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Old 11-06-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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So i need to get a new set of pinions and am considering getting the arrowmax aluminium pinion set.

I'm worried they'll get chewed up by small rocks though, since I race primarily outdoor on asphalt. Is this nothing to worry about, or should I stick with steel/titanium?

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Old 11-06-2015, 07:06 PM   #2
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Definitely go aluminum. Yeah they will get chewed from time to time but they are pretty cheap and unless they never blow the track off, they don't get chewed very often.

Never tried Arrowmax but CRCs are amazing. I also really like PRS but they seem a bit softer so might get chewed a bit easier.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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Xenon and RW make the best pinions in my opinion. I have been running these for years with very very little wear on them. I have used them in 1/12 17.5, 13.5 and mod, WGT and 17.5 TC. Some of them are going on 5+ years of use.
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I love CRCs they're very light and durable. Have a set 3yrs now with no signs of wear at all.
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Another manufacture is Robinsons Racing Aluminum Pinions. I only see wear on plastic spur gears.
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Definitely go with aluminum for racing. And I agree with Avkink007 on the Xenon pinions. Not only have they been the longest lasting pinion I have used, they are also among the lightest. I run exclusively on outdoor asphalt, never had a problem. Spur gears tend to come down more to what fits your car the best, but I also really like Xenon spurs when they fit, or Panaracer spurs when they don't. The Panaracer pinions are a bit heavy for my liking though. Haven't tried the Arrowmax, so not sure on those.
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I have been using Tuning Haus pinions for quite some time both in and out door, no probs here.
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crc pinion rack is a pretty good deal and they work flawlessly. i did notice crc pinions to be much louder than others but they light and consistant. definitely worth it.
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thanks for the help guys. i've had a look at CRC but they do 64P only? sadly i'm after 48P

Anybody know where to get Xenon pinions from? They seem quite hard to find...
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thanks for the help guys. i've had a look at CRC but they do 64P only? sadly i'm after 48P

Anybody know where to get Xenon pinions from? They seem quite hard to find...
Why do you always want what you can not have (with ease)?

Arrowmax pinions are very good and there's local distribution in Australia (as is RW). So there. You have two very good options.

And before you ask, yes, I have been using both Arrowmax and RW for a long time (and RW spurs you were asking about in another thread). You just need to find a local shop that carries either (and being in Melvegas you have a lot more choice than we do in the wild west).
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thanks for the help guys. i've had a look at CRC but they do 64P only? sadly i'm after 48P

Anybody know where to get Xenon pinions from? They seem quite hard to find...
CRC is only 64P

Xenon can be ordered from here
http://xenon.ocnk.net/product/413

They ship quickly from Japan.
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