Don't buy this until they updated the top shaft to be full width (same as kit). It strips idler gears like no tomorrow.
Ive been running this in my SC6.1 for about a month now on very high bite indoor clay (running slicks). I haven't had a single issue running my Schuur Speed 17.5 v4 with the purple (torque) rotor. It is significantly lighter than the stock setup and I would not recommend this for anyone running on carpet as this seems to be where most people are having issues. But if your running on clay, give it a go, you won't be disappointed.
Purchased in October of 2020, the gear on the Eliminator shaft has been updated and is now the same width as the gear on the Original Slipper shaft, so stripping the idler is no longer as issue. Uses standard spur gears. Slipper eliminator and new hardware was 14 grams less than the original hardware, so if your close to minimum weight you will need to add some somewhere else.
nice design but it is only to work with associated slipper spur gears. I got it thinking I could mount kimbrough gears on it but the nut does not lock the spur adapter onto the top shaft. I had to make a spacer out of the stock spur to take up the space that it was missing between nut and adapter.
2nd season runnin this set up with 17.5 on High traction clay with slicks and have had no issues.
Very responsive but I to wish it were compatible off brand lighter spur gears tho.
If your not running 17.5 stock I don't recommend this if you are it is very helpful for stock buggy racing.
Don't but this as it's only good for stripping idler gears. There's an update version only available on RC10.COM (same part number). The teeth on the shaft of the updated version are as wide as the idleritself. Not sure why AE is still selling this awful version.
Upgraded to this while running 17.5 Running on high traction carpet with jumps and hairpins.It works better the just tightening the slipper down. Plus less weight to spin. Great product. Geared 78/28
i have the first rendition of the slipper eliminator kit ( not full width of the idler)and it is still going strong over high bite track conditions for several months. No stripped idlers or top shafts in 17.5 SC and buggy. I would not use if over 13.5. I can attest that the new generation is now full width of idler.
Been running on high bite Astro for a few weeks with no issues.
Would prefer if it was compatible with kimbrough gears.
Ran this for 1 race on high grip carpet in 17.5 2wd buggy. 2nd race stripped out idler gear. The top shaft is too narrow and strips the idler gear. Hope AE gets this fixed.
If you run on high grip carpet DON'T run this direct drive, i'm now on my 5th idler gear which is unacceptable. I ran the Exotek flite top shaft and eliminator in my previous b6 for about one year, and had ZERO issues with that combo under the same conditions. Like previously stated, the issue is that the teeth on this top shaft are too narrow and don't spread the load evenly...
I love my b6.1 and its a fantastic buggy that ill continue to run, but something needs to be done able this. AE i hope you're listening!
In Australian conditions, on clay outdoor track, running 17.5 Stock...excellent!
No good on high grip. Gear is too narrow and strips idler.
stripped idler gear in a few runs on astro. AE needs to make the topshaft gear as wide as the idler gear, like the one for the slipper. Also the gear box might need an upgrade, not the best AE has ever made. Machined to make the topshaft and idler a bit tighter mesh, should help. A huge disappointment ! Been running the lockout on the B6 for over a year with no problems.
Please help AE !!!
Don't even try it on carpet or astro, even with a 17.5. It will kill your idler gear within a few packs. Might work on clay with a 17.5, but nothing more powerful.
Used this on clay for 5 race days. Alot of laps. Zero issues and zero sign of abnormal wear on idler gear. 17.5
For people worried about stripped idler gears. This only happens if you tryu and run 13.5. 17.5 no issues, but with that said, maybe AE should come out with an aluminum idler gear.
Works fine on 17.5 carpet I've had no problems . The only thing is you have to use the stock spur gears unless you want to modify the other ones .
Very hesitant on using this on a carpet track. Have seen idler gears stripped within seconds