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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 12-10-2016, 06:11 PM   #4696
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2 questions. How many are switching to front rear shocks and why ?
And what are racers choosing to use more often. Standard servo or low profile short servo ??
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Thanks redracerd- I appreciate it!


VRP should include something for guidance.
We will be putting instructions on our website. We just didn't have any instructions ready when we shipped out this batch. I apologize.
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We will be putting instructions on our website. We just didn't have any instructions ready when we shipped out this batch. I apologize.
Parts fit well , machining is very good!! this will complete the kit to being perfect
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Okay gents, I just bought MIP Roller Pucks™, Gear Diff Kit, All AE B6, #16040. For the gear diff, do I still use the spacers MIP provides? Or is that just a ball diff thing?
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Hey everyone, My brother and I both picking up the B6D kit and are looking for advice on a motor esc combo. I would like to try and stay below 200 bucks if possible.

I currently have a CC Sidewinder SCT and really enjoy it in my 22 sct 2.0. I cannot tell a difference between that and my sensored tekin rs gen1.

My local track appears to run mostly mod class but i would like to be able to drop a stock motor in to race at other venues.

I was thinking the below setup.

https://www.amainhobbies.com/castle-...066-06/p156433
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Hey everyone, My brother and I both picking up the B6D kit and are looking for advice on a motor esc combo. I would like to try and stay below 200 bucks if possible.

I currently have a CC Sidewinder SCT and really enjoy it in my 22 sct 2.0. I cannot tell a difference between that and my sensored tekin rs gen1.

My local track appears to run mostly mod class but i would like to be able to drop a stock motor in to race at other venues.

I was thinking the below setup.

https://www.amainhobbies.com/castle-...066-06/p156433
Reedy 1000Z is a good affordable ESC that's easy to program and you can put any motor on it down to a 5.5. Their motors are good too. My son is running the 1000Z with a 17.5 Reedy motor with no problems this year

http://www.amainhobbies.com/reedy-bl...sc258c/p512325

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Reedy 1000Z is a good affordable ESC that's easy to program and you can put any motor on it down to a 5.5. Their motors are good too. My son is running the 1000Z with a 17.5 Reedy motor with no problems this year

http://www.amainhobbies.com/reedy-bl...sc258c/p512325
The 1000z combos only come with modified motors, if wanting to go with a stock setup the 800z is available with a 17.5 motor. Both are easily adjustable esc's.
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2 questions. How many are switching to front rear shocks and why ?
And what are racers choosing to use more often. Standard servo or low profile short servo ??
In my experience (clay indoor tracks) mounting the shocks on the front of the rear arm gave me a little more rear traction and rotated quicker around the corner, the shocks on the back of the arm the car still had good rear traction but needed some help to get around tight corners. I was at first a little afraid to move them to the front because I thought it would take away bite but I was pleasantly surprised on how it felt. Takes 5 mins to change and is worth at least trying.

Servo wise, I felt that the front end had more weight than I liked with the full servo so I went low-pro and like it a lot better. Plus I can always add about 10g to get back to full servo weight.
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Hey everyone, My brother and I both picking up the B6D kit and are looking for advice on a motor esc combo. I would like to try and stay below 200 bucks if possible.

I currently have a CC Sidewinder SCT and really enjoy it in my 22 sct 2.0. I cannot tell a difference between that and my sensored tekin rs gen1.

My local track appears to run mostly mod class but i would like to be able to drop a stock motor in to race at other venues.

I was thinking the below setup.

https://www.amainhobbies.com/castle-...066-06/p156433
This ESC would be a good option as it can handle some of the higher power mod options and isn't super expensive:

https://www.amainhobbies.com/hobbywi...112400/p279086

Then find a motor that suits you. I am liking the maclan line up of motors myself but there are other options, including some on the cheap for about $50 new.

I would also pickup there LCD Programmer personally just easier to do adjustments. Hobbywing also has more ESC options with more power, etc. depending on what you want.
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I 2nd the Hobbywing XERUN XR10 Justock Cain mentioned. Can also grab one of the revtechs that are currently on sale for a nice $100 combo:
https://www.amainhobbies.com/team-tr...ev1600/p291998
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I wanted to thank everyone for the input. Are the hobbywings and Reedy that much better than the castle creation?

If that is the case I am looking at the following:
https://www.amainhobbies.com/hobbywi...112400/p279086
https://www.amainhobbies.com/team-tr...ev1600/p291998

Again I want us to be able to do both spec and mod, mostly mod.
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If you gave me castle for free i still wouldn't run it..
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I wanted to thank everyone for the input. Are the hobbywings and Reedy that much better than the castle creation?

If that is the case I am looking at the following:
https://www.amainhobbies.com/hobbywi...112400/p279086
https://www.amainhobbies.com/team-tr...ev1600/p291998

Again I want us to be able to do both spec and mod, mostly mod.
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If you gave me castle for free i still wouldn't run it..
^ That's probably the best answer for that question.
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Guys do the B5 and B5M bi metal pucks work with the b6d? Our hobbyshop carrys the bi metal and not the 17.5 new pucks system on a main. They both say they can be used on B5M so i assume they would work. Thanks
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Hey everyone, My brother and I both picking up the B6D kit and are looking for advice on a motor esc combo. I would like to try and stay below 200 bucks if possible.

I currently have a CC Sidewinder SCT and really enjoy it in my 22 sct 2.0. I cannot tell a difference between that and my sensored tekin rs gen1.

My local track appears to run mostly mod class but i would like to be able to drop a stock motor in to race at other venues.

I was thinking the below setup.

https://www.amainhobbies.com/castle-...066-06/p156433
Steer away from castle they have weak becs in their speed controls plus I would recommend a good sensored setup. The hobbywing v3.1 mentioned above is a great option.
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