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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 10-09-2016, 01:14 PM   #3646
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How much life are you guys getting out of a set of X-rings for you car? Is it rather short or on the same set for a little bit of time with no noticeable amount of stiction from them?

I picked up a second hand pair of kashima coated shocks and have gone through 2 sets of x-rings in about 5 weeks. This last set was put in as i was installing the FT shock bushings and removing the stock black shock bushings. I was hoping to re-use the x-rings as they were about 2 weeks old at the max but i noticed they had swelled a good amount already and had a lot of stiction, so much that it would make the car not drive correctly.

Maybe it is possible that now with the FT machined bushings i will gain some extra life out of them. I have heard there were some bad batches of these shock bodies as well. Currently my car is sitting upside down after racing yesterday and im tempted to just drain the shock oil until next race day.

I was gonna wait a couple more weeks to post this question but figured it would be a good break from diff nuts.
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Default Running a stick pack didn't affect my handling of this car.



I actually thought it would handle terrible with a stick pack.
Now if I got the laydown transmission I'd have to run a shorty.
Now granted I raced it on dirt oval and not offroad.
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What gearing are you guys starting with for 17.5? Spur.
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69/30 for 17.5 with a shortstack fantom rs motor

I get a few weeks out of x-rings ..They do swell. Did you use green slime,or the like when building shocks?
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69/30 for 17.5 with a shortstack fantom rs motor

I get a few weeks out of x-rings ..They do swell. Did you use green slime,or the like when building shocks?
Nope, didn't use anything other than shock oil on the o-rings.
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Use the green slime like mentioned above, it kind of puts a seal on the xring so it doesnt soak up the oil and swell near as fast.
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Use the green slime like mentioned above, it kind of puts a seal on the xring so it doesnt soak up the oil and swell near as fast.
Ill go back to using it. I stopped since i wasn't sure how much good it was doing in the past. Thanks guys!
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I've been running TRF spring perches on my AE shocks on both the B5m and now the B6. They are 0mm also and match the blue on the AE shocks already.

Edit: Should have clicked the link before posting. Looks like Exotek has them available in blue also.
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Ill go back to using it. I stopped since i wasn't sure how much good it was doing in the past. Thanks guys!
I've used the protek blue stuff and it was horrible. Incredible amount of stiction. I have been using just shock oil the past few weeks and it's been good. I wish the xrings were a bit better....the tlr black xrings are better imo.
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I've used the protek blue stuff and it was horrible. Incredible amount of stiction. I have been using just shock oil the past few weeks and it's been good. I wish the xrings were a bit better....the tlr black xrings are better imo.
Good to know Matt! Also the TLR rings are for a larger shaft? I have some friends with 22's and they are on their original set of o-rings still.
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Good to know Matt! Also the TLR rings are for a larger shaft? I have some friends with 22's and they are on their original set of o-rings still.
Exactly....the tlr rings wont transfer over to the ae shocks . I was just mentioning that i thought the xring material was better quality.
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I was just confirming incase by some chance they could work but was doubtful as I've heard they are for a 3.5mm shaft.
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OK guys my B6D is on the way with lay down transmission order too our local track is mid/high grip my question which one to be run 3 gear stand up or 3 gear lay down. any input kindly appreciated. RJ
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OK guys my B6D is on the way with lay down transmission order too our local track is mid/high grip my question which one to be run 3 gear stand up or 3 gear lay down. any input kindly appreciated. RJ
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If you have both coming it wont hurt to run both. I got the chance to drive a stand up car yesterday (Mine is lay down). Lap times were verey similar between both drivers with both cars. But they had a VERY different feel on track. The stand up car, with the way it was set up, seemed like it was more point and shoot, but had the forward grip, and braking grip, to drive it hard that way. Mine seemed to have more corner speed. The cars were both geared differently that seemed to fit the driving style accordingly. Mine was gear more for top speed, so acceleration suffered, where the other car clearly out accelerated mine, mine had more top end. Which like I said, the cars were geared the way they seemed to want to be driven. In fact, I am gonna build a mod car one of these days and I am gonna copy that setup exactly.
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