Nice tt01 and body. love the hulk-like wing
(01-03-2013, 03:39 PM)tayyab Wrote: I will. But I've read a lot of mixed reviews about the active hobby set. People tend to break the gear teeth a lot? Another thing I heard was people used an HPI 13T to underdrive the front. it takes some grinding down od the axel though. And another thing I read was someone used a Yokomo 1.8CS kit in their TT-01?
there is also a metal 13t traxxas bevel gear that can be grinded down and used to underdrive the front of your tt01.
We now know the proper procedure for getting these Active gears to run properly. Heres my method. Ive run my active ver1 gears for almost 2 years and they are still going strong.
1st-The active hobby gears need to be shimmed and then test spun by hand. Be sure to check gear meshing between each step.
2nd-re-shim and test spin(by hand only) with gear covers closed and torqued down this time.
3rd- re-shimmed Again and ALL drivetrain play reduced as much as possible. then once she spins smoothly (By hand only), Throttle test run with tires elevated ensuring minimal load on wheels/drivetrain
ONCE you can run her max throttle while elevated (no load) without hearing any loud noise from the gears, your ready for a very slow, light test run. i suggest on a fairly slick surface for minimal drivetrain load.
A) when you apply throttle after shimming and you hear any loud grinding or excessive noise from the rear diff case, DO NOT RUN THE CAR until you reshim, or i almost guarantee you will strip teeth.
B)as soon as you hear grinding or excessive noise or gears stripping, skipping or anything unusual, STOP and inspect the gear mesh.
C) The new Active Hobby ver.2 C.S. Gears are much improved and should be easier to shim and more durable than the previous versions gears. The Above procedure is meant for the more fragile version 1 cs gears, but should also work for the newer cs gears.
i hope this helps you decide to go for a cs setup. Its super fun with the tt01 and well worth the hard work once shes running smoothly.
heres a link to the active hobby blog site where they provide additional installation tips to ensure a long happy cs gear life