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Old 06-14-2022, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Licklobster View Post
I'm in the market for a basher and I actually really prefer this design over the kraton. Mostly because I appreciate the slotted chassis motor mount and won't ever put a big can on it. It solves one of the biggest kraton weaknesses, which is the one sided motor support. (my losi xe also has the same style mount). Definitely beefy design all around. Excellent battery compartment design. Body mount is good. Passed talbot's bash crucible which says a lot. I think it's ~$100 expensive and needs a better servo, but for the dad who wants to gift his kid something fast, or the basher that wants something that is just going to work out of the box and not have to mess with it, it really checks a lot of boxes.
ORLY. I think this truck has a couple of major flaws, but the rest of it is good.
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Old 06-19-2022, 06:43 AM
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Surprised the diffs are so much bigger. Seeing them side by side is eye opening.
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Old 06-19-2022, 07:10 AM
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I think once you get past the traxxas pot metal and put in a nice hardened backcut gearset (lightened) the ceiling is just much higher, though, of course, there's a cost with that.
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Old 06-22-2022, 02:12 PM
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Traxxas diffs don't use pot metal, and as far as I've seen they never have. Pot metal is a mixture of metals (usually mostly zinc, tin, and lead) that melt at low temperatures and are easily stamped or cast into shape. Traxxas' gears are sintered steel powder; it's not as strong as machined steel, but it's much stronger than pot metal. Old HPI cars used to use pot metal diff gears, but I've never seen pot metal diff gears from Traxxas. Traxxas' biggest problem isn't their drivetrain strength, it's their decision to market their products to people who beat the ever-loving hell out of their toys and then complain when they break.
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Old 06-22-2022, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
Traxxas diffs don't use pot metal, and as far as I've seen they never have. Pot metal is a mixture of metals (usually mostly zinc, tin, and lead) that melt at low temperatures and are easily stamped or cast into shape. Traxxas' gears are sintered steel powder; it's not as strong as machined steel, but it's much stronger than pot metal. Old HPI cars used to use pot metal diff gears, but I've never seen pot metal diff gears from Traxxas. Traxxas' biggest problem isn't their drivetrain strength, it's their decision to market their products to people who beat the ever-loving hell out of their toys and then complain when they break.
the term in this case was used loosely for 'shit metal'. yes their gears are PM.
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