Monster GT Forward Only Conversion (FOC) Kit

Many people have been having troubles installing the forward only conversion (FOC) kit for the Monster GT, it seems some of the FOC kit instructions are incorrect. So I’ve made up my own instructions for everyone which should make things a lot easier. I should make a note, these instructions are assuming you’ve got the Monster GT transmission out of the truck and disassembled

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How to remove aluminum anodizing

I recently posted my Traxxas T-Maxx up for sale in the RC classifieds, but before I did I wanted to dress up my used T-Maxx truck. You see, being a bashing truck it had a few scratches and not all the aluminum parts wasn’t the same color.

So I decided to take my multi-color aluminum pieces and make them all one color, raw aluminum. In this post I’ll show how to remove anodizing from your aluminum RC parts.

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T-Maxx Differential Shimming

Whats Needed:

  • 6x9x.5 Teflon shims (# 3981)
  • Tools to remove the diffs from the truck

Lets Begin:

Obviously, you need the diffs off the truck and fully disassembled. Clean all grease and/or oil off of all parts. You need to shim while the parts are “dry” so the grease isn’t adding false width here and there.

From here on, I’ll assume you’ve cleaned everything and have it all apart. Also, you will need a bag of 3981 (6x9x.5 Teflon shims). You can use thinner steel shims, but I didn’t and it worked out fine.

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RC-Solutions T-Maxx Bulkheads

Items included RC Solutions t-maxx bulkheads

What you will need for installation, this is based on the assumption these will be added to a stock T-Maxx, if other after market hop ups, or fasteners have been used this list will vary

  • Quality #2 screwdriver
  • 1.5mm hex driver
  • Locktite

After receiving the Bulkheads, I gave them the once over, they looked very nice, and to be well made. They appeared to be machined to where weight was removed from them without sacrificing structural integrity. The hinge pins were included, and after checking them out, I noticed right away that that there were no grooves in the pins for e-clips. The pins are held in by two allen set screws for each pin, through the bulkhead. After checking everything out I was ready to start wrenching.

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Gear Ratio 101: Learn the basics of gear ratio

Definition: gear ratio n.

The ratio of the speed of rotation of the powered gear of a gear train to that of the final or driven gear.

Gear Ratio’s can be difficult to understand, but with a fairly brief explanation I will attempt to make this often misunderstood equation VERY easy to grasp. Simply stated, a gear ratio is a numerical value that describes the relationship between two gears (a spur and pinion gear for our discussion). A gear ratio can also describe the relationship between the FIRST gear and the LAST gear in a gear train (or a transmission). You take the number of teeth on the DRIVEN (Spur) gear and divide it by the number of teeth on the DRIVE (Pinion) gear………the numbers are expressed as such: A 72 Tooth Spur divided by a 20 Tooth Pinion = 3.60 to 1 or 3.60:1

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