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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 09-16-2016, 12:49 PM   #3271
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I ordered the xfactory towers from amain as backups. They look pretty nice and have a little more material in some areas. I have yet to run them so I cant comment on any improvement over stock. I would have preferred to get the factory rc towers but who knows when they will actually have them is stock.
+1 I was waiting on them as well. I gave up and made a brace for my ae tower
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+1 I was waiting on them as well. I gave up and made a brace for my ae tower
Lets see that brace
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Any opinion on diggity designs? used there stuff in the past so curious they are any good still.
Still good. Damon uses only quasi carbon.
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Lets see that brace
If you don't know what it looks like already be glad.
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Lets see that brace
more importantly, let's see how it was made.
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I cant post pictures of my car online atm. But I took some scrap aluminum. used an existing tower to trace the top 1/3 of the tower. Used an automatic punch to make the holes for the shocks. then I used a cut off wheel and a sanding drum from my dremel to cut/shape the piece. Then i slightly undersized the shock mount holes and 3m tapped them. I then bolted it up the the tower. marked any areas needing a little more material used, then used my sanding wheel to finish it off. The alum is 2mm thick. Took me about 30 minutes to make it. I have had it on the car for about a month, with it attached to a cracked tower. The tower has not broken any more, so the piece seems to work. the brace is less than a gram.
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What kinda hits are the towers taking that makes them break? Are they just weak like the B44 towers have always been, or does it take a pretty serious whack to break them?
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They designed them to break. Nothing else on the car does. If they didn't make them to break, they wouldn't make any money after the sale of the unit, so they focused on a more expensive piece. Everything wears out on your automobiles for a reason
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They designed them to break. Nothing else on the car does. If they didn't make them to break, they wouldn't make any money after the sale of the unit, so they focused on a more expensive piece. Everything wears out on your automobiles for a reason
Mine must be defective then because I haven't broken it yet. Come to think of it, all the ones at my local track must be defective because I haven't seen any of theirs break either. I think I am gonna call AE tomorrow and complain that the part "they designed to break" has not broken yet on my car and I want them to ship me some pre-broken ones because "some guy on RCTech" told me they are supposed to break.
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Anyone have any feedback on this fan mount?

http://www.shapeways.com/product/VQ7...431308&li=cart
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What kinda hits are the towers taking that makes them break? Are they just weak like the B44 towers have always been, or does it take a pretty serious whack to break them?
It takes a good hit. Wildcat races at srs...which is basically modeling clay. When you crash you don't skate over the dirt, you dig into it. They are not 'designed' to break...
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Anyone have any feedback on this fan mount?

http://www.shapeways.com/product/VQ7...431308&li=cart
I have one. It fits with the stock body. After a while though the fan gets noisy. I took it out and just used a servo tape and mounted the fan behind the motor.
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It takes a good hit. Wildcat races at srs...which is basically modeling clay. When you crash you don't skate over the dirt, you dig into it. They are not 'designed' to break...
Ok, thats clears it up LRH is really high bite clay as well, but it has give.
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What other parts do I need to run the b5m kashima shocks? Is it worthwhile doing this? I have some sitting around. Thx much
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