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    Exclamation Rear/Front tire sizes and a broken transmission, Nitro slash 2wd

    SO... I have a rear wheel drive nitro slash and it has stiff rear springs and soft front ones. its used in about a 50/50 balance of pavement and dirt driving. i added larger tires on the rear and then soon after broke the transmission. is this because of the larger rear tires? please help SOON thanks.

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    How big of tires? What broke in the transmission? There may be more of a coincidence than a cause/effect.
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    The tires were '2.8" (Traxxas Style Bead) All Terrain Tires', and the piece that broke was the 70 tooth spur gear was stripped into a wheel and friction pegs melted and sprayed all across the inside of the car. hope this helps

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    To me it sounds like maybe your gear mesh wasn't set properly, maybe to loose maybe to tight, throw on a new spur gear and set it using the paper method and run it again but keep your eye on it. Check to make sure your slipper clutch is adjusted to the terrain your driving. Tighten all the way then back it off 1/4 to a 1/2 turn, hope this helps.

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    ill try that as soon as the new parts come in. i destroyed the clutch when a rock got into the flywheel and i dint see, so we thought the engine was damaged, but then it got damaged. oops

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