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    Any ideas?

    Hey guys,

    Went for a run today, was running on grass for about 10 minutes then flipped it on some concrete. Tried to self right and it started making a horrible crunching noise. I took a video after I removed the body...

    https://youtu.be/8VDhiPalL6k

    I initially thought it might be the slipper clutch that's let me down, but the crunching and then free-wheeling(?) makes me think I might have stripped a gear.

    Any advice greatly appreciated!

    Bic

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    Advice

    Never use self righting it chews up differential gears and that is most likely your problem


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    Quote Originally Posted by Overpowerxmaxx View Post
    Advice

    Never use self righting it chews up differential gears and that is most likely your problem


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    I can confirm itís the spur gear - itís been completely chewed up!



    Any recommendations on the best replacements so this doesnít happen again (or so easily!)?

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    Anything that is metal will be better
    Gpm is a great brand so is hot racing
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/GPM-Steel-5...oAAOSwKEhcs0Yp


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    A properly meshed pinion gear wouldn't have caused that. It's possible the clearance was too tight against the spur, or the screw holding the motor in place walked backed enough to cause the edge of the teeth to put too much torque on the teeth edge of the spur gear, thus causing premature wear.

    https://traxxas.com/support/How-do-I...-Traxxas-Model

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