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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 08-10-2016, 08:00 AM   #2461
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Oh, I 100% stole the idea from him. He even suggested the paints to custom mix that color....That pink is is a "custom" air brush spray bomb. lol. Sorry, but no one runs pink and the color really pops for my old eyes So, I will keep it
I ran pink a few years ago. Lol
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I have a pretty dialed B5M FL that I run at DRP in Old Forge, Pa. But on Sunday I bought a B6 from A Main with a $20 off coupon and opted for the free shipping for $289. It should arrive on the 16th.

DRP is ozite carpet and very "supercrossy", there is usually one corner done in thin MDF to make it slick. I read this whole thread, but skipped the drama. I'm not the best driver, but I'm within 1.3 secs/lap of the fastest guys. I'm a 40 something with a descent job, and I do this more for the fun of it rather than trying to win the a-main. What are your thoughts on weight %s for 17.5?

What are some of the "must haves" for 17.5 carpet besides pucks and slipper eliminator?

FYI I also know I'll need to change to the ball diff to make the pucks work.
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FYI I also know I'll need to change to the ball diff to make the pucks work.
MIP has Pucks outdrives for the gear diff now

http://miponline.com/store/mip16041.html
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MIP has Pucks outdrives for the gear diff now
Did not know that thanks!

So that means no spacers in the tranny then right?

What about spacers as the axles pass through the rear hubs?
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I run pink too, although there's some blue and black also.
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Did not know that thanks!

So that means no spacers in the tranny then right?

What about spacers as the axles pass through the rear hubs?
The B6 gear diff still uses the spacers in the tranny, and you will most likely need the ones in the axles too.
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:30 AM   #2467
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Bigchris,
Don't go crazy with must have upgrades..
We run machined shock bushings, machined pistons, x rings. Last year's b5m with laydown I had kashima shock bodies... I ran a bone stock yz2 last year and was competitive in 17.5

I run @drp as well.

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Scott, Are you the red bull car? If so we've met.
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Yes I am. Any help you need at all come see me.
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Yes I am. Any help you need at all come see me.
I have and will. You were the one who helped get my B5M FL dialed in, and let me put a few laps on your car last fall. Thanks.

I'm kinda stoked 'bout getting the B6 and trying it out.

I'll post some pics along the way as I build and paint.

Here's what I've got coming:
B6 kit (AMain)
MIP 16085 B5M to B6 spacer conversion $9 (from MIP)
MIP 16041 B5/B6 gear diff outdrives $18 (from MIP)
MIP 14230 Bi Metal pucks ~$57 (from ebay power_hobby)
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Ready for the weekend!

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Looks good socket. What kind of surface are you running on?
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This weekend will be carpet at Ricochet RC....

In super super southern California

Edit: Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it!
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I like the Motiv motor. Paul L is a pretty cool guy, and semi local (3 hours away)
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In super super southern California


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