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Old 06-09-2008, 08:33 AM
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all belts must be broken in, and may appear too loose afterwards if still set at the factory tension. after breaking them in, readjust the tension.
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This is good advise and general info, however how do I as a first time belt drive user determine when the belts are "broken in"? Is there a fomula or general rule of thumb that says after X minutes of use a belt is considered broken in?

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all belts must be broken in, and may appear too loose afterwards if still set at the factory tension. after breaking them in, readjust the tension.
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I'd say after 5-7 packs your belts should be broken in. Once you think they are broken in, test the tension. Try to have the belts as loose as possible without allowing them to skip teeth on the pulleys. You should be able to press down on them and they spring back up.
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So that's 25-35 minutes of running @ 5 minutes a pack. Since track time is not generally availabe outside of race day, would I achieve the samething If I attached a dremel to the axle and ran it at around 2-3k rpm for the same time?
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Heck, I just put mine on the track and let them break in on the fly. Check them when you recharge your pack and adjust accordingly if necessary. You better off with a loose belt than a tight one.

You should check them often for fraying anyway.
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free [email protected]^&job for anyone who can accurately measure the distance "x" labled on the attached photo.

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Originally Posted by seaball View Post
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sorry... trade secret!

my TA05 diffs measure 17.00 mm from shoulder to shoulder, where the bearing sits. is that the dimension you are looking for?

getting more exact, looks more like 16.95mm....

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Stop lying to everyone. That is the only offer you ever do.

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Originally Posted by seaball View Post
free [email protected]^&job for anyone who can accurately measure the distance "x" labled on the attached photo.

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Haha, thats my beast

I'd knew i recognised that dirty belt

19.1mm (between the bulkhead) is the measurement as described on ya diagram...

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Originally Posted by myan_gsr View Post
Haha, thats my beast

I'd knew i recognised that dirty belt

19.1mm (between the bulkhead) is the measurement as described on ya diagram...
cool. thanks to you and turbonium for the dimensions. does that mean there is about 2mm of axial play in the diff (before using shims)? regardless, the 17mm is technically what i'm after.

thanks to both of you.
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Yes, ive noticed some sideways movement in the front gearbox, it doesnt matter if you use a diff or the tamiya spool, unless you use shims it is there.

I have raced for a year with and without shims, you can get a very fine white coating on the gearbox housing if you're unlucky so it does pay to use 1 or 2 shims on each output.

I believe from memory these come with the Tamiya alloy blue spool if you buy one.... I'm almost certain that the 415 outdrive shims will fit too as they are a similiar, if not identical diameter....

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There is no way it's 1 to 2 whole millimeters of play. The included shims are only .1mm thick each, and they only give you 4 (with the TA05R). On my own car I was only running two as four made it overly snug for my tastes.

This was with the carbon bulkheads, so maybe the alloy ones are different, but I really doubt it. At most I would believe .5mm.
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brainfart, yes i admit ive not measured it but you can definately feel some moment there. it did get shimmed out with the shims that came out with the spool though
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yeah, i imagine most of that 2mm is taken up by the flanges on the eccentrics. none the less, has there been any problem breaking diff screws? i think they are 2mm, no?
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