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Old 09-19-2010, 02:22 PM   #3076
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anyone tryed a spec r geared diff in the t3 is it better the standed ball diff thanks
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anyone tryed a spec r geared diff in the t3 is it better the standed ball diff thanks
Hey i dont think they are as good as everyone says they are especially if u have low to medium traction. I have gone back to the ball diff as I felt the gear diff over rotated the car but maybe I just lacked the right set up for it and the patience to adapt my driving to the way a gear diff feels. Its like you have to be on power a lot earlier and I found this caused my hands all sorts of problems working the controller harder.

And those that argue the lack of maintenance I'd rather have a couple of spare ball diffs built for big races as refilling and cleaning a gear diff is just as much work.

Saying that I think if X-ray bring out a specific light weight gear diff it would work better and I would give this a try if it comes out.
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at IIC there were gear diffs in nearly every XRay I saw running super stock or modified. i ran a gear diff in both Modified and Super Stock. the fluid of choice seemed to be a fully packed 2000 cst, but i also tried a half filled 3000 cst. i had some issues with the car over rotating when running the gear diff, that was somewhat helped by running a rear sway bar and just driving better
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I should add that my experience is only on low to medium grip asphalt. IOC would have had ultra grip compared to what I run on
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Hey i dont think they are as good as everyone says they are especially if u have low to medium traction. I have gone back to the ball diff as I felt the gear diff over rotated the car but maybe I just lacked the right set up for it and the patience to adapt my driving to the way a gear diff feels. Its like you have to be on power a lot earlier and I found this caused my hands all sorts of problems working the controller harder.

And those that argue the lack of maintenance I'd rather have a couple of spare ball diffs built for big races as refilling and cleaning a gear diff is just as much work.

Saying that I think if X-ray bring out a specific light weight gear diff it would work better and I would give this a try if it comes out.
was 3 tenths of a second faster using the ball diff yesterday......traction was low, but on a prepped track....hard to say but the ball diff is definately more forgiving under hard acceleration on a non prepped track.....which i found easier to drive.....
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:41 AM   #3081
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was 3 tenths of a second faster using the ball diff yesterday......traction was low, but on a prepped track....hard to say but the ball diff is definately more forgiving under hard acceleration on a non prepped track.....which i found easier to drive.....
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Hey i dont think they are as good as everyone says they are especially if u have low to medium traction. I have gone back to the ball diff as I felt the gear diff over rotated the car but maybe I just lacked the right set up for it and the patience to adapt my driving to the way a gear diff feels. Its like you have to be on power a lot earlier and I found this caused my hands all sorts of problems working the controller harder.

And those that argue the lack of maintenance I'd rather have a couple of spare ball diffs built for big races as refilling and cleaning a gear diff is just as much work.

Saying that I think if X-ray bring out a specific light weight gear diff it would work better and I would give this a try if it comes out.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:25 PM   #3083
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will a lipo chassis b better then the kit chassis eg more grip corner speed. thinking bout getting a smokem chassis but dont want to waste my money if its no good
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When are these going to be available and are you guys going to have them?
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When are these going to be available and are you guys going to have them?
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I can tell you that in a case where you may have higher traction on line and the off line is lower traction a gear diff is less forgiving than a ball diff. I actually was off line in a race and running a gear diff, in the high speed sweeper, the car unloaded the inner tire and put full power to the stuck tire which actually slow turned me nose into the inner wall. I think that if I had the ball diff it would have slipped it when it unloaded and I would have not been in the wall. JMO
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I can tell you that in a case where you may have higher traction on line and the off line is lower traction a gear diff is less forgiving than a ball diff. I actually was off line in a race and running a gear diff, in the high speed sweeper, the car unloaded the inner tire and put full power to the stuck tire which actually slow turned me nose into the inner wall. I think that if I had the ball diff it would have slipped it when it unloaded and I would have not been in the wall. JMO
Lighten the oil, it wont unload then This is what i have found anyway. im never going to a ball diff again, i love my gear diffs.
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Lighten the oil, it wont unload then This is what i have found anyway. im never going to a ball diff again, i love my gear diffs.
Thanks I'll have to give that a try.
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Just jumped into this conversation about gear diffs for the T3.

Are you guys running gear diffs in front and rear (carpet racing)?

What diff fluids do you guys recommend starting with?
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