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    Wheelie Bar

    I got my my Revo conversion going today with a MMM 2200KV combo installed and my playing only lasted about 5 minutes before I put it on it's lid and and ground through some wires.

    I guess I will eventually learn to control the wheelies, but I looked into things I thought might help and I came up with a couple possibilities.

    Possibility number one was a center differential, but I quickly discounted that after research, because my conversion has a Slayer transmission installed and I guess they don't make a center differential for the slayer..

    Possibility number two would be a wheelie bar. I don't know much about them so I thought I would ask the forum here what they think of wheelie bars. I'm not really into wheelies, but I need something to keep from from going on my top.

    By the way I have punch control on the MMM turned up to 80% and doing wheelies from a dead stop isn't the problem its after I get rolling that I keep bringing the front off the ground (and completely over. I need to figure out how to control this awesome MT.
    Last edited by BillInInd; 03-11-2009 at 01:54 PM.

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    http://www.traxxas.com/scripts/trxne...php?newsid=208 Here is a center diff for the slayer transmission

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    I had done some research on this site and I obviously didn't come across this so I have a big thank you. It seems to me that the center differential is the way to go to make the 2200KV motor more controllable.

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    In my mind the only way I would put a center diff in this truck is if I was racing. Get a traxxas wheelie bar setup with a few extra rear body mounts and call it good. (flipping over and sliding down the street is hard on rear body mounts) I am just not convinced that that center diff is stout enough for brushless, I know a few use them but I am of the opinion that they won't last long for general bashing.
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    Speaking of wheelie bars I have a like new integy single wheel wheelie bar that I no longer use.....

    Here it is in action.. very durable.. unit


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    i saw 1 guy running a dif setup, for a wheely bar; had some small wheels mounted on the sides of the wing itself. dont know how well this works, but it seems that it would be a cleaner setup, less hanging off the back end.
    I would assume it works ok, I dont have a wheely bar at all, but i've dragged my tail down the road a few times, figure it would be ok with wheels.

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    Are you running a wing? If not, get a wing...it acts as a nice wheelie-bar!
    Project: BL Revo Race Quad & BL G-Maxx G3R CF Revo

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    My trucks not set up for racing (center of gravity is to high), but on occasion I would like to go out to the local track and play around. I can't see running the track without a center differential. I think I'll get both a wheelie bar (not sure I can run a wing) and the center differential. I'll only install the center differential when I go to the track.

    I appreciate the feedback. I going to play around this summer and look into Rock Crawlin, and track racing and see if that's something I might want to get into. I'm more apt to get into track racing myself (with a new chassis), because I used to race modified midgets (250cc micros) and I like the speed and competition. I'm going to take my time learning my truck and enjoying it before I get into anything competitive.
    Last edited by BillInInd; 03-12-2009 at 07:26 AM.

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    I tinkered with the wheels on the wheelie bar and didn't like the outcome. The wing itself wants to flex when the weight of the truck is on it during wheelies, which bends the ends outward and you end up scraping the center part anyways.. but it works, I thought of just putting some kind of tape on the ends and center to keep the wear down.
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    Install a small pair of wheelie-bar wheels on the bottom of the wing sides (mounted on the inside) to protect the wing during wheelies, and to allow the truck to roll smoothly during wheelies.
    Project: BL Revo Race Quad & BL G-Maxx G3R CF Revo

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