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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 12-09-2016, 08:23 AM   #4681
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I taped my battery using the stock laydown waterfall. looks like you can move the battery back quite a bit using a aftermaket battery strap with brace.

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Old 12-09-2016, 10:50 AM   #4682
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just to confirm again as it was posted but wanted to be sure before I ordered, I am got my kids a B6D here that I am setting up for them to run. The RPM B4 wide bumper fits right? I remember reading here but curious on that for sure. I figure alittle extra front protection could be a good thing, especially on carpet since it doesn't dig in.
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:47 PM   #4683
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Doesn't that take an SAE ballstud, 4-40 IIRC?
YES i had to tap the ballstud hole out to 3mm and i used a nut on the back just to be sure.
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I taped my battery using the stock laydown waterfall. looks like you can move the battery back quite a bit using a aftermaket battery strap with brace.


I've been racing with the batts forward and I like how it handles. I wonder with the Exotek batt strap if you can move the battery more forward than the stock battery strap.
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I've been racing with the batts forward and I like how it handles. I wonder with the Exotek batt strap if you can move the battery more forward than the stock battery strap.
I actually just finished my build and am going to run some practice Sunday at sdrc. thats good to hear as i was worried rear traction might be a issue. Phillip - are you running your shocks in front or rear on the rear arms?

guessing you run at scvrc - have run there 3 a few times years ago / mom lives in Valencia. I remember that the couple who owns and operates keeps the clay super dialed and smooth.
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I actually just finished my build and am going to run some practice Sunday at sdrc. thats good to hear as i was worried rear traction might be a issue. Phillip - are you running your shocks in front or rear on the rear arms?

guessing you run at scvrc - have run there 3 a few times years ago / mom lives in Valencia. I remember that the couple who owns and operates keeps the clay super dialed and smooth.
Scvrc has tons of traction especially right now. The cool weather retains all the moisture in the track. To sauce your tires would increase your chances of traction rolling on every corner. The track is now ran by a young crew and owner. Very helpful and knowledgable. To answer your question, i run my B6 just like the carpet setup. Rear shocks are mounted in front. I also do this with my XB2 to help it jump wing high.
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can someone show how they mounted the VRP aluminum
battery brace with turnbuckle installed? I got no instructions, nothing with my order. I have it in the car , but in the all the way back position - closest to motor- it does not look right , all tweaked.
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can someone show how they mounted the VRP aluminum
battery brace with turnbuckle installed? I got no instructions, nothing with my order. I have it in the car , but in the all the way back position - closest to motor- it does not look right , all tweaked.
look at the exotek instructions, mounts exactly the same way
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Thanks redracerd- I appreciate it!


VRP should include something for guidance.
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There is no installation sheet? damn...so how do you know how to adjust for chassis stiffening?
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I've been racing with the batts forward and I like how it handles. I wonder with the Exotek batt strap if you can move the battery more forward than the stock battery strap.
I'm not sure if it will get the battery further forward but it does have a ton of adjustment to.
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There is no installation sheet? damn...so how do you know how to adjust for chassis stiffening?
You don't adjust for chassis stiffening. It just a battery strap that eliminates the waterfall and uses a turnbuckle. Similar to the Schelle and others out there. It does allow some finer adjustment of where the pack goes but the turnbuckle is just there to brace instead of the waterfall...you adjust the turnbuckle based upon where the pack is mounted...it is not its own adjustment.
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You don't adjust for chassis stiffening. It just a battery strap that eliminates the waterfall and uses a turnbuckle. Similar to the Schelle and others out there. It does allow some finer adjustment of where the pack goes but the turnbuckle is just there to brace instead of the waterfall...you adjust the turnbuckle based upon where the pack is mounted...it is not its own adjustment.
OHHHH! ok, I am pretty sure I read somewhere that the on the ones like the Exotek you could tune the chassis flex or something...
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OHHHH! ok, I am pretty sure I read somewhere that the on the ones like the Exotek you could tune the chassis flex or something...
No tuning chassis flex....but if you aren't careful you can create flex in the chassis
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good point...my VRP turnbuckle battery brace came in the mail today...beautiful machining!!! great job VRP
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