Anyone know where to find a steel idler gear for a 2wd Torment? I found a link for one from Robinson Racing, but as my luck would have it - discontinued.
I went that route a few months ago, but wore out the idler gear alone. I'm guessing too tight on the slipper, or too much attempting to do crazy recoveries from even crazier spinouts with stock tires. Plus, someone backed over it a few driveways down last week. Whatever the cause was, everything else seems intact. I grabbed a new motor and transmission housing just in case. Everything seemed fine until it started grinding yesterday, so I took it apart and the idler gear was shredded. Funny thing, the grease still felt slick and no metal shavings were found. I hate to shuck out 30 bucks on an entire gear set if all I need is a single idler gear. However, if the full set is all that's available - I guess I'll be forced to take that route. I just sank a boatload of money in this thing to make it as bulletproof as possible, so saving a few bucks on repairs would be nice right about now. Wasn't exactly expecting to put my 1:10 torment head-to-head against a 1:1 SUV when bulletproofing. Thanks for the suggestion!You can get the all metal gear transmission set for 30 bucks. Part number ecx9001.