R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

    Hide Wikipost
Old 06-07-2017, 10:46 AM   -   Wikipost
R/C Tech Forums Thread Wiki: Official Team Associated B6 & B6D thread
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been a member for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: RCBuddha
Welcome to the B6 Wiki!

Quick links to all the sections on the first page!

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

How to's and build-specific posts

Team Associated Laydown transmission conversion for B6D:
Laydown conversion

Instruction Manuals:

B6: B6 Manual and setup sheets

B6D: B6D Manual and setup sheets

How to Sand and Seal carbon fiber:
Sanding and sealing carbon fiber
Sanding and sealing carbon fiber 2
Sanding and sealing carbon fiber 3
Sanding and sealing carbon fiber 4

Charts for Quick reference:

















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:

Quote:
Originally Posted by kdub View Post
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.
B6D 3-gear:

Print Wikipost

Like Tree308Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2016, 09:08 AM   #2971
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mellow View Post
Long or short eyelets on the rear?
Long eyelets in the rear, but just realized I put short eyelets in the front - the manual calls for long in front too..
microjam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 09:13 AM   #2972
Tech Fanatic
 
mellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 843
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Front should be short if you have the shock on the inside or middle hole of the arm, and long if the shock is in the outside hole.

Rears are short if shocks are mounted on the front of arm, and long if mounted on the rear of arm.

Wiki has a good diagram that Kody posted.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...ead-manual.jpg
__________________
"It'd be a lot cooler if you did."
mellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 09:17 AM   #2973
Tech Elite
 
"Smiley"'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Cypress, Tx
Posts: 4,529
Trader Rating: 166 (98%+)
Default

This is a sneak peak at the Standard Front Tower. We anodize them in house. Three color options, polished silver, blue and black. The blue and black have chrome edges. These stock towers are only 1.4 grams heavier than a stock tower ae tower. Not sure how these would make anyone's car look like a tyco car lol
Attached Thumbnails
Official Team Associated B6 & B6D thread-tower.jpg  
__________________
Vision Racing Products | Team Associated | AKA | Tekin | Sanwa | VP Powermaster Fuel | RC Concepts Engines | MIP | Avid | Boom RC Graphics | Paint By: "Smiley"

Vision Racing Products (VRP)- www.visionracingproducts.com
"Smiley" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 09:20 AM   #2974
Tech Fanatic
 
mellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 843
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

I think they look pretty good. Someone else mentioned this, but a hard anodizing option similar to the B6 chassis, would look pretty slick.
__________________
"It'd be a lot cooler if you did."
mellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 09:39 AM   #2975
Tech Master
 
Phillip F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 1,210
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by "Smiley" View Post
This is a sneak peak at the Standard Front Tower. We anodize them in house. Three color options, polished silver, blue and black. The blue and black have chrome edges. These stock towers are only 1.4 grams heavier than a stock tower ae tower. Not sure how these would make anyone's car look like a tyco car lol
Love it.... Let me order it right now.
Phillip F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 09:51 AM   #2976
Tech Master
 
Phillip F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 1,210
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by "Smiley" View Post
This is a sneak peak at the Standard Front Tower. We anodize them in house. Three color options, polished silver, blue and black. The blue and black have chrome edges. These stock towers are only 1.4 grams heavier than a stock tower ae tower. Not sure how these would make anyone's car look like a tyco car lol
Can you show us how each color looks installed in the B6.... I'm leaning towards black.
Phillip F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 09:55 AM   #2977
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Eastvale, CA
Posts: 91
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RCBuddha View Post
Question, what is the easiest way to get the existing balls out? i have not been able to do it and just boughta new set to tune faster.
40yoCaliRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 09:57 AM   #2978
Tech Fanatic
 
mellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 843
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Protek shock shaft pliers are the bees knees.
__________________
"It'd be a lot cooler if you did."
mellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 10:24 AM   #2979
Tech Prophet
 
Wildcat1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 16,932
Trader Rating: 81 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mellow View Post
Protek shock shaft pliers are the bees knees.
+1 I love the protek shock pliers.
__________________
Support: Team Associated | Reedy Motors & ESC's | Sanwa Radios | Avid | Proline Tires
Wildcat1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 10:31 AM   #2980
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by microjam View Post
Long eyelets in the rear, but just realized I put short eyelets in the front - the manual calls for long in front too..
Thank you! Yeah since I have the laydown in, I put the rear shocks in front of the arms, but had the long eyelets in. Changed to the long ones and now the ride height is about 23. All good.
microjam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 10:33 AM   #2981
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mellow View Post
Protek shock shaft pliers are the bees knees.
I just used these to remove pivot balls from the eyelets (and to hold the shock shafts). Totally worth the money.
microjam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 10:39 AM   #2982
Tech Fanatic
 
mellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 843
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Glad you got it figured out.

Yeah, those pliers are the best tool I've bought in awhile. Right next to my MIP hex drivers and Hitatchi cordless screwdriver.
__________________
"It'd be a lot cooler if you did."
mellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 10:53 AM   #2983
Tech Elite
 
"Smiley"'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Cypress, Tx
Posts: 4,529
Trader Rating: 166 (98%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phillip F View Post
Can you show us how each color looks installed in the B6.... I'm leaning towards black.
Yep, Next week I'll take some pictures of them installed.
__________________
Vision Racing Products | Team Associated | AKA | Tekin | Sanwa | VP Powermaster Fuel | RC Concepts Engines | MIP | Avid | Boom RC Graphics | Paint By: "Smiley"

Vision Racing Products (VRP)- www.visionracingproducts.com
"Smiley" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 11:26 AM   #2984
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 24
Default

B6D laydown - any tire recommendations for SCVRC track? (high bite clay if I'm not mistaken..)
microjam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2016, 11:30 AM   #2985
Tech Fanatic
 
mellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 843
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

From their facebook page, it seems like they run slicks, but I don't know for sure. It's a track I'd like to go to, so I'm curious well.
__________________
"It'd be a lot cooler if you did."
mellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (1 members and 3 guests)
TC5Driven
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:19 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net