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Old 03-08-2011, 08:21 AM
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Questions?? Help choosing center diff oil weight

This will be for my Ten-T's center diff. Currently Losi just ships the Ten-T with some grease in the diffs but I'd like to go viscous at least in the center diff. Running this weekend I noticed that way too much of the power was transferred to the front wheels, I'd like to get some more power to the rear for snappier hole-shots.

I was thinking about going with 50k oil, does that sound feasible for what I'm doing or should I be exploring a different weight?

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Old 03-08-2011, 12:10 PM
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There's no way you need (or would want to run) 50k on a TenT.

Check the first page of the thread, there's a couple setups there.

3/3/2 or 5/5/3 would be fine to start with. (Front/mid/rear).
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Thanks!!
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i would go about 10,000 at most
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I'm going to give 5/5/3 a shot and see how that does. Thanks for the suggestions.
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if you go heavier in the center it will equal the power out to front and rear
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How about transferring more power from front to rear? I figure heavier in the front/mid and lighter in the rear should route some power toward the back right?

Or should I do something like 3/5/3?
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I would start 5/5/3 then work your way up until you find the sweet spot. But just changing the center will even out the power
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i am running 5/5/3 in a 1/8th scale nitro buggy. works good for me
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Thanks, I'm going to start with 5/5/3 and see how I like it.

This will be my first time using a viscous diff setup, I've always just kept them greased as per from the factory. But I like the idea of being able to choose where the power is directed.

With the 5/5/3 setup about how much power do you estimate the front vs. rear receives? Ie. 50/50, 60/40, etc?
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40/60. front/ rear. that would be my guess
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That is exactly what I'm looking for. If I had to guess at where my power distribution is right now with factory setup it's about 70/30.
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Also what's the pitfall of the heavier weight oil? I have a friend that runs 60k in the CD of his Ten-T and it seems to work ok, definitely a ton of power to the rear with that setup.
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Also what's the pitfall of the heavier weight oil? I have a friend that runs 60k in the CD of his Ten-T and it seems to work ok, definitely a ton of power to the rear with that setup.
Imo, heavier in the center the more even the power will be front to back because your getting closer to a full locker diff, which provides the same power front and rear.
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+1 whta trickedout said.
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