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Old 05-17-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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my chassis is a tamyia but i don't know the exact model. my gears are loud and it makes a lot of grinding noises. i want a chassis swap that is good for drifting but not expensive
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well if i were u i would get the hpi e10 chassis cuz its durable and its definitely awesome...dont xpect 2 much on the speed though cuz its not that fast but u can always spend xtra $60 on the motor then ur gud...im not an xpert but i hope this helped u a little bit
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Look for tamiya tb02 or associated tc3. plenty of parts support and very cheap.
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Yeah ive heard good things about the e10 and ill probably buy one if i catch a roller for cheap
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my chassis is a tamyia but i don't know the exact model. my gears are loud and it makes a lot of grinding noises. i want a chassis swap that is good for drifting but not expensive
If you can take a few pictures and post them here or provide a link to a photo server, we can probably tell you what you've got. It may be worth fixing it. I've had a lot of Tamiya's and very few are that hard to get parts for and fix.
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e10 arr for 94 bucks on towerhobbies
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There's a reason for that....they're junk ! Sorry to any E10 drivers but after tearing one down for one of our new club members It was clear this is a basic basher. You'd be much better off finding a better quality used chassis. HPI sprint 2 or a Tamiya TB02 are very good.
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his car is actually a tl-01
i have taken it apart a few times and i cannot get the loud gears to quiet down...
the vehicle also runs "choppy" as if some teeth mesh and then unmesh and so forth..
yet nothing seems out of place when the chassis is split open.
i have a tl-01 as well and my gearing is quite smooth and quiet.
the only difference is i have an upgraded anodized gearshaft.
otherwise both of our gearings are stock.
its very irritating and makes me want to just throw the car in the trash and get him a cheap tt-01 on the bay for drifting.
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The TL01 is usually pretty bulletproof as far as drivetrain. If he still has the plastic driveshaft...get rid of it. It's possible thats where some of the noise is coming from. The shaft spins out of balance, especially with any motor faster than a silver can, and can make a ton of noise. Also, the pinion can make alot of noise if it's wearing out. Look at the teeth...if they're starting to "lean" at the tips....its time to change it. Aside from checking gear mesh and bearings...thats usually all that can go wrong...assuming you've checked the condition of both gear diffs.
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The TL01 is usually pretty bulletproof as far as drivetrain. If he still has the plastic driveshaft...get rid of it. It's possible thats where some of the noise is coming from. The shaft spins out of balance, especially with any motor faster than a silver can, and can make a ton of noise. Also, the pinion can make alot of noise if it's wearing out. Look at the teeth...if they're starting to "lean" at the tips....its time to change it. Aside from checking gear mesh and bearings...thats usually all that can go wrong...assuming you've checked the condition of both gear diffs.
thats what bugs me...
everything seems right..
the shaft isnt plastic on his.. its the alloy one that came with the kit.
pinion is good.. it actually came out of my tl-01.
all the teeth on the diff gears look good and are lightly greased and in order..
doesnt make a difference..
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