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Old 07-01-2003, 09:20 PM   #4651
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I call em like I see them!! You'll never hear me say you can't drive or you don't know how to build a kit! LOL If the car can't take my driving or lack of skills I will make it take it! The car has issues, but they can be over come!
I'm 45 years old, a gas and diesel engine blueprinter and engine rebuilder for over 25years.
I know what works and what don't work with the car, been there done that!
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Old 07-01-2003, 11:41 PM   #4652
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The 2.0 is the new style and it's 190mm. The 2.1 is the new body but 200mm. The old Stratus doesn't have a number (or implicitly 1.0).
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Old 07-01-2003, 11:44 PM   #4653
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...and the cvd's twist when running a spool not even hitting a single thing.
With a spool you should run the rtr dogbones or universals(what ever theyre called.) Barry Baker runs them when he runs a spool the are supposed to be stronger than cvds and can handel the extra stress caused by a spool diff.
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Old 07-02-2003, 12:10 AM   #4654
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I have not seen this posted anywhere including other boards and the AE "Complete Tuning Guide" so I thought that I'd pass it along. I noticed when building my kit that the 5/64 hex key that comes with the kit has a shorter end than the others. I had purchased a nice driver set and set aside the keys that came with the kit and didn't give the odd short guy another thought. After several weekends I needed to make a diff adjustment and dreaded the idea of pulling the diff out. I thought that if only I had a hex key with a short end I could stick in the end of the outdrive and turn the other wheel to make the necessary adjustment. Then I remembered that one of the keys was shorter than normal. Sure enough, it just fit between the end of the CVD and the outdrive. Its a little work to get the key to seat but you'll know it when it happens. Hope this helps you guys out on the track.
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Old 07-02-2003, 05:42 AM   #4655
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I have not seen this posted anywhere including other boards and the AE "Complete Tuning Guide" so I thought that I'd pass it along. I noticed when building my kit that the 5/64 hex key that comes with the kit has a shorter end than the others. I had purchased a nice driver set and set aside the keys that came with the kit and didn't give the odd short guy another thought. After several weekends I needed to make a diff adjustment and dreaded the idea of pulling the diff out. I thought that if only I had a hex key with a short end I could stick in the end of the outdrive and turn the other wheel to make the necessary adjustment. Then I remembered that one of the keys was shorter than normal. Sure enough, it just fit between the end of the CVD and the outdrive. Its a little work to get the key to seat but you'll know it when it happens. Hope this helps you guys out on the track.

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Old 07-02-2003, 08:08 AM   #4656
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Does any know if, the traxxas nitro 4 tec ball diff would work in the ntc3? I like on the 4 tec's diffs have the external adjustment w/o taking out the axle?

Lythion: does your tip work well, if you need to center diff to tighten it down then loosen it up w/o hitting the arms?
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:07 AM   #4657
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The traxxas nitro 4 tec ball diffs are completely different from the AE NTC3 ball diffs. There is no way to fit a n4tec diff in a ntc3.
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:21 AM   #4658
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I thought that the NTC3 instructions included showing how to use the supplied 5/64" wrench to adjust the diff.

Maybe I'm so used to doing it that I thought the instructions said that you can. Anyway it's real easy to do but you need to be careful when turning the wheel because of the extra leverage you can get by turning the wheel to adjust the diff. Doing it this way eliminates the need to take any thing apart.
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:27 AM   #4659
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JS: I am not sure what you are asking about centering the diff.
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Hmm, RC Pilot, you sound like me a year or so ago! The brgs. from Ae really suck, I have more outer wheel brg. trouble than any other brgs. Buy real good quality brgs, change to MIP shiny cvds, and the newer, white Ae diff gears. Do maintance and relube on the diffs every 10 to 15 runs on them I also use Smeltz and Richey power and the xtra HP does work the car really hard. We run 10 to 20 min. mains every week with the car and have very little trouble. Don't listen to all you hear on here about people never having any problems with the car. They either bench race it or take it out on a parking lot and play once and awhile.
The car does have some issues but it's one of the best cars on the market today, speed wise! It's a bitch and I know you have been here for sometime but read through all the post, especially mine if you want to fix the car! And if you like the car and decide to stay with it, buy the new BMI chassis, its expensive but the benefits is well worth it!
Thanks for the advice. I am not having any problems at all with the bearings actually. I tried both the Mip shiny cvd's and the stock blue ones and the Mip ones are snapping right at the diff end and the blue ones are twisting. I will give the rtr axles a try. This car is just falling apart on me while running on the track not hitting a single thing. . I'm running the white gears on the spool and so far I haven't stripped that one for a couple months but the grey ones on the rear are. I temped the rear diff case at 140* after about 5 minutes of running. The shimming is right too, very little play on the ring and pinion but still spins smooth. Would adding grease to the rear diff case help with the problem?
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I have not seen this posted anywhere including other boards and the AE "Complete Tuning Guide" so I thought that I'd pass it along. I noticed when building my kit that the 5/64 hex key that comes with the kit has a shorter end than the others. I had purchased a nice driver set and set aside the keys that came with the kit and didn't give the odd short guy another thought. After several weekends I needed to make a diff adjustment and dreaded the idea of pulling the diff out. I thought that if only I had a hex key with a short end I could stick in the end of the outdrive and turn the other wheel to make the necessary adjustment. Then I remembered that one of the keys was shorter than normal. Sure enough, it just fit between the end of the CVD and the outdrive. Its a little work to get the key to seat but you'll know it when it happens. Hope this helps you guys out on the track.
Now THERE is some useful information. Thanks
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Old 07-02-2003, 11:08 AM   #4662
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yep sure is, well my 2 speed just stopped shifting yesterday, im not sure what happened. I was running it testing out some new engine mods, and it shifted once and then stopped, locked up in 1st. I just pulled it apart and cleaned everything out, relubed it, and out it back together. I'll let u know if I find out what the culprit was, but ne ideas?
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You could have picked up a rock in the 2 speed bell.
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well its still not shifting.
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got it to shift
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