I was test driving my new to me E-maxx and noticed it would benefit traction with a bit tighter rear dif.. never had a sealed - liquid filled differential before where should I start?
I'd start by taking it apart and giving it a fresh fill with stock oil, whatever weight that may be... or get a bit heavier oil..
but making sure everything is up to par, since it was used is my best advice...
Yes heavier diff oil give it a more posi like effect.
I've tried as thick as 100k silicone oil. Now I run a mixture of Silly Putty and diff oil.
When it's cold and set up, turn one wheel by hand and the opposite wheel turns in the same direction like a spooled diff. Once I get it warmed up a bit it begins to soften and slips. But it stay's tight.
I run 500K Weight Differential Oil from Traxxas in both the front and rear, love it!
E-Maxx 150A and 2100kv 4-pole
i'm with the 500K wt. Stick with the same brand it'll be easier to compare with the different wt's
Google search trumps Wiki. Refer to user guide.
I see I'm not looking for a "spool" like feeling as that causes the rear to want to come around on itself.. just a tighter action so like MnM said it's tight but will still slip
I finally got the toe/caster figured out so it actually wants to go straight now but added traction from the 2 basically free spinning wheels would be great
Last edited by Zac_F71; 03-17-2013 at 02:42 PM. Reason: spelling