Stripped big gear on Nitro Rustler

Stripped big gear on Nitro Rustler

Post by MattWi » Fri, 17 Jan 1997 04:00:00

     I stripped the big gear that drives the wheels on my NEW nitro
rustler.  This was about the 5 tank of gas in it over a period of about a
     I am new to this, so I have no idea what it's called, and how to fix
it.  When I order another one, I want one that will last unlike the crappy
plastic one.
    Do they make these things in metal/aluminan?  And how much would
something like that cost?

Thanks for ANY help :)



Stripped big gear on Nitro Rustler

Post by R Tro » Sun, 19 Jan 1997 04:00:00

To add a little more to the post on stripped spur gear:
DEFINATELY make sure your clutch is slipping slightly (I think the Nitro
Rustler has one.  If not, if it's an option, get it!)

The best way to properly set the gap is to place a strip of writing tablet
paper between the pinion and spur gear, Tighten down the mesh between them
with the paper in there, then remove the paper.  99% of the time this sets
a good gap between the two.

Watch the heavy-duty jumps.  This is really *** the spur gear (as well
as the rest of the transmission) until you get your slippage set right.

As far as a metal spur gear - plastic actually gives you a little
insurance against costlier damage.  If you're taking out your spur gear,
you're racking up some pretty wild pressure on your drive train.  If the
spur gear was metal, that pressure may take itself out on something IN the
tran$mi$$ion (see the $$?)  A spur gear, while a pain, is cheaper to fix
than the rest!