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Old 05-09-2012, 04:46 PM   #5836
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My kit should be arriving by the end of the week. I decided to get the gear diff set and was wondering what diff oil wt should I use for indoor clay with med-high bite? 650-1000wt or AE black grease?

i have seen on oople that most are using 650cst shock oils in there gear diffs

might be worth a try

i too have 1 on the way as i am not a ball diff fan but not sure what i will build it with either right now grease or shock oils
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:31 PM   #5837
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I was on the fence whether to get the bfast kit for stock diff or the gear diff. Went with the ball diff. And boy the bfast feels sooo smooth compared to the geared durango diffs (had only the sc diff to compare)... Let us know what works for you though!

On a side note anyone tried rear anti roll bars yet with really soft springs?
+1 for the BFast diff setup. Buttery goodness!

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I do run the geardiff on dirt.

But in my opinion ( and some others ) a gear diff should not be used on dirt. a ball diff gives the buggy better handeling.
a gear diff cant slip.

indoor carpet and surface like that is where a gear diff could be used.

I run the gear diff just because Im lazy in rebuilding balldiffs
With all of the cars we run (mostly my brother), proper maintenance can be tough to keep up on. Ever since we started using the BFast kits in the 210 the diff maintenance is virtually nonexistent. He will wear out the outdrives on his buggy before the diff needs service- it's really quite unbelievable how long their diffs last if you build them right. I won't run anything else in our cars, period.
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+1 for the BFast diff setup. Buttery goodness!



With all of the cars we run (mostly my brother), proper maintenance can be tough to keep up on. Ever since we started using the BFast kits in the 210 the diff maintenance is virtually nonexistent. He will wear out the outdrives on his buggy before the diff needs service- it's really quite unbelievable how long their diffs last if you build them right. I won't run anything else in our cars, period.
Where can you get the BFast diff setup for the dex210?
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Bfast direct ..I just installed and broke mine in and it's golden.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #5840
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Do you need the whole kit, or just rings? If it's the kit, which balls are people having success with?
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Do you need the whole kit, or just rings? If it's the kit, which balls are people having success with?
I did the kit with the rings & carbide balls & also ordered the caged thrust bearing as well & it's butter.
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My set-up for diffs is BFast Carbide diff balls, Stock TD rings & Schumacher ceramic thrust bearing...buttery and maintenance free.
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i have seen on oople that most are using 650cst shock oils in there gear diffs

might be worth a try

i too have 1 on the way as i am not a ball diff fan but not sure what i will build it with either right now grease or shock oils
I have a Tacky engine assembly lube in mine. Just enough to coat the gears a little bit and its working very well for me.
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My set-up for diffs is BFast Carbide diff balls, Stock TD rings & Schumacher ceramic thrust bearing...buttery and maintenance free.
That's making my head spin Is that the generally accepted configuration?
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Where can you get the BFast diff setup for the dex210?
Straight from their website- http://bfastrc.com/durango.html. Great service to go along with top notch products
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i have seen on oople that most are using 650cst shock oils in there gear diffs

might be worth a try

i too have 1 on the way as i am not a ball diff fan but not sure what i will build it with either right now grease or shock oils
Yeah me too. I have zero experience with ball diffs and the whole break in and how to properly build them. I prefer the K.I.S.S. approach of a gear diff.

So with AE black grease, it's pretty much a light coat on the gears and that's about it?
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That's making my head spin Is that the generally accepted configuration?
Why does that make your head spin? Carbide is really the only diff ball that works in the diff and the ceramic thrust assembly is for smoothness and durability. The stock TD diff rings are perfectly flat and smooth.

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Machined Rear Hubs:
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What are you guys running for motors in stock 13.5 no boost.?

I'm running a viper system now & want to try something different. My buddy is running Orion & it's smooth but sure is loud in his b4.1

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Love me some vertical ballstud adjustment on the rear hubs. Looks good!
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