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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 10-25-2016, 05:46 AM   #3976
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Hey guys, looking for advice for which car to pick (B6 vs B6D) for a medium size indoor clay track running stock 17.5 class. It has pretty good grip but can get a little dust outside of the good line but the rest is good grip. Bumps and Jumps RC in PA if anyone is familiar.
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Question guys first run my B6D and the rear hub by the ball stud was broken. I order rear hub from schelle aluminum rear hub part#SCH1093 and there only 2 location of ball stud how can i get the stock ball stud location? I was thinking the geometry of the rear truck it change.
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Hey guys, looking for advice for which car to pick (B6 vs B6D) for a medium size indoor clay track running stock 17.5 class. It has pretty good grip but can get a little dust outside of the good line but the rest is good grip. Bumps and Jumps RC in PA if anyone is familiar.
Get the D.
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Anyone running the new Schumacher yellow compound mini dart tires on astroturf? How do you like them compared to Proline Pinpoint rear and Wedge front and what Schumacher foams are you running with them, medium blue or hard black?

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Question guys first run my B6D and the rear hub by the ball stud was broken. I order rear hub from schelle aluminum rear hub part#SCH1093 and there only 2 location of ball stud how can i get the stock ball stud location? I was thinking the geometry of the rear truck it change.
I'm pretty sure it's the inner hole w/ a 2mm washer under the ballstud
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Hi guys

maybe it was discussed in here so i am sorry.
our local track is going to be turf soon.
i would like to start driving 2wd.
which kit is the best for turf:
B5M?
B6?
B6D?

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Hey guys, looking for advice for which car to pick (B6 vs B6D) for a medium size indoor clay track running stock 17.5 class. It has pretty good grip but can get a little dust outside of the good line but the rest is good grip. Bumps and Jumps RC in PA if anyone is familiar.
People are starting to run the laydown transmission with good success at Mimis, which is less grip than Bumps. I'd suggest the D and buy the laydown trans.
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People are starting to run the laydown transmission with good success at Mimis, which is less grip than Bumps. I'd suggest the D and buy the laydown trans.
So the B6D with laydown and the normal flat arms and tower? I have been looking at a lot of the setups online and that seems to be a pretty common setup.
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So the B6D with laydown and the normal flat arms and tower? I have been looking at a lot of the setups online and that seems to be a pretty common setup.
I like that setup for indoors. I never cared for the feel of gulwings. And with flat arms, the L/R arms are the same. With gulwings, I ended up with a pile of extra right arms. I also didnt like the way they felt on the track.
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I like that setup for indoors. I never cared for the feel of gulwings. And with flat arms, the L/R arms are the same. With gulwings, I ended up with a pile of extra right arms. I also didnt like the way they felt on the track.
Ok awesome, thanks!! So the laydown gearbox with the ball diff? Or gear diff?

Also, since I'm ordering, what else is needed for this car right away? I'm guessing the kit doesn't come with wheels?
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Ok awesome, thanks!! So the laydown gearbox with the ball diff? Or gear diff?

Also, since I'm ordering, what else is needed for this car right away? I'm guessing the kit doesn't come with wheels?
If you are running on dirt I would recommend the ball diff. Kit does not come with wheels/tires. I would also recommend the aluminum D mount for tuning purposes.
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Pop Survey: I'm still debating about picking up a B6/D somewhere around the New Year. I am curious about actual numbers and not about "this other guy at the track". So if you have had to personally replace the items below due to breakage, let me know how many times.

How many have you replaced:

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Ok awesome, thanks!! So the laydown gearbox with the ball diff? Or gear diff?

Also, since I'm ordering, what else is needed for this car right away? I'm guessing the kit doesn't come with wheels?
I prefer the ball diff. If I raced on carpet, I would probably run a gear diff.
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Pop Survey: I'm still debating about picking up a B6/D somewhere around the New Year. I am curious about actual numbers and not about "this other guy at the track". So if you have had to personally replace the items below due to breakage, let me know how many times.

How many have you replaced:

Front Tower:
Rear Tower:
Chassis:
Front Tower: 3
Rear Tower: 1
Chassis: 0
Front Plastic Bulkhead: 1

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Pop Survey: I'm still debating about picking up a B6/D somewhere around the New Year. I am curious about actual numbers and not about "this other guy at the track". So if you have had to personally replace the items below due to breakage, let me know how many times.

How many have you replaced:

Front Tower:
Rear Tower:
Chassis:
I haven't replaced anything. People break things....sometimes they deserve to break. I have yet to see a B6 break at the local track that probably has 20-25 B6's on any given club day between Sportsman/Expert 17.5 and a 13.5 class. And if this turns the forum into 38 posts about how many broken parts people have had they will get deleted.
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