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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 11-13-2016, 09:10 PM   #4321
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Anyone running yatabe springs? If so what color? Front and rear?
Yes on carpet. Red or black front and green or orange rear. I'm currently on black front orange rear but last weekend the car was great with red and green.
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Sorry for the dumb question guys but I am new to the whole MIP puck thing as it came with my buggy so I don't know much about them.

Anyway, I think I have this based on how it looks:

https://www.amainhobbies.com/mip-puc...p16080/p520428

in my haste I thought all I needed was this:

https://www.amainhobbies.com/mip-b6-...p16041/p532350

but when I got it all together (of course then) looking at reasonable levels of droop the part that goes into the outdrives appear to be coming out.

Anyway, what would be the right part to be able to use the gear diff setup from MIP, I am thinking bones but not sure what to order? Is it this:

https://www.amainhobbies.com/mip-ass...p16040/p531932

and considering mine has what appears to be that two piece assembly of the bone (the gun metal to black part the "yoke"? ), does this replace that completely? (sorry just don't want to order and find out I am wrong).

Cain, I ran into the same problem, see posts 4130 and 4153 of this thread.

If I see what you're doing correctly, you wanna use the 17.5 bi-metal drive shafts with the gear diff. See post 2470, I list out the parts I used.

I dealt with MIP directly on this issue. Right now, if you wanna use the 17.5 bi-metal driveshafts, you're married to the ball diff. If you want to use gear diff then you need the 16040 which are the rollers, not pucks, and not bi-metal.

Otherwise, your driveshaft will pop out of the outdrive at the most inopportune time, wrecking your outdrive and driveshaft. Ask me how I know.
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What front and rear shock spring/oil combos are people running on astroturf.
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:47 PM   #4324
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What front and rear shock spring/oil combos are people running on astroturf.
Front - 40wt oil, 2x1.6 piston, orange springs
Rear - 35wt oil, 2x1.7 piston, blue springs (31mm shocks)
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Front - 40wt oil, 2x1.6 piston, orange springs
Rear - 35wt oil, 2x1.7 piston, blue springs (31mm shocks)
What about chassis weight, how much weight are you putting on and where. I have the steel servo weight im going to try out
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Front - 40wt oil, 2x1.6 piston, orange springs
Rear - 35wt oil, 2x1.7 piston, blue springs (31mm shocks)
I'm running stock Kit springs Orange/Blue and 2x1.6 and 2x1.7 pistons with 45wt Front 40 rear on carpet. Our track doesn't have many landing ramp so we have to up the oil weight to keep from slapping/bouncing the landings
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Old 11-15-2016, 06:24 AM   #4327
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What about chassis weight, how much weight are you putting on and where. I have the steel servo weight im going to try out
I run the brass front bulkhead, and the lighter of the two AE Lipo weights
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I run the brass front bulkhead, and the lighter of the two AE Lipo weights
If I add more weight up front will I gain low speed steering or high speed? I need more high speed grip on power in the turns and have plenty of off power steering.
I currently have the steel weight under the servo and and the heavier brass weight under the battery, nothing in the back. Driving on astroturf
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How far are you supposed to fill the gear diff with oil? Is it possible to over-fill it?
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If I add more weight up front will I gain low speed steering or high speed? I need more high speed grip on power in the turns and have plenty of off power steering.
I currently have the steel weight under the servo and and the heavier brass weight under the battery, nothing in the back. Driving on astroturf
With my past experience (have not tried it on this car) adding front end weight adds on power steering and takes away off power steering.
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B6D setup question: Assuming you are going to run the vehicle stock other than say the laydown transmission, how much do you change setting wise to get say close to the start B6 setup on carpet?

I may pickup another B6D for my daughter, I run it more B6 right now the one I have, but I figured if I can say setup like "X" as recommended by you guys here I can have a decent starting point for her.
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B6D setup question: Assuming you are going to run the vehicle stock other than say the laydown transmission, how much do you change setting wise to get say close to the start B6 setup on carpet?

I may pickup another B6D for my daughter, I run it more B6 right now the one I have, but I figured if I can say setup like "X" as recommended by you guys here I can have a decent starting point for her.
Stiffer shock oil & springs
Rear shock placement in front of arms
Longer rear camber length
Axle carrier heights lower
Ride height lower
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If I add more weight up front will I gain low speed steering or high speed? I need more high speed grip on power in the turns and have plenty of off power steering.
I currently have the steel weight under the servo and and the heavier brass weight under the battery, nothing in the back. Driving on astroturf
I got more on-power steering by changing the anti-squat settings. I'm running the #1 pills in the top outside position of the C-block. I went with the brass bulkhead right from the start. Steering is now aggressive but still very smooth.
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I got more on-power steering by changing the anti-squat settings. I'm running the #1 pills in the top outside position of the C-block. I went with the brass bulkhead right from the start. Steering is now aggressive but still very smooth.
That also changes the rear toe.. would put it at 2 degree toe and 2 anti squat
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Speaking of toe...

What are some of y'all running yours at? Front and rear?
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