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    New Hurricane XTR help

    Hey all, I just bought a Hurricane XTR and was breaking it in today.I was on my 3rd tank and just doing some 8's and such at our track. Everything was fine until I went to turn around and come back for a cool down etc. When I turned and tried to accelerate it was like the clutch was slipping. Some times it'll spin a little starting but slip after about 2'.

    This is my first new r/c nitro and lasted 1 day? Anyone have any ideas? what about the "Diff" or "transfer case" that runs right off the motor. could that have something wrong? I'm going to call the ppl I bought it from tomorrow see what they say, although they are a 3 1/2 hr drive away, and the closest hobby shop.

    In the meantime love to hear your guys thoughts.

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    RE: New Hurricane XTR help

    check to see if one of the grub screws in one of the drive cups came loose and is spinning on the spline of the pinion gear or center diff gear.
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    RE: New Hurricane XTR help

    Seems you were right the screw in the center diff was out almost flush with the case. I tightened it up but I'm sure all the gears are stripped. So now I need to rebuild the diff I guess. Not bad for 5 hours old.

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    RE: New Hurricane XTR help

    Well I'm sure the center diff is stripped..Hold the front wheels and turn the back and its just clicking/snapping away. And the other great thing is there is no stock on the diff gears. Anyone know where I can actually buy a set? I can only find some on ebay but they are in Australia.

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    RE: New Hurricane XTR help

    ok now with further inspecion...I'm pretty sure my clutch is gone, I see a spot on the clutch where it has a high spot and its wore quite a bit.

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    RE: New Hurricane XTR help

    Ha the crappy redcat diffs strike again, you think they would fix the issue it just damages their reputation. anyways go and harass redcat about getting some new ones, they will probably send you a new set for free
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    RE: New Hurricane XTR help


    ORIGINAL: masterhacker1989

    Ha the crappy redcat diffs strike again, you think they would fix the issue it just damages their reputation. anyways go and harass redcat about getting some new ones, they will probably send you a new set for free

    I'm not 100% its the diffs. I bought a clutches for it and if I get them tomorrow we will see what happens. she will spin tires for split second and then engine revs and car won't move. I took apart cleaned and was good for about 30 seconds and started same thing again.

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    RE: New Hurricane XTR help

    well its fixed. the pIn on the left front dog bone came lose and jammed on the upper shock bracket. that caused all 3 diffs to go. I think a defective dog bone from factory. now place I bought it from were awesome they gave me new clutch and diffs for free and no labor charge. Rc Pro are awesome, redcat not so much. I understand the hobby  but you would think would last the break in period.

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    RE: New Hurricane XTR help

    These things happen, Ive seen brand new Emaxx's straight out the box have fried esc's, also slashes, I saw a Tmaxx that had a F'd up engine straight out the box, a customer bought it and wanted us tp break it in for them (i worked at a hobby store), all sorts of things. but redcat should really step up their qc process b4 they ship out a model. also they should
    MAKE ALUMINUM STEERING BELL CRANKS FOR THE 8E SERIES
    , The plastic ones are complete crap, Ive gone through a dozen or so sets they wear out alarmingly fast
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    RE: New Hurricane XTR help

    Well I took the dog bone out. I could push the pin out with my thumb. So what I did was get a stright pick from one of the sets u can buy, then hammered it though and cut the ends off with a dremel. Its not going anywhere I can tell u that. I couldn't move it with pliars so shouldn't come lose again. Hope this fix helps ppl in a jam!!


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