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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. jvogel's Avatar
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    opinions on pinions

    So, ran my ridiculously hopped up P4de just now. Didn't like the sound coming from it. Found that the cause was that the spur and pinion seem to be like a bit gnawed on. Probably debris over time. Would a $13.50 Robinson Racing Xtra Hard Pinion be worth it as a replacement to prevent this or would you recommend a standard $4.00 repalcement / and why? Thanks for your input.
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    In my experience (I run the Gen 3 Slipper clutch unit along with the RR pinion) the RR pinions and spurs are bulletproof.

    I have never had an issue with mine since installing it. (close to 2 years ago)

    No problem,
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. jvogel's Avatar
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    Thanks SlashMaxx4x4.
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    Id suggest sticking with the plastic one. You can buy 3 plastic ones for the price of a metal one and if setup correctly you'll never wear or strip the 32p plastic spur (I've had trucks like yours as well and never stripped one). Plus, if anything catastrophic DID happen, you have a plastic spur that will fail before something more expensive. At least thats the thought of many who stick with plastic spur gears.

    I can honestly say after a decade of doing this and hundreds of vehicles of all shapes an sizes, I've NEVER stripped a 32p spur.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. jvogel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    Id suggest sticking with the plastic one. You can buy 3 plastic ones for the price of a metal one and if setup correctly you'll never wear or strip the 32p plastic spur (I've had trucks like yours as well and never stripped one). Plus, if anything catastrophic DID happen, you have a plastic spur that will fail before something more expensive. At least thats the thought of many who stick with plastic spur gears.

    I can honestly say after a decade of doing this and hundreds of vehicles of all shapes an sizes, I've NEVER stripped a 32p spur.

    Dude! The title is, "Opinions on Pinions" and I specifically asked about the "Robinson Racing Xtra Hard Pinion."

    No worries. I misread posts from time-to-time too.
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    Sorry man. Missed that one. Old eyes I guess.

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    It's not just my old eyes. I'm more worried about my mind. I do miss it so.
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    jv, I have a couple RR's and love them but as you noticed pricey. I acquired them for free otherwise I would have stuck with the standard one's.
    Seen any trees lately?
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. jvogel's Avatar
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    Hey, my buddy JerrysMaxx!

    So, not considering the price tag, how are RR pinions compared to TRX stock?

    Oh, and, yep been tree free for a bit.

    Not had any gator trouble I hope?
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. JerrysMaxx's Avatar
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    Really have not wore out a stock one so the question if they are more durable is still up in the air. Like I said my RR's were free so I did not need to buy new pinions on one of my builds.
    Glad to hear you cleared most of the trees out with your trucks the gators are trouble free unless I run my boats too close to them
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    I have two evil trees on my track that need to go bye-bye. The rest are okay. Then it should be cool runnings.
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