GT gears strip?

GT gears strip?

Post by Adam » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00



I was told the GT has a gear stripping problem. Anyone with a GT had
this experience?

-Adam

 
 
 

GT gears strip?

Post by HPIma » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Hi, I ran for 1.5 years on the same stock spur just playing around on
parking lots and baseball fields.  Then I started racing my GT at tracks
and jumping it 3-4 feet into the air... and crashing.  These were no
minor crashes either, tumbling, tossing, nose-diving, ***slapping,
lawn darting, starfish rolling type killers!!  Then I started going
through spurs like one a month.  My friend has no troubles with stripped
spurs at all, but he is a better driver than I and he rarely crashes.
So, I really think it's highly dependent on your driving / flying
skill.  IMHO

Garrett

Quote:

> I was told the GT has a gear stripping problem. Anyone with a GT had
> this experience?

> -Adam


 
 
 

GT gears strip?

Post by Revr » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Adam, just keep a close eye on the slack between gears making sure it is
neither too tight or too loose. If you are running all out on the street you
will want the gears to be set a little bit closer. If you are running on dirt
and doing many jumps (of course, thats what the GT is made for!) you will want
the gears to be a tad looser. Every time you do the after-run maintenance
(whatever that is) make sure you put the spur gear lash on your list.  If you
do munch a spur, it's only 4 dollars and a 2min pit stop.  Good Luck

ryp

 
 
 

GT gears strip?

Post by Dtipp7 » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00


This problem is caused by the mesh between the spur gear and the pinion. The
GT chassie has a habit of flexing at the transmision. When it does flex
there is a chance the it could change the spacing between the gears. It's
really not a big deal,and compared to the fun value of this truck its worth
it. There are also a few aftermarket chassie braces made that solve this
problem once and for all.
Quote:

>I was told the GT has a gear stripping problem. Anyone with a GT had
>this experience?

>-Adam

 
 
 

GT gears strip?

Post by Tom » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> Adam, just keep a close eye on the slack between gears making sure it is
> neither too tight or too loose. If you are running all out on the street you
> will want the gears to be set a little bit closer. If you are running on dirt
> and doing many jumps (of course, thats what the GT is made for!) you will want
> the gears to be a tad looser. Every time you do the after-run maintenance
> (whatever that is) make sure you put the spur gear lash on your list.  If you
> do munch a spur, it's only 4 dollars and a 2min pit stop.  Good Luck

Why do you think optimal gear lash changes with use?

Gear lash should always be set so that it is optimal.  This is one setting
where there is perceptable but minimal lash the whole way around the spur
gear.  There is no reason to deviate from this ideal.

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GT gears strip?

Post by Tom » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi, I ran for 1.5 years on the same stock spur just playing around on
> parking lots and baseball fields.  Then I started racing my GT at tracks
> and jumping it 3-4 feet into the air... and crashing.  These were no
> minor crashes either, tumbling, tossing, nose-diving, ***slapping,
> lawn darting, starfish rolling type killers!!  Then I started going
> through spurs like one a month.  My friend has no troubles with stripped
> spurs at all, but he is a better driver than I and he rarely crashes.
> So, I really think it's highly dependent on your driving / flying
> skill.  IMHO

I've never stripped a GT spur gear, and I've never installed any
aftermarket chassis braces of any description.

I believe the problem originates from improper gear lash settings, and
perhaps from a motor that is not sufficiently tight.  But crashing could
definately be a contributing factor as well.

Since some people have no spur gear stripping problems, that means that it
is not so much the truck that is at fault, but how it is being used.
However, that does not mean that you shouldn't use a brace if you have a
problem, but that seems to me like it is treating a symptom, and not the
disease.

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  T    O  O  M M M So if it is in or if it is on it is as it is,  *  
  T     OO   M   M        be it in or on.                        `-'

 
 
 

GT gears strip?

Post by j.. » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>So, I really think it's highly dependent on your driving / flying
>skill.  IMHO

You sure are right on that one.  My R/C flying skills are excellent
too, it's just the damn car/truck doesn't respond in the air like my
plane.<g>

jmf

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