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Team Associated Laydown transmission conversion for B6D:
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B6: B6 Manual and setup sheets

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1) put inner bearing in hub
2) slide large shim over axle all the way up to the back of the axle
3) slide axle/bone into hub carrier
4) slide small shim onto axle through hub carrier
5) push outter bearing into hub carrier

using that i'm able to put my normal male silverback gorilla wheel nut tightening job and there's no binding. in the pictures that come with the shims (the pic socket posted) it seems like they want you to slide both shims onto the axle before sliding the axle into the hub carrier and like i said, that doesn't work.



I've traditionally done the diff screw head on the left side (driver's side), but have since switched to the Right side (passenger side) regardless of transmission type (3 gear RM vs 3 gear MM and 4 gear MM).

Kdub (Kurt Wenger, former AE designer) had this to say on the matter:

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I think I count as an authority on the matter. I always run my diff screw on the right side (when sitting "inside" the car). I take off the tire and pull the outer hinge pin to get to the adjustment screw.

The right rear is the way the AE manuals state (or used to state). It really shouldn't matter since you go around turns both left and right.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:35 AM   #1801
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Almost done, just need the esc and servo. Running Kyosho Velvet shocks on this.
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Almost done, just need the esc and servo. Running Kyosho Velvet shocks on this.





So bad ars,, I want one

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Is this the mirage or viper body
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Hi guys, apologies if this has been covered already. I am considering a B6D as an all round car with the laydown transmission kit. Can anyone confirm if it is possible to run the rear shocks on the front of the rear wishbones, or is this only available when using the laydown gearbox? Thanks
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Hi guys, apologies if this has been covered already. I am considering a B6D as an all round car with the laydown transmission kit. Can anyone confirm if it is possible to run the rear shocks on the front of the rear wishbones, or is this only available when using the laydown gearbox? Thanks
You can put the shocks on the front of the arms with the laydown only. With the stand up, you're only able to run them on the rear. The laydown you can do both.

Please read page 1 and the wiki, this is covered.
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you need the laydown gear box to mount the shocks on the front
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Hi guys, apologies if this has been covered already. I am considering a B6D as an all round car with the laydown transmission kit. Can anyone confirm if it is possible to run the rear shocks on the front of the rear wishbones, or is this only available when using the laydown gearbox? Thanks
Only when running the laydown gearbox.
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Thanks guys, must have missed this bit in the Wiki!
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I had my first run with the car last night. Box stock i was consistently 2-3 tenths faster per lap than my b5m factory lite. I also went from 3mm on the rear tower to 1mm and it really freed up the car in turns. Really easy to drive and you can push the car hard. The only problem i had was i cracked a rear shock tower on a minor cart wheel. Luckily my tower hobbies order arrived on Monday so i had a spare.
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Do bad ars,, I want one

Ordering a body
Is this the mirage or viper body
It's the Protech.
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What's the difference between installing the rear shocks infront/rear of the rear arms ?
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What's the difference between installing the rear shocks infront/rear of the rear arms ?
Front of arms takes weight off the rear axle. Rear of arms puts more weight on the rear axle.
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Buddha, I edited the wiki, take that and just plug it into page 1 please!
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Weight bias and rotational inertia reduction.

also helps protect the shocks
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cracked my rear tower. Lot's of low flying flips. No big high speed into the wall type crashes.

I THINK once the wing is cracked it may start give and flex too much on a flip putting all the stress on the rear tower. Lucky for me I have a couple spares.
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Question for the two recent rear tower breakage, did you sand the edges and seal with CA?
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