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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 09-14-2016, 05:27 AM   #3211
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I ordered the JConcepts swaggers to try also before gluing up the Schumacher ones to compares since I got 4 slim rims in the JConcepts pkg.
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We ran swaggers and pindowns at the Jconcepts 2nd annual turf nats. Ran it on the outdoor turf race and on the inside ozite to test a few things. Great tire for both applications
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So, I went to buy the B6D last week and all my local hobby stores where out. I ended up getting a b4.2 RTR as I wanted to race one that weekend. I went ahead and bought a new transmitter (DX4C), Motor / ESC combo (Castle SV3 4600kv), new servo (Savox 1257TG), and new tires / wheels. I replaced the front A-Arms with RPM and also the front bulkhead as well. I have two traxxas slash (one for stock class and one PROSCT)

Our 2 boys (9 and 6) love to race on Saturdays. I was thinking of putting the RC4.2 back to stock (also would swap out the Traxxas TX and RX from one of the slash's, this controller is smaller / easier for their hands and less functions to be moved / adjusted, any issues with putting this on a stock RC4.2?) Our oldest would race this in the novice class. Would this be a mistake for a 9 year old to run? Would we be replacing parts often?

I would then put the castle sv3 motor, esc, savox servo, DX4C TX / RX, on the B6D. I would use the wheels / tires I bought as well (I assume the hex style fits on the B6D as well? Other than the spur / pinon and paint for the body anything else I would need? I know I would need a battery (which style batteries do I need to get? square / shorty / Something else?

This would basically use up all the spare parts that I have laying around as well. Any concerns / challenges with doing this?
Can anyone help with this please. Thanks
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my 11 year old has been racing since she was 6. You will be replacing parts. The b4 is a weaker car for sure than the b5 or b6. the b4.2 hex wheels fit fine. the electronics should be fine. shorty battery for the b6d
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I do hope you got the RTR for a song! As for replacing parts, which you will be doing, before you get TOO far into it consider what your local hobby shop carries. You can pick up a used B5M for super cheap now as well. More than likely parts on your local track's wall are mostly for the 5 series, followed by 6 series.

If you're running the B4 then you might have to carry around extra parts so that your kid's race day doesn't end early.

Just a thought.
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Sell the b4 or keep if for playing around the house. Unload the Castle gear. Buy a b5m or b6d and get a Hobbywing xr10 Justock with a 17.5 motor. If your kid is driving turn down the timing on the motor and adjust the epa on the radio to a speed that he/she can control. My daughter has been racing since she was 7 with a b5m and has broken surprisingly few parts.
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Thanks for the help guys. I was wanting to use the new B6 for me to race and the B4.2 for my son to race. The 4.2 would be all stock parts except switching the TX/RX to the Traxxas Slash TX/RX. I have updated the front A - Arms and to RPM. I also have a set of rpm ball cups to replace as needed. I noticed a couple other buggies had large front bumpers, would this help protect the front a little more?

Anything else that I should beef up? Thanks!
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Thanks for the help guys. I was wanting to use the new B6 for me to race and the B4.2 for my son to race. The 4.2 would be all stock parts except switching the TX/RX to the Traxxas Slash TX/RX. I have updated the front A - Arms and to RPM. I also have a set of rpm ball cups to replace as needed. I noticed a couple other buggies had large front bumpers, would this help protect the front a little more?

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just slow it down to a speed he can handle
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Thanks for the help guys. I was wanting to use the new B6 for me to race and the B4.2 for my son to race. The 4.2 would be all stock parts except switching the TX/RX to the Traxxas Slash TX/RX. I have updated the front A - Arms and to RPM. I also have a set of rpm ball cups to replace as needed. I noticed a couple other buggies had large front bumpers, would this help protect the front a little more?

Anything else that I should beef up? Thanks!
The traxxas rx is not a great choice as you can not set the epa's as far as I know. I will stick with my other suggestion and say get a sensored 17.5 esc/motor combo. You will,already be able to turn down the timing on the motor and set the punch on the esc to soft setting. Hobbywing xr10 Justock are only $53 and you can get a Turnigy 17.5 new for about $40.
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The traxxas rx is not a great choice as you can not set the epa's as far as I know. I will stick with my other suggestion and say get a sensored 17.5 esc/motor combo. You will,already be able to turn down the timing on the motor and set the punch on the esc to soft setting. Hobbywing xr10 Justock are only $53 and you can get a Turnigy 17.5 new for about $40.
does that remote have a throttle Hi/low. That can be used also.
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No the TX only has a trim adjustment. I do have a spare Traxxas Titan 12 brushed motor (not sure if it fits or not) and XL5 ESC from the stock traxxas slash. I know that ESC I can put in training mode (50% power). Would that work or does the buggy need a brushless motor?
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No the TX only has a trim adjustment. I do have a spare Traxxas Titan 12 brushed motor (not sure if it fits or not) and XL5 ESC from the stock traxxas slash. I know that ESC I can put in training mode (50% power). Would that work or does the buggy need a brushless motor?
that is a 550 motor, dont think it will fit. you could get a 540 brushed motor and use training mode.


something like this is cheap.

https://www.amainhobbies.com/reedy-r...sc9626/p142482
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With novice it's about staying on the track. Slower might be better. SMC batteries are great. Search the forums for your model or try the rookie section.
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No the TX only has a trim adjustment. I do have a spare Traxxas Titan 12 brushed motor (not sure if it fits or not) and XL5 ESC from the stock traxxas slash. I know that ESC I can put in training mode (50% power). Would that work or does the buggy need a brushless motor?
if you want to stay brushles....and i would....get a 17.5 and sensored esc and turn the timing down a little and dont gear it for top speed. it will be fine. The reedy motors come with the timing at 20deg, which is plenty slow. and you can increase timing as you need to
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No the TX only has a trim adjustment. I do have a spare Traxxas Titan 12 brushed motor (not sure if it fits or not) and XL5 ESC from the stock traxxas slash. I know that ESC I can put in training mode (50% power). Would that work or does the buggy need a brushless motor?
If you have a Traxxas TQi transmitter, it has throttle and steering EPA, but it's ridiculously complicated to set. The Traxxas Link makes it 100x easier.

https://traxxas.com/sites/default/fi...ual-120130.pdf
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