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Old 06-14-2005, 06:48 PM   #8101
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You mean to run a dif in front?

Maybe someone else makes a solid dif with differnt material.....

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Old 06-14-2005, 09:05 PM   #8102
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stripped diff gears -
one of my local tracks has a nice 'hop' on one of the straights. I was going thru at least one diff&pinion gear a day. I switched out the spool front to a ball diff (tightened down) and shimmed it over to for more overlap. So far, so good. Also, I would lift when I hit the hop. If figure under full power, the car comming down put a ton of strain on the drivetrain...something has to give.

snapping dogbones -
my personal experience, I've had the best luck with the aluminum associated version. I tried the steel ones, they didn't last an hour at the track...to fragile. The aluminum ones at least give a bit. When I see their bent, I'll remove them and straighten them (with a hammer) and they're back in action.

hub bearings-
my first year running my NTC3, I too went thru hub bearings like fuel. One problem can be bent roll pins (behind the wheel hex). If these get bent, when you tighten the wheel nut, you can put too much preload on the bearing. Over the winter, I replaced all wheel bearings, new (solid) hex pins, and spent some time making sure the bearings didn't get preloaded. In some cases, I used emery cloth to remove some material off the back of the wheel hex - this made a world of difference. I honestly think this free'd my car up and made it handle better too boot.

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Old 06-14-2005, 11:31 PM   #8103
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The aluminum ones at least give a bit. When I see their bent, I'll remove them and straighten them (with a hammer) and they're back in action.

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I found this worked really well for a while, but i`m sure this contributed to me snapping one when racing.
I think the straightening eventually starts to weaken them
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Old 06-15-2005, 12:40 AM   #8104
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I have found the 3 racing CVDs to be excellent. I have had them in my car since January & had no problems. I pull them out after about an hours running & clean them & put white lightning on the dogbone end & in the joint. Best $15.00 I ever spent. As for oneway & spool gears I still havent found anything that works other than dont hit stuff. At carpark tracks with lots of boards I always run a diff & leave the spool or oneway for the tracks with a nice grass run off
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Old 06-15-2005, 12:17 PM   #8105
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Can someone direct me to the source of "The Fix?" Please don't send me to eBay, because there haven't been any on there for some time. I bought one set about 4 months ago (the last time I saw them on eBay), but I don't have the purchase info still. E-mail, website, phone number... anything would be great.

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Old 06-15-2005, 12:36 PM   #8106
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When do you guys think we might see a NTC4?
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Old 06-15-2005, 12:49 PM   #8107
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i dunno if we will cuz the tc4 is just a upgraded tc3 with a narrower chassis and has some ntc3 options on it..im not sure tho but if there is one coming out thatd be pretty damn shitty for me cuz i just bought a ntc3
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Yeah, I am thinkin of getting another one after selling my last one for R40 cash.
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Hi guys

I bought a GPM centax clutch from dinball.
Went to install last night but had gear mesh probs.
FT clutch bell gears are 21/27 48/54
GPM clutch bell has 22/26.
Which car manufacturer has a 27 gear that will fit.

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www.bmiracing.com for the fix
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We rarely bend a alum cvd, just twist them into 2 pieces. I have'nt found the RTR steel cvds to be fragile at all. On short tracks the spool is the ticket for us, a ball diff tightened all the way down still does'nt have the same effect. Been there done that too!!
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:40 AM   #8112
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Hi guys

I bought a GPM centax clutch from dinball.
Went to install last night but had gear mesh probs.
FT clutch bell gears are 21/27 48/54
GPM clutch bell has 22/26.
Which car manufacturer has a 27 gear that will fit.

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I am sorry, you are screwed, #1, GPM, they sucks...#2, god knows what pinion they are using....
Instead of throwing that centax in the garbage, replace your spur to 4T, like 54/50 or 48/52 so you can still use the centax...
About the replacement 21/27 pinion, try the same place you brought the GPM Centax......the other centax that MIGHT work (don't count on it) like OFNA, K-Factory, Yokomo, Kawahara and Mugen........however, each pinoin are easily $12 -15 each, and if they don't work, they are garbage too.

You should ask here before you buy that centax....

P.S...I did look at the GPM centax picture, it look like the MUGEN gear might work, if not, get the mugen clutch housing and replace the whole thing.

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Old 06-16-2005, 06:04 PM   #8113
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The GPM parts have never attracted any great reviews, i`ve stayed well away from them.
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:06 AM   #8114
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i bought a ntc3 off ebay awhile ago( about 3 weeks) its still not here..wtf is going on? does n e 1 know? is it at customs or sumthing? i pretty pissed and the seller keeps saying it should be arriving soon..is this wait time normal?
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:14 AM   #8115
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Not sure where your NTC3 is coming from, but when I have bought items from Canada it has taken 3 weeks for them to arrive on average to Chicago.

Hopefully you paid via a service that can attempt to get your money back if it turns out the person is a fraud.
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