View Full Version : tired of breaking tranny cases
04-26-2009, 02:23 AM
i broke another tranny case today where the hingepin goes through... i think thats three so far? maybe four? anyways... im tired of it and am strongly considering aluminum... i know most of you suggest flm or new era... have any of you used the hot racing or gh tranny cases? also, i know the added weight is in the right place for racing cuz it gives more traction, but will it be bad for jumping? cuz i mostly bash and go off big jumps, and i have enough trouble leveling out in the air as is.
04-26-2009, 09:37 AM
Unless you're racing and getting this damage, I'd say lay off the truck a little. These aren't bulletproof, and if you're doing insane jumps at the skatepark (for instance) you're going to break stuff. I've done fantastic pirouettes end over end with the VXL and 2s with mine and haven't broken a thing. Now I"m not saying it's not inevitable at some point, but tranny cases and bulkheads should be major crash items. If you're breaking them all the time, you're having major crashes all the time.
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04-26-2009, 01:53 PM
actually... i dont break anything off the big jumps or crashes... everytime i have broken my tranny case it has been something small and stupid. just bad landing in grass...
04-26-2009, 02:28 PM
It may not actually break on huge jumps, but that's where it's getting weakened. It can only take so many stress cycles before it breaks, and at some point even a slight tap will finish it off. Really, the only way to avoid breaking more stock cases is to upgrade to the aluminum ones. I can't comment on anything but the FLM, so I'll leave that part of your question for someone else to answer.
As far as jumping is concerned, you shouldn't have a problem - my Rustler still flies beautifully with an FLM case (as well as a heavy wheelie bar). If you're doing lots of jumps I hope your suspension is pretty stiff already, but you might need to firm it up a bit more if you start adding weight in the back.
04-26-2009, 02:41 PM
Yeah, not too stiff though or you risk popping shock towers. And stiffen with springs, don't rely on shock oil for "stiffening".
04-26-2009, 03:46 PM
i feel ya. i have a heavy all aluminum slash except for my trans case and that breaks every once in a while. they do sell alum trans cases for 39.99 online
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