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Old 02-26-2002, 01:10 AM   #1
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Cool Trinity Reflex NT

Hi guys, was looking for a thread on the Reflex but did not find 1 here.

Any feedback on this baby from the fortunate few who have them?? performance, parts support etc. Thanks in adance
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Old 02-26-2002, 01:15 AM   #2
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Here is a link:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...&threadid=1008
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Old 02-27-2002, 08:01 AM   #3
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The non hpi nitro forum has lots of info on this car.
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Old 03-03-2002, 11:35 PM   #4
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dan-o, AMG thanx

moderator, could u please erase my original post - thanx
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dan-o, AMG thanx

moderator, could u please erase my original post - thanx
The only thing i hear bad about this car is that the diffs suck?
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Old 03-13-2002, 04:49 PM   #6
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I think the main problems are these:

1. Plastic parts are too brittle in the main.
2. The K Factory hopups look quite nice, but are probably the least quality parts you can get. They are around the quality of GPM. The functionality of most parts are also quite questionable, however some are quite useful.
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Old 03-13-2002, 04:57 PM   #7
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NO NO NO

They don't suck, they leak! There are some recommended repairs for it. use the o ring from a v1r behind the out drives.

I have one and it is pretty sweet to run. almost no mods are needed. Well the mod I went with is shock ends (v1r) and front anti roll bar (kawahara v1r). Other than that It hauls the mail pretty good. couple of TQs and some 2nds with dns or 2 (Damn plugs). The TC3 looks perty but there are features I did not like. I was going to buy a v1r before this came around.
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Old 03-24-2002, 12:58 AM   #8
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I just finished building a brand new reflex but the front end feels sticky. When I sit it flat on the ground and try to push it forward by hand it roll 2 inches! When I lift the front end and just roll the rear end on the ground it feels loose and smooth. When I lift the rear and roll the front it sticks. Is this typical of afreshly built reflex? My VoneR never had this problem. What should I do to fix this?? It looks and feels like the front diff is binding or something. Also, is it true there is no SG clutch nut yet for the reflex? I have a brand new Collari .12TR5 and refuse to cut (crank) an engine that is almost the price of the car!! Will other clutch nuts work instead?
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Old 03-24-2002, 02:27 AM   #9
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[tight stuff

. could be the side belt. or the rear diff grinding on the supports.

also with the v1r and the 4mm chassis, the car does not flex. this leaves the side belt rather tight. could have the same prob with the trinity.
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Old 03-24-2002, 03:26 AM   #10
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I have the solid rear diff in so the binding is not there. I also took off front and side belts. It is definitely the front diff. I used 50k weight diff oil in it. can hear clicking inside of it when I rotate it. Took it apartand reset it, resealed it with gasket and parmex but it still is stiff and clicks just not as much as the first time.... what is this about??
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I have the solid rear diff in so the binding is not there. I also took off front and side belts. It is definitely the front diff. I used 50k weight diff oil in it. can hear clicking inside of it when I rotate it. Took it apartand reset it, resealed it with gasket and parmex but it still is stiff and clicks just not as much as the first time.... what is this about??
the reflex diffs are junk up grade to v 1 r diff cases
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Sound like you put the shims in. That was what drove me nuts. Trinity messed up on the measurements and they added shims. The shims are more than required. Leave them out. However when that happens the diffs will leak on the out drives. Smart Trinity smart.
In another genius move they left out the SG Nut kit that should be included in every kit. Don't cut the Collari! the reflex isn't worth it. Other SG Nuts won't work because whoever designed the clutch used 2 different size bearings and with the nut kit they include a reduction bearing with the friggen nut.

My job is because of the job costing by Trinity is cost us time and patience. I had to wait almost 2 months to get my reflex going.

Even now I am waiting on parts from distributors that Trinity says are in stock and available. My LHS is pissed at the fact that online shops have the stock, and he can't get it.

I will sell my Reflex if I continue to have the parts stream problem. I have a Yokomo that I don't have this kind of grief.
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Oh yea! And another thing. The layshaft was designed in at angle. It forces the belt to ride on the edges of the pulleys which are increasing the friction of the drive train. This may have been done on purpose for gear ratios but the error off is like .25mm to .5mm.

Just to be picky.

BTW The car runs great even with all my belly aching.
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Oh yea! And another thing. The layshaft was designed in at angle. It forces the belt to ride on the edges of the pulleys which are increasing the friction of the drive train. This may have been done on purpose for gear ratios but the error off is like .25mm to .5mm.

Just to be picky.

BTW The car runs great even with all my belly aching.
how much did you pay for your reflex i paid 259 i feel like i got a great deal even after puting 80 bucks worth or v1r parts on it
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how much did you pay for your reflex i paid 259 i feel like i got a great deal even after puting 80 bucks worth or v1r parts on it
You can get a V1RR with centax and good build quality for that price in Asia. If Grate Plains would not rip you off so bad on V1Rs over there the Trinity would be a non-starter.
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