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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 07-10-2016, 12:35 PM   #1291
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D mount, Steering Bell Crank and Link. What else is there in aluminum?
I didn't necessarily mean just aluminum stuff. I meant all the Factory Team option parts. I went to the AE website and clicked on option parts and accessories and saw a lot of different things, but upon further investigation, most of the stuff with the Factory Team stamp IS already included in the box. So, yeah.... guess there really isn't much else.
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Remember everyone, a team kit always comes first on a new platform. Then a year later a Factory Team kit. And yes the B5m followed this pattern too. B5m, 12 months later the Factory Lite came along. This is normal.

With that said, put Ti turnbuckles on it and buy tires. Tires and track time. Practice is always the best upgrade you can make.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:00 PM   #1293
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I don't think Factory Team Kits are a normal next release anymore.


Maybe just the odd Special release like the Champions Edition for something else to do. If the win the 1/8 Buggy Worlds this year we can bet on something again like that.


Just keep the prices reasonable on upgrades parts and I am good to buy what you feel is helpful.
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follow the money it will tell you what is coming out. If profits are great enough for team kit it will happen.
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I didn't necessarily mean just aluminum stuff. I meant all the Factory Team option parts. I went to the AE website and clicked on option parts and accessories and saw a lot of different things, but upon further investigation, most of the stuff with the Factory Team stamp IS already included in the box. So, yeah.... guess there really isn't much else.
I think the options I'm most excited about are the two front bulkheads (alu and brass) and the chassis weights. Weight bias is such an important and key factor in tuning.
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I need to order a screw kit for my b6d. My question is, since I got the 6D but converted to the laydown tranjy, should I buy my screw kit for the B6 not the b6d?
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Got mine built and ran it today!

Pretty easy build but had to search through a few bags for some parts..

We run on med-high bite clay
Went to 27.5 oil in the back and down to 1mm on the steering rack..overall ran reAlly well!
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Got mine built and ran it today!

Pretty easy build but had to search through a few bags for some parts..

We run on med-high bite clay
Went to 27.5 oil in the back and down to 1mm on the steering rack..overall ran reAlly well!
Did you get the B6D or B6 for your track surface?
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The b6d...thinking about getting the laydown.

One guy at the track had the b6 and seemed to be pretty hooked up

Our track is high bite right after a rebuild and fades...I think the b6 would be great on a fresh track, but here I think ultimately the b6d is the best bet.
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The b6d...thinking about getting the laydown.

One guy at the track had the b6 and seemed to be pretty hooked up

Our track is high bite right after a rebuild and fades...I think the b6 would be great on a fresh track, but here I think ultimately the b6d is the best bet.
If the track ever holds a laydown car, more than likely that setup will always work, you just may have to put more chassis roll in it with camber links and droop. I would say buy the 6d for the ball diff and convert it to laydown. As the track gets looser, make some adjustments.
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who owns one and has driven it? Let's hear your take on it.
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I got the B6 for indoor clay track medium traction

It is was so quick around the corners and felt so nice, would be great for carpet.

I have today got flat arms and narrow shock tower, i did 18mins with it and was getting my fastest lap times.

I think the go would be to buy a B6D and get a laydown transmission for the win for most combinations.

For carpet only B6 easy
Will post some video of it soon. GOt some video of team driver on track on B6 kit setup
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Is there a parts list to convert the B6D to a B6?
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