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    Question Grease help

    What is a grease to buy that is good for differential ring and pinion gears and a grease for differential outdrives? And another grease for the differential o rings And what to use to seal differential oil in

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    For the diff ring and pinion, I use an automotive white lithium grease. Seems to work well.

    For the drive axles, I use a dry spay on lubricant. Donít recall the name but again an automotive based product. Turns the plastic a bit white, but seems to work and does not attract dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusd2 View Post
    For the diff ring and pinion, I use an automotive white lithium grease. Seems to work well.

    For the drive axles, I use a dry spay on lubricant. Donít recall the name but again an automotive based product. Turns the plastic a bit white, but seems to work and does not attract dirt.

    Yeeeeees though i might find a grease instead of a spray just to make sure can see its lubricated

    And another question
    Please dont bite me but this thread is about help
    Does anyone know a metal spur gear and pinion gear combonation that is safe and will not explode gears or strip with heavy usage of 2s and a nice bearing set for the traxxas slash?

    Also i want to know from anyone who has RPM parts should i buy rpm c hubs or have the stock c hubs
    To know which has less flex
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    For grease, I use lucas red-n-tacky:
    https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-105.../dp/B0049SUK5Y

    I only really use that on steel internal transmission gears and differential ring/pinions.

    I use wax based lube, white lightning clean ride for everything else externally:
    https://www.amazon.com/White-Lightni.../dp/B07XX6YD51

    Hinge pins, spur/pinion, cvd cups/joints, axle sliders, etc. Tried the Epic Ride version and didn't care for it as it never completely dries. The dry wax lube doesn't collect dirt like wet lube/grease/oil does.

    I use standard old 3-in-1 for my bearings.

    Inside diffs, I typically use pretty thick oil since I just bash, so I kind of treat the diffs like a LSD diff using heavy oil so even if one wheel is touching the ground, a decent amount of power makes it to that wheel. Not great for a track, but works well for what I do. I think I have 50K in my stampede front/rear diffs as well as my eJato diff.
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    On the differential ring and pinion gears, I use marine grease. It sticks well and gives it some help if I do get it wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    For grease, I use lucas red-n-tacky:
    https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-105.../dp/B0049SUK5Y

    I only really use that on steel internal transmission gears and differential ring/pinions.

    I use wax based lube, white lightning clean ride for everything else externally:
    https://www.amazon.com/White-Lightni.../dp/B07XX6YD51

    Hinge pins, spur/pinion, cvd cups/joints, axle sliders, etc. Tried the Epic Ride version and didn't care for it as it never completely dries. The dry wax lube doesn't collect dirt like wet lube/grease/oil does.

    I use standard old 3-in-1 for my bearings.

    Inside diffs, I typically use pretty thick oil since I just bash, so I kind of treat the diffs like a LSD diff using heavy oil so even if one wheel is touching the ground, a decent amount of power makes it to that wheel. Not great for a track, but works well for what I do. I think I have 50K in my stampede front/rear diffs as well as my eJato diff.
    I am creating sort of like a joyride driving machine
    A truck perfectly suited for where i drive it and it will constantly go from grass to dirt to street to sidewalk to crash and so ha lol i wanted to know kind of a grease that will stay on and i wont go digging into the differential alot all the time

    Also i wanted to make sure to have a grease to handle the power i plan to make i already have a fully steel driveline
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    I liberally use marine grease on ring/pinion, very lightly on MIP shaft joints. Diff fluid inside the diff. That's it. As mentioned, many use dry lube on external moving parts whereas grease or oil might attract dirt. I do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LargeCar1999 View Post
    Also i wanted to make sure to have a grease to handle the power i plan to make i already have a fully steel driveline
    I'm at the point in RC where I abhor maintenance... so I'm the same. I try to make my stuff a "set it and forget it" type thing these days. Usually, the only time I'm opening a diff case is when a bearing blows out.
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