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    3 slashes...3 spurs...3 pinions....good day!

    This past weekend we spent the day at a friends backyard track. We have 3 slashes and took them all out. By the end of the day, all three needed new spurs and pinions, but it was a fun day, and a fairly easy/cheap fix.

    Here is a little video of the Amsoil Slash's failure, and what we found when we took off the RPM dustcover to investigate.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0ZH7d-18Gw
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    when you keep running it while you know the spur is stripped it starts to ruin your pinion

    and with a properly set gear mesh its very hard to strip a spur with a stock motor

    and its also a good idea to NOT run a gear cover

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    Were all 3 Slashs using stock gear cover? the dirt get in the the gear easily to damage the spur & pinion if so. you need to tape the hole, or change to RPM cover.
    Slash PE & Ja-two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Crazy
    Were all 3 Slashs using stock gear cover? the dirt get in the the gear easily to damage the spur & pinion if so. you need to tape the hole, or change to RPM cover.
    All 3 have the RPM cover.
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    you guys dont seem to be running that hard, strange that all 3 of you had the same failure...well at least you had fun!

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    take the covers off and drive them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazy-SLASH#1
    with a properly set gear mesh its very hard to strip a spur with a stock motor
    I would have to disagree. With the type of bashing we do and the places we run, good gear mesh or not, they are going to fail. We aren't 5 lap racers on clay tracks. We beat the snot out of our trucks, and are very well aware failures will happen. I for one, am okay with the spurs giving up. Like I said in the OP, it's a cheap and easy fix for a day of fun with friends.
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    32P case close
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy
    you guys dont seem to be running that hard, strange that all 3 of you had the same failure...well at least you had fun!
    We weren't running too hard at that particular time. I just happened to have the camera when I heard that distinct sound of gear spin. We usually don't have the video rolling when failures happen, so it was kinda cool finally getting something on video. And yes, we DID have fun that day!
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    was kinda funny, the truck started whirring it was like real SC racing kinda driving around all slow trying to get off the track, like it needed to get into the pits or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackyardBasher
    I would have to disagree. With the type of bashing we do and the places we run, good gear mesh or not, they are going to fail. We aren't 5 lap racers on clay tracks. We beat the snot out of our trucks, and are very well aware failures will happen. I for one, am okay with the spurs giving up. Like I said in the OP, it's a cheap and easy fix for a day of fun with friends.
    if a titan would blow spurs all day what would a BL 3s do?
    if they are stripping them all the time you have a setup problem
    (slipper to tight,improper mesh,or motor loosening)
    Last edited by Krazy-SLASH#1; 07-22-2009 at 01:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Crazy
    Were all 3 Slashs using stock gear cover? the dirt get in the the gear easily to damage the spur & pinion if so. you need to tape the hole, or change to RPM cover.
    rpm one still dose not do much
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    please switch to 32P and you will not strip again. yes i know the 48P defenders will come out of the woodwork - the reality is 48P was invented for roadcars not areas that get a lot of dirt and dust.
    We run 4 slashes all day without the gear covers with 32P in very dusty track environment and have zero gear failures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowTEC
    32P case close
    I have same problem on mine....oommmmm, going to try later.
    Slash PE & Ja-two.

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    what are you guys refering too when you say 32p?

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    32pitch gears

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    Jato gears, much bigger stronger teeth.
    I have monkeys dancing in my pants!!!

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    i just grabbed an aluminum 91t spur and a steel 17-20 tooth pinion... no worries here... been running that setup for 6 months already...

    my velineon system gave out before the spur and pinion did....

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    omg slashes are so slow!!!! Thats the first time ive ever seen one haha
    keep your mouth closed and let your eyes listen

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    Gotta agree. Go 32 pitch. I'm a basher just like you and beat the snot out of stuff. Went 32P last year and haven't had a single failure on anything since.

    Best part is the cost. They're the same price as the stock stuff.
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    i am going 32p and i am so pumped i need it not i am getting 13/58
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    Quote Originally Posted by H towns finest
    omg slashes are so slow!!!! Thats the first time ive ever seen one haha

    speed isnt everything, believe it or not I have way more fun with my Slash then my ERBE. You can run a Slash anywhere, and their tough. You can make a surprisingly fun track in a small area. My ERBE requires alota space and I usally break something everytime I run it. I have yet to break anything on the Slash, and yes I am using a brushless system in mine.

    Different cars for different moods I guess.

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    yup the slash is all i whant i think i would like it better than all of the trucks thy make
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    Quote Originally Posted by H towns finest
    omg slashes are so slow!!!! Thats the first time ive ever seen one haha
    considering there not going full speed let alone on the track the whole time

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    gear cover is not your problem...

    Quote Originally Posted by BackyardBasher
    All 3 have the RPM cover.
    Took a bit of head scratching to figure out how all that sand was getting past a sealed cover. Tried taping the original one and an RPM cover - problem still there.

    Dirt is being sucked in by the built in fan within the Titan motor - sucks it right in and pushes it through the inside endbell, past the gap where the motor mounts to the motor plate.

    Take your gear cover off and sometimes you can see light from the motor plate gap through to the outside endbell.

    Solution is two parts;

    1. Continue to tape the original gear cover or use the RPM you have. That stops dirt from that side.

    2. If using the stock motor, cover motor plate endbell with thin tape. Cover it all but the two motor screws of course. With a brushless motor you don't have these issue, the motor plate endbell is one solid piece.

    Put on a shiny new spur with a "steel" pinion, triple check mesh. Seal her up and enjoy trouble free Slashing! Since doing these simple steps, I've maintained a pristine spur and pinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1slash
    rpm one still dose not do much
    I would have to agree...the cover in the video, full of dirt, IS the RPM cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackyardBasher
    I would have to agree...the cover in the video, full of dirt, IS the RPM cover.
    ya i am going to get 32p
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackyardBasher
    I would have to agree...the cover in the video, full of dirt, IS the RPM cover.
    The dirt is NOT coming from the sealed side.

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    good tips celt...

    another thing people fail to do is taking the darn thing off and clean it out after every session. after every run the first thing I do is check all the screws, take the cover off check mesh and vacuum all the dirt and debris off my car.
    lol...I am at 20%

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