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Team Associated Laydown transmission conversion for B6D:
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How to Sand and Seal carbon fiber:
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Sanding and sealing carbon fiber 2
Sanding and sealing carbon fiber 3
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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 05-02-2016, 08:45 AM   #196
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Questions?? Lay Down

I just keep thinking why not a dirt car with a lay down trans

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I just keep thing why not a dirt car with a lay down trans
Because they (the team / engineers at AE) figured out that a dirt car with a laydown does not compete on carpet compared to what else is out there. Watch some of the videos from AE and from EOS on redrc.
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I just keep thing why not a dirt car with a lay down trans
What exactly are you asking? Are you asking why where are 2 cars?
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I just keep thing why not a dirt car with a lay down trans
Because on lower bite tracks you want the weight more to the rear of the car? The lay down trans moves the motor forward.
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Old 05-02-2016, 11:35 AM   #200
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I spoke Brent and Cody at the EOS and the idea behind the car is good. Only downside it's a whole new platform with only a couple parts that are compatible with the B5(M). Car looked good in the finals. Brent told me they are aiming for a release in June, so it should be good. Curious about the final production car, I won't run it, but will check it out for sure.
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The main thing I dislike about the new car is the CF towers. I personally have sanding and sealing cf. And they still break and cost a ton to replace. I thought the composite front towers were fine. That being said, AE is offering a lot of car for $309.
Turf and carpet tracks almost require the carbon towers. Since the local track went carpet here, shock towers on everyone's cars were snapping. There's no give once you flip and catch a tower on the carpet.

It won't be long before we see carpet and turf designed cars shrinking towers down to TC onroad heights or cantilever setups.
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Turf and carpet tracks almost require the carbon towers. Since the local track went carpet here, shock towers on everyone's cars were snapping. There's no give once you flip and catch a tower on the carpet.
I have seen cf towers break also. I personally would have preferred composite for racing on clay. Unsure how much carpet will take over here in the US. We have a new track coming soon and the last i heard is it will be dirt. I kind of wish it was a carpet track like the 702. I think bringing in the onroad guys will only increase business. That being said, I have no idea long term if the offroad guys will destroy the carpet for the onroad guys.
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**** Also, why is there still no OEM fan mount, lol. Surely there must be enough 17.5 drivers to design one.
For like $9.99 (Trinity fan mount) plus a fan and you have a fan mount! Not a deal breaker for most as people just gear so the motor doesn't get too hot. But for the few that don't, there ya go.

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Pre ordered the B6D. Looks like the geometry stays very close to the B5m so I doubt it handles much differently or will be markably faster. Looks like a good well refined buggy. Hopefully the kit comes with ti-nitrade shock shafts and ti turnbuckles like the marketing pics. Also like that it comes with more Aluminum and good bearings. Justifies the extra $30.

AE managed to address some of the weak points of the b5 i.e. the front spindle inserts. Im going to get the parts to run the laydown tranny just to see how it works on dirt. I race on medium grip indoor so it may not work but I like tinkering.
No titanium nitride shafts or v2 shafts or xrings
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No titanium nitride shafts or v2 shafts or xrings
From the product release info:
"V2 12mm "Big Bore" threaded aluminum shocks with 3mm TiN coated shafts and low friction x-rings for improved smoothness"
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From the product release info:
"V2 12mm "Big Bore" threaded aluminum shocks with 3mm TiN coated shafts and low friction x-rings for improved smoothness"
Yes, it comes with this. The previous post was in reference to that being a deal breaker if it wasn't included...hence the tears, lol
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Yes, it comes with this. The previous post was in reference to that being a deal breaker if it wasn't included...hence the tears, lol
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We have a new track coming soon and the last i heard is it will be dirt. I kind of wish it was a carpet track like the 702. I think bringing in the onroad guys will only increase business.
Well look who's coming around
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Upon closer look at Cav's setup, they appear almost of a ti-material but maybe it's just me; I understood that the tuning weight plates were made of steel?
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Upon closer look at Cav's setup, they appear almost of a ti-material but maybe it's just me; I understood that the tuning weight plates were made of steel?
I think they're steel, just polished. If they were Ti, they would note it in the specs. If they are Ti, then score!
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