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Old 03-20-2003, 08:37 PM   #1
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Would you buy it?

I have developed & patented a new product. My only question now is who might buy it. This post requires mass feedback. If the response is positive, I will start distributing these to hobby stores & sell directly as well.

I have a few 120tooth 64pitch spur gears. The catch is they are aluminium. They are JUST AS LIGHT as the lightest delrin or nylon spur yoj can find. I use to run a trinity that was VERY light. This is just as light EVEN SLIGHTLY lighter by my scale. These gears are smooth in every aspect that matters. The diff balls will roll efforlessly in the wholes. Here's where I need you guys. What pitch & tooth count would you like to see FIRST? I personally like 120 but don't know if that is most popular in general. Any & all feedback is appreciated.

I will makes spurs for about every application however the first couple of batches will be aimed at pan cars & or touring cars. Again, please tell me which you'd rather see 1st, pan or touring.
You will lloovvee these because they are VERY strong, smooth & quiet. I am currently running my prototype. I don't know how I survived without it.

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Old 03-20-2003, 08:55 PM   #2
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i would like to see 100 and 75 tooth spur gears for a 12th scale pan but make the touring sours first because more people run touring and you would have a greater chance of your product to become succesful.
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Old 03-20-2003, 09:52 PM   #3
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I would be concerned about excess wear on the pinion.
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Old 03-20-2003, 10:03 PM   #4
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I would like to see a 84, 94 and 104 tooth 64 pitch spur gears for a TC3. I would definetly be interested.

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Old 03-20-2003, 10:07 PM   #5
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i think there is a company that make light weight plastic pinions, although you would have to buy all new pinions
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Old 03-20-2003, 10:11 PM   #6
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So far so good. Thank you all. About the excess wear on the pinion. I've been running an aluminium pinion with the aluminium spur on my pan which gets ABUSED and in 4months of pounding, I see little to no wear on either.

I am keeping a log of all of your suggestions and numbers / tooth counts. Keep them coming!!
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Old 03-20-2003, 10:35 PM   #7
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Why aluminum? Does it last longer that the plastic? Less flex? I use an 81 tooth, 48 pitch in my touring car but I will switch to 64 pitch if this product proved it's value.

Do you have a patent number? I'm intrested in your patent.
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Old 03-20-2003, 10:58 PM   #8
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Why aluminium? The main thought when I had in mind when I built these was "brushless" however, their are more uses & reasons to have an aluminium spur as opposed to plastic/nylon. I've stripped many 64pitch spurs while racing against "cheap" racers. This will eliminate that problem. No more broken teeth. I get raw power when using this. My diff is slippery as ever. My car is a bit quieter but then again, who cares about that. I suppose one could argue why go with aluminium bulkheads instead of plastic? Why buy this SWEET product http://www.racewaymfg.com/images/Products/complete.JPG

when you can use associated's stock dynamic front end? The benefits are endless imho.
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i think its a great idea. i would like to see a 100 tooth 64 pitch for my 12th car. also what about price? how much will these things cost?
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Old 03-20-2003, 11:24 PM   #10
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I'm undecided as of yet as they are not yet in production though will be soon. However, I'm looking at about $5 each.
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Old 03-20-2003, 11:27 PM   #11
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One quick blurb here. If you see other companies trying to sell these, they are not genuine though i'm sure they'll work. Remember though, the way I designed these they are EXTREMELY light. The name on the package will be UniDiv Pro.
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where are u located? In the states? And are u planning on Manu. these yourself or out source it?
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Aye I'm in the states. Both. Manu & out source.
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5 bucks would be one heck of a deal....since plastic spurs cost 5-6 depending on which brand
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Just a suggestion here... there seems to be a movement in 1/12 scale toward big diff rings, so if you were to include an outer ring of holes to go with big rings, I'd definitely buy a 96, 98, 100, 102 and 104 in 64 pitch. The outer ring would have to hold ten or twelve diff balls.

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