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Old 05-11-2004, 09:09 PM   #4516
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I would e-mail RB before he forgets how he built it. he builds about the nicest most perfect cars on this planet. However he had it shimmed you can be sure its right!!!

I am not blowing smoke-thats honest stuff. RB can build a near perfect car!!

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Yes, inside the gear boxes. I'll do as the instructions say and go from there. I actually just received the car today, I purchased it from rblove and I just had to tear it down to see what makes it tick.

Is it possible to torque down the diff cases too much? I tend to overtighten things on a regular basis.

Now I have to get another cuda cause I have a ton of parts lying around for it!
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DOH-just read RB's reply-my bad.

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Old 05-11-2004, 10:00 PM   #4518
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Hey Ray... yah I usually take everything apart i can get my hands on. Anyway, i'm still concerened about the diffs... i tightened them as far as i think is safe but the gears still have a little wobble to them. Any ideas as to why?
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Old 05-11-2004, 10:19 PM   #4519
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The gear wobbles? Wobbles a lot? How is the diff action? Is it smooth and functioning? Without having one in front of me I am not of much help.

Can someone out here check there diff gear and see if there is any movement. I would not think there would be much if any at all.
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The gear wobbles? Wobbles a lot? How is the diff action? Is it smooth and functioning? Without having one in front of me I am not of much help.

Can someone out here check there diff gear and see if there is any movement. I would not think there would be much if any at all.
It's not a huge amount but if you hold the outdrives and rock the gear side to side, there is a small amount of play.
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On my diffs, there is a little bit of movement just like on any ball diff from the difference between the balls in the gear and where the plates contact the balls. If there was no clearance then the gear would be rubbing the plates on the outdrives and you would not get any diff action, right?
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On my diffs, there is a little bit of movement just like on any ball diff from the difference between the balls in the gear and where the plates contact the balls. If there was no clearance then the gear would be rubbing the plates on the outdrives and you would not get any diff action, right?
Yes Doug, you're right. I just got the car so i'm not too familiar with it, I just wanted to make sure everything was kosher. I think the car could benefit from larger sized diff balls though.
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I added the Associated parts to my diffs and ever since I have not had any problems. They are still smooth as silk and spin extremely freely while being locked!!

I hope you have as much fun with your Pro4 as I have mine!!
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I added the Associated parts to my diffs and ever since I have not had any problems. They are still smooth as silk and spin extremely freely while being locked!!

I hope you have as much fun with your Pro4 as I have mine!!
cool, what parts did you add? I'm too tired to go back into this thread...
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I have used the Associated Diff Thrust spring. Also don't CA glue the spacer to the gear... it is not necessary! The new kit comes with an update regarding that.
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cool, what parts did you add? I'm too tired to go back into this thread...
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I use the Associated diff spring in my rear diff. Seems to be working fine as my diff don't slip at all but is very smooth. I alsmost feels like it should slip but it don't. The front diff I still have the stock spring and have no problems with it either but I will put in the Associated once I get a chance to.
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What is the reason for the different types of lubes that come with the Pro4. I know one is a grease and one is a lube, but what is the purpose of using grease in some areas and lube in another?
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AWOLsoldier glad you are awake. Working on diffs especially when tires is a bad thing sometimes. I know from experiance and none have been good.

Stewartfan20 the lube/diff lube (the clear stuff) is for the diff balls to have lubrication when the diffis working and to keep the heat down some. Keeps everything smoother and longer laster.

The grease or silverish looking stuff is for the thrust balls, cvd joints, and outdrives (some use here and some don't) It is used to keep parts from wearing as fast and sto help stop friction. Also used int he thrust bearings because they are so small and have alot of pressure on them so it will help keep them from heating up as much and melting. Hope this helps somewhat.
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