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  • Leverage High Clearance Front Axle

    I just received this axle to use on my Beast II. The original steering knuckle blew out after just a few runs.
    This axle rotates the wrong direction.
    Before I rip it apart does changing the rotation work the same way as with other RC4WD axles?
    Is it just flipping the spur gear to the other side of the housing?
    Any special instructions specific to this axle?
    Thanks
    Off label uses of RC? Sure, why not. If I am going to play with it, might as well make it do something.
    You can see that my pieces aren't perfectly matched.
    I am happy that I can tie my own shoes with out poking my eye out.
    Improvise, adapt, overcome.

  • #2
    Gear ratio?

    Does this RC4WD axle have the same gear ratio as the Yota II's?
    If not I'll have to send this back to RC4WD.
    I need to know this before I rip it apart to switch it's rotation.
    Off label uses of RC? Sure, why not. If I am going to play with it, might as well make it do something.
    You can see that my pieces aren't perfectly matched.
    I am happy that I can tie my own shoes with out poking my eye out.
    Improvise, adapt, overcome.

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    • #3
      Gear ratio solved.

      Here is how I resolved the gear ratio problem:
      I direct connected the front Leverage to the rear Yota II via a drive shaft.
      Then I mounted one tire to each axle and marked the closest point between the two.
      Because they rotate different directions the tires can touch and rotate together like gears do.
      I rotated one tire 360* and marked again where the closest point between the two are.
      Here is the approximate gear ratio difference between the two (not actual gear ratios):
      Excellent! The axle ratio is 1:1
      From the pictures you can see that I put in long screws instead of the set screws.
      This way I could see the drive shaft rotation to confirm my 1:1 results.

      IMG_4113.jpg IMG_4115.jpg IMG_4118.jpg
      Off label uses of RC? Sure, why not. If I am going to play with it, might as well make it do something.
      You can see that my pieces aren't perfectly matched.
      I am happy that I can tie my own shoes with out poking my eye out.
      Improvise, adapt, overcome.

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      • #4
        Still need axle rotation flip.

        So, I solved the gear ratio problem. Now I can move onto the really hard part.
        I took the diff cover off and I see absolutely no way to flip any gears or housings.
        The diff cover is offset an there is no space to rotate the diff gear itself.

        Now this one I actually would like a reply. Thanks.

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        Off label uses of RC? Sure, why not. If I am going to play with it, might as well make it do something.
        You can see that my pieces aren't perfectly matched.
        I am happy that I can tie my own shoes with out poking my eye out.
        Improvise, adapt, overcome.

        Comment

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