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Arrma Kraton diff oils

Discussion in 'Kraton' started by Heeb3, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Heeb3

    Heeb3 Active Member

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    Hi,
    I have an Arrma Kraton and would like to know what the best pinion size and diff oils to run Front, center, and rear . I am running 3.8 Trencher x .

    Thanks ,
    Heeb
     
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    daredevils Well-Known Member

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    i'm using 3k rear, 10k middle , front 6 k
     
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    Hi

    You may also want to try 30k in the rear, 100k in the middle, and 50k in the front.
     
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    What pinions are you guys running ?
     
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    Thanks for the replies, why such a biff diff on what you guys are running 3k to 100k just curious..

    Thanks
     
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    ajdragon Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    This is what I use in my E-Revo. I know it's not a Kraton but they are both 1/8 scale Truggies. "USUALLY" the 1k-10k oils are used in 1/8th scale Buggies and 10k-500k are used in 1/8th scale Truggies and Monster Trucks.
     
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    Try 7,000 in the front and 10,000 in the center and 3,000 in the rear

    Just got the truck haven't changed it yet trying to work out rear shocks and servo mout

    Just got the truck haven't changed it yet.trying to work out rear shocks and servo mount .I ordered springs and UPGRADES for the mount

    Might try the speed pinion that came with the truck
     
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    Thanks for the response. I went with 100k front and rear 500k center . Tested this past weekend was great ...
     
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    Ok...please help a newbe out...why different oil wt. Speed\response \durability?
     
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    i'd love to know this as well
     
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    Well from what I know the Kraton comes with 7k front and rear 10k center . When you go thicker it evens out the power flow , with stock setup lots of power goes to the front wheels , I ended up going with 500k center and 100k front/rear . You can tell a diff but still on 6s power the Kraton still wheelies like crazy running Trencher X. So I really could go to 50 k rear an see how it does . In 4s it is awesome right now and that's the battery I like to run .
     
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    so higher weight fluid keeps the front down more and reduces ballooning? or is that with lighter weight fluid?
     
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    Heavier weight ...
     
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    ahh yes. i actually meant to type that :)

    ok is there a performance loss (like loss of top speed/acceleration) with heavier weight?
     
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    Not at all , I thought the same but no .
     
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    What pinion size you guys running on the Kraton?
     
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    15T pinion is the sweetspot I've found for bashing. Running on 4s
     
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    Cool thanks i will try that, I've been running the 17t but i will try the 15t..
     
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    17T wow! Are you running stock motor and tires? Does your motor head up at all?
     
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    Running Trencher x 3.8 motor and esc are stock, the motor does not get to be too hot,it has never gone into protection mode. I will try the 15t though and see how it does..
     
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