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Old 08-05-2006, 07:38 PM   #1
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I am in my second year racing 1/10 sedan.

I've almost got a full set of 48 pitch pinions from Robinson's (the cheap ones). I am at a point with my motor and tuning abilities that I might move up to 64 pitch.

What are the top of the line pinion and spurs?
What are considered the best Bang for the buck?

Any info would be appreciated.

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Old 08-05-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
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I'm partial to TiRacing pinions and Xenon Spurs - they've just worked the best for me. they are a little on the pricey side however. I just bought another TiRacing pinion set 32-39 for $35. Not too bad I suppose

I've also had really good luck with the Speedtech R/C spurs - they work great too!

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Old 08-05-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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i like the robinson super lite(the purple ones) pinions, and RW or PRS spurs
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:57 PM   #4
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I have recently purchased a set of the robinson base gears thinking they would be adequate.

What is the main advantage besides weight of upgrading a pinion gear?
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Old 08-05-2006, 11:41 PM   #5
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Some pinion gears are made differently than others.

Some pinion gears are "Hobed". You can tell by looking at the involute surface of the gear teeth. If they have a wavy appearance, then those are "Hobed" gears.

Some are "Shaped" gears. They will NOT have the wavy appearance, and generally run with less tooth to tooth error, meaning they are more accurate, run truer, and will make less noise.
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i've got 2 full sets of 48p and 64p currently. in 48p i am using both the robinson absolutes, which are steel and extremely quiet as well as tir's, which seam to be really loud, but obviously lighter. in 64p i have the robinson purple aluminums, which have been really quiet and fit well on the motor shaft. my only complain is that they seem a bit soft and rocks/debris damage them easily. in all fairness, this is part of the tradeoff with most lightweight materials and finer teeth (64p). recently i have picked up a set of 64p prs pinions. i have been running their spurs on my xray for awhile and have been pretty happy.
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I am in my second year racing 1/10 sedan.

I've almost got a full set of 48 pitch pinions from Robinson's (the cheap ones). I am at a point with my motor and tuning abilities that I might move up to 64 pitch.

What are the top of the line pinion and spurs?
What are considered the best Bang for the buck?

Any info would be appreciated.

Vincent
Jweks makes prabably the best spurs on the market. go to jwerks .com
RW imported from shumacher and PRS are also great. If you race I wouldn't use any other brands.
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PRS spurs and pinions. The RW work well too when you need a narrow spur.
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I'm partial to TiRacing pinions and Xenon Spurs - they've just worked the best for me. they are a little on the pricey side however. I just bought another TiRacing pinion set 32-39 for $35. Not too bad I suppose

I've also had really good luck with the Speedtech R/C spurs - they work great too!

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im pretty sure that the speetech spurs are made by xenon
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im pretty sure that the speetech spurs are made by xenon
Correct and Xenon produces the lightest pinions, with 4 different positions for the grub screw, on the market.

EDIT: Here are links for both 48 and 64 pitch Xenon pinion gears:

Xenon 48p Pinion Gears

Xenon 64p Pinion Gears

And I neglected to mention that ONLY Xenon makes a gear in every tooth for their spur gears. Which can also purchased through Speedtechrc.

Xenon 48p & 64p Spur Gears

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My vote's for xenon!!!
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if you only have metric tools, then my vote is for Kawada. best bang for bucks.

robinson pinions are nice .. but u need imperial tools.
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