So earlier today I was tempted to buy this RPM transmission case from my LHS
And so I thought..
Well I am pleased to say I am very happy with my purchase
I was looking at this mainly to drop temps.
Well as soon as I got home you know what I did
Ran to the workshop and started wrenching down
Took everything out and realised that the finish of the parts wasn't the greatest
The aluminum plate was a little scratched
But I don't want to take it out on rpm because it probably got scratched up from the shipment
As I took out the internals I noticed I also stripped my differential (I just bought an idler gear thinking that was all the damage I had)
Luckily I had a spare, but worn out one
So I shoved that in there for now
It took me a good hour or so to do the whole swap up
I am a little disappointed with Rpm on how they did not include every screw they only supplied about half of what was needed
You used your stock screws and the ones they supplied
So unfortunately I have a few screws with rusty heads here and there
Once I had it all assembled I had my Onyx 2s lipo all charged up
I was ready to roll
So here is the whole reason I bought it was to lower my temps
So here is what would happen before I ran my truck
I was running 23/86 gearing with proline streetfighters
After a 4000mah lipo pack I would touch it and could only hold it on there for 3 seconds or so
I know my temps were at least 120 maybe at most 140
So here was my experiance today
(NOTE: I only ran 3/4 of my battery as I had to help my dad)
So I ran real hard on my slash trying to get the motor really hot..
Ran it up beside me and go to touch the motor
It was barely even warm!
LOL my tires were actually hotter then my motor was, no lie!!
I'm so happy with the performance of this transmission housing
This is my first experiance with an aftermarket transmission
If all goes well I am definitely going to purchase another
One more positive
It's black so it looks a lot better then the stock housing
Here are my tally points do far
Performance:10/10; I really felt it performed better.. When I hit the brakes it tracked straight instead of veering off to the side
Price:10/10; I think this is a great deal especially considering you can get 2 of these for the price of an FLM case
Looks: 8/10; some spots had weird splotches on the plastic, aluminum had some scratches
Assembly: 8/10; really wish they could have included more screws
Also the instructions wernt the greatest but I do admit the little chart off to the side showing 1/1 screw sizes really helped
Durability: 10/10; really can't say much on this but nothing's gone wrong yet..
So altogether... 46/50
So 92% is my rating for this case
I think I will be doing more reviews like this to help younger buyers get the most for their money as I am one of them.
I will update you frequently
After I get 5 or so packs threw this I will update you all
I will also post some pictures
Right now it's almost bedtime for me