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Old 05-07-2020, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Which trans?

So, after being on hiatus for a while, thinking the herd and sold a bunch of stuff off. I am building the SCX II kit I have though. Itís the kit, so has the kit trans. Iíve built more AX transmissions over the years I could do it blindfolded. So my inclination is to ditch the kit trans and build the olí reliable AX.

However, I did buy a Bowhouse trans kit and front battery brace, so I would flip the kit trans using that. Itís something different and new.

My question is this: is there a noticeable difference? Iím building this as a trail rig, not comps. Iíve got Wraiths to bash on, so I wonít be abusing it. Not sure if Iíll do brushless or brushed, but itíll be 3S and probably not a 2-speed.
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Old 05-07-2020, 11:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: Which trans?

All of my 10II's have 3 gear trans....

The Raw Builders Kit comes with the "new" 3 gear trans but the Umg, and cherokee kits have the newer style 2 spd upgradeable trans.
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Old 05-08-2020, 05:52 AM   #3
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If you wanted to ad a dig afterwards, the grey RTR-trans won't be an option, because the Vanquish dig doesen't fit there.

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Old 05-08-2020, 11:06 AM   #4
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I’m probably the great minority, but I use the kit trans and like it. You probably wouldn’t notice a difference between the two. I’m using a mamba x with Holmes puller pro 2700 on 3s and it has no problems handling the power. The only recommended upgrade is the vanquish top shaft. There is a bit of play with the stock one. I didn’t flip my Trans until recently due to swapping over to brazin chassis rails. The flipping of the trans is something I’m sorry I didn’t do from the get go. I definitely see the advantages to the flip now that I’ve done it. I see you got the bowhouse battery tray so you won’t need to trim your stock battery tray like I did. A gens ace tattu 2300 fits perfectly laying down in the stock tray. I haven’t got everything finished with my build, but I believe the motor rotation will need to be reversed which I will be able to do with the mamba x in the settings. I don’t use the 2 speed and I don’t comp either.
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Old 05-08-2020, 04:38 PM   #5
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Perfect! Thanks! And I think it will give me a little more room to work on a more scale interior, as well. What the hell, give it a try and see, right?



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Iím probably the great minority, but I use the kit trans and like it. You probably wouldnít notice a difference between the two. Iím using a mamba x with Holmes puller pro 2700 on 3s and it has no problems handling the power. The only recommended upgrade is the vanquish top shaft. There is a bit of play with the stock one. I didnít flip my Trans until recently due to swapping over to brazin chassis rails. The flipping of the trans is something Iím sorry I didnít do from the get go. I definitely see the advantages to the flip now that Iíve done it. I see you got the bowhouse battery tray so you wonít need to trim your stock battery tray like I did. A gens ace tattu 2300 fits perfectly laying down in the stock tray. I havenít got everything finished with my build, but I believe the motor rotation will need to be reversed which I will be able to do with the mamba x in the settings. I donít use the 2 speed and I donít comp either.
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:48 AM   #6
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Default Re: Which trans?

Which kit trans are you talking about? Builders kit (silver) or the other (black).
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Old 05-11-2020, 08:55 AM   #7
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Iíd go for the AX trans, sell the new kit one and buy the AX one. You can also get the raw builders kit which comes with the og transmission.


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Old 05-11-2020, 11:08 AM   #8
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Iíd go for the AX trans, sell the new kit one and buy the AX one. You can also get the raw builders kit which comes with the og transmission.


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Thatís some pretty sound reasoning. Maybe a more detailed reason would be nice for the op.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:10 AM   #9
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I've got Cherokee kit with 2-speed transmission and now I want AX transmission.
First of all it produces lots of noise. Probably because of SSD gear set I used to make it 2-speed.
Second the gear ratio is too low for me, especially lower gear (stock). I prefer 2S packs.
Third it is big, takes much space and motor mount is higher which rises center of gravity a little.
After 2+ years with this kit I see no point in 2-speed transmission. Over 99% of time I run high gear and switch to low just for fun.
Single speed AX transmission is the best: simple, reliable, compact size, lower center of gravity.
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