Ha! Itried the aluminum gear in my EXT. The top gear sharpened the teeth on that oneAND it cost $15.00.
I've gotta think that they did just a little research before releasing the Evader BL. Cripes I hope so at least . .
I've still got my EXT bc I did not want to shell the cashout for a new truck, bc ultimately, I'd have to buy one for my son. Both of ours have Associated diffs, mine is a ball diff and his is gear.They are great.
I have to say, it's kind of a downer to see people come on to this thread only to see their optimism wane when they start toasting trannies, etc.
If Duratrax was MY company, I'd be busting some chops. There are a lot of people that would spend $125.00 for a platform such as the EXT2 that they could build on.Most peopl don't want to swap tranniesand stuff. They'lll just run it til it breaks then put it on Ebay.
BTW - anyone seee that new sport truck from Thunder Tiger?? Looks like an Evader.
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its a metal gear designed to drive a plastic gear, thats why the original ext didnt have that issue.
Yep, that is the problem.
Has anyone tried running it with the optional aluminum idler to see if it gets chewed up or not still? Im guessing maybe both gears would wear in this case. Im sure a plastic idler would keep the top gear from wearing, but then im sure id be stripping the idlers left and right since they werent very strong.
I just shot duratrax an e-mail concerning the top gear. Ill see if they can give me any information or not.