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Old 08-01-2016, 10:18 AM   #1771
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I took my SC5M out for the first run last week. Overall I'm very happy with how it drives but am going back and forth on the ride height. I see by reading through this thread and from most setups online that almost everybody runs lower ride heights than the kit setup, to get even close to those I have to run the collars up enough that that the springs have some freeplay in them which I of course don't want (I'm using the middle spring cups, and gray front, white rear springs). These ride heights are also far from the kit setup of "bones and front arms level. I didn't mess with ride height too much last week and plan on doing more experimenting this week, but the truck did feel a little "lazy" coming off jumps like the suspension was just sacking out on the jump face and not preloading. Is the kit setup for ride height just that far off for everyone?
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I'm running 29 front / 27 rear with the gray front / white springs as well on a bumpy outdoor track with some descent jumps and it feels pretty good. When in doubt, listen to Cav.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:52 AM   #1772
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Thanks for the replies guys. I guess what is throwing me off is that I have not seen any setup sheet or anybody mention running anything other than the 5mm cups and I just don't see the way to get the ride height right without the springs clanking around. I guess I just need to make the changes that work for me, but I just feel like I'm missing something here. Is anybody running the smaller spring cups?
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:57 AM   #1773
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I'm running 29 front / 27 rear with the gray front / white springs as well on a bumpy outdoor track with some descent jumps and it feels pretty good. When in doubt, listen to Cav.
yeah, depends on outdoor or indoor / traction. according the Cavilleri's setup sheets, he ran 30/28 at Hot Rod (small/medium outdoor - i have run there quite a few times), although as low as 25/23 Indoor last year at Nationals.

Too high and you are traction rolling, Too high and you're driving a bus.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:06 AM   #1774
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Thanks for the replies guys. I guess what is throwing me off is that I have not seen any setup sheet or anybody mention running anything other than the 5mm cups and I just don't see the way to get the ride height right without the springs clanking around. I guess I just need to make the changes that work for me, but I just feel like I'm missing something here. Is anybody running the smaller spring cups?
Are you using the original springs? They're shorter than the new "truck" springs. Use the tallest spring cup if you need to however I believe I'm running the +5 front and rear.

Here's a chart that shows the old springs and the new springs:
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yeah, depends on outdoor or indoor / traction. according the Cavilleri's setup sheets, he ran 30/28 at Hot Rod (small/medium outdoor - i have run there quite a few times), although as low as 25/23 Indoor last year at Nationals.

Too high and you are traction rolling, Too high and you're driving a bus.
yep, that's why I kept the suspension somewhat stiff to prevent the body roll and so it doesn't chassis slap the jumps and landers.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:41 PM   #1775
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Thanks for the parts list. I will be ordering them. Have to stay one step a head of my brother.


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Does anyone know if the B6 gear diff fits in the SC5?
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Does anyone know if the B6 gear diff fits in the SC5?
sure...since is the same diff as the 5 series
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sure...since is the same diff as the 5 series
Are your sure? They have different part numbers.

B6 Gear Diff - ASC91703

B5 Gear Diff - ASC91461
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I don't think that's accurate. The B6 can use B5 diffs with shimming, so that probably means that the B6 diffs are wider than the B5's and thus, won't fit. I could be wrong about the 6 series gear diff though. But the 5 series diff (#91461) fits no problem.
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I don't think that's accurate. The B6 can use B5 diffs with shimming, so that probably means that the B6 diffs are wider than the B5's and thus, won't fit. I could be wrong about the 6 series gear diff though. But the 5 series diff (#91461) fits no problem.
B6 BALL diffs are different (wider). The B6 gear diff is the same width as the B5 gear diff. The main difference I believe is the B6 version comes with an aluminum outer cap.
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Are your sure? They have different part numbers.

B6 Gear Diff - ASC91703

B5 Gear Diff - ASC91461
the b6 gear diff comes with the option alum cover.....hence the new part number
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There are other differences too, the B6 diff gas different shims and 2 o rings that the b5 doesn't
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the big black shims are for the b6 tranny. no needed for the b5. the rest is just updates. look at the outdrive and diff case part numbers....they are the same....since those are the "fitment" pieces.
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There are other differences too, the B6 diff gas different shims and 2 o rings that the b5 doesn't
cool - I was thinking about getting a gear diff as this the rc my young boys also drive. Sounds like it would be smart to get the B6 version - with the aluminum cap and all of the included shims.
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I just put a b5 gear diff in my sc5m this morning.
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