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Old 05-29-2014, 04:52 PM   #4861
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yeah, I will be running 17.5.
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All packs are made in china. What is the point? Everything made in china is the same. Why buy reedy then, all reedy comes from china. The quality controls that the company ordering and distribution the product is what matters. GL with china based support
point is they are made in China so those buying them and saying they are buying USA products is not true. In an above post someone was making a buying decision because they pointed out smc was an American brand. Just pointing out they are not American made and there are better options out there than smc, and making a decision based on a USA company may not be the best option, especially when the money is not going where you think.
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point is they are made in China so those buying them and saying they are buying USA products is not true. In an above post someone was making a buying decision because they pointed out smc was an American brand. Just pointing out they are not American made and there are better options out there than smc, and making a decision based on a USA company may not be the best option, especially when the money is not going where you think.
So what are the better options?
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point is they are made in China so those buying them and saying they are buying USA products is not true. In an above post someone was making a buying decision because they pointed out smc was an American brand. Just pointing out they are not American made and there are better options out there than smc, and making a decision based on a USA company may not be the best option, especially when the money is not going where you think.
What they say and what they mean is two different things. What they say is "it's not a US company so I'll buy from the US company". What they mean is, "I'd rather the US owned business distributor make my $ than the Chinese owned company make my $". Yes, the original manufacturer will always make their cut and most are good with that. But when you can choose who makes that second cut - whether it's Reedy, Promatch, or SMC, many choose the US owned company. That's what they mean.
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And who owns US companies, foreigners.
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So i have a pucks on the way. Its a lightly used set. Once i install it, I will be stuck with it. meaning, if something goes bad, I am done for the night, or try to re-assemble the kit diff. What are the parts of the packs that tends to go bad?
I have the pucks on my B5m, with the exception of having extra pucks, or a dogbone maybe, all the parts from the AE diff rebuild kit will work just fine. Unless there is something I am missing...
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I have the pucks on my B5m, with the exception of having extra pucks, or a dogbone maybe, all the parts from the AE diff rebuild kit will work just fine. Unless there is something I am missing...
ok, I guess I sont need spare pins, just maybe some orange thingys? I have seen those break and come off during a race.
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ok, I guess I sont need spare pins, just maybe some orange thingys? I have seen those break and come off during a race.
yeah def the orange things... they wear through. i had 1 of 4 wear through after 30 packs, and i replaced them all ($6 for 8 at my local track). Replace the orange thing before they wear through because if the steel pin wears on the outdrive at all, new plastic pucks (the orange thing is a puck) will wear much faster.

guy at our track uses the pucks with 13.5 in the mod class, and he says he replaces them every 12 packs. they are cheap and easy to replace
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ok, I guess I sont need spare pins, just maybe some orange thingys? I have seen those break and come off during a race.
Yep, orange pucks, locktite everything. Even though the thrust is different from AE my guess is that the AE thrust will work.
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Yep, orange pucks, locktite everything. Even though the thrust is different from AE my guess is that the AE thrust will work.
the pucks comes with a caged thrust washer. I think its used to protect the outdrive from
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the pucks comes with a caged thrust washer. I think its used to protect the outdrive from
Mine wasn't caged. it was just smaller bearnings, and more of them compared to the AE kit.
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Mine wasn't caged. it was just smaller bearnings, and more of them compared to the AE kit.
sorry meant, one grooved washer.
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What they say and what they mean is two different things. What they say is "it's not a US company so I'll buy from the US company". What they mean is, "I'd rather the US owned business distributor make my $ than the Chinese owned company make my $". Yes, the original manufacturer will always make their cut and most are good with that. But when you can choose who makes that second cut - whether it's Reedy, Promatch, or SMC, many choose the US owned company. That's what they mean.
look at this way ...

American middle man that just puts a sticker on...

Or

A manufactor from China with mass resources to bring the best possible product for the lowest price.



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look at this way ...

American middle man that just puts a sticker on...

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A manufactor from China with mass resources to bring the best possible product for the lowest price.



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I hope you can use the AE kit anyway lol. Maybe I need to order a few replacement thrust sets.
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