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Old 02-26-2016, 06:08 AM   #61
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Great in info, I've been thinking about doing the 2-speed conversion on one of my rigs, that I'll be using for towing.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:18 AM   #62
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i like the 2 speed. have a hh motor and esc. good wheel speed and crawls great.. try to find yourself a complete twin hammer tranny.
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:38 AM   #63
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try to find yourself a complete twin hammer tranny.
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Make sure you get the metal gears too.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:11 PM   #64
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Bump for good info.
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:04 PM   #65
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this should be a sticky
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Old 11-28-2016, 04:05 AM   #66
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Assembly Tip:

After putting the two halves of the gearbox casing together, tighten the screws until they are just barely flush with the casing, then install the slipper clutch and tighten the spring all the way. Then tighten each screw holding the gearbox casing together a bit at a time, checking for free movement of the top shaft; if binding is felt, back off a little and move to the next screw. After this is complete, readjust the slipper clutch to a reasonable setting.

For reasons I don't understand, having the slipper clutch as tight as possible amplified the binding I felt after initially assembling the gearbox, hence my recommendation above.
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More good info Fyrstormer, this thread really ought to be a sticky please.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:10 PM   #68
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Another tip: Before assembling the gearbox, take a small file and smooth-off the edges of the square hole in the middle of the shift puck. Those edges are slightly sharp from the factory, and they tend to grab onto the surface of the output shaft and keep the shift puck from sliding properly, even if everything is greased properly. You can also polish the square portion of the output shaft to make it smoother, but this is less important than smoothing the edges of the square hole in the shift puck.
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Thanks for the list. Just ordered all the parts I need.
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ok.. so the OP list comes up to 105$ without shipping.. is that normal, or I just picked a too expensive HS?
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You picked a WAY TOO expensive hobby. Get used to it.

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Old 08-06-2019, 08:28 PM   #72
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I used the 2 speed out of an inherited WLToys twin hammers clone ..has proven very durable as it tows a trailer with a Kyosho Chevelle on it. I also installed a 26.00 ebay 17.5t sensored BL with a permanent mount Zippy LIfep04 3s 4200....really luvin this K5 now...really fast in 2nd and creep crawl in low(no cogging)
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