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    Center Diff?

    So I was reading about the center diff, never really saw a need for one, but people said it limits wheelies. So I was thinking this might be a good idea for my son so he can drive the truck faster without worrying about flipping it over all the time when he starts up. He's getting pretty good with the throttle control, but still it wheelies quite a bit. I imagine it would be nicer to the drive train as well.

    Does this seem like a good idea? I understand I'll probably have to throw some diff oil in it. Can I use same front rear and center? Its 8 bucks at the local hobby shop and really don't want to buy one bottle let alone two.

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    A center diff definately reduces wheelies. When you use thicker oil, the effect reduces.
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    What oil is best? I want it to wheelie for the kid but don't want it flipping all the time on him.

    Quote Originally Posted by robl45 View Post
    What oil is best? I want it to wheelie for the kid but don't want it flipping all the time on him.
    The more I think about this, will my son still be able to backflip off the trees with a center diff? Won't the wheels shift power as soon as it starts to go up the tree? Can't ruin his fun but I'd like to protect the drivetrain and make it easier for him to drive.
    Last edited by cooleocool; 03-31-2013 at 11:14 AM. Reason: merge

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