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Old 10-05-2015, 03:22 PM   #15871
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Need to purchase some new batteries for my B5M and T5M. What size batteries should I run? What brand seems to be the best? Thanks
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Need to purchase some new batteries for my B5M and T5M. What size batteries should I run? What brand seems to be the best? Thanks
I like Orion. Decent IR and look cool.
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:10 PM   #15873
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With the new AE springs, Green Fronts 54mm at 3.75 lbs, old Green big bore at 3.25. I am safe to say I need to find a 54mm at 3.25 to get same rebound in the conversion?
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Anyone used a torque gauge to measure diff tightness. I know you can get screwdriver/wrench torque gauges. Seems like a reliable way to get the tightness right.

There are cheap ones out there.
http://m.supercheapauto.com.au/Produ...Angular/214307

Just an idea. What do you think? Could you hold 1 wheel and twist the other with the gauge. To get a reading.
Personally I race toy cars for bowling trophies so this seems a little excessive to me. No offense but with tolerances not crazy tight batch to batch and with the setup changes and wear a diff experiences even if you check after every single run your never going to get identical readings and you probably wont even get close after a rebuild or 2
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Personally I race toy cars for bowling trophies so this seems a little excessive to me. No offense but with tolerances not crazy tight batch to batch and with the setup changes and wear a diff experiences even if you check after every single run your never going to get identical readings and you probably wont even get close after a rebuild or 2
Shhh, let him do it and tell everyone they're wrong.

He probably won't come back to tell us all we were right, but I will feel validated.
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:09 PM   #15876
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This is pretty easy - pull apart the transmission and see where the play is. You don't want it super tight in the cases, however just like anything, shim to perfection.
Cool, thanks Socket.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:03 PM   #15877
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I'll take everyone 's feedback on face value. The gauge is $20. I saw Jconcepts have a ride height gauge for $30. So value is reasonable.

From the feedback though it would seem too unreliable. If I get bored one day. Might give it a whirl. Thanks for your input.

I can hear you socket. You ll have to whisper much quieter. I'll think I'll wait to tell everyone they are wrong. You ruined the moment you cynical one.
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I use SMC shorty packs. They are priced good and work great.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:27 PM   #15879
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When using the Associated aluminum rear hubs, which position is closest to the stock setup? Also will I need any washers between the ball stud and the hub?
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I'll take everyone 's feedback on face value. The gauge is $20. I saw Jconcepts have a ride height gauge for $30. So value is reasonable.

From the feedback though it would seem too unreliable. If I get bored one day. Might give it a whirl. Thanks for your input.

I can hear you socket. You ll have to whisper much quieter. I'll think I'll wait to tell everyone they are wrong. You ruined the moment you cynical one.
I think it makes sense in the mechanical world and would be great if it was a click it and forget it but with all the plastic and variables it may get you close but then you would still need to tweak tighter or looser depending.
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I think it makes sense in the mechanical world and would be great if it was a click it and forget it but with all the plastic and variables it may get you close but then you would still need to tweak tighter or looser depending.
Diff's wear. Diff's set in, and Diff's are active. They're also held together by a Nylock. It's not a torqued assembly that can actively be measured because of all of these variables above.

But, what do I know. I carry the same clout as the idiot that gives us facts on 3 gears but doesn't know how camber links work.
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Relax, people... same team.

Volition, When I setting my diff, I can get a pretty noticeable change in diff tightness or looseness as, maybe going in a quarter turn, or out a quarter turn, but the tension/torque I feel on my allen wrench doesn't seem to really change. You need to be able to tune your diff based on the perceived tension in the diff action, and then know how that tension behaves on the track. You aren't going to get what you need from a ball diff, using a torque wrench. Does not apply.
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Anyone used a torque gauge to measure diff tightness. I know you can get screwdriver/wrench torque gauges. Seems like a reliable way to get the tightness right.

There are cheap ones out there.
http://m.supercheapauto.com.au/Produ...Angular/214307

Just an idea. What do you think? Could you hold 1 wheel and twist the other with the gauge. To get a reading.
Your'e thinking of using the torque wrench to measure the actual diff action, right? Not the diff bolt torque?

At the very least I don't think the linked wrench is the correct tool. That appears to be a version of what some call a torque-tension tool with a 1/2" socket drive, used for final torquing of fairly substantial full scale bolts. Not sensitive enough, and the angle part doesn't apply.

With a far more sensitive/lower range torque only wrench it might be possible at least to an extent. I think the best chance of success would be on the bare diff out of the car. The torque is so low that things like driveshaft binding and hub bearings would add to the challenge.

Interesting idea, if you do try it I would like to know how it works or doesn't.
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How much longer till we get a worlds kit?
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How much longer till we get a worlds kit?
Yeah, make it happen by November please....
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