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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 06-25-2016, 04:33 PM   #916
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Do you guys think associated will come out with a narrow front buggy wheel to fit the Schumacher cut staggers? They put out a carpet car, now where are the associated wheels to use right out of the pack.

I am fortunate to have a lathe at work and I just bob off the inside of the wheel to make them narrow but it's kind of like, seriously???
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The b5m uses 48mm for all six and the b6 uses 48mm for all six.
B5m used the 2 inch turnbuckles...which are 50.8mm. You may not have an issue with them being slightly longer but I know JC is coming out with a B6 specific kit.
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Do you guys think associated will come out with a narrow front buggy wheel to fit the Schumacher cut staggers? They put out a carpet car, now where are the associated wheels to use right out of the pack.

I am fortunate to have a lathe at work and I just bob off the inside of the wheel to make them narrow but it's kind of like, seriously???
That's a lot of work, normally we just cut them with body scissors. They are also available in a premount.
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Indoor or outdoor? What astro did they use?
Indoor, we bought it new,its a Shaw product i believe. Its an indoor/outdoor with a jute backing. We had all the seams hot taped.







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JsK, did your track remove dirt to put in a rug?
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:55 PM   #921
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Wow JsK, that is a fantastic looking track!
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Doesn't matter. Manners are still manners. And people shouldn't treat newcomers of the Rc world like dirt because they may not understand something. I see too much of that in this hobby and it's ridiculous. Just treat people how want to be treated is all I'm saying. And maybe even be a welcoming person to newbies. It's how we grow as a hobby community and attract people to the same hobby you love. So what if you have answer a question more than once. Big deal, it's not gonna hurt anyone or anything.
I took the time to go back and find Sockets post, I don't see an issue with it. It's a simple short answer.

And honestly, it was nicer than most of his posts..
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Wow JsK, that is a fantastic looking track!
If you like TC racing.
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If you like TC racing.
I'd miss off/on camber sweeping turns and the subtle deformations that take time to learn. ...but at least the car stays cleaner.
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B5m used the 2 inch turnbuckles...which are 50.8mm. You may not have an issue with them being slightly longer but I know JC is coming out with a B6 specific kit.
Wouldn't longer b5m turnbuckles mean you could install them on the b6 without threads showing? Look at the steering links on the b6 pics - threads showing.

I measured my jc b5m turnbuckles at aprox 51mm each as you stated, but the b5m manual says all the b5m ti turnbuckles are 1.875" which equals 47.6mm.
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JsK, did your track remove dirt to put in a rug?
Nope dirt on dirt, we did lay plastic as a vapor barrier.

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We did the dirt thing, without humidity or temperature control its a disaster,Or at least our dirt was. It was a long process to make this decision. A lot of factors to consider and in the end we all agreed this was the best course.

AstroTurf is everything clay promised but never delivered. Clean,consistent,less labor intensive and more fun.

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I'd miss off/on camber sweeping turns and the subtle deformations that take time to learn. ...but at least the car stays cleaner.
The track is not as flat as it looks and there is some interesting traction issues with the grain of the turf thats keeping people on there toes.

People are buying up all the used 2wd buggies they can find and interest is way up even in the summer. For us this was one of the best decisions we have ever made.
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Our local track in Exeter had clay issues and ended up not racing and just doing parties, so carpet is a great alternative to not having anything.
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Got to see one of the designers run the B6 this weekend on astro and all I can say is Wow! I think Schumacher and Yokomo are going to have a new kid on the block to contend with on carpet/astro
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That's a lot of work, normally we just cut them with body scissors. They are also available in a premount.
I assure you using a lathe is faster than body scissors. Plus you don't dull your scissors. I debated taking a video because it's pretty cool. I also take off the inner rib on the wheel because I've found on the front associated wheels there isn't really a big enough gap between the outer rib and the inner for the tire to seat perfectly flat. Schumacher wheels are absolutely superior to the associated wheels if you plan to mount the cut staggers. The back wheels are equals. It's just the fronts...

I don't buy Schumacher wheels or pre mounts because they are so over priced. Too bad tower doesn't sell Schumacher...

Amain recently had a two day sale 15 off 75 dollars with 1.99 priority mail. I bought 7 sets of rear tires and 6 sets of fronts. And of coarse I had a friend order half the order so it was 30 off total rather than just 15!! Yes I'm that cheap.... And tower has great prices on associated wheels, I just wish they didn't suck so much for Schumacher tires!!!

Has anyone tried the j concepts narrow buggy wheel with Schumacher tires??
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Shame on me for not checking if tower sold the slim j concepts buggy wheels because they totally do!!! And they are cheaper than schumacher!! Plus, the rib spacing looks appropriate for the cut staggers tires!! Too bad I just mounted 5 sets of fronts yesterday on associated wheels!
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