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Old 10-07-2017, 01:19 PM   #1
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Super stoked to start this build. Got a few upgrades for it off the bat. One thing I've seen is that the transmission gears are plastic. Anyone know if/where you can get metal gears?


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Old 10-07-2017, 01:24 PM   #2
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I'm not aware of any. Stock gears are super strong though (and a bit loud) - never had an issue with mine.
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:27 PM   #3
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I'm not aware of any. Stock gears are super strong though (and a bit loud) - never had an issue with mine.


Ah gotcha thanks man. Another question, does the GM52000 kit come with 1.9 or 1.55 wheels?


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Old 10-07-2017, 05:32 PM   #4
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The Sawback doesn't need anything out of the box. The anti wrap links will prolong the life of your leaf springs. I've beat on mine for years and it's still going strong.

There aren't any steel gears, but you shouldn't have any issues with the plastic gears.

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Old 10-07-2017, 06:24 PM   #5
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The Sawback doesn't need anything out of the box. The anti wrap links will prolong the life of your leaf springs. I've beat on mine for years and it's still going strong.

There aren't any steel gears, but you shouldn't have any issues with the plastic gears.

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Cool, and ya I've got those anti-wrap links on they're way as well.


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Old 10-07-2017, 07:48 PM   #6
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1.9's to answer your question
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:37 PM   #7
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Always a good day when you come home and a new kit is awaiting at your doorstep.


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Old 10-09-2017, 05:44 PM   #9
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Congrats. Sawback is a cool kit. I still have my second Sawback waiting to be built.
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Congrats. Sawback is a cool kit. I still have my second Sawback waiting to be built.


Nice thanks. Quick question for you. Flipping through the manual I see there is no slipper clutch/spur gear. So whatever the gear in the transmission is called that meets the motor pinion gear is it supposed to be greased, (as the instructions say) or not?


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Nice thanks. Quick question for you. Flipping through the manual I see there is no slipper clutch/spur gear. So whatever the gear in the transmission is called that meets the motor pinion gear is it supposed to be greased, (as the instructions say) or not?


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I honestly don't remember that well, but I pretty much did whatever the instructions said.

I think you're talking about the counter gear? If so, I greased it.
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I honestly don't remember that well, but I pretty much did whatever the instructions said.



I think you're talking about the counter gear? If so, I greased it.


Copy that thanks.


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Old 10-09-2017, 09:02 PM   #13
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I think you're talking about the pinion gear. If you grease the trans gears it's going to get grease on it.
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I think you're talking about the pinion gear. If you grease the trans gears it's going to get grease on it.


Right I figured that would happen. Just odd from what I'm used to as you never grease the pinion/spur gear. Thanks.


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Trans is enclosed, grease away my friend. Rule of thumb is any exposed gears should be left grease free. If they are in a transmission though, a little grease is a good idea.
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Trans is enclosed, grease away my friend. Rule of thumb is any exposed gears should be left grease free. If they are in a transmission though, a little grease is a good idea.


Ah yes good way to put it. Thanks.


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Old 10-10-2017, 10:19 AM   #17
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Waiting on some parts for the axles (Ackerman knuckles and bent steering rods, CVA's and beef tubes). So started with the transmission. Went with the CC 1406 series 2850kv motor that I will pair with the Mamba X.


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Just realize that that is a lot of power for a Sawback. You are going to have to take care to not bend the leaf springs even with the anti-wrap links.
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Just realize that that is a lot of power for a Sawback. You are going to have to take care to not bend the leaf springs even with the anti-wrap links.

Oops really? Thanks for the heads up. Guess I just figured since it was a sensored and a fairly low kv it would be a good crawler.



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Oops really? Thanks for the heads up. Guess I just figured since it was a sensored and a fairly low kv it would be a good crawler.



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It will be fine if you drive accordingly. Just a warning to not beat on the truck with a powerful motor. And when you get bound up use the hand of God instead of trying to power through it if you value your leaf springs.
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