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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 11-08-2016, 08:49 AM   #4261
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question on the variety of chassis protectors, I forget the name of it but the one I have seemed to come in two pieces so you could remove the rear part that covers the screws for the tranny. maybe even the front too (haven't looked that far yet).

Anyway, in general what are you guys doing to keep the "stick" of the protectors when you go to service the vehicle?
The Schelle one comes with 3 small pieces for the rear..

I notched mine for access to the ESC plate screws..

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How is the wear on the arms. Anyone have to change them out already?

Any issues? Other and front shock towers?
Just changed mine out - been racing 2X per week since the car came out.

Although the car was still handling great, the slop of the front arms made checking the setup difficult. In the rear, it looks like the pills need to be changed out now, looks like there is more wear on the pills than the arm.

I also changed out all the ball cups - that made things better for about a week and now they are loose again. I come from model airplanes / helicopter background, and we never tolerated the slop you see in these linkages.

I know most of this is minor, but I'm old and need all the set up advantage I can get over the whippersnappers I have to race.
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servo spacers for a Spektrum 6040? Manual is no help, not that I found anyway. The old manuals would give a run down of which spacer for different brand servos...
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servo spacers for a Spektrum 6040? Manual is no help, not that I found anyway. The old manuals would give a run down of which spacer for different brand servos...
Whatever will get the link perfectly straight across laterally with no angle. Same with servo horn ball stud washers.

If you use no spacers, you will have to use shorter mounting screws.
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:23 PM   #4265
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Mine would not fit onto my savox as well. Strange...

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I had the exact same problem. It would not fit at all.
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I also changed out all the ball cups - that made things better for about a week and now they are loose again. I come from model airplanes / helicopter background, and we never tolerated the slop you see in these linkages.
The B5M ball cups don't get any slop for nearly a year. I'm changing mine over this week, as I can't even measure the front camber at this point. My ball cups lasted 3 weeks on the B6.
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Old 11-09-2016, 01:15 AM   #4268
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Would someone who owns a B6 (laydown) be able to do me a huge favor?

Could you measure me the exact distance (in mm) between the motor protector brace and the back of the (preferably shorty) servo?

Please state if this is with a shorty or regular servo. Many thanks in advance.

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Whats a popular shorty futaba brand servo people are using?
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Would someone who owns a B6 (laydown) be able to do me a huge favor?

Could you measure me the exact distance (in mm) between the motor protector brace and the back of the (preferably shorty) servo?

Please state if this is with a shorty or regular servo. Many thanks in advance.
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How is the wear on the arms. Anyone have to change them out already

I also changed out all the ball cups
Front arms
on carpet with a 17mm ride height, the rear of the front arms closest to the bulk head are wearing flat spots from dragging on the carpet (nearest the small 2 x 4mm bhcs that captures the hingpin)

Ball cups
X2- mine have developed considerable slop also. 3 race days, 2 classes, plus 4 practice nights with about 3hrs each night of track time.
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Whats a popular shorty futaba brand servo people are using?

I've had good luck with the S9551
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The B5M ball cups don't get any slop for nearly a year. I'm changing mine over this week, as I can't even measure the front camber at this point. My ball cups lasted 3 weeks on the B6.
Good suggestion and cheap to try out - I think I have some in stock, so it's worth a try at least for the front end.

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While the B5 cups have "less" slop, the slop in the b6 cups is very minimal. My car has more than 3 hours of use and has almost no slop. I prefer to avoid the b5 cups, because they are too snug and like to bind up.
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