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Old 07-02-2019, 08:19 AM   #41
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I'm stll running the stock spur & pinion with a 35T 550 can. It's pretty dang quiet for me. Quieter than my Enduro which is also quiet.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:22 AM   #42
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Dug into it a bit and found I am running an 11t pinion. Seemed a bit tight, so I moved it to the 12t holes and it's much, much quieter. My pinion is notably worn though, so I ordered a new one. Clearly, it was running a bit tight.

I remember last time I ran it it was pretty quiet. Seemed to get louder as we ran - not sure if the motor shifted a bit or what. I don't like fixed pinion holes personally...always seem to give a bit of grief. Same as the TRX4. I'd much rather adjust manually where possible.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:10 AM   #43
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Went to my mailbox this morning, coffee in hand, and low and behold a box from Korea! Shipped on the 2nd and here already. Fantastic service!!

Now it means I have to tear my entire truck apart... Afternoon of wrenching? Yes please!!
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:47 AM   #44
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:39 AM   #45
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Found some 5mm spacers and drilled them out to fit over the 4mm threaded stubs. Stretched out 5mm front and back.


Same here... when you say 4mm threaded stub is that between links and rod ends? If so which links did you lengthen to not throw off the geometry? (real rookie here if you can't tell)

BTW thanks for the good thread on the BOM!
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:46 PM   #46
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Yes, the links have 4 mm studs that connect the aluminum body to the rod ends. I put the spacers in the four rear lower links that connect the axle to the skid/chassis, and the three lower links in the front. The panhard link, which is the diagonal one, did not need adjustment.

Hope that helps!
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:56 PM   #47
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Yessir! Thank you


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Old 07-11-2019, 07:31 AM   #48
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Time to swap over the transmission.... only took about 15 minutes to get it torn down.


Gmade sent the new transmission pieces, and some stickers. Very impressed at their customer service. 6 days from the point of contact to parts in hand. From the other side of the world no less.


Rebuilt, regreased, and swapped in a new 11t pinion in the 12t pinion holes. Transmission is now dead silent and smooth as can be!

Now that the chassis is taken care of, wanted to clean up the back of the truck. Removed all the lights since I had broke some off during the last run, and added some scale details to the cage. The spare tire was nice, but it just added a lot of weight up high. This is much lighter overall.


Need to put something in the gaping hole between the cage and the cab. I'll think of something eventually.


Splurged and spent the $10 on the servo guard. Only option I've added to the truck so far. Kinda adds to the prerunner look imo - I like it.


And my new helper....4 week old DL kitten we found. Momma apparently was hit by a car, and the kittens didn't look so good. We tried to help them all, but they didn't make it. :( This one survived for whatever reason, so we took him in and now he's part of the family. So far, he's doing well! Frisky little guy...chews on my feet while I'm wrenching. Hard to get a clear shot since he's so damn fast!
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