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    Upgrades for my jato

    Hello one and all
    here is the list of upgrades for Jato
    what do you guys think?
    Peace

    http://www.imagebam.com/image/1a0c34252720658

    http://www.imagebam.com/image/2aaab3252720813

    http://www.imagebam.com/image/4d6b68252720937

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    I guess its a good start....some great stuff there, cvd's would be a good idea too with all the steel gears and thick oil. The only thing would be a weak point somewhere....is there any? Id use a plastic spur gear, meshed together properly and u wont have any problems and when u do, the spur will strip. The other weak link would be the integy gear box...
    Jato 3.3 Pede 2.5R Rusty 3.3

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    What problems are people having with the gear box? I wore one out opening it up so much before I got the steel gears, but since then it's holding up pretty good (so far).

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    Quote Originally Posted by StixXxJaTo88 View Post
    I guess its a good start....some great stuff there, cvd's would be a good idea too with all the steel gears and thick oil. The only thing would be a weak point somewhere....is there any? Id use a plastic spur gear, meshed together properly and u wont have any problems and when u do, the spur will strip. The other weak link would be the integy gear box...
    Thank u for the reply..what kind of cvd would you recommend?

    what do you think about those? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Slider-Axle-...item2eb76d7601
    Last edited by Hugoboss; 05-06-2013 at 05:01 AM.

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    Those look real nice and strong, but I don't know anything about the brand. I just have the Traxxas ones, they seem to be pretty strong. You'll also need alum rear axel carriers and alum or steel wheel hex's or those won't last long. Plastic spurs will work with A low gear ratio, but if you like A higher one like me. You'll need steel. I can rip the teeth off A 54 tooth spur with one trigger pull. But A 58 has no problems. Alum rear wheels next, now that I've stripped out most of my plastic ones.

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    Thanks Mark! What gear Ratio and manufacturer do you use?

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    I run steel gears in an Integy gear box. Haven't had any issues. What issues could there be with an aluminum gear box anyway? It doesn't have moving parts, just houses my gears. It's a little heavier than stock, but IMO there's a weak spot where the rear turnbuckles meet the box. If you off road alot, the aluminum is the way to go. Keep that spur plastic though, if you have issues anywhere int he driveline its' and easy/quick fix and cheapaer than other parts in the line. Although if your mesh is good, you won't have issues anyway.

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    Good stuff

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