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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2001, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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2WD Traction

My traction sucks very bad. Could I make my stock differential into a locker (just like an actuall off road truck)? I was thinking drill a hole through it and stick some sort of plastic pin in the hole to lock it. I have sand paddles for it, and my front yard is all naturall springs, creating MUCH NASTY MUD. I thought hmm, OK! But there is not even ground and a front or rear tire finds a hole, I have to walk into the mud to give it traction.

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Re: 2WD Traction

what kind of truck are you talking about? some trucks have an adjustable locker that you can tighten up enough to make it almost locked.

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Re: 2WD Traction

One thing to think about also is that if you totally lock the rear diff of a radio controlled truck, if there is not much weight on the front of the truck it will tend to "push" into the corners really bad. The truck will not want to turn if the rear is getting a lot of traction.

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Re: 2WD Traction

The rc is a Traxxas Stampede, Have a 14T Quad Wind Motor, Blast ESC, Many tires such as paddles, ribs, directional.

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I locked the rear in a Radio Shack Aftershock by pulling out the differential case and filling it with epoxy. I locked the front too, but found it won't turn on grippy surfaces. So I pulled out the front axleshafts and run it like a 2WD pre-runner. It'll still turn, but the back tires hop on pavement. I only run it on dirt and snowpack. If the surface is really loose, I can just throw in the front axleshafts.

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Good idea, if I get the truck running I might try that. It stopped responding one day, then I sort of forgot about it.

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Re: 2WD Traction

on the Pede fill up the inside of the gear differentail with a very very thick liquid of some sorts. Someone told me this in the Traxxas Rustler Forum, cant remember what it was. but it will tighten up the diff alot, but still have a little give.


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