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Old 03-19-2017, 09:53 AM   #391
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Cool Keep out some of the dirt.

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try cleaning the diff really good and flipping or replacing the rings. the carbide balls are much hard than the rings and can last several rebuilds. get all the gunk outta the thrust washer. Since its is exposed to outside elements the grease turns into dirt batter.
You can make a "CV boot" to cover the out drives with shrink tubing.Tamiya has some cool ones that may fit your out drives. Very good idea to make some for the outer joint as well.Keeps some of the dirt out.
Du Bro makes body clip keepers to make your slipper clutch cover harder to lose. One of my Associated T-4's.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:39 AM   #392
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Default Rookie Question: Removing Thrust Spring

I'm trying to take apart a ball diff for an SC5M and am really struggling to get the thrust spring out. Are there any tips or tricks for doing that?

Does the difficulty I'm having suggest that it was tightened down too much before, or is that a normal problem to have? Thanks!
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It have"welded" itself to the out drive hub.
May be packed with dirt.
Pull it out or drive it out from the inside.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:21 AM   #394
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I recently got into rc cars, been flying helis for the past 4 years...

I've got 2 cars now, asso b5m and asso sc5m. They're both setup for outside tracks, the tracks are very loose and low traction. Both of the cars have ball diffs. B5m works just fine, with the sc5m i'm having some trouble.

I've rebuilt the diff with the associated rebuild kit. First i tried sanding the diff plates, then used new plates. My problem is that the diff doesn't spin smooth. It feels as if there were grooves on the plates, even though they're super smooth. The diff that is troubling me has black diff balls, the working diff has the stock metal color balls.

I can't get the diff work smoothly, should i just order a set of new balls? I'd love to drive the sc5m aswell, have had to use gear diff, but as i mentioned the track surface is very loose and for beginner its kinda hard to drive, compared to my b5m with ball diff....

Or does it just need a proper break in process to get the diff spinning smoothly ?
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It's the rings for the diff and the thrust rings that wear out.The black balls may be ceramic. MIP has the rings that you need.
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:14 AM   #396
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I actually had already ordered a set of original regular diff balls. I swapped em last evening and the diff now runs just like the b5m, all smooth now
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Hey guys, I just had an issue with an older trinity sapphire speed gems 17t motor. This motors is supposed to have adjustable timing but I can't figure it out how this works. Any help would be appreciated.
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Great reference, thanks for making it a sticky.
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Hey guys, I just had an issue with an older trinity sapphire speed gems 17t motor. This motors is supposed to have adjustable timing but I can't figure it out how this works. Any help would be appreciated.
You are in the wrong section,however,there are timing marks on the can on the outer section of the end bell.Leave the end bell screws loose and rotate the can while running.No more than 3 "marks" past "0".
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I just rebuilt a diff with new parts since the others were shot. I ended up at a 8th turn from bottoming out. At a 1/4 turn it wanted to slip the diff.
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Running a few associated cars and was looking at reducing my rebuild costs.

Has anyone hear bought bearing balls in mass quantities to reduce rebuild costs?

https://www.bocabearings.com/product...lls-(100)-1207


Was thinking of ordering 1/16" balls for the trust bearing as the 5/64's are not as readily available in ceramic. Maybe I can fit one or two more balls in as well. May just purchase a caged thrust bearing and then it should last the life of the vehicle right?
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Questions?? Caged thrust bearing?

It sounds expensive,but maybe worth it for ease of rebuild. I would be interested. Thanks.
BOCA bearings are expensive.
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Spending at least $18 for a mip or associated kit with carbide balls. seems like for mod truck I get less slip and more tuning out of standard chrome balls.

12 bucks for 100 balls. 1.50 for diff rings. So $4 bucks a rebuild. It it was just one car I wouldn't bother but I am up to three and seems like I do at least once a month rotating through the cars. Typically I don't do the spring or new bolt.

http://www.schelleracing.com/Schelle...R-Losi-SCH1086

For the caged thrust bearing I am under the impression that these last pretty much forever.
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Default Caged diff thrust bearing.

Thanks for the link!
I found this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Trinity-1-10-Differential-Captured-Thrust-Washer-Kit-Associated-TLR-TEP3037-/201846783318

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Thrust bearings wear out? I don't typically have to replace mine. It's the main bearings and rings that wear out.
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