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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 08-20-2016, 06:04 PM   #2731
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I don't think broken shock towers have anything to do with a weakness in the parts or materials.

It's a knife edge when it comes in contact with whatever surface - there is no give, it digs in hard and snaps rather than giving a bit or sliding like the plastic/composite parts.

Waiting for some enterprising aftermarket parts company to make the same shock towers in carbon, but route a nice rounded leading edge. I bet breakage would almost be non-existent overnight.

Or, as I have done, bend a small piece of spare lexan over that leading edge. I've tumbled plenty on carpet, and have not had a single issue. Others driving the same chassis have broken them when run without any protection.
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Old 08-20-2016, 06:36 PM   #2732
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You see a few of these aftermarket companies making 4mm carbon fiber shock towers claiming thicker and better to address the breakage.


I just measured my B6 towers and it is 3.6mm for rear and 4.15mm for front so I don't see the main point on buying those yet.


I would say make 4.5mm towers maybe even 5mm and more material on the ears around the holes for the upper shock mounts also needed.
It's not so much the thickness, but also the quality of carbon. Diggity Designs for example uses only quasi isotropic laminate which is much stronger. I'm not sure what the other aftermarket companies use
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Old 08-20-2016, 06:50 PM   #2733
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I'd rather get the plastic tower like the B5M...cheap ...buy a bunch of them and store it in my parts box.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:15 PM   #2734
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i'll be checking back regularly to see when those come back in stock. love the blue weave.
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Can anyone confirm that the proline body, 1 body fits both the dirt car and laydown car with one set of cutlines? The photos online appears so..
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:38 PM   #2736
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Am I the only one that hates the battery strap on this car? Looks goofy
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:58 PM   #2737
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I don't care about the looks of the strap as much as the fit. Is anyone else finding they have to stretch and tweak to get the battery strap over the posts?
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I don't care about the looks of the strap as much as the fit. Is anyone else finding they have to stretch and tweak to get the battery strap over the posts?
Did you screw in your posts too far? There shouldn't be any stretching or tweaking.. does it fit fine without your battery?
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initially my strap was fine. when i ditched the waterfall and moved the battery basically against the motor a tiny bit of force is needed to fully seat the strap.
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Did you screw in your posts too far? There shouldn't be any stretching or tweaking.. does it fit fine without your battery?
No. Basically the posts are wider, or farther apart than the holes in the strap. A friends car is like this also.
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I've broke a front and rear tower. I won't blame the car both had seen plenty of abuse. The rear broke casing a triple so it probably was cracked before hand. The front I broke after a 85' straight going into a 48' sweeper that on our carpet you can go full throttle to. Rubbed the squared tube and over it went. I know on the fronts when you sand them before gluing if you sand a nice rounded edge on it, it helps with it digging in on a wreck. My B6's have been driven pretty hard trying a lot of different setups in the last 2 weeks leading to each break. I kind of wish for carpet more would follow Shumacher with the clear tower protectors included.
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Can anyone confirm that the proline body, 1 body fits both the dirt car and laydown car with one set of cutlines? The photos online appears so..

I believe the body you are referring to is the pro-line predator and if so yes one body fits both cars
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Just got the sway bar kits.

Anybody using them on turf/carpet? If so, thoughts??? Seems like the fronts are too thin to gain a noticeable gain.. I could be totally wrong, as haven't had ANY experience with them on a 2wd buggy.
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I believe the body you are referring to is the pro-line predator and if so yes one body fits both cars
I have both cars, it would be nice to have 1 body to pay to have custom painted for both cars. The cut lines look like it supports both dirt and carpet cars.
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No. Basically the posts are wider, or farther apart than the holes in the strap. A friends car is like this also.
Did you screw the posts in at an angle. My strap drops right in.
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