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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 01-18-2017, 04:34 AM   #5296
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Hi guys, I just got a new B6 and it was awesome. I'm now trying to do different setup to make better performance. Can anyone tell me what is the difference between mounting the rear suspensions in front and at the rear of the tower, thank you
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Old 01-18-2017, 06:28 AM   #5297
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Thanks for this Chris Brown. Will give it all try.
Big change, that I could actually feel, was changing roll center by using the .5-1 up pills in both c and d-blocks. Also, if on high bite clay, changing the axle height can help if you have so much grip to traction roll and are running lower (~20-22mm) ride height.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:57 AM   #5298
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What difference does it make using the long or short spring cups?
Does it make the car handle better if you use the short cup and have the spring collar lower on the shock body threads as opposed to using a longer cup and having the collar higher on the threads?
I'm asking cause when I switched to the Yatabe springs they were shorter so I just switched to the taller cups instead of screwing the collars down.
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What difference does it make using the long or short spring cups?
Does it make the car handle better if you use the short cup and have the spring collar lower on the shock body threads as opposed to using a longer cup and having the collar higher on the threads?
I'm asking cause when I switched to the Yatabe springs they were shorter so I just switched to the taller cups instead of screwing the collars down.
zero performance effect. It's just to achieve proper ride height on various surfaces/spring lengths.
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Anyone know what does lengthing and shortening the top turnbuckle above the suspension arms do more grip less grip I can't remember. Thanks
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:30 AM   #5301
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Hi guys on page 15 in the manual it contradicts itself between long and short shock eyelets which one goes where? Never mind

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Hi guys on page 15 in the manual it contradicts itself between long and short shock eyelets which one goes where? Never mind
What did you find out. Building my B6D and not sure what shock eyelets to use for the kit setup.
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What did you find out. Building my B6D and not sure what shock eyelets to use for the kit setup.
The stock setup sheet in the back of the manual says use long eyelets front and rear
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:14 PM   #5304
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Read the wiki at the top. All your questions have been asked before. And answered.
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What did you find out. Building my B6D and not sure what shock eyelets to use for the kit setup.
My manaul told me which ones, In the left side of the pic I beleive
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:42 PM   #5306
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here is the picture
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Read the wiki at the top. All your questions have been asked before. And answered.
It was in the wiki, the answer has been removed or never completely entered.

I believe the correct answer:
front of rear arms - short.
rear of rear arms - long.

This is allegedly fixed in the on-line manual. So it wouldn't hurt everyone to download it to their phone for track-side needs.
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It was in my manual.. Maybe earlier runs were missing it..
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Wow, I just got a new B6D from Tower 2 days ago, and I'm 95% sure the eyelet explanation was contradictory in the manual -- I was building my shocks about an hour ago. The pic from jabroni racing shows consistent and accurate information though!
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Can saddle packs be used in the B6 with a laydown transmission?
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