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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 11-24-2016, 08:57 PM   #4426
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Unless it's super high bite clay would start with a ball diff and the longer rear shock bodies and taller tower. That's all I did to my b6 for dirt and it's great.
Longer rear shock bodies and tower? Are those the ones in the b5m lite?
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Longer rear shock bodies and tower? Are those the ones in the b5m lite?
Yes, b5m rear shock bodies....coupled with the long rear tower.
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Just sent you an email with all the details. Any help is appreciated.
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Yes, b5m rear shock bodies....coupled with the long rear tower.
How about the front? Should i use the b5m front towers and shocks?
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How about the front? Should i use the b5m front towers and shocks?
You don't use B5m shock towers. You use the B6 long rear tower with the longer b5m rear shock bodies. Front shocks are exactly the same. Ask Jake....or anybody at hot rod.
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You don't use B5m shock towers. You use the B6 long rear tower with the longer b5m rear shock bodies. Front shocks are exactly the same. Ask Jake....or anybody at hot rod.
thanks.... looks like I'll be gutting out my old B5M lite for parts.

Would love to ask Jake... but he is always out of the state all the time racing...hot rod guys run the B6Ds.
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thanks.... looks like I'll be gutting out my old B5M lite for parts.

Would love to ask Jake... but he is always out of the state all the time racing...hot rod guys run the B6Ds.
I didn't notice much in the way of handling going to the longer shocks but the car will jump and land light years better. Well worth the upgrade.
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Whatever you do...the 3 gear standup will be a must have.
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Whatever you do...the 3 gear standup will be a must have.
Can you give me a quick rundown on handling differences between lay down and standup. I'm just back in the hobby after 4 years and this is all new to me, I'm running a lay down at my local track but so are all the fast guys. I'm just curious what my car would do differently with a standup.
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Can you give me a quick rundown on handling differences between lay down and standup. I'm just back in the hobby after 4 years and this is all new to me, I'm running a lay down at my local track but so are all the fast guys. I'm just curious what my car would do differently with a standup.
If everyone else is running the lay down then you probably have the grip to support it. By moving the battery and motor farther away from the rear axle you are moving the weight that would normally create traction....with the 3 gear standup the weight is moved further back...this is generally the go to setup for lower traction tracks. Lay down is trending toward the normal setup for med-high bite dirt as well as carpet/Astro tracks.
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So basically more rear traction due to the battery being further back? As far as bite we're a med-high bite clay mix. When I left everything was rear motor lol I came back oh boy have things changed.
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So basically more rear traction due to the battery being further back? As far as bite we're a med-high bite clay mix. When I left everything was rear motor lol I came back oh boy have things changed.
Yeah..there is a balance though..battery and motor are the heaviest items and when moved around it changes a lot. It feels like standup is the new rear motor...you will see it more outdoors or on loose tracks. Lay down is going to usually be faster on anything med-high or higher as long as you're in the groove.
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Sounds good, appreciate the help
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I was just thinking ... the spur gear is exposed in the B6...so that would not be a good thing when running dirt ...yes? So converting to the B6D stock transmission would be a must...true?
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If you're wanting to run at hot rod then that isn't the reason you will want the 3 gear standup transmission. You want the weight further back. Talk to the guys at hot rod to get their opinions as well.
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