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Old 04-27-2012, 06:00 PM   #141
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Took the rig out to a couple different spots and the new spots kicked it's butt. Rig has too much articulation. I've since limited the shocks but the rear diff gave so can't truly test it untill it's fixed.
I had my diffs JB welded and some of the spider gear teeths snapped off, jb weld held together, never expected that happening. I have the Venom heavy duty diff cases and lockers on order cause I can't find the flm's for sale anywhere.

I managed to get a vid taken, no way I getting out of the last hole! lol..

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:40 PM   #142
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Nice spot! I got to crawl a new spot today too! Pics goin up soon. What motor size an Pinion are you running? Looks like good wheel speed. I have to get some video up, but I don't see how to do that from my phone? Any help on that?
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:22 PM   #143
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Nice spot! I got to crawl a new spot today too! Pics goin up soon. What motor size an Pinion are you running? Looks like good wheel speed. I have to get some video up, but I don't see how to do that from my phone? Any help on that?
Thanks, I get pretty lucky finding good spots around here.
I'm running the Tekin fxr combo with the 35t pro motor, stock 15 tooth pinion.
For video I use the photobucket app.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #144
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Ok cool, I'm running the fx-r as well with a 45t an 15t Pinion on 3s. I couldn't imagine haven a 35t! My buddy runs a 35t an it looks like a race truck.. lol.... I'm also running Photobucket. Haven seen a video option tho. Do you take video using the app or using ur phone an putting it on thru Photobucket?
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:22 PM   #145
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Ok cool, I'm running the fx-r as well with a 45t an 15t Pinion on 3s. I couldn't imagine haven a 35t! My buddy runs a 35t an it looks like a race truck.. lol.... I'm also running Photobucket. Haven seen a video option tho. Do you take video using the app or using ur phone an putting it on thru Photobucket?
Yeah, the 35t is quicker than you need but then again having the wheel speed helped in a few spots. In a couple spots I was wanted more torque and a little slower crawl so I just ordered a 14 and 13 tooth pinion to try out.

I take video on my phone. In the photobucket app under 'upload media' it shows 'choose existing' or 'choose camera', I click choose existing and it opens up my camera role. On the iPhone the pictures and videos both show up under camera roll and I just click on the video and it uploads it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:13 PM   #146
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Ok cool, I'm running the fx-r as well with a 45t an 15t Pinion on 3s. I couldn't imagine haven a 35t! My buddy runs a 35t an it looks like a race truck.. lol.... I'm also running Photobucket. Haven seen a video option tho. Do you take video using the app or using ur phone an putting it on thru Photobucket?
i use to run a holmes hobbies 30t torquemaster pro with a 19tooth pinion on a 3s. burn up the comm and had to take it out as i over geared it. the weard part also is i know the guy that john holmes bought all his winding and biulding equitement

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Yeah, the 35t is quicker than you need but then again having the wheel speed helped in a few spots. In a couple spots I was wanted more torque and a little slower crawl so I just ordered a 14 and 13 tooth pinion to try out.

I take video on my phone. In the photobucket app under 'upload media' it shows 'choose existing' or 'choose camera', I click choose existing and it opens up my camera role. On the iPhone the pictures and videos both show up under camera roll and I just click on the video and it uploads it.
wish i would of switched to a lower gearing before i took my 30t motor out.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #147
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30t with a 19t pinion..., that must have been crazy quick.
Everybody says those holmes hobbies motors are the best..., just curious, how was the torque on it running that combo?
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:17 AM   #148
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it was really good, even with the gearing being that high. i went to a 15 tooth pinion tord the end of its life and the torque picked up a ton, but by that time the motor was to far gone from being used with a 19t
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:53 AM   #149
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Great info on the bucket app to do video! I'll be testing that later today! Maybe not with the creeper till I get stand offs,( that some cool a$$ dude offered to send me) for my big bores. So maybe the scx-10, with its freshly painted xj body. Once I get it picked up from the guy doin it...

My buddy runs a 35t in his ax-10, its wicked fast! A 30t hh had to have been crazy! I dropped a 45t with a 15t an I could use mine for a trail rig not just a crawler.. lol.. I'm not even sure I Like the 35t I have in my scaler An I run that on a 15t Pinion as well.. its torqueee tho! Both are integy.. I haven made the jump to hand wound yet.. HH someday.. either a good deal on one or one of mine burns up or dies on me.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:30 AM   #150
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Took the rig out to a couple different spots and the new spots kicked it's butt. Rig has too much articulation. I've since limited the shocks but the rear diff gave so can't truly test it untill it's fixed.
I had my diffs JB welded and some of the spider gear teeths snapped off, jb weld held together, never expected that happening. I have the Venom heavy duty diff cases and lockers on order cause I can't find the flm's for sale anywhere.

I managed to get a vid taken, no way I getting out of the last hole! lol..

Vid...
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...r/85d9b687.mp4
Just make sure you check the end of my Tips thread about shimming the Venom lockers in the diff carriers...they have some slop to them.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:50 AM   #151
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Just make sure you check the end of my Tips thread about shimming the Venom lockers in the diff carriers...they have some slop to them.
I seen that, but thanks for the heads up. I just recieved the parts today and will be installing tomorrow. We'll see if there tolerances have improved or not.




Went to RCX today and was hoping to find a HPI/HB booth with Hot Bodies new crawler but no luck....not even a HPI booth. Bummer...
Almost walked out with a new XR10 but decided against it for now. Settled on some new Turnigy batts for the Creeper.

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Old 04-29-2012, 06:31 PM   #152
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Got out crawling again today with an Axial Honcho and Wraith on brushless power. Creeper did great and went everywhere and more than the Axials. Towards the end of the day I tried a line I knew I should'nt have and granded the driveline somewhere...., I think it's in the trans. I'll tear it apart later tonight and see what it is. I have spares of everything except the ring and pinions so hopefulky that is'nt it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:35 PM   #153
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Found the culprit, striped gear in trans..
Also found a couple small chunks missing on the rear ring gear. Eventually it'll need replacing but it's okay for now.


My rear truss screws finally stripped through the case. Once Thomas has the tubes ready I'll be a buyer, zip ties for now.


I went to install the Venom heavy duty cases and lockers and noticed the cases came with lockers also. I bought lockers seperate cause in all the heavy duty case descriptions it does'nt mention it came with lockers. Did I get a bonus or do they all come with them??
Edit....nevermind, Venoms site shows it comes with lockers but I've yet to see a different site that says it does..

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Old 05-01-2012, 02:04 AM   #154
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[QUOTE=28offroader;3709764]Found the culprit, striped gear in trans..
Also found a couple small chunks missing on the rear ring gear. Eventually it'll need replacing but it's okay for now.



I had the same problem. my advice run the gears dry no grerase. I havnt had a problem since. Heard this from the guys @ venom from an email.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:33 AM   #155
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Good info JoJo... Now that you said that, I didn't have any problems with mine till a couple weeks after I greased mine.. plus I over tighten my screw up thru my tranny that holds my skid plate on... I'm not sure that was it but it added to it
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Good info JoJo... Now that you said that, I didn't have any problems with mine till a couple weeks after I greased mine.. plus I over tighten my screw up thru my tranny that holds my skid plate on... I'm not sure that was it but it added to it
no prob winner, dont think that it would do much with the skid screws only if it punctured through and the screw hit the gears. seen that.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:38 AM   #157
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I had the same problem. my advice run the gears dry no grerase. I havnt had a problem since. Heard this from the guys @ venom from an email.
New gears went back in with no grease.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #158
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Yes the Creeper tranny gears are made from a self lubricating plastic, Just keep the rubber plug in place always. Dirt is the killer, right after to tight of pinion adjustment.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:25 AM   #159
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JoJo, yeah that's what happen.. the ball spacer I put in when I switched to the xrv2 didn't have a ring around it like the traxxas ones an it sunk into the tranny plastic a little.. problem solved, new spacers an new gears.. while back.
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New gears went back in with no grease.
Thanks for the heads up.
no prob just here to help.
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