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Old 04-09-2010, 07:08 AM   #1
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I've been stripping my front belt on my TC5R for a while now ( the pinions are what's stripping it), and I've been looking at solutions to stopping this.

I'm considering changing the positions of the belt so that the front is now further away from the pinion, and although this should be a minor change, I don't want to do it if it may cause a major problem, so I'm wondering has anyone else experienced this, and what did you try. I've got till tomorrow to change it before racing at Bedworth on Sunday. I need to change the belt anyway as it's frayed, and the spur needs dropping a tooth too.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:42 AM   #2
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I've been stripping my front belt on my TC5R for a while now ( the pinions are what's stripping it), and I've been looking at solutions to stopping this.

I'm considering changing the positions of the belt so that the front is now further away from the pinion, and although this should be a minor change, I don't want to do it if it may cause a major problem, so I'm wondering has anyone else experienced this, and what did you try. I've got till tomorrow to change it before racing at Bedworth on Sunday. I need to change the belt anyway as it's frayed, and the spur needs dropping a tooth too.
??? Not sure how you're managing to do this with a pinion. Just flip the diffs over in the bulkheads so that the front belt is now running closer to the battery pack and the rear belt is closer to the spur. Once you're not running a one way there is no problem with this. If you're running old style cells I'm not sure if there's enough clearance for this but if you're running lipos and have the packs mounted further away from the centre of the car there's no issue, once the packs don't get pushed into the belt. A lipo tray takes care of that.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:40 AM   #3
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Well I'm running a fixed diff in the front. Think the pinion was just too far out at times, and then other times has slipped out of place and caused the damage. The car still runs, but obviously would run better without a damaged belt.
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You can cheat the pinion over towards the motor before you lock it down. Unless you are running mod, you can get away with running the pinion hanging over the edge of the spur by a mm or two.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:08 PM   #5
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I'm not running the standard hub mounts though. I didn't have this problem my the tc5ft, just the r
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