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Old 05-18-2011, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaz240 View Post
yea I would shim per gene's instructions. i think Diff fluid plays a huge role also. The harder your gears slam into each other with thick oils the more wear they will have. you were at 7000 front for a gallon or 2 no?
Ok. I wouldnt want any car where a thicker diff fluid would ruin gears. I highly doubt that was it




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Tom i used 2, 5mm shims on front pinion...zero wear at this point. 1 in the rear pinion.....and now the 45/10 is in...Just waiting on the rain!!!
Ok, ill check the pinion shim. Ah yes.....the rain thing. That always sucked
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Ok. I wouldnt want any car where a thicker diff fluid would ruin gears. I highly doubt that was it






Ok, ill check the pinion shim. Ah yes.....the rain thing. That always sucked
I know when I built mine I shimed the diffs a little tight and they broke in perfect in about one or two tanks,but I have not had a chance to put a whole lot of time on my car yet. Only got about a gallon on my ride as of now.Also I use a very very thick grease I have been using for years.If I can remember what it is I will let folks know. This stuff is so tackey and stickey it really sticks to those gears lol.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:04 PM
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Any car with thicker oils will have faster gear wear. It's not my opinion it's just the laws of physics. The harder the gears slam into each other from a stand still the faster they wear out. The planetary gears won't be effected but ring and pinion as well as bell and spur will definitely.
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Are y'all using 2mm wheel hex on yalls setup
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Are y'all using 2mm wheel hex on yalls setup
I do and love it, works great on this car, eliminates traction roll.
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I also use them front and rear. We had a very high bite indoor track for the winter and I switched to +1's in the front to get a little more steering but outdoors, always +2 for me.
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Thank y'all for the help. Has anybody tried 551 in there diffs yet??
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by frz83 View Post
Wow is Jerome Saetel for real running 3k,1k,1k? or can I just not read his writing,I would thing that it would be hard to drive
We are all running 2/1/1 in France and UK
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try it you will love it
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:07 AM
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Mark on a point to save your servos, the throttle link has been locked & will not move when you brake.
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Originally Posted by Bren Ralls View Post
Mark on a point to save your servos, the throttle link has been locked & will not move when you brake.
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I made a similar mistake and you'll find the radio tray bends like a banana when you brake.

Move the inside one much further in!
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Ok Mark I'll c ya. The wrap is pimped tho
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Do not shim the diffs tight -shim them correctly so they are butter smooth all around. Then after 1 gallon rechech and reshim if needed. Running them tight will wear them out faster. If they are shimed right with no side to side movement, no in and out movement on the outdrives, and pinion shimed out to proper ring gear alignment, they will never strip out.

I posted how I shimmed my last car way back but since then, each roller I build is shimmed a little different because of tolerances, so I can't tell you how many shims and where to put them as each car will be a little different.
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Well my Agama Brothers and Sisters I finally got my car done and its ready to hit the track after I break her in! take a look at what I'm rockn here in the Midwest Bringin something new and fresh here in STL!!!

1. Arrow GTR .21 W/ VP-PRO RS-1(2060) PIPE
2. AIRTRONICS M11
3. SAVOX 1267/1268 SERVOS
4. LIPO 2000MAH RX PACK
5. VP-PRO AXEMAN & TURBO TRAX(UF) PREMOUNTS
6. BYRONS 30/9 FUEL








Sick Mark! Agama A8 / Arrow Racing / VP-Pro USA combo

I am happy to announce that Hobby Pro USA is now distributing the Arrow Racing GTR-21 .21 Nitro Engine here in the USA in addition to the Bullitt B-218 'OS Speed Style' Engine.

This Pro USA Edition will come with an O.S. P3 ultra hot glow plug, and a 7.0mm & 6.5mm carb restrictor instead of the 8 & 9mm reducers. They should be available June 8, 2011. MAP price is only $234.99

I have been using an Arrow-Racing GTR 21 in my Agama A8 buggy and truggy for the last 5 weeks. I have a stock one that runs just like a stock OS VZ-B V-spec and a modified one that runs even better then my O.S. VZ-B Speed II. I have tried the VP-Pro RS-2 exhaust pipe and an OS T-2060 pipe so far and both performed about the same. I have not got to try the RS-1 pipe on it yet. Let me know how it runs Mark.

The Arrow has way more compression and a tighter pinch then the OS vspec. I have 3/4 of a gallon through the modded one and it still has a mechanical pinch. Arrow says it takes 1.5 gallons (6 liters) to fully break in. On all my OS engines, it usually just takes 2 qts to break it in, which is why they only last 4-6 gallons before needing to be rebuilt. The Arrow is supposed to last 8-12 gallons when properly broken in and I can believe that seeing as how tight the engine is. With the parts being half the price and the engine lasting twice as long, it's like getting 3 GTR's for the price of 1 V-spec.

Now Agama USA racers have a choice of an engine similar to the most popular engine in the USA, the V-Spec at a lower price - The Arrow GTR-21. Or an engine similar to the high end OS XZ-B Speed but at a lower price - The Bullitt B-218.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:44 AM
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Hey Agama riders

I'm very often Jerome Sartel's mechanic and i confirm that we use thin oils in the diffs.

211 / 212 / 311

We used at the very begining 5/5/2 and the car was wheeling a lot and was not forgiven in the bumps.

Since we use thins oils, our cars are much more easier to drive . I personally love this setup. 211

Let's give a try and let us know

All the best
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