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Tech Center: Which One Is Slipping?

Tech Center: Which One Is Slipping?

My Associated T3 RTR doesn’t accelerate forward the way it used to. When I give it throttle, it moves, but something seems to be slipping and a terrible noise is coming from my truck. My friends told me that the slipper clutch or ball differential may be loose. How do I tell which one is […]
Tech Center: Avoiding Diff-aster

Tech Center: Avoiding Diff-aster

How often should a ball differential be rebuilt? I see guys at the track doing it all the time but I just play with my car and it seems fine even though I’ve never had it apart. Ain’t broke, don’t fix. A ball diff can go a long time between rebuilds as long as it […]

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Tech Center: Sprung Spring

My transmitter’s steering wheel has no tension and no longer centers itself. The car still steers fine, but I can’t believe how hard it is to drive without that centering ability. Is there a fix? You’ve got a broken spring inside the transmitter, and thankfully it’s an easy fix. The only hard part is getting […]
Tech Center: Gritty Bearings

Tech Center: Gritty Bearings

Q. I think I may have gone too long without maintaining my metal-sealed ball bearings, because after I sprayed them out, one still feels rough. No matter how much cleaner I spray, it still doesn’t get better. Should I replace the bearing? A. Chances are that your rough bearing is still salvageable. You encountered a very fine […]

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