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Old 04-04-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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Default Transmission Recommendations

I am gathering parts to scratch build a truggy. Beyond the layout that each tranny would require, are there any specific downfalls to the different types of transmissions? Right now I am looking at a planetary type or the RC4wd R2. From what I see the planetary does not allow any ability to adjust the gear ratios through changing out the spur or pinion gears. Thanks for the help, I am a converted Clodbuster guy so the transmission thing is new to me.
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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Default Too Bad

I too am searching for a transmission option. 2 or 3 speed, but can only find RC4WD stuff which I have not heard very positive feedback about. Or a Tamiya hilift 3-speed tranny which is plastic gears. Too bad there has been no helpful replies to this thread.
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:28 PM   #3
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If you only want single speed get an axial transmission. They are smooth and quiet. There is an R2 in the truck I'm building now and it's louder than a son of a bitch.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:13 PM   #4
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the rc4wd trannys are for the most part really good just loud but can be quieted down with rocksmith gearjelly and i have had several tamiya 3 speeds and never has one of the plastic gears gone out
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