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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 08-15-2016, 05:28 AM   #2581
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Ran the B6 for the first time Sunday. This was also my first time ever running a buggy. This car reacts very quickly compared to a T5M. I thought it did well, just had a bit of an issue with the car pushing during on-power turns. I thought going to 1mm spacer, or no spacer, on the ackerman might solve the issue. But, I just left it alone for the moment.
Race results were pretty good. First qualifier, spent a lot of time being marshalled and was 7th out of 8. Second qualifier I settled down and tried to be smooth, if not super fast. Placed third. My main came up and I was third again! Now, this was B-Main, so I understand I have work to do, but I was pretty happy with the results considering I've never ran buggy before. I think I'll keep this car.
Oh, I'll add it was the box stock set up. Using a Reedy Mach3 17.5, Reedy BlackBox 800Z esc, and Savox 1257 servo.
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Spencer's car from Nats.

Notice the NEW REEDY BLACKBOX.
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losi won nats? aw shucks. Well congrats to them.

If you're looking to move into a B6, starting today they could be a bit less expensive on the for sale forum.
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losi won nats? aw shucks. Well congrats to them.

If you're looking to move into a B6, starting today they could be a bit less expensive on the for sale forum.
Yeah, but those were Losi with the laydown conversions. I think most will stick with the B6 vs a $600 Losi.
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losi won nats? aw shucks. Well congrats to them.

If you're looking to move into a B6, starting today they could be a bit less expensive on the for sale forum.
Won the only class I care about; 17.5.
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Ran the B6 for the first time Sunday. This was also my first time ever running a buggy. This car reacts very quickly compared to a T5M. I thought it did well, just had a bit of an issue with the car pushing during on-power turns. I thought going to 1mm spacer, or no spacer, on the ackerman might solve the issue. But, I just left it alone for the moment.
Race results were pretty good. First qualifier, spent a lot of time being marshalled and was 7th out of 8. Second qualifier I settled down and tried to be smooth, if not super fast. Placed third. My main came up and I was third again! Now, this was B-Main, so I understand I have work to do, but I was pretty happy with the results considering I've never ran buggy before. I think I'll keep this car.
Oh, I'll add it was the box stock set up. Using a Reedy Mach3 17.5, Reedy BlackBox 800Z esc, and Savox 1257 servo.
are you using pucks?
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is it true that pucks cause a small bind which gives up some traction.
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Spencer's car from Nats.

Notice the NEW REEDY BLACKBOX.
wonder what kind of sauce that is?
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is it true that pucks cause a small bind which gives up some traction.
Less bind.
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wonder what kind of sauce that is?

I am sure it starts as "Sticky" but cannot make out the next line on the label. I don't think it is Sticky Kicks as they have the different look and bottles.
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Sticky Situation.
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That was the handout traction compound at the nats.
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Probably blasphemous but I took my B6D out on dirt. I didn't race it because there was enough guys to run Truck so I ran my T5M. But I did practice with it and compared it to my B5.

I used the B6D setup in the manual and it was quite dialed. Had a push and needed a little more on power steering but wow does it have rear traction and flys like a dream. Running weight was 1502g using the standard transmission.

To be fair I had worked on the setup on my B5, I was still struggling with oversteer issues but was really good until it wasn't and then was snap loose. I had similar average lap times between both buggies but had my quickest laps with the B6D. I think more practice and setup tweaks I can get it even that much faster then my B5.

A quick note: Everyone at the track runs rear motor , except my son who runs a B5M and he usually finishes mid-pack.

The B6D felt nimble and planted in essentially box stock forum. During practice I was running right with one of the mod buggies, he could clear one of the triples when I had to double single but even on the straight I could carry more entry speed so he only would pull ahead a slight amount on the straight before I was right on him. I could hang with him on the infield without issue, for a little bit I thought that maybe he was running a 17.5 but remembering he could easily clear the triple knew he wasn't. He commented afterward on how fast my buggy was running.

At this point I will be getting my son one, our indoor track I think will be an astro turf one, so will throw in the laydown at that time.

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