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Old 10-10-2006, 10:39 AM   #6391
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Just experienced my second gear spur stripping off last weekend… was considering replacing my spurs with the 3racing low friction delrin sprurs… are they any good or should I buy the mugen spur gears instead???

I’ve also noticed that something’s rubbing of my stock engine brace, not sure if it’s the 2 speed shoe or the 2nd gear housing itself… am thinking of replacing the engine brace with the kawahara engine brace… would this eliminate this problem??? Any comments on using this kawahara upgrade???

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Old 10-10-2006, 11:20 AM   #6392
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Everyone at the Worlds was given 2 optional parts. The new hub does not seems to do much. It change your steering rod to be level with the track. Then some shim it back to close to where it was anyway. The second one is the carbon fibre camber link for the rear. It moves your camber link toward the inside with new holes.

With the limited partice time at the Worlds, it was difficult to see what the new part does.
Thanks for the insight, twoo. Definitely worth testing out. In carpet racing, sometimes it benefits having a little bump steer. Maybe not so noticable in nitro.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:13 PM   #6393
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Just experienced my second gear spur stripping off last weekend… was considering replacing my spurs with the 3racing low friction delrin sprurs… are they any good or should I buy the mugen spur gears instead???

I’ve also noticed that something’s rubbing of my stock engine brace, not sure if it’s the 2 speed shoe or the 2nd gear housing itself… am thinking of replacing the engine brace with the kawahara engine brace… would this eliminate this problem??? Any comments on using this kawahara upgrade???

Here a pic of the kawahara engine brace:
I would recommend any of the hop-upped braces, because I had the stripping problem too. The Derlin Spurs don't help, because you will just strip those too. I went to the Traxxas engine mount screws, and the Skyline brace. I still strip, but now it's after about a gallon of fuel, and before it was after every 3rd tank or so..
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:44 PM   #6394
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Just experienced my second gear spur stripping off last weekend… was considering replacing my spurs with the 3racing low friction delrin sprurs… are they any good or should I buy the mugen spur gears instead???

I’ve also noticed that something’s rubbing of my stock engine brace, not sure if it’s the 2 speed shoe or the 2nd gear housing itself… am thinking of replacing the engine brace with the kawahara engine brace… would this eliminate this problem??? Any comments on using this kawahara upgrade???

Here a pic of the kawahara engine brace:
readjust the mesh first by angle, by looking from both bottom and top of the chassis, they should be parallel, then look at the full contact side by side, there should be full contact with the centax on and off, and finally if not enought contact, you should consider using a shim behind the collect. no need to use aluminum rear brace, a 6x0.2mm shim behind the pin of the 2 speed shaft will avoid the contact with the rear brace,
going to my 3rd gallon with the same spurs, by the way I use a one piece engine mount and I managed to strip a gear with it before readjusting as above
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:07 PM   #6395
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I know evryone has a theory about this and I am going to share mine because sense I started doing this I have been able to get about 5 gallons and still going on the same spurs. First of all I quit running the 52t spur because it was the only one I stripped over and over(the pitch is wider onthis due to the fewr number of teeth to maintain the same diameter). Second and the most important part of this is to use loctite on all 4 upper engine mount scres and all 4 lower engine mount screws. I also make sure I install the upper screws to the mounts with the engine removed from tha car and I do this by removing the belt tensioner everytime I take the engine out. I use both the 3 and the 4 mm chassis and the prospec mounts.

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Old 10-10-2006, 01:17 PM   #6396
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got my last year and never strip a gear
but this is my 4th set of pinion gears
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:24 PM   #6397
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YBSLOW, AMEN on the LOCTITE!!!!!!!
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:05 PM   #6398
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YBSLOW, AMEN on the LOCTITE!!!!!!!
Waz up offroader?

My Ninja was nice in Vegas yesterday!
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Got nearly 2 gallons through my car with zero 2nd gear issues. I do very similar to YBSLOW.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:47 PM   #6400
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Waz up offroader?

My Ninja was nice in Vegas yesterday!
The new R is the sh$$.
So you like the Ninja? I'm going to order the offroad ver. for the buggie.

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Old 10-10-2006, 04:43 PM   #6401
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O.K.
I know evryone has a theory about this and I am going to share mine because sense I started doing this I have been able to get about 5 gallons and still going on the same spurs. First of all I quit running the 52t spur because it was the only one I stripped over and over(the pitch is wider onthis due to the fewr number of teeth to maintain the same diameter). Second and the most important part of this is to use loctite on all 4 upper engine mount scres and all 4 lower engine mount screws. I also make sure I install the upper screws to the mounts with the engine removed from tha car and I do this by removing the belt tensioner everytime I take the engine out. I use both the 3 and the 4 mm chassis and the prospec mounts.

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and a good 2 cents i kinda do the same thing (and as you know i am the expert) lmgdao.
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Well good news Brad you must be doing it right because Wally almost does the same thing.lmao
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Well good news Brad you must be doing it right because Wally almost does the same thing.lmao
thats right LMGDAO but realy most guys do it this way
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O.K.
I know evryone has a theory about this and I am going to share mine because sense I started doing this I have been able to get about 5 gallons and still going on the same spurs. First of all I quit running the 52t spur because it was the only one I stripped over and over(the pitch is wider onthis due to the fewr number of teeth to maintain the same diameter). Second and the most important part of this is to use loctite on all 4 upper engine mount scres and all 4 lower engine mount screws. I also make sure I install the upper screws to the mounts with the engine removed from tha car and I do this by removing the belt tensioner everytime I take the engine out. I use both the 3 and the 4 mm chassis and the prospec mounts.

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Thanks for your comment. I also got alot of spurs stripped on my car. I did
the same thing and its perfect. Thanks
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The new R is the sh$$.
So you like the Ninja? I'm going to order the offroad ver. for the buggie.

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YBSLOW, Ira! How's it compare to other engines?

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