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Old 07-09-2017, 08:38 AM   #1
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Default Ax10 trans? Or the Kit 2 speed capable trans?

So I bought the SCX10.2 kit version a while back. Now I'm deciding what to do for a trans. I love the look of the kit vwraion transmissions with the transfer case etc, but, I love the old 3 gear AX10 units too, and happen to have a. Rand nee Integy 3 gear sitting around. Whats the pro vs con on these 2 styles? Im leaning towards the old style though I cant nessacarily say why...
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ax10 trans? Or the Kit 2 speed capable trans?

I have both the old trans in my 1.55 and the kit 2 speed in my 1.9. I have to say that it depends on what sort of driving you do and what your needs are. If youre doing G6 events then you might want the two speed to cover some open ground between gates. If your just doing a local 10 gate comp, then you might not need that 2nd gear. Its also quite a bit easier to make a forward motor mount for the older style 3 gear trans simply due to the size but I sure do like how the scale transfer cases look.

Also, it depends if youre running brushed or brushless. I dont see why youd want a 2 speed with a brushless motor in a crawler, but thats non of my business.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: Ax10 trans? Or the Kit 2 speed capable trans?

No comps.... just a scalish crawler/fun truck.... adding tall 2.2 tires and have it to play with my kids who have a Blackfoot etc...

I'm only running Nicad packs and a brushed motor, nothing crazy...

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Old 07-09-2017, 05:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Ax10 trans? Or the Kit 2 speed capable trans?

You want simpler, lighter, less expensive, stronger, lower CG, smaller, build a three gear AX10 trans. The kit trans is the opposite of all those features.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:55 PM   #5
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I have a ful metal Integy 3 gear unit. I can't see any reason or likely hood of me ever buying the 2 speed conversion for the kit trans......
thinking the kit Trans might find itself up for sale soon
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: Ax10 trans? Or the Kit 2 speed capable trans?

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You want simpler, lighter, less expensive, stronger, lower CG, smaller, build a three gear AX10 trans. The kit trans is the opposite of all those features.
"Lower CG" Really? Fairly certain the kit trans has a Lower CG and the old style has a higher CG, unless your doing some sort of mod. Now less expensive, lighter, smaller and easier to work on, yes. Also stronger is debatable as there are some after market gears out for the Kit trans now that may be stronger than stock.
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:45 PM   #7
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Default Re: Ax10 trans? Or the Kit 2 speed capable trans?

The 3 gear design DOES sit a little taller, but, its less moving mass than the kit trans. As for strong, the 3 gear I have has all metal internals
Not that my 35T brushed motor and nimh packs need all that lol...
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:12 AM   #8
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Default Re: Ax10 trans? Or the Kit 2 speed capable trans?

The ONLY thing lower CG on the 10.2 kit trans is the unnecessary transfer case and outputs. The OG trans is overall lower CG and puts the motor much lower in the chassis and much farther forward than the kit trans. Yes, really.
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