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Old 05-14-2014, 11:54 AM   #4441
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Sometimes when your car is already very good, better doesn't feel much different. That's why you have to test with the computer lap counter on.
Agreed -- its all about lap times. My lap times didn't show improvement.

I didn't try 2x1.6 or 3x1.4 either, though.
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:25 PM   #4442
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Quick question. I just rebuilt my diff last week. Can i use those dif balls in a different setup? Or should I just buy new ones again?
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Quick question. I just rebuilt my diff last week. Can i use those dif balls in a different setup? Or should I just buy new ones again?
safest bet. replace them.

In many instances you can reuse if you dont have flat spots. Figuring out if you have flat spots may not be the easiest. That is the nice thing about the ceramics....no flat spots. I am sure the "fast" guys replace them and the cheap guys do not. If your old diff was gritty, replace. Keep if it was smooth , but if its smooth, why are you replacing parts anyway...
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I still can't find a reliable screw supplier, anyone know of any? I know there was a Japanese supplier, but I can't seem to find them again
Lunsford makes a kit. I'm running that. It's pricy. 110 bucks
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safest bet. replace them.

In many instances you can reuse if you dont have flat spots. Figuring out if you have flat spots may not be the easiest. That is the nice thing about the ceramics....no flat spots. I am sure the "fast" guys replace them and the cheap guys do not. If your old diff was gritty, replace. If it was smooth keep, but if its smooth, why are you replacing parts anyway...
Yeah the dif balls are only a week old. Is the cermaics a better choice?? Some guy said they were to hard to break in or dial in. Never ran them so I wouldn't know.
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Lunsford makes a kit. I'm running that. It's pricy. 110 bucks
I am sure he is looking for the cheap ones that are as soft as alum screws, lol. I bought the tlr Ti screw kit when it was $20. As it turned out, they were just as soft as the alum screws.....I dont think any of the "cheap" screws will be at lunsford's quality.
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Yeah the dif balls are only a week old. Is the cermaics a better choice?? Some guy said they were to hard to break in or dial in. Never ran them so I wouldn't know.
well the ceramics have less "bite" on the rings. that is what he is referring to. If they are only a week old and still good, keep. but you can get flat spots on day 1 with improper break in. My b5 diff is still like butter, so I dont feel the need to rebuilt yet. When I do, I will replace the balls with tungston carbide and the thrust with avid caged ceramic. I have noticed that a LOT of the grit can be removed just by replacing the thrust bearing and plates. I only race once a week, so my diffs last a long time.
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Yeah the dif balls are only a week old. Is the cermaics a better choice?? Some guy said they were to hard to break in or dial in. Never ran them so I wouldn't know.
Buy the casper RC ceramic thrust and use the stock balls and rings and you'll have a cheap, very long lasting smooth diff.
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Buy the casper RC ceramic thrust and use the stock balls and rings and you'll have a cheap, very long lasting smooth diff.
how are casper's balls better
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how are casper's balls better
They're ceramic and one piece. Avid's are also very good. I have yet to try bfast's version.
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so are avid's. I suggested the avid, then he suggested caspers. I was wondering what was better about caspers.
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Not looking for ones that are soft like the aluminum ones, actually looking for I believe it is grade 5 titanium or one step up, like I said I am still doing research and a lot of it at that.
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Not looking for ones that are soft like the aluminum ones, actually looking for I believe it is grade 5 titanium or one step up, like I said I am still doing research and a lot of it at that.
cool. If you find a good source, I will probably join in if the pricing is good and you can find the same grade.
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so are avid's. I suggested the avid, then he suggested caspers. I was wondering what was better about caspers.
I could tell no difference between avid and Casper's one piece thrusts.

They probably get them from the same company.
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Which slipper should I use for stock?

Should I use the exotek locked slipper to save weight - or does that make it drive poorly

Is anyone having luck using the old b4 twin plate slipper? Is there a disadvantage in stock to using the new heavier multi-plate slippers?
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