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Team Associated Laydown transmission conversion for B6D:
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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 04-29-2016, 02:06 PM   #91
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I'm sure they will. Except it'll come in kit form. You buy the B6D or B6 kit, take off your b5m body, roll the b6d or b6 kit under your body, then put it on. Boom, converted.
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I wonder if the new front and rear hubs will fit on the B5M. I have a laydown conversion in it already and if I could adapt the new hubs I'd just keep it for carpet and get a B6D for clay.
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Yes there is some tires in the works. I think most of the testing has been overseas. This is the Jconcepts carpet tires.
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Old 04-29-2016, 03:46 PM   #94
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These look really nice. I was expecting a new 4WD to be announced before a B6.
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According to the photos on AE's site, the B6D doesn't use the laydown transmission. The B6D transmission photo looks like the B5Ms to be honest.
Of course the B6D doesn't have the laydown transmission. It is made for dirt.
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Of course the B6D doesn't have the laydown transmission. It is made for dirt.
Thank you for the condescending reply. I'll be sure to know everything about the hobby before I ask another question.

And they both are supposed to be for clay, so that was my next question, which one.
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You're both new....knock it off. We don't put up with bickering here (usually).
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Thank you for the condescending reply. I'll be sure to know everything about the hobby before I ask another question.

And they both are supposed to be for clay, so that was my next question, which one.
The B6D would be what you want for 95% of clay tracks. There are a few stupid high grip clay tracks that have similar grip levels as carpet / astro. That's where the B6 would shine.
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Well to be honest if one races on carpet or high bite the B6 looks to be very very good. The key for me besides the laydown tranny are the weights on the chassis. I run mod (6.5T) so extra weight is not such a big issue. My B5M is almost brand new but I will buy the B6 when it is available.
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The B6D would be what you want for 95% of clay tracks. There are a few stupid high grip clay tracks that have similar grip levels as carpet / astro. That's where the B6 would shine.
Thanks, around here almost everything is Clay. Honestly, I just bought a B5M and can't make it around the track 3x without crashing, so that is my focus right now. I was just trying to point out that without the laydown transmission, the B5M and B6D don't "appear" that radically different. The B6 (Carpet), though, does.
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Thanks, around here almost everything is Clay. Honestly, I just bought a B5M and can't make it around the track 3x without crashing, so that is my focus right now. I was just trying to point out that without the laydown transmission, the B5M and B6D don't "appear" that radically different. The B6 (Carpet), though, does.
Agreed, I just looked atthe youtube videos and for carpet and astro the car should be awesome.
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I only have the hopfully new AE 4WD in my budget for this years season. The B44.3 is still a great car, but I might have the get this instead. Haha
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My hobby shop says June? Anyone hear anything else? In any event I may just look for the carpet. To me the Dirt doesn't look a whole lot different
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My hobby shop says June? Anyone hear anything else? In any event I may just look for the carpet. To me the Dirt doesn't look a whole lot different
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I wonder if the new front and rear hubs will fit on the B5M. I have a laydown conversion in it already and if I could adapt the new hubs I'd just keep it for carpet and get a B6D for clay.
While the front carriers/spindles should bolt up to the b5m the geometry is most likely not the same as it is designed to work with the new steering rack...rear hubs should be good to go.
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