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Old 19-10-2016
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hi vintage magicians

my boy has "collected" a couple of preds one XRS/ETQ it has metal drive shaft bevel gears and is quiet currently

the other an xk98 is less happy I know gears are unobtainable now but I have heard of tc3 diff retrofits also tm4 gear diffs and possibly Tamiya gears

can anyone guide me to anywhere I can get some help

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Old 20-10-2016
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Give northy a shout he's an ex team driver for them and he still runs his now and then
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Old 25-10-2016
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you can put the new transmition in the older cars !!!
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Old 26-10-2016
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that's good news but although team/extreme/vega are showing pred parts
I emailed them but no reply. I know there has been lots of threads about team extreme /vega has anyone recently had luck contacting/purchasing spares recently

hence my plan to retrofit something different that I can maintain currently

thanks for help guys

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Old 27-10-2016
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Thought they'd long gone out of business
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Old 27-10-2016
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Dave,

Just sent you a PM with a way of doing this with TM4 gear diffs and a bit of an explanation.

Hope this helps out?

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Old 27-10-2016
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Some great guys on this forum
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Old 27-10-2016
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yup agreed

but not lee !! he's as daft as I am
Only joking Lee ,grateful for any info to see if I can resurrect a pred for at least more than 1 run

any more guidance appreciate I know it looks currently im asking a lot of questions about lots of different vintage cars but I have a lot of projects looming too !!

regards to all other vintage nutters
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Old 27-10-2016
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The late X10/X11 diffs were pretty much bomb proof. I believe the gears were OEM'd from Alex Racing.
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Old 27-10-2016
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cheers matt
tried alex racing website its all Japanese to me !! I cant find any more info on there yet , the tm4 option is looking a possibility

any other info appreciated

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Team Xtream seem to be hit and miss there's a few people on Facebook that have had stuff fast and other that have had a few weeks wait. I'd say it's with a try ordering and pay through PayPal then if it dose t arrive then at least you know you'll get your money back.
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Yes the gears are from the alex racing barracuda or the stinger !

Oh and your very lucky to have those cars ! Im on the look out :-(
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Yes the gears are from the alex racing barracuda or the stinger !

Oh and your very lucky to have those cars ! Im on the look out :-(
So are a few of us
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Old 04-11-2016
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Our two are waiting fettling hence the gear request the Alex racing gears is that just the pinion gear for driveshaft or main gear for diffs too?
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Old 13-11-2016
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Main gear as well
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can anyone help with finding them im struggling to locate alex racing or spares from them im a dullard when it comes to trawling websites iw as hoping there might be a uk source ?

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The Alex Racing Barracuda is over ten years old, and were imported into the UK by Centrepoint, which closed down 8 years ago. You are going to be pretty lucky to find ARD parts in the UK.

There is a wide range of shaft drive touring and drift cars available now, it would be more useful to experiment with some of those rather than try and find gears that are rarer than Predator ones.
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Old 14-11-2016
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Dave,

Mitch took some measurements I think of the Pred stuff. Maybe upload them on here see if anyone who has bevel diffs could compare sizes ?? save us forking out for loads of different diffs to try ?
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cant disagree Tel im just looking for simple options first but there don't seem to be any !!

t4/tm4 option a possibility but 80 quid a set is not cheap

thanks for info though tel

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Old 15-11-2016
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Just a thought but hobby King do a copy of the old team c 4wd. I believe it has the same diffs as the tm4. They will be very cheap.
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