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Frequently asked questions - the most common questions you may have answered here!

Aftermarket Parts - parts for the B6 and B6D

Tech Tutorials- tuning guides, ball diff and shock building videos and tutorials

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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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How to Sand and Seal carbon fiber:
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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 08-17-2016, 02:59 PM   #2671
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Running mobile at work, can't search. Thanks, I'll read what was posted.
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:37 PM   #2672
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The B6 is my first buggy in 5 years. It is pretty much the stock setup. I did remove some anti squat, .5. I've also dropped in the Schelle B5 rear hubs as it helped with dropping the ride height. I'll swap them for the the new version when they come out if I feel the need. Right now I don't think it's needed. I like the way it corners, jumps and lands. I spend more time in the on road world, so it was relaxing to just go out and have some fun and worry more about setting up jumps and landings and not so much about passing or being passed. I'd recommend it to any beginner as it it stable to drive and very durable. It instills confidence after only a couple of laps. Keep the shiny side up going as efficiently as possible and you'll do well with this rig. The one upgrade I think it really needs is turnbuckles, so I have some Lunsford sets to swap in and picked up a couple odd sizes for tuning options. I'm not doing Ti for weight, but for the right length as I felt the kit units threaded too far into the ball cup. I'd recommend practicing until you can run with the big guns, then sweat the bling as all it is is just bling.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:34 PM   #2673
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Has anybody seen setups posted anywhere from nats ?
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:32 PM   #2674
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Anybody know if the Avid springs will fit the shocks? I have pretty much the whole setup left over from when I had my B4.2..
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Anybody know if the Avid springs will fit the shocks? I have pretty much the whole setup left over from when I had my B4.2..
yes, I am using them
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:36 PM   #2676
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yes, I am using them
Thanks Wildcat..I actually just searched and saw your post. I take it most people don't run them because you can't get them anymore. Seems like you like them?
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Thanks Wildcat..I actually just searched and saw your post. I take it most people don't run them because you can't get them anymore. Seems like you like them?
I like them for my track. running purple fronts and yellow rears
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:44 PM   #2678
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Cool, thanks.

Also, what ever happened to Wild Che...?or am I allowed to say that? I've been away for awhile.
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Cool, thanks.

Also, what ever happened to Wild Che...?or am I allowed to say that? I've been away for awhile.
He no longer comes on here.
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Recently got into 17.5 racing. I wanted to get a used b5m so that my investment was minimal, but it turns out I'm hooked. I will be upgrading to a b6 in the near future so I'm wondering how many parts are interchangeable? Should I rock out with the b5m as is until I upgrade or can I continue making it more competitive until I decide to spring for the b6?
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Recently got into 17.5 racing. I wanted to get a used b5m so that my investment was minimal, but it turns out I'm hooked. I will be upgrading to a b6 in the near future so I'm wondering how many parts are interchangeable? Should I rock out with the b5m as is until I upgrade or can I continue making it more competitive until I decide to spring for the b6?
http://www.rcten.com/threads/b5-b6-p...ibility.20226/

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Recently got into 17.5 racing. I wanted to get a used b5m so that my investment was minimal, but it turns out I'm hooked. I will be upgrading to a b6 in the near future so I'm wondering how many parts are interchangeable? Should I rock out with the b5m as is until I upgrade or can I continue making it more competitive until I decide to spring for the b6?
not much at all crosses over, shocks, slipper and bearings.
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Tell me they didn't make one of the studs a left hand thread...
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Tell me they didn't make one of the studs a left hand thread...
It looks to me like they just took a picture of one and mirrored it. All of the little imperfections look identical just mirrored.
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