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Old 06-26-2018, 04:25 PM
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Perhaps the thought is, with that belt configuration, you can tuck the battery more inboard to balance the car out easier. Allowing a bigger mah/heavier battery. The picture shown has the inner battery terminal tucked in quite a ways.
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Originally Posted by Rodney Racer View Post
Perhaps the thought is, with that belt configuration, you can tuck the battery more inboard to balance the car out easier. Allowing a bigger mah/heavier battery. The picture shown has the inner battery terminal tucked in quite a ways.
Unlikely, and possibly the opposite. The motor is moved more inboard meaning that it'll take less weight battery side to balance things out, and the battery won't be able to move too far in without hitting the pinion.
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Hopefully the retail price stays reasonable compared to other brands. Otherwise I might be tempted to try something else.
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This seems to be a high wear item on the rear CV's. Is anybody replacing just the pins? Never seen it talked about. Also, are these perhaps the same pins that RSD sells, the size is the same.


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I had my car for over a year, that I bought used, and never saw any wear on the pins. You are going to wear out the outdrives before the pins.

Unless ash youíre running mod or 17.5 2-3 times a week, I highly doubt youíll ever replace these. Youíll probably cause more damage to the axle while attempting to replace it than itís worth. Just get new axles if you feel they need to be replaced

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I had my car for over a year, that I bought used, and never saw any wear on the pins. You are going to wear out the outdrives before the pins.

Unless ash youíre running mod or 17.5 2-3 times a week, I highly doubt youíll ever replace these. Youíll probably cause more damage to the axle while attempting to replace it than itís worth. Just get new axles if you feel they need to be replaced


Edit. Just realized you said rear... are you not running the shoes on the pins??? You know the C shaped plastic parts that go over the pins that slide inside the outdrives? If not you need to get those.

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Yeah, that end of the bone is basically zero wear.
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Originally Posted by Matt Trimmings View Post
Yeah, that end of the bone is basically zero wear.
That other picture is actually the new one. Swapped it out tonight. The pin on this thing is all worn out as is the DCJ itself. It's the one on the right. Pic doesn't show it but one side of the pin is flat. Everything else is fine. No wonder it was so sloppy in the car.


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That other picture is actually the new one. Swapped it out tonight. The pin on this thing is all worn out as is the DCJ itself. It's the one on the right. Pic doesn't show it but one side of the pin is flat. Everything else is fine. No wonder it was so sloppy in the car.


You haven't said if you're using the 31238 blades that you're supposed to be using on the rear CV axles. There will be massive play if you're not using them.
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Originally Posted by gigaplex View Post
You haven't said if you're using the 31238 blades that you're supposed to be using on the rear CV axles. There will be massive play if you're not using them.
I should have been more specific. This one was on the front left. The front right was also slightly worn. Like other front DCJ's I've seen, the flange was busted off of the axles. So, they were due for an overhaul or replacement.

The rears were a bit worn too. The blade holes were a bit opened up and oval. I swapped the CV's on both sides as well. Rebuild on them coming up.

If the axles are in good shape, I still want to try and replace the pins. Might be a fun project. Thanks guys.
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Originally Posted by JC3 View Post
I should have been more specific. This one was on the front left. The front right was also slightly worn. Like other front DCJ's I've seen, the flange was busted off of the axles. So, they were due for an overhaul or replacement.

The rears were a bit worn too. The blade holes were a bit opened up and oval. I swapped the CV's on both sides as well. Rebuild on them coming up.

If the axles are in good shape, I still want to try and replace the pins. Might be a fun project. Thanks guys.
If the bladesare worn then you can replace the blades. In my experience, getting drive pins out of AE axles is more of a chore than its worth. The pins arent exactly press fit in like other manufacturers. They are in there pretty solid.

You initially said rears, but since you are talking about fronts...yes they will wear, especially with the steel spool outdrives vs the plastics. They may last longer with the plastic outdrives but then you'll be wearing the outdrives more. It's a trade off.
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Hopefully the retail price stays reasonable compared to other brands. Otherwise I might be tempted to try something else.
Don' hold your breath on that one or your Face will be as Blue as Associated aluminum
My Guess is that will be just over $500 . Just Because......

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Hopefully the retail price stays reasonable compared to other brands. Otherwise I might be tempted to try something else.
This is my main frustration with Associated. The kits seem a little overpriced - not horribly but just enough to make it hard to choose them over the other dozen or so good quality not made in North America kits.
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Originally Posted by DavidNERODease View Post
This is my main frustration with Associated. The kits seem a little overpriced - not horribly but just enough to make it hard to choose them over the other dozen or so good quality not made in North America kits.
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Don' hold your breath on that one or your Face will be as Blue as Associated aluminum
My Guess is that will be just over $500 . Just Because......
As long as it doesn't start approaching Xray/Awesomatix territory just because that's what those guys charge, I'll be happy. I do expect it to be more then what the 7.1 was though.
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As long as it doesn't start approaching Xray/Awesomatix territory just because that's what those guys charge, I'll be happy. I do expect it to be more then what the 7.1 was though.
no worries, associated has the best parts support in US. While team mica blue price their chassis at around 800-1200 usd range which is really insane.
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