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I picked up a bit of gravel in my spur gear (that the big one??) on my
TA04 on the weekend, made a nasty noise and nearly chewed the
gears up :(

Is there anything you can get to cover these gears?? I find it strange
that they are open and exposed to the elements...Edited by: azenis
 

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With its belts etc, TA04 is not an offroad basher car - they expect you to play it on a clean surface. When we race, the track gets a going-over with a lawn blower or sometimes pressure-washed the day before.


Does the S come with 04m (108t etc) spur or the larger 06m (87t) gearteeth? (Tamiya uses Metric gears.)


Larger gearteeth is better at surviving pebbles.





For even more gearing options, just change both spur & pinion to imperial (non-metric) 48dp. There's a much wider range of sizes & manufacturers making 48dp "universal fit" gears.
 

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I was not on dirt, i was on the road outside my house (a culdesac so
its safe from traffic) but there is a new subdivision going in down the
road so some loose gravel finds its way up the road.

It was a tiny tiny tiny bit and it wedged into the spur gear. I had to
push it out of the gear with a body pin

I think it is the 87T one
 

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Yeah, rocks in the gears are a common occurrance. Even the offroad cars - from 1/8th buggies to the rally cars - they still got exposed gears.


Use the tip of a hobby knife to pick out the debris.


One or two missing teeth on the spur don't hurt... only when you lose 3-4+ in a row maybe.
 
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I had the exact same problem on my tg10 when I was running it in
yesterday. It started making this melodic crunching noise and I thought
I had done something really bad to the motor. Under closer inspection
there was a rock in the spur gear and it actually took dents out of the
smaller metal gear (bell housing? or something?)



Took the rock out and all is good now.. was a good scare for my newbiew self



Edited by: bzchi
 

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bzchi,


My TG10 had a gear cover over the spur... I remember cause I had to drill a hole on it when I put the 2 speed in.


Is yours open?


Regards,


AUSRC
 
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Its covered but not completely, I will get a close up photo when I get
the chance. This was just a small piece of gravel off a basketball
court at the local school. Was so incredibly tiny it had be concerned
about exactly how volatile the car is. Might be time to finish painting
the shell :)
 

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Cripes, you're running WITHOUTthe shell!!!??!


Don't do it... the 1st time you flip, you'll totally demolish the spurgear!!!






Shell shoos off most of the dirt... if you're really enthusiastic, you can make some "inner guards" for the front wheels too. There's where most of the crap gets picked up from.
 

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i run my super nitro rally with out a shell but that cos i smashed it and havent found any 300mm bodies to replace it
 

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Yep, SNRS4 Rally islike what Kyosho calls"Super 10"& TGX which Tamiya says is "scale 1/8th", but not as big as Kyosho's Landmax 1/8ths (those are like "Super 8" hehe).
 

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turns out t maxx shells fit the nitro rally just fine. the are cheaper than hpi shells and easier to get hold of.





 

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me thinks 1/10 rear buggy wheels would be a better fit. i have just bought a set that came off a kyosho utimal buggy. just looking for soe proline road rage tires to go with.


the rally spends more time on road than it does off road. that and there is a 2 speed in it at the moment
 

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i forgot to put my pinion gear cover on my tl-01


took it out for a drive and i started to hear clicks...


opened up the rear gearbox and my spur gear had 3 cracks around...but it still worked...
 
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