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Old 01-18-2022, 07:19 PM   #1
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Hi all. Just wondering if anyone in the lcg world has had much experience with different transmissions and can help out with giving their opinion/advice.

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Iím into slow and scale crawling
Iíd like to have some overdrive in the transmission but not as important as I can do it in my axles
And Iím working with a Gspeed chassis and want to drop my body a lot so not something too tall

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Old 01-18-2022, 07:19 PM   #2
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Also I’m using a Yellowjacket 2000kv on 3s
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Old 01-18-2022, 08:26 PM   #3
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TGH 2low transmission or TGH forward motor mount kit.
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Old 01-18-2022, 08:30 PM   #4
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Team Garage Hack has a couple of good options, the 2.low if you want a centered motor and the forward motor mount/creaper transfer case combo for a forward motor.

https://www.teamgaragehack.com/colle.../tgh-exclusive

I've used both and both are great, both have overdrive options. There are parts to allow mounting the forward motor mount on the Gspeed chassis.

Artful Dodger just came out with a few tweaks on some stock options (Axial 3 gear and Enduro tranny) making them a bit more LCG. Scroll down to the Fox Belly listings: https://www.artfuldodgersdesign.com/...rts-c125307603

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Old 01-18-2022, 10:13 PM   #5
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Donít rule out the vfd if you are using offset front diff. Very low and forward motor position, o/d stock, option for higher o/d, and dig. Price is good at $120 for a kit trans, and weight is comparable to a TGH fmm/t-case, and doesnít require a third driveshaft.

All good options out there, comes down to budget, output position, motor position, o/d desired, availability, etc.


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VFD if you ave an offset axle, or TGH FMM/Creeper if you don't.

Working on a VFD Twin Gspeed at the moment.
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Old 01-19-2022, 12:45 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. Really helped out.

Iíve done a bit of research with all options and have decided on the 2.low

Next question is, does anyone know what drive shafts Iíll need to fit it to ar45 portals?
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Thanks guys. Really helped out.



Iíve done a bit of research with all options and have decided on the 2.low



Next question is, does anyone know what drive shafts Iíll need to fit it to ar45 portals?
Axial Wild Boar driveshafts; easy to custom length them due to plastic and inexpensive.
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Old 01-19-2022, 02:24 AM   #9
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Thats a good start dred! Are those the red cf rails? My blue ones really pop in the sunlight
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:18 PM   #10
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I've got two GSpeed V3's with 2.low's and a TGH Sherpa with the FMM/Transfer case. I can't really tell a difference between the two in terms of performance but they both are a great choice.
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Old 01-21-2022, 10:10 AM   #11
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My TRX trans sits lower than the 2 low (with motor). The too low is so wide it cant sit down as low in the frame rail and the gear is big and heavy. I think the ticket is the TG creeper with the motor mounted forward with a little stubby revolver. I think that is my future direction.

I just got a couple stubbies to replace my full-size revolvers and they work great for about half he weight.
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Which axles are offset?
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Offset front, either Axial scx3 or Vanquish...
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Old 01-27-2022, 11:14 AM   #14
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Iím running a 2.low in my gspeed with Capra axles, currently running the new isd10 Phoenix driveshafts. Wb8-hd shafts are solid and can be had on eBay as new take offs for about $35 but incision shafts will work also. Iím sitting at 12.5Ē wheelbase with no issues


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Thanks guys. Really helped out.

I’ve done a bit of research with all options and have decided on the 2.low

Next question is, does anyone know what drive shafts I’ll need to fit it to ar45 portals?
D lux has a portal transmission it’s super tiny and extraordinarily light. I ordered it for my Capra axle build. Not sure how it is yet but pretty sure d lux doesn’t usually disappoint. Edit, forgot to mention it comes in at a lovely 140 bucks including shipping.
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D lux has a portal transmission itís super tiny and extraordinarily light. I ordered it for my Capra axle build. Not sure how it is yet but pretty sure d lux doesnít usually disappoint. Edit, forgot to mention it comes in at a lovely 140 bucks including shipping.



Thats an interesting new tranny, thanks for the heads up


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I removed my 2.low and swapped in said dlux transmission. Iím super stoked on it and canít wait to test it this weekend



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I removed my 2.low and swapped in said dlux transmission. Iím super stoked on it and canít wait to test it this weekend


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I'm considering the same thing for my Buggy. Are you gonna run 3S or 4S?
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I'm considering the same thing for my Buggy. Are you gonna run 3S or 4S?

Iím sticking to 3s in hopes to prolong the life of my crawlmaster mini.


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I have been dealing with this for my C1.

Delux seems to have a great option for portals. FRICKER08 talks about it above. I think for simplicity and I like the Hamberger because it is light ( I can do OD/UD0) in the axles. If I go the Tcase route than the TGH OG with 15%. The creeper has 30% and I don't want that much for my C1. I comp and having the tcase is good for points but kind of waiting on the 2022 SORRCA rules. I have read somewhere it has to look look scale. I am not doing that. Don't want the added weight and size. Going with a FMM, added drive shafts, and tcase setup will weigh maybe twice as much as the Hamberger esp if it has to look like a "scale".

I have some StealthX trans and they are big and heavy. I have a TGH 2low and like I said above it is does not sit too low. It is so wide it has to sit on the frame rails, and it may not be as heavy as the Stealth X it still isn't really light.
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