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Old 11-26-2013, 10:16 AM
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I am looking to make a sandrail out of parts from an 1/8 scale truggy I have and am looking to basically gut out the front end dogbones/ diff so it can be rwd. Im looking for a slipper to replace it if possible. That way I dont have to mod anything in case I dont like how it turns out. I tore apart my diffs to make sure they were metal and they are. Its got a .28 engine. Thanks for any tips
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:19 AM
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Fill a center diff up with epoxy. Your clutch is your "slipper".
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:08 AM
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Good to know. Is the epoxy removeable so I can use it as a diff after?
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no... but getting a spare center diff is prolly cheaper than making or buying a center spool. what kind of truggy is it?
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Don't laugh, but it's an exceed rc madstorm. not really a truggy, but it's components are a lot like the truggies are... just different gearing and larger tires
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I was trying to post a link so you could see the one I have, but since I'm new here I am not able to post links yet haha
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nah... it's not like that. Was just going to try and help you find a spare diff.

Might not be all that easy to find one for that.

Actually...

http://www.nitrorcx.com/mad-diff3.html

You won't ever be able to change the bearings though, once it's glued up.

Maybe some 100K diff oil would be stiff enough...
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They make diff locking putty. It works just like glue but you can remove it to change the bearings and service the diff, or put it back to Oil filled.
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here it is from a really great store with free shipping!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Racers-Edge-...item4ac99a737a
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1/8 2WD buggy racing is still popular in France. No real kits available, so may racers modify a 4WD by adding 1000K silicon oil (yet, they still call it "oil") in the central diff. This takes time, as the "oil" is so sticky it takes a day to fill in the diff, but it's reliable and allows some movement that saves the transmission.

And you can revert your diff anytime.

Trick is to find a supplier... I'd suggest to look into 1/5 scale stores.

(totally locking the central diff really wears the transmission out fast)
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Originally Posted by Jaz240 View Post
They make diff locking putty. It works just like glue but you can remove it to change the bearings and service the diff, or put it back to Oil filled.
silly putty works as well
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Originally Posted by Jaz240 View Post
here it is from a really great store with free shipping!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Racers-Edge-...item4ac99a737a
There ya go!
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Fill the center diff with mugens new 1,000,000wt diff fluid

http://www.liverc.com/news/new_produ...cone_diff_oil/
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Originally Posted by nickdawg18 View Post
Fill the center diff with mugens new 1,000,000wt diff fluid

http://www.liverc.com/news/new_produ...cone_diff_oil/
Dang, is it even oil then? I would think it would be like a putty then.
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they call it oil 'cause they don't want to change the logo on the sticker. It does require some heat to blob out of the bottle. And patience.

(I found it fun at first. Reminded me of Play-Doh)
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