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Old 06-08-2011, 02:16 PM
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Default SC10 Factory Team

I just purchased an SC10 Factory team and the Tekin 10.5 motor and RS pro esc.Using the stock spur gear what is the best pinion size for this combo?
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if your using stock tires and stock brushless spur(87) then your looking at a 23 tooth if you read the gearing thread.

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87/23 is too low...you want to run an 84/24 combo ITBJHO to start off.
Old 06-09-2011, 06:15 AM
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Just to compare, many of us are running 24-75 with our 13.5s. The 10.5 isn't a whole heck of allot more RPMs.
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so if i am running a 87 spur what pinion should i use?
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in my sc10 i run a 15/87 gear ratio with the castle sct combo, and of course either 65c or50-100c batteries. they make up for a lot.
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ORIGINAL: bryanroot

so if i am running a 87 spur what pinion should i use?
A smaller spur. Just get one, they're like 3 dollars.
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in my sc10 i run a 15/87 gear ratio with the castle sct combo, and of course either 65c or 50-100c batteries. they make up for a lot.
WOW that's gotta be the SLOWEST 2wd SCT with the Castle 1410 in it ever conceived. Gear that thing UP dude. That thing must be topping out at like 25 mph[&:]
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so if i am running a 87 spur what pinion should i use?
A smaller spur. Just get one, they're like 3 dollars.
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in my sc10 i run a 15/87 gear ratio with the castle sct combo, and of course either 65c or 50-100c batteries. they make up for a lot.
WOW that's gotta be the SLOWEST 2wd SCT with the Castle 1410 in it ever conceived. Gear that thing UP dude. That thing must be topping out at like 25 mph[&:]
Depends on what he's doing with it. On our track, 25 mph is more than enough.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr5iEokXCwo[/youtube]
Old 06-09-2011, 06:18 PM
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ORIGINAL: FoamyVictim


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ORIGINAL: bryanroot

so if i am running a 87 spur what pinion should i use?
A smaller spur. Just get one, they're like 3 dollars.
ORIGINAL: zman5000

in my sc10 i run a 15/87 gear ratio with the castle sct combo, and of course either 65c or 50-100c batteries. they make up for a lot.
WOW that's gotta be the SLOWEST 2wd SCT with the Castle 1410 in it ever conceived. Gear that thing UP dude. That thing must be topping out at like 25 mph[&:]
Depends on what he's doing with it. On our track, 25 mph is more than enough.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr5iEokXCwo[/youtube]
Yeah, but that motor is going to have no ass coming out of corners to squirt inside somebody
Old 06-10-2011, 06:27 AM
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I dunno man, different strokes for different folks. I try to let the guy in front make a boo boo before I pass. But there are times when you can "muscle" your way through.
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If you have to wait for your competition to make a mistake to make a clean pass, that's not really racin'
Old 06-10-2011, 09:49 AM
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TBJ gives fairly decent gearing advice tho. Besides, you might not wanna use it all the time, but once in a while the boost thru gearing can really help. BTW TBJ, after slapping your recommendations in, check this out- mine is (obviously by my avatar) in the middel, just fast forward to about 40 sec in


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN4QA7IfmZM[/youtube]
Old 06-10-2011, 11:50 AM
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Moves out pretty good, doesn't it? [8D]
Old 06-11-2011, 09:01 AM
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Hey thanks for all the info everyone. Im going to start out tonight with a 22 pinion then take it from there. I'll run it on the track for a bit then read the temp. if it stays cool i'll take it up to a 24....Thanks!
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Well, I'm all for recycling, and I've been known to jump start a dead thread a few times. This one is no different, except for the fact that I was gonna jump on the offical SC10 thread, the person who started that thread couldn't spell official. Go figure.

I just recently got a second hand SC10FT. After going over it with a "fine tooth comb" (most of it anyway) I just got back from the track and was the worst driving experience ever! I've driven the SC10.2FT before and that handled like a typical SC truck should. I know what the problem is, and I knew what I should have done after getting finished filling the shocks with oil, and cleaning them up...check what pistons were in them shock bodies.

When I got the SC10FT straight out of the shipping box and to my garage...I know the truck was set up for something I never saw before. Haha. Them shocks must have had 60~70wt oil in them . After filling them up with 35 wt. front and 30 wt. rear, the suspension action just wasn't quick enough for my tastes, but I continued on.

I did a test run on the driveway, to setup the steering, and the tranny sounded great...Associated trannies have always got my attention, but this one was extra quiet . That being the case, I didn't even crack open the gearbox to check it's contents .

With a battery pack charged; I headed out to the track for my nightmare driving experience. I would have liked to got some video of this thing in action, but it's a pain for me to load/edit/convert/post videos. Mainly its the loading and converting. You would have thought, I did think, I was the worst driver ever . Half bald M2 compound Trenchers; being used in conjunction with little suspension travel, that made for a slow wild fishtailing ride. There was a couple of times I found traction, on the one still damp straightaway, where I opened the SC10 up full throttle...it was like skipping a stone across water! Haha.

Back to the garage I went with head down in shame .
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Rebuilding the shocks again. I sit here scratching my head, thinking: what scenario could this SC10 been put through? Tires that were included, thick shock oil, mounting positions of the shocks, and anti-sway bars makes me guess that it was ran on a very smooth; high-bite clay track.

I'm putting everything back to the "factory" settings, and go from there. Rusty only likes driving on lots of bumps, jumps, dirt, ruts, and dust .
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Exclamation Hex Conversion

Passing some info along to anyone who might be getting their hands on an older SC10. The newer SC10 Race Spec RTRs should come with hexes already.

The original SC10 and the Factory Team SC10 did not come with 12mm hexes. They were still using bearings on the front wheels and pin driven wheels for the rear. Old school technology...Yeah!

I received a used rolling chassis that wasn't quite built right in this area of the drive-line. So if one person didn't get the memo on how to do it, I'm sure others did not as well.

Anyway, when deciding to put on some locking hexes, or even just the plain plastic 12mm hex adapters, the blue wheel spacers behind the axles pins are not needed anymore (GET THEM OUT OF THERE ), and the new hex adapters will allow the axle pins to set down in inside of it. The adapters will then be butting up to the bearings in the hub carriers.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:34 PM
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Ripped off the anti-roll bars; put the right pistons in shocks, and oriented the suspension geometry back to stock manual settings. I now have arms, and shocks that do what they are supposed to do. My RC sidekick overlooking everything; waiting for action .
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Last time I ran this truck it was so outta control. Many factors contributed to this squirrely ride. My HobbyFans 3000kv motor is still too much for my liking. Even with 87/18 gears, the speed (when I had traction) is gonna be more than enough. I believe the 3000kv has more zip than it's 3900kv brother that's currently in my ST.

Meh, I don't expect too much from these eBay blue special motors anymore. I'll keep replacing the bearings; run them til they puke, but I'm keeping an eye out for a decent 13.5T...whatever that may be.
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Thumbs up Armma Spur Gears

I forgot to mention that I was digging in my stash for a 87T spur gear. The 75T that was on the SC10 had to go.

For Christmas, as requested, my wife got me a crap load of Armma's SPUR GEAR (87T,48DP) #AR310019 to use. They are similar in design to Associated Kimbrough's that I normally use and love. The Arrma spurs are a perfect fit. Even the Associated slipper pads fit with no mods.

Don't ask about the longevity. Haven't got there yet.
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After 30wt oil was put in the shocks, that feels about right... at the moment. When I went to mount up the shocks, I found a broken body mounting post on the rear end. I thought I would

have seen the last of the little nuisances on this thing. The broken brace was taken care of with a soldering iron. Melting the brace together seems to be holding well. Just in case it fails, I think I've ordered the last Pro-Line SC10 2WD Body Mount Replacement Plastics found in USA .

Couldn't get a good reading with no traction. I wait now for new Pro-Line Gladiators to show up at the front door. If they don't give the traction I need, then it's off to eBay I go, in search for a T4 chassis . I refuse to run soft compound tires on the rear, and I don't think Badlands will give me anymore traction than Gladiators (unless in soft loamy dirt).
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Sure enough, my method of repair was a fail. Plastic got brittle when it cooled off. What should have been used in the first place ...blob of JB Weld. I just didn't want to wait for it to cure (I didn't).

In an attempt to get a feel what Gladiator tires are gonna do for this SC, I took the hexes off and throw on my ST wheels and tires (half used Gladiator treads). Yeah I'm a dork like that. The wheel and tire swap was a huge gain in traction. Allowed me to bring the front end up occasionally on a very loose track. The half worn stadium truck tires did well enough, but for some reason has me second guessing about not going with the Badlands for tire choice. I definitely well have to order a set of them as well.

JB Welded body mounting post survived being only half cured. Will see how it handles SC body punishment when its solid (done curing).
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Rusty got package in the USPS mail stream. I'll have traction once again! And as luck would have it...it's raining out .

I never had Gladiators besides the 2.2" tire offerings for ST side of the hobby. The lugs are a bit smaller than what's on 2.2" stadium truck tires. I like 'em a lot, especially the curved contact patch compared to the Trenchers. The lug size on the Gladiator SC tires would be so perfect as a 2.2" buggy tread pattern.

The Pro-Line beadlocks worked really well with the Trenchers on. I'm hoping the added traction I do get with the new rubber will not affect the grip of the wheel's beadlocks.
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The rain that came yesterday made the track perfect for hooking up. Moving the bottom of the shocks inward soaked up the bumps better than what I ran previously after taking the SC out of the box. Adjusting the ride height just below arms/bones level seemed to aid in cornering. I still had to watch entering speeds for keeping all 4 corners of the truck on the ground, 'cause Gladiator tires were giving me what I'd hoped for. Traction! And I still had tread left over...bonus!

Pro-Line's beadlocks were able to hold onto the rubber while I was throwing the rear end hard into the corners. Thumbs up from me!

My gearing may not appeal to most people (87/17), but my goal was to get the most usable speed out of the 3000kv motor. I'm pretty darn near close with the power vs. speed for my track. One pack ran through the SC10 with fresh rubber...I guess I'll keep the SC10 as a SC. It was a close call at turning this thing into another stadium truck for me to run. With some more fine tuning of this old ride, I should find the same amount of enjoyment that I have running my other 2wd RCs.
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With 3.5* negative camber all the way around, and the new shock placement, I was able to get the tires to find a good amount of traction.

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