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Old 04-06-2016, 10:40 AM
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I've noticed some hop up parts for my car that are made of aluminum... Specifically the axle/differential. Are there any benefits to using a solid axle vs a differential?
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You'll need to specify what car and what you're doing with it - there are contexts where a solid axle/"spool" would be desirable and ones where you would never even want to try it.
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That would help wouldn't it. Sorry about that. Its a Latrax Rally 1/18. I'm just tooling around really.
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I would not run a solid axle on that car - it'll make it chatter. The gear diffs that car comes with are ideal for how those are usually ran.
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Yeah the chatter is the reason I starting to explore some options. Already ordered the bearing kit.
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I'm not familiar with that car, but if it has a gear diff already, try putting some lighter fluid in it. Most likely it comes greased, but if you rebuild it with say 7,000 weight diff fluid it should turn easier.
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