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Old 01-07-2010, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Fabricio View Post
hey guys,

can I swap the original gearing for the pitch 48?

the case is I have a lot of 48p stuff that i used on my TC5 and i donīt really want to change for the tamiya one.
Not a problem at all. I run 48 pitch. FYI, the biggest spur you can use would be an 81T.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:27 AM
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Another thing about diff balls..



http://www.tpracing.com.my/main.htm click on general parts/bearings

Which ceramic balls are consider reliable. I brought the CDB-3 but to my dismay the reliablle not as good compare with original tamiya steel balls. Eventually after few runs I got cracking sound on my diff. Although after service prob still persist. After replacing with the ori Tamiya steel balls all fine.
I've found ABEC35 ceramic balls to be inexpensive and durable. I've been using them in my 416 for about a year and a half!
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Fabricio View Post
hey guys,

can I swap the original gearing for the pitch 48?

the case is I have a lot of 48p stuff that i used on my TC5 and i donīt really want to change for the tamiya one.
Yes you can.. I did it for mine. The spur provided by Tamiya is too soft not durable. I replaced it with Yokomo 48p. It lasted me much longer fun time.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by veecee View Post
I've found ABEC35 ceramic balls to be inexpensive and durable. I've been using them in my 416 for about a year and a half!
Where can I look for it.. btw do u have weblink for the item. Thx..
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Tamiya has ceramic diff balls as well, part # 42142, very high quality, built a diff with them a week or so ago and it already has a ton of track time, still feels perfect.
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster View Post
Tamiya has ceramic diff balls as well, part # 42142, very high quality, built a diff with them a week or so ago and it already has a ton of track time, still feels perfect.
Thanks Randy never thought of that. By the way they also have tungsten balls. How different is tungsten balls vs ceramic balls.

To what I knew ceramics surely lighter,
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Originally Posted by Toh WL View Post
Thanks Randy never thought of that. By the way they also have tungsten balls. How different is tungsten balls vs ceramic balls.

To what I knew ceramics surely lighter,
Tungsten is middle of the road. Lighter and harder than steel, softer and heavier than ceramic.

Tamiya does sell ceramic now too (Tamiya 42142):
http://desc.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nk...ante&_osacat=0

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When your diff starts to get blown out, you will notice it is most crunchy at the end of the run. This is because the metal expands as it heats up. With the ceramic balls, they will not expand with heat, so even as your diff is starting to go out, it will still feel fairly good.

The other nice thing about the ceramic balls is they are very wear resistant, so you can actually replace the diff rings while re-using the ceramic balls and your diff should still be smooth for at least 2-3 rebuilds.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:08 PM
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Tamiya ceramic balls too expensive !
can test this !
http://rcmarket.com.hk/index.php?cPath=84_95_251
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Does anyone know where I can get ecs for the 416x?
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Originally Posted by Joey4875 View Post
Does anyone know where I can get ecs for the 416x?
Atomic make a set specific for the 416, but they are a little disappointing for durability.

I don't remember where I got them from thou, maybe HK Hobbies.
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Originally Posted by Toh WL View Post
Where can I look for it.. btw do u have weblink for the item. Thx..
www.abec35.com
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Tamiya ceramic balls too expensive !
can test this !
http://rcmarket.com.hk/index.php?cPath=84_95_251
It's frustrating to have a diff that won't stay smooth. I have used a few different brands of ceramic diff balls before TRF introduced theirs, I feel that they are very competitively priced, and worth spending the extra few dollars to have a diff that lasts.
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near 75%+ ceramic balls from same factory to made !
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Originally Posted by Toh WL View Post
Where can I look for it.. btw do u have weblink for the item. Thx..
Bro, checkout the my sales thread .....i have abec35 diff ball on sale.
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