1:18 Ruckus Differential Problems and Upgrades Discussion

Discussion in 'Ruckus' started by mikel81, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. slick2500

    slick2500 Well-Known Member

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    The adjustable axles?
     
  2. mikel81

    mikel81 Well-Known Member

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    I meant the thing I broke. But the adjustable axles are holding up great.
     
  3. steveng_nh

    steveng_nh New Member

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    I need to figure out how the heck you guys are even getting these diffs apart. My son's are both stripped and I tried to take them out but was getting worried I was getting in too deep, so I retreated. :)
     
  4. parneli70

    parneli70 New Member

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    Hi all, I found this thread via google trying to solve the same differential issue on my Ruckus and saw that the adjustable length ones seem to be a good option but stumbled across these dog bones in my search:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFLDD&P=0
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=L5BSGZ02&P=0
    I've already got the vaterra diffs and associated hardware just hit a roadblock on the dogbones....Your thoughts?
     
  5. mikel81

    mikel81 Well-Known Member

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    I think I have stared at axles way too long to remember exactly what worked and what didn't but I would say for those the balls are too big for the diffs so they would need ground down which isn't fun.
     
  6. Citroëonguy

    Citroëonguy New Member

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    So here Is what I put together after a little playing around. I'm using the Losi mini 8 metal diff stock plastic pinion. If you cut the male drive shafts u joint connection off there is a hole that goes through it. I reamed out the hole, cut a Losi mini 8 dog bone down to the same size. Put a couple of notches in the shaft for glue to grab then jb welded it in the hole. Next I swapped the femal drive shaft part to the spindle side. I just finished this last night so when the glue dries I'll report back!
     

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  7. Crazy4

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    what did you for the hub area
     
  8. slick2500

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    So during a discussion on URC about mini scale monster trucks, a guy recommended the op get a 1/18 Ruckus, and when I brought up the diff issue he said he found a diff made by Carisma that is a direct drop in and will bolt right up to the stock axles and the Hot Racing axles as well. I am still waiting for him to reply with what diff it actually is.
     
  9. slick2500

    slick2500 Well-Known Member

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    Could have sworn I copied this into this post. But this is what he had to say.
    Here's two of them for ya:

    http://www.apexmodels.com/gbu0-prods...A-CA14979.html

    http://www.cmldistribution.co.uk/pro...-gear-diff-set

    Remember the price shown is in British pounds not dollars. I dont know if they ship to the states, but Apex Models shipped them to me back when I ordered them and they accept Paypal. I used the Carisma diffs with with Hot Racing Steel CVDs # SECE288 and for the spur gears # SECE558, SECE560, or SECE562 (58,60,or 62 tooth). It all fit-up perfect and really beefed up that little truck!
     
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  10. mikel81

    mikel81 Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Maybe I will do the front on mine someday. I have it running strong but I have the steering turned down a little bit so the axles will stay in. And I already have the HR axles sitting in a box.
     
  11. Sneakermatt

    Sneakermatt New Member

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    So does this replace the existing diffs directly or do you keep the existing housing and put these pieces inside. If it is a direct replacement do you need any additional parts?
     
  12. slick2500

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    Yes they replace the entire differential the part in the bulkheads that the axles bolt to. As far as I am aware no you don't need any other parts. I personally have not tried them, I was just forwarding this info into this thread.
     
  13. KayJayy

    KayJayy New Member

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    Have been reading up this thread and hunting for dogbones when I found this, https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2PCS-Parts-Upgrade-F-R-Metal-Alloy-Steel-Dogbone-for-WLtoys-A949-A959-A969-A979-K929/32821457971.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.189.FsXLc5&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1_10152_10065_10151_10068_10344_10342_10343_10340_10341_10307_10060_10155_10154_10056_10055_10054_10059_10534_10533_10532_100031_10099_10338_10339_10103_10102_10052_10053_10142_10107_10050_10051_10084_10083_10080_10082_10081_10110_10175_10111_10112_10113_10114_10312_10313_10314_10078_10079_10073,searchweb201603_16,ppcSwitch_5&btsid=dc404a58-b866-4ec3-ab29-e0dfed99a421&algo_expid=e2b937ea-7b3a-4e06-b59c-416d0331cd12-23&algo_pvid=e2b937ea-7b3a-4e06-b59c-416d0331cd12

    I wonder if this would work, specs say that is 5.3 x 50.8, am guessing the pin to pin is around 47mm
     
  14. slick2500

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    I'm not sure, I want to say no, I swore I saw someone post that they tried those, but I cannot remember where they posted it, either RCTech or Ultimate RC.

    I gave up on my Ruckus, it is just too much to have to dump $100+ dollars into a $100 rc. If I feel the need for another mini I will look towards the LC Racing EMB-MTH or Tacon Valor, aluminum chassis, aluminum shocks, aluminum shock towers, all metal drive train, and brushless out of the box for ~$200. They also offer a SCT, buggy, truggy, rally car, desert buggy, and touring car. Most people say to avoid the desert buggy because the cage is not that great, it breaks very easily and you have to order then entire cage at $36 a pop.

    These are the LC Racing vehicles http://www.rccar.com.cn/index.php#content they can be found here http://www.rcmart.com/lc-racing-Store-m-388.html and here http://casterracingmi.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=171 for in the US.

    These are the Tacon vehicles http://www.nitrorcx.com/tacon.html

    The LC Racing and Tacon vehicles are the same other than the LC Racing vehicles come with unpainted lexan bodies while the Tacon vehicles come with prepainted pvc bodies and the Tacons are available as a brushed version without all the fancy aluminum bits.

    Spare parts can be found at Rcmart, Warren RC, Amazon, Nitrorcx, and eBay to name a few.
     

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