Diff gears for 1/18 4WD Ruckus

Zombietoon85

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Hello.
I have found older posts that had part numbers for metal diff replacements for the 1/18 ruckus but they have been discontinued and I can't dig up any info on what size the gears are. Does anyone know of any metal diff gear replacements or the dimensions of the diff gears?
Thanks!
 

95PGTTech

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Hello.
I have found older posts that had part numbers for metal diff replacements for the 1/18 ruckus but they have been discontinued and I can't dig up any info on what size the gears are. Does anyone know of any metal diff gear replacements or the dimensions of the diff gears?
Thanks!

do you mean the spur gear or the actual ring and pinion assemblies in the differentials?

hot racing lists the spur/pinion as 0.5 mod pitch
https://hot-racing.com/?c=860_ECX_1:18_Ruckus
 

slick2500

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These are all I can find in stock anymore https://carisma-shop.com/products/gt14-b-gear-diff-conversion-set
Those should drop right into the stock diff cups. Unfortunately I cannot find the rest of the diff parts. It would be nice to find the crown and ring gears.

Other than that you are stuck with the stock diffs unless you can somehow find a set of the Carisma diffs or find a set of diffs from the Losi Mini 8ight but with those you have to make your own driveshafts.

I tried the diffs out of an LC Racing EMB-1 they are just a tad too narrow, you would need to buy some shims to get the diff to center in the housing correctly but the ring gear won't attach to the slipper shaft and the plastic Ecx ring gear seems to be a different pitch that the LC Racing.

I've been dealing with the mess that is the 1/18 Ecx Ruckus for 7 years and have unsuccessfully tried so many different diffs in this thing.

The worst part is Horizon won't acknowledge that the diffs are a problem they insist the diffs are just fine...........

With the way things are going for Ecx I do not foresee anyone ever making metal diffs for these. Hot Racing stopped making parts for this platform and they do not have plans to make anymore so what is in stock now is basically all that is left. They are even stopping production of parts for the 1/10 platform.
 
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95PGTTech

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These are all I can find in stock anymore https://carisma-shop.com/products/gt14-b-gear-diff-conversion-set
Those should drop right into the stock diff cups. Unfortunately I cannot find the rest of the diff parts. It would be nice to find the crown and ring gears.

Other than that you are stuck with the stock diffs unless you can somehow find a set of the Carisma diffs or find a set of diffs from the Losi Mini 8ight but with those you have to make your own driveshafts.

I tried the diffs out of an LC Racing EMB-1 they are just a tad too narrow, you would need to buy some shims to get the diff to center in the housing correctly but the ring gear won't attach to the slipper shaft and the plastic Ecx ring gear seems to be a different pitch that the LC Racing.

I've been dealing with the mess that is the 1/18 Ecx Ruckus for 7 years and have unsuccessfully tried so many different diffs in this thing.

The worst part is Horizon won't acknowledge that the diffs are a problem they insist the diffs are just fine...........

With the way things are going for Ecx I do not foresee anyone ever making metal diffs for these. Hot Racing stopped making parts for this platform and they do not have plans to make anymore so what is in stock now is basically all that is left. They are even stopping production of parts for the 1/10 platform.

I can confirm. Per emails with them looking for parts, they haven’t had 1/10 4wd stuff in 3 years and recently stopped 1/10 2wd stuff. Leaving those of us with the “lifetime warranty” out to dry. What do you expect from a poop Chinesium outsourcing company
 

Zombietoon85

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These are all I can find in stock anymore https://carisma-shop.com/products/gt14-b-gear-diff-conversion-set
Those should drop right into the stock diff cups. Unfortunately I cannot find the rest of the diff parts. It would be nice to find the crown and ring gears.

Other than that you are stuck with the stock diffs unless you can somehow find a set of the Carisma diffs or find a set of diffs from the Losi Mini 8ight but with those you have to make your own driveshafts.

I tried the diffs out of an LC Racing EMB-1 they are just a tad too narrow, you would need to buy some shims to get the diff to center in the housing correctly but the ring gear won't attach to the slipper shaft and the plastic Ecx ring gear seems to be a different pitch that the LC Racing.

I've been dealing with the mess that is the 1/18 Ecx Ruckus for 7 years and have unsuccessfully tried so many different diffs in this thing.

The worst part is Horizon won't acknowledge that the diffs are a problem they insist the diffs are just fine...........

With the way things are going for Ecx I do not foresee anyone ever making metal diffs for these. Hot Racing stopped making parts for this platform and they do not have plans to make anymore so what is in stock now is basically all that is left. They are even stopping production of parts for the 1/10 platform.
So if I order what you linked, they will fit into the diffs as new metal gears? I don't need a new housing or driveshaft, so that's good.
 

kemosabi69

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Aight. Fingers crossed.
and thank you
Wltoys A979 1/18 2.4G 4WD Off-Road Truck is a part for part clone to the ecx ruckus 1/18 Amazon carries tons of aluminum upgrades/hopup parts for it that are pretty affordable and if you're looking for a brushless setup goolrc has what your looking for also on Amazon GoolRC 2435 4800KV 4P Sensorless Brushless Motor with 25A Brushless ESC should be the ticket
 

slick2500

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Wltoys A979 1/18 2.4G 4WD Off-Road Truck is a part for part clone to the ecx ruckus 1/18 Amazon carries tons of aluminum upgrades/hopup parts for it that are pretty affordable and if you're looking for a brushless setup goolrc has what your looking for also on Amazon GoolRC 2435 4800KV 4P Sensorless Brushless Motor with 25A Brushless ESC should be the ticket
No it isn't. Not even close to being a clone or a copy, they share as many parts as an Arrma Kraton and Team Corally Kronos.

WL Toys

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Ecx Ruckus.

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