Ok i need some part numbers guys? bevel gears and spyder gears for FLM diffs Caster racing doesnt even know FLM uses there diffs and FLM will not respond
I BLAME ALL THIS ON POPOXX!
Did you ever find the gears you needed?
What is all this??
I'm starting to get this strange feeling, that I should never have ordered those Ultimate Hybrid Bulks from FLM I'm awaiting!
You posted this earlier:
And could 13.1x15.8 mm shims be used instead, since my LHS have them available at 0.2 mm and 0.3 mm.
I used the 8mm first time around. They work but what happens is the bear is spaced all the way into the housing. there could be a problem getting the diff cups on. And there is no way you could use the stock axles. I would using the larger diameter shims i used in the video. The shims you said you could get I think would work but not 100% positive on that.
It's been finished for a while but here are some more pics:
Dang that's purty. But where are the electrics?
Never ran - sold it. Couldn't get myself to scratch it after building. Was a great project though.
I just recieved my order of E-Maxx FLM parts - 10900 chassis, Shock Towers and Ultimate Hybrid Bulks.
Unfortunately the diff shafts (stubs) seems to be of the short kind. There's no way stock shafts could be used. Now what?
From the product picture you have both drive cups and output shafts too choose from. You can build the diffs any way you like:
Problem is I wanted to use the stock Traxxas plastic diff hafts.
So I changed the already fitted diff drivecups with the provided "stub" drivshafts - but allthoug FLM had promised that new shipments would include a new "longer" diff stub shaft - they didn't. The one that I got are to short to use with the stock driveshafts.
I've contacted FLM, but no answer from them yet.
Any other solution someone could inform me about?
I've looked at the Traxxas CVD's - but how could they be used? Don't they connect to the "stub" like the plastic diff shafts
Also - what is used for body posts? Stock body posts fit fine on the FLM towers don't - but then the E-Maxx 3908 body holes don't align with the body posts.
Last edited by petraeus; 04-14-2012 at 10:26 AM.
the stock shafts expand pretty far, at least 12-15mm in the middle under the blue seal. You should be able to stretch them to fit. Unless you mean the flm stub shafts are to short to screw the traxxas shaft onto it because the bulkhead is too thick. In which case you better call them. Emails don't always do it, #'s on their page. Body posts rarely fit exactly into the stock body holes once you change the towers. New body holes
FLM answered rigth away and are sending longer stub shaft (unless that's what I've already got)
With a little sanding the stock shafts just fit.
Body posts - I've solved it. I simply had turned the body post in the wrong direction - thought direction didn't matter, it did. It's a perfect fit now.
Last edited by petraeus; 04-18-2012 at 07:16 AM.
How have people gone with the LCG chasis? I love the idea but they look like they'll leave the lipos really exposed, like a lipo fire waiting to happen if they get punctured in a hit or roll over, where with the non LCG FLM chasis they would stand a better chance....
Look out for the tree/crunch!
LiPo? Naw NITRO!!
If I recall correctly, you would need two of these if you want to use the stock center drive shafts, that is if your using both a front and rear bulk, but they look to be out of stock. If you're only using one bulk, you would only need one coupler.
FLM update! Old post but i will update for those searching. You can use MGT 8.0 diffs and also the spiral hardened Kyosho GT2 VE diffs fit without any shimming necessary. Both i have personal experience with in the FLM hybrids. The GT2 do not have as much teeth as the MGT but are clearly higher quality and do just fine. You will pay twice as much. Friends have used the hyper 7, 7.5's as well that i am aware of. Good luck!
Also to mention if you are needing any extended drive shafts it is easy to make your own by buying 5-6mm universal swivel adapters and 6mm linear shaft hardened rod. Cut rod to length and dremel flat spot. Utilize ends and you have a custom length shaft. If using aftermarket diffs you will need 6-6mm swivels. All on eBay for under $15.