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Old 07-24-2015, 10:01 AM   #14716
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Put one of the old thrust wahers on first then the avid. Avid is thinner and the screw runs out of thread.
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The avid thrust is a good millimeter thinner overall than the stock one, so the bolt runs out of threads. However, Right where the bolt maxes out, is right where I like to run my diff
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Right where the bolt maxes out, is right where I like to run my diff
They designed it that way
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:21 AM   #14718
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The avid thrust is a good millimeter thinner overall than the stock one, so the bolt runs out of threads. However, Right where the bolt maxes out, is right where I like to run my diff
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I used the Avid ceramic thrust in both of my cars (one now sold) and never had this issue. I don't use the "flick" method for setting my diffs though either. I simply hold the spur and turn one wheel by hand and "feel" how tight it is. Maybe I got lucky, or I simply like my diffs more free than others? Obviously without slipping.
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oh, I am also running the MIP bolt, as I find the AE ones to be garbage. Maybe the thread count is SLIGHTLY different? I'm not sure.
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The arms are not on wrong. No matter what arms you use if they're on the wrong side, it moves the shock mount to the front of the arm. Which will be a VERY noticeable problem. If we really want to get picky the pic from RC Car Action is of a B5m, not a B5m lite. The location of the screw holding in the hinge pin tells you so.

It's all a moot point. He already said he figured it out.
True.
For some reason I was thinking the shock mount holes were on both sides.
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For some reason I was thinking the shock mount holes were on both sides.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:05 PM   #14722
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oh, I am also running the MIP bolt, as I find the AE ones to be garbage. Maybe the thread count is SLIGHTLY different? I'm not sure.
Hmm..I'm on the stock AE bolt without issue..Maybe one of those "is what it is" situations?
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:09 PM   #14723
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The rear arms look backwards to.
On the lite kits, the "R" arm goes on the left and the "L" on the right side.
They are actually the regular B5R arms. Little confusing to say the least.

Swapping those will kick the hubs more forward away from the shocks. Check the RC car action pic Chris above.
This! Gave me so much trouble. Lol.I was trying to figure out why they looked correct on the wrong side. That was half the battle.
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Old 07-24-2015, 04:10 PM   #14724
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Hmm..I'm on the stock AE bolt without issue..Maybe one of those "is what it is" situations?
I'm sure. All I know is on my original diff bolt snapped like a toothpick.

Maybe a month or so after I bought my B5m,.. after an afternoon of racing, a fellow racer wanted to take my car for a spin on the track to see how my car drove compared to his. He was curious as to how I typically had my car setup to drive. I said "SURE... but let me tighten my diff just a tiny bit first... it feels a little on the loose side". My intent was to give it a 1/16th turn.

I put the car on the bench, inserted my 2mm wrench in the outdrive, and started to turn the bolt. The moment the very first NANO-ounce of pressure was applied (or whatever you would call the smallest amount of measurable force).. the bolt snapped in half. It wasn't already tight, and it wasn't bound up, nothing like that. I make small adjustments to my diff all the time, THOUSANDS of times, in countless cars.

Let me stress.. this bolt felt like it had maybe 1/100th the strength of a toothpick. I later found out that there were 2 or 3 other guys that had their diff bolt snap in similar ways, earlier.

Anyway... I went to the MIP bolt right away and never looked back. I am sure my bolt had a defect, it was an anomaly, and there are probably a pile of AE diff bolts out there that are as good as my MIP... but it seems to happen to some percentage of the stock AE diff bolts.
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I run the avid thrust in my stock diff and my pucks. I do not have this issue.
Same here Leigh...what the heck?
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I run the mip bolt too, son broke an AE and just switched. Only broke an MIP when I WWf that thing the other night.

I have to get off the flick method. Went to hold the tire and spur and see if it will slip and adjust as needed. No slippage so it is good, flick method feels loose.

You guys ever set a slipper on a 13.5, ihear the squeal, tighten more littledifferent pitch then tighten again and it pops up....good to go. This time I was setting it on my 13.5 and got the squeal but after that instead of pop up, a little shutter like it had a 25.5 in it . Backed off squeal but never could get to pop up. Diff is good on this car, slipper looks good, car is fast but weird.
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I just received the brass rear suspension mounts with inserts. Which inserts will go in that to put the rear toe/anti-squat at the same settings as the original plastic mounts?

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I just received the brass rear suspension mounts with inserts. Which inserts will go in that to put the rear toe/anti-squat at the same settings as the original plastic mounts?

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Use the same C inserts as you were using for the plastic c holder. Look for the numbers on the side of the grey inserts. For the D block arrows point in.
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So tonight I finally got my car all setup and ready for the track. I figured I would weigh it just to see what it would be at. It sits right at 1526g. I am running a D4 maxzilla 1s short stack, tekin rsx, full size airtronics servo, thunder power 3800mah shorty and stock body.

I am guessing this is a good weight to be at. I am wondering what can I do to help to get less drag in the drivetrain. My car is new and I know it will need to "break in" but what else could be done? I have looked into the puck system and also considering the shelle racing slipper. Not sure what else I could do besides tear out all bearings and clean the grease out of them and put my avid bearing oil in.
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So tonight I finally got my car all setup and ready for the track. I figured I would weigh it just to see what it would be at. It sits right at 1526g. I am running a D4 maxzilla 1s short stack, tekin rsx, full size airtronics servo, thunder power 3800mah shorty and stock body.

I am guessing this is a good weight to be at. I am wondering what can I do to help to get less drag in the drivetrain. My car is new and I know it will need to "break in" but what else could be done? I have looked into the puck system and also considering the shelle racing slipper. Not sure what else I could do besides tear out all bearings and clean the grease out of them and put my avid bearing oil in.
Cut gears(17.5) and ceramic bearings
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