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Old 12-16-2011, 09:07 PM
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Default Another Question: Front Diff vs. Spool

Hi all,

So, I was also wondering about the difference between running a front diff versus a spool. All I've heard is that the front diff gives the car more steering and makes the front end more durable, especially when it comes to driveshafts and broken spool cups.

I guess my question is this: What handling changes should one expect when switching from a spool to a diff (in front)?

Also, is a front diff worth the $60 (it's Xray after all ) as a tuning option?

Finally, what oil do people run in their front diff? I'm using the kit Xray 750 weight in the back.

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Originally Posted by Kody
Sam, Most run the kit springs most of the time. 3.0 F and 2.6 R. I wouldn't go nuts getting spring's other then maybe a set of Xray 2.8. That should make your car dialed 99% of the time from what I've seen.

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Originally Posted by Samwise
Thanks again, Kody. I'd heard something similar, but wanted to make sure.

I'm curious, though, do the 3.0F and 2.6R work outdoors as well? I plan to run in Monroe this summer. I'm kinda surprised that a car would use the same spring setup on a variety of conditions, granted that sedans have a zillion and one other ways to generate mechanical grip!

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Ye the do...for me anyway.

I run the same springs low traction and high traction. Indoor and outdoor.
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Hi!

Anyone know if the old school front end by SpeedMerchant fits the 12R5.1?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Samwise
Hi!

Anyone know if the old school front end by SpeedMerchant fits the 12R5.1?

Thanks!
Sam
No, the mounting hole spacing is wrong, and also the old school front end uses (3) 8-32 screws, where as the 12R5.1 uses (2) 3mm screws.

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Looks like I'm not gonna make breakfast.

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Hey kids,

I am clearancing all CRC products from Hobbytown Everett, right now all tires and parts left in stock are 25% off. There are still several sets of good tires in stock.
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Hey Todd

Hope all you people up at Hanger 30 have a great day of racing.
Tell Ryan from down here, the old man said don't crash.
Brian B. give something to chase.
Have fun
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Originally Posted by Wes Briscoe
Hey kids,

I am clearancing all CRC products from Hobbytown Everett, right now all tires and parts left in stock are 25% off. There are still several sets of good tires in stock.
Do you have a 4mm top deck for a Gen XL, or maybe the parts to make a full box rear end?

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What a great day of racing! Thanks Todd for the great place to race. I was able to up my personal best time on this layout and my car was the best its ever been as well.Looking forward to the next race day.
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Originally Posted by grippgoat
Do you have a 4mm top deck for a Gen XL, or maybe the parts to make a full box rear end?

-Mike
I found an extra 4mm top deck going through my spares the other day, its yours for $10 if you want it.

Im in the tacoma area but I can have franko take it up to the hanger next time he heads that way.

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Just got home! Thanks to everyone up there for a great time Brenden had a blast in novice, he likes having competion that is his own speed. Hope to see you guys sometime in the near future

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Great racing everyone!

My dad and I had a blast, and I really liked the new Fantom Apex motor once the timing was set correctly. My battery doesn't seem to fade nearly as badly. It was great to watch Peter and Brian in the World GT class; those things are ballistic!

Anyway, I mentioned to a few people that I'm selling a lightweight Spektrum receiver. It's worth $100 and I'm asking $50. I'd love to sell it locally, so PM me if interested. If there's no interest, it will be on the Northwest For Sale forum soon or the general for sale. Again, I just want to give my buddies at the Hangar top priority.

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Just walked in the door.....'twas a long day. I left my house at 2:15 Saturday morning to make the trek up there. Thanks again everybody for the great day of racing.

See ya all soon.
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Originally Posted by dpatterson26
Just walked in the door.....'twas a long day. I left my house at 2:15 Saturday morning to make the trek up there. Thanks again everybody for the great day of racing.

See ya all soon.
Big thanks to Devin and Tim for making the trek. Thats a long day ! Next time I propose we load up the track and meet in Olympia. ( All but Brian Shook is going to pitch rotten tomatoes at me for that one ! )

and Happy Holidays everyone ! A very nice day of racing to finish off 2011 at the Hangar.

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