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Old 02-02-2004, 11:50 PM   #6511
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Billy is there to race. If you need 32R's I have some if you need some.
I just got 10 pairs in the mail today...
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Old 02-03-2004, 04:48 AM   #6512
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Well, the RC Lab blades are now fitted on my car. There weren't too many problems getting the job done and the result is well worth the effort. It vastly reduces the slop in the transmission and hopefully should reduce wear to virtually nothing.

First off, after removing the diffs & driveshafts, the blades can be popped on to the ends of the shafts. The holes in the blades are a tight fit, so use a needle file to open them out first. Also, to prevent breaking the blades before you've even started and to make them more pliable, drop them into boiling water prior to fitting. They can be fitted just with the fingers.

The diff outs then need to be opened up to fit the blade. Overall increase in width is .8mm - .4mm per side of each diff out. I used a dremmel, but a file would probably have been safer. The sanding tool I used was precisely the same diameter as the thickness of the blade Slots can then be cleaned up with wet n dry.

Next, the diff screws have to be trimmed down to precisely 25.5mm - this measurement includes the cap head of the screw. If it is left at it's original length, the thread where it comes through on the lock nut side will foul the blade.

At this point, it's worth opening out the blue alloy rings that fit over the diff outs. The way I did mine was just to machine in a small notch at opposite sides to allow easier fitting and future removal of the driveshafts at race meetings. Don't over do it otherwise the rings will snap.

One more thing - the blades in the front sit more towards the outside of the diff outs, and they may catch the alloy rings as they turn through their full range of motion. Therefore the ends of the RC Lab C shaped blades need to be filed back and the outer most corner chamfered to allow clearance of the alloy rings - a 5 minute job - but a job none-the-less.

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Old 02-03-2004, 04:51 AM   #6513
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Old 02-03-2004, 04:53 AM   #6514
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The worn diff out before machining:
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Old 02-03-2004, 04:58 AM   #6515
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Finished job:
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Old 02-03-2004, 09:37 AM   #6516
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.....I wish he could come up on some 32R's, I've ordered some from the Philipines, they are extinct down here.
When was the last time you visited HobbyTown in SanMarcos?... 28's , 32's and 36's are usually in stock there.. That the only place I go to get mine..

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Old 02-03-2004, 09:46 AM   #6517
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also.. I just purchased some new ring and bevel gears for my SD and to my surprise they are being made from a different material than the original kit (stale pale white) pieces .. Anyone know why this change was done?.. I never had problems of any kind with the originals, nor do i remember reading or hearing of any?

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Old 02-03-2004, 09:47 AM   #6518
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The white were only for the first batch, now they're all black.
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Old 02-03-2004, 10:09 AM   #6519
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lastly, just recieved my CGM conversion yesterday, and it was a joy to assemble.. The chassis is a gem in itself.. (all those vents are too cool)..

upon assembly of the steering system, i made sure to pay extra careful attention to the instructions and my assembling because i remember someone mention a binding issue... mine came out excellent, and actually better than the original kit, nice and smooth. I am very happy with that.. Although it did take me a couple tries to correctly place the front brace, with its fit being like a puzzle piece.

I even like the 'improved-upon' old-school style servo saver.. final assembly of it is a nice tight lil package (though i haven't tested it on the track yet, should be good).. woulda been cool if the 'upper' part of it was molded in the same material as the chassis.. I also like how you have the option of running a tie-rod either above or below the main shaft to the steering system..

one thing that im curious about... why, on the new battery strap, are the holes bigger than my original?

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The white were only for the first batch, now they're all black.
why?
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Dunno, maybe it was supposed to be black but they couldn't have them in time.

Just my 0.02, but it actually is the same material.
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Does the US Ver. CGM come with 2 diffs also like the SSG? Hopefully not.
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Very cool job man! Can you tell me where to get those blades?
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Old 02-03-2004, 11:52 AM   #6524
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When was the last time you visited HobbyTown in SanMarcos?... 28's , 32's and 36's are usually in stock there.. That the only place I go to get mine..

I dont go to HobbyTown just because of the high prices...
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Old 02-03-2004, 11:55 AM   #6525
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Does the US Ver. CGM come with 2 diffs also like the SSG? Hopefully not.
Yep, it's a 2 diff car.
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