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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 07-11-2016, 05:09 PM   #1336
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The D version wasn't released. Tower is showing August.
6 of them showed up at my house today. They are sold out already but out none the less.
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Just got my finished build video complete. Turned out pretty good with some RawSpeed wheels/tires and some access from Schelle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isZzOPQTVQg
sweet..... can't wait for your videos at the track.... and your honest take on it.

It's pretty.

Let's see it perform with a non-sponsored driver.

I am in the market for another kit and I was looking at the HB D216 .... since a sales rep / club racer at my local track runs it and almost sold me one. It's heavier than a B5M lite (which I race) reason it's easy to drive. (super important to me) And the parts are priced slightly cheaper than the AE (according to the sales rep).
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6 of them showed up at my house today. They are sold out already but out none the less.
Jeez tell me they all aren't for you, that's a tad overwhelming lmao
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No, just 2 and a regular B6 but one of the D's will probably get used as test mule.
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sweet..... can't wait for your videos at the track.... and your honest take on it.

It's pretty.

Let's see it perform with a non-sponsored driver.

I am in the market for another kit and I was looking at the HB D216 .... since a sales rep / club racer at my local track runs it and almost sold me one. It's heavier than a B5M lite (which I race) reason it's easy to drive. (super important to me) And the parts are priced slightly cheaper than the AE (according to the sales rep).
I'm sure the D216 is a great car but did the rep give you any indication that the parts were always readily available? That's the thing. I wont by Xray anymore because I shouldn't have to order parts from Europe if I'm in a bind. That's why for a regular racer an AE is usually a better choice in my opinion. I had and D413 and loved it but there were times when I just plain could not get parts. I run the track shop and I can always keep your AE or Kyosho car on the track (TLR too but I won't sell those).
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Just wondering if the turnbuckles and front axles fit from the b5? I have some Lunsford one I would like to use.
on a recent jconcepts video, Jason Rouna stated that their turnbuckles for the B6/B6D were a little shorter than the B5 ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnmR1J1lYGI
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I'm sure the D216 is a great car but did the rep give you any indication that the parts were always readily available? That's the thing. I wont by Xray anymore because I shouldn't have to order parts from Europe if I'm in a bind. That's why for a regular racer an AE is usually a better choice in my opinion. I had and D413 and loved it but there were times when I just plain could not get parts. I run the track shop and I can always keep your AE or Kyosho car on the track (TLR too but I won't sell those).
Why won't you sell Losi?
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Friends don't let friends buy Losi duh
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That's odd, Tlr is the number one buggy at the track I go to. That's why I want to try and get this new B6 working well.
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I am going to install the MIP Super Diff Bi-Metal in one of the gearboxes I have for my B6D. I have some Schelle caged thrust bearings left over from my B5m, will they also work with the MIP diff? I know the MIP comes with its own thrust bearing and groved bearing race, just wondering if anyone knows if the MIP diff uses the same size thrust bearing as the stock AE diff?
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Some one at the local hobby shop backed out of their preorder so I was able to pick up a B6 today Got the steering finished and front arms put on so far before calling it a night.
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Why won't you sell Losi?
The quality on some of the early 22 and SCTE kits was so poor that I'll never purchase anything TLR branded again. Doesn't matter what they do or what they come out with. The quality of their hard parts was so terrible that I'm soured on their brand. There is nothing that they could do to get me back.,,,I wouldn't run/sell any of their cars if I got them for free.
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I completely agree with you. The scte was the last Losi I will ever own. Also I think it's insane to drop near $600 on a 22 3.0 lay down car!
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I completely agree with you. The scte was the last Losi I will ever own. Also I think it's insane to drop near $600 on a 22 3.0 lay down car!
And from what I saw when the 3 gear came out, lots of people were having issues with play in the top shaft causing stripped spurs.
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Hey guys where is the best deal on b6d?
I saw on tower they have coupons for 30 bucks off. Or is the $309 the lowest price everywhere?
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