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Old 03-29-2008, 07:33 PM   #1
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1/10th Differentials getting cooked?

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I just melted my vintage xx4's rear diff (again). I thought I had my Mamba dialed down enough but no, plastic and brushless don't seem to get along well.

Here's the thing, I love the handling on this car. Even at ballistic speeds across rough grass, it stayed totally composed and controllable. I just bought a Kyosho zx5 because the deal was too good to pass up but I have two questions while I wait for it to arrive.

First, has anyone driven both of these cars before? How's the ride compare? Second, how well does the driveline hold up. Do I have to worry about melting stuff, and if so what goes first, second, etc. Is there anything I should just replace right away to avoid failures?

thanks for your time
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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i have a zx-5 with a MM7700 and the first thing i upgraded was the rear Cvd's and rebuilt the rear diff..Then aluminum Knuckles and aluminum rear carriers, next on the agenda is going to be an aluminum shock tower mount and possibly carbon fibre shock tower. its going to take alot of abuse, mine is also dialed on low and its rediculously impressive. you are sure to enjoy your new addition.
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Also ensure that your slipper clutch is set looser than the diff, so that it slips first, thus protecting the diff.

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Definitely too loose

If the rear slips the balls get hot and melt the diff pulley
ive have mamba and lipo and no probs in XXX4 until the diff got adjusted too loose then total meltdown
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