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mwcet8k
11-27-2003, 01:34 AM
Just wanting feedback from anyone that has used plastic pinion gears, like those made by Integy and Kimbrough. Seems like they may be quieter and more efficient, but obviously not as durable as metal ones. What's the general consensus on these?

thedominator
11-27-2003, 09:00 AM
I use the Kimbrough plastic pinions on my xxx-s and they hold up fine, They are resistant to motor spray too. Also they are lighter than the two metal pinions i have.

cwginkc
11-27-2003, 04:38 PM
The Kimbough pinions are very good. I have been running them since they came out several years ago, in off road and touring. So far I have never had a failure with any of them.

Chris

josh222
11-27-2003, 07:21 PM
So plastic Kimbough gears are safe to use because when I put money in my RS4 3 Type SS i want to keep wieght down.

3xs
11-28-2003, 12:52 AM
Kimbrough gears are fine,but the best gears on the market right now are PRS gears,unlike kimbrough's they are machined not molded,making them much more precise.

HyperLosi
11-29-2003, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by josh222
So plastic Kimbough gears are safe to use because when I put money in my RS4 3 Type SS i want to keep wieght down.
i belive they are talkin about plastic pinions for electric cars. a nitro would chew one up

3xs
11-29-2003, 11:38 PM
Oh I didn't realize you were talkin nitro, you wouldn't want to use plastic on a nitro car for sure.Weight shouldn't be much of an issue for a nitro car at least not with gears.

Krasi_5000
11-29-2003, 11:39 PM
Originally posted by josh222
So plastic Kimbough gears are safe to use because when I put money in my RS4 3 Type SS i want to keep wieght down.

there should be no problem, except for the fact they will strip the sec you open the throttle...how many times have u seen a nitro with plastic pinions??? i think you are just a newbie who tries to post in every dam topoic, Its VERY annying, especially if its pointless junk!

Fantom 15 gt
11-30-2003, 05:58 AM
Actually krasi i think youll find that there are more plastic pinions then metal on nitro cars. ;)

3xs
11-30-2003, 07:31 AM
What pitch are the nitro gears? I think that would be the main concern 32 pitch or something to that effect,I would think.Never mind, I just looked on the kimbrough site, they ARE 32 pitch.

Krasi_5000
11-30-2003, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by Fantom 15 gt
Actually krasi i think youll find that there are more plastic pinions then metal on nitro cars. ;)

hang on sec...are we talking about the pinions on the clutchbell? or the one in the diff cases?
cause that changes everything...if its the clutch pinion yes i've only seen metal, but for the diff pinion they are plastic, so what are we talking about?

Fantom 15 gt
12-01-2003, 02:24 AM
hang on sec...are we talking about the pinions on the clutchbell? or the one in the diff cases?

*** are you talking about?? Pinions on the clutch bell??

anyway i am talking about the spur gear.

Krasi_5000
12-01-2003, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by Fantom 15 gt
*** are you talking about?? Pinions on the clutch bell??

anyway i am talking about the spur gear.

well, why dont you look at this (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXBMC5&P=7) and incase you cant read it says its a pinion gear!!!!!!!! so *** are u talking about?
:confused:

Fantom 15 gt
12-02-2003, 02:50 AM
Ok smarty pants, i didnt realise we were talking about two speed clutchbells.

btw are you stupid or just plain dumb because in my previous post I said i was talking about the supr gear if you know what that is. :rolleyes:

Krasi_5000
12-02-2003, 03:16 PM
i did read your last post but i had to show you there was what i was talking about. anyway this topic is gone, no one is saying anything useful now so stop posting here.