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    TRX idler verses Robinson idler

    Anyone tried both. Is one more true than the other?

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    Have run both. Would not sat there is much difference. Other than price
    Traxxas Slash all others are just Toys lol

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    Good to know. Thanks!

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    I thought trx was more plain oriented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    I thought trx was more plain oriented.
    I just looked one up on Amain and those RR idlers are pricey.
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    A while back I had three traxxas idler gears go out on my anza slash. The transmission was properly shimmed so I don't know what caused the problem. Despite the price, I installed the robinson racing hardened steel idler gear and I haven't had a problem so far.
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    I know ,i run Robinson racing spur, clutch,and pinion.
    in fact,due to their seemingly indestructible construction,i think um going to all internal trans Robinson gears as well.
    "No one said winning was cheap"
    Quote Originally Posted by O.G. View Post
    I just looked one up on Amain and those RR idlers are pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    I thought trx was more plain oriented.
    What does "plain oriented" mean?
    Traxxas Slash all others are just Toys lol

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    I was wondering too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Electrocutioneer View Post
    What does "plain oriented" mean?
    Stupid auto-correct!

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    Sorry. air plane.Never proof read what i post,guess i better start.
    Quote Originally Posted by Electrocutioneer View Post
    What does "plain oriented" mean?
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    I haven't had any issues with my stock metal idler. I'm building a new transmission and was just weighing the odds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scootroc View Post
    I haven't had any issues with my stock metal idler. I'm building a new transmission and was just weighing the odds.
    I have run both the Traxxas Steel and Robinson Steel Gear, In my humble opinion there is no major difference. I have yet to replace the the Traxxas gear yet. Also have had good luck with the Traxxas Alum Gear.

    Likew many things in this hobby its up to you and what you like. Many of the Aftermarket Companies make great parts. But there are times when you are just paying extra for the "Name" and if your lucky a decal....lol
    Traxxas Slash all others are just Toys lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    Sorry. air plane.Never proof read what i post,guess i better start.
    Ok, now you lost me. What does the TRX steel idler have to do with airplanes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    I know ,i run Robinson racing spur, clutch,and pinion.
    in fact,due to their seemingly indestructible construction,i think um going to all internal trans Robinson gears as well.
    "No one said winning was cheap"
    I guess I see your point but I've never had a problem with one of these (stock TRX) gears.
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry697 View Post
    Ok, now you lost me. What does the TRX steel idler have to do with airplanes?

    was wondering the same? guess they make the truck fly?
    Traxxas Slash all others are just Toys lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electrocutioneer View Post
    was wondering the same? guess they make the truck fly?
    Something tells me billy-bones is having one heck of a Saturday night.

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    Well, I've never broken a idler gear.... only diff gears, don't think it is worth buying.

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    I guess people,it come's down to Ford vs Chevy again. Whats been best to or for you.
    I am a drag racer at heart,but if it has pistons and runs on fuel,It's powered by GM,IF I'm shifting the gears,But as many of you know,that GM power is put to the ground,by a Ford Mustang.
    Why you ask?
    It would cost near twice as much to build a Camaro up,to take the horse power a Mustang will put up with,by installing a tube frame,and 12 point cage.
    Even the GM motor,is it?It is a point block based on the GM LS series motor,All its internal parts are GM spec.
    But GM?
    The Ford Mustang,is it?Pull the 85% plus fiberglass shell off it,there sits a big tube frame,Built to Ford specs,But is it ford?
    Not even the seat I strap my old butt in,is GM,or Ford.
    Enough of that.Idler gears,personally now I use traxxas(or is it?)machined aluminum in all 2.72 based rc transmissions,as they are probably all made in the same shop and placed in different packaging thru the day.
    At my lhs,there sit three idler gears, #1 $2.99 steel idler,#2 $11.99 machined steel idler,#3 $12.99 machined aluminum idler.
    All sold with the Traxxas name,did traxxas make them? Of course not,the company that gave Traxxas the lowest bid made them.
    Someone on a post said one day(sorry I cant remember who)part of the fun is trying different things,changing different parts,goodness knows there are plenty to pick from,find what you like till the next best thing comes along.
    Personally being a racer at heart,I want to win.At this point I think Robinson Gears are the ones that will help make that happen,
    Yes there heavy,but there strong,and they finish the race.
    These new rc trucks, cars, planes,what ever.IMO all have enough,or often,to much power, that a bit of weight here and there wont make a difference.The man behind the controller is the real superior part.Just like a locker,aka spool,they have their place,if you know what your doing.How many wheelers out there have FOUR WHEEL DRIVE.Now how many of you have sat there watching one front tire,and one rear spin?Knowing darn well if you had a little air diff locker ,your truck would walk right out of there.Then disengage the engagement pin,and away you go,but then again,when your wheel en
    ,getting stuck is a lot of the fun.
    WOW,I made it all the way thru that,with out once saying a bad thing about a trans that comes with a plastic idler gear,is over priced,over rated,and a disgrace to its company.
    Happy rc ing.
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    I thought that what Saterday night was for? go to the track at 3,leave at 9, and then its beer thirty.lol.Never made it to the track or got my shocks redone
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    Something tells me billy-bones is having one heck of a Saturday night.
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    Never broke a traxxas STEEL idler in one of these gearboxes... Dif ring gears are another story. The trx alum idler lasts 30 sec with a vxl system. If you are breaking steel idlers, you may want to look for something else as the cause of the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    Never broke a traxxas STEEL idler in one of these gearboxes... Dif ring gears are another story. The trx alum idler lasts 30 sec with a vxl system. If you are breaking steel idlers, you may want to look for something else as the cause of the problem.
    Same here...With a Mamba monster on 4s...

    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    ...Dif ring gears are another story...
    That was the first thing to fail on my gearbox...I was running the Monster on 4s

    If someone Sell TiN coated diff rings,...Let me know please
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    My ring gear failures only occurred on 2s in a super high traction carpet track environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    My ring gear failures only occurred on 2s in a super high traction carpet track environment.
    Maybe my problem is because I was running in a high traction environment with an insane amount of torque.
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