and had to take .002-.003 off the comm to clean it. Now I get at least 15 and I am taking less (.001-.002) off the comm when turning.
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Where can i find some of these Tribo drops? None of my LHS's have it, and it sounds like something I wanna try.
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Where can i find some of these Tribo drops? None of my LHS's have it, and it sounds like something I wanna try.
http://www.kthobbies.com/store/motor...ccessories.htm
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