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Old 12-24-2010, 09:32 AM   #4111
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What droop & ride height is everyone running (rubber tires)?
Droop- what's that

pod droop- 0
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Droop- what's that

pod droop- 0
front droop- .5
ride height- 4
Which front tires/rims are you running? I have the stock Tamiya and the front carriers are bottomed out and I have 6mm ride height in the front????
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Which front tires/rims are you running? I have the stock Tamiya and the front carriers are bottomed out and I have 6mm ride height in the front????
the hub should be at the highest point to drop the front(all the spacers on the Bottom). If they are, thats odd, with tamiya stock rubber i was down to 4mm, though i was running some ballast on the front which is probably bringing the front down a bit.
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the hub should be at the highest point to drop the front(all the spacers on the Bottom). If they are, thats odd, with tamiya stock rubber i was down to 4mm, though i was running some ballast on the front which is probably bringing the front down a bit.
I have 2mm worth of shims between the top of the hub and the upper arm because any less, even .25mm rubs the rim.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:15 PM   #4115
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I have 2mm worth of shims between the top of the hub and the upper arm because any less, even .25mm rubs the rim.
Rubbing the rim?? Post a pic. Are you Talking about the pin?
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:17 PM   #4116
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@F_N_CUDA: I replaced the diff balls, too. But the idea of the greas sound good. I used the grease which came with the kit. I might try any other. Do you have some that you prefer?

@gashuffer: You mean the washers between the ball bearing and the spacer & nut? I give it a try!
Also make sure the 2 thrust washers are placed properly or it will give the slack that will require more tightening with less if any adjustability.

They should be like ( ) to spring apart and not ( ( or ) )

Schumacher diff lube is one thats pretty good.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:06 PM   #4117
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Droop = when your ability to drink adversely effects your ability to get excited...
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:50 PM   #4118
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Also make sure the 2 thrust washers are placed properly or it will give the slack that will require more tightening with less if any adjustability.

They should be like ( ) to spring apart and not ( ( or ) )

Schumacher diff lube is one thats pretty good.

Hope this helps.
or like )(
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pod droop- 0
front droop- .5
ride height- 4
Hmmm, atm I have....
pod droop- 2
front droop- .5
ride height- 6.5

What conditions are you running that (tire type, track surface, etc...)?
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Also make sure the 2 thrust washers are placed properly or it will give the slack that will require more tightening with less if any adjustability.

They should be like ( ) to spring apart and not ( ( or ) )

Schumacher diff lube is one thats pretty good.

Hope this helps.
I thought I placed them as it is described in the manual. I'll check that.


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or like )(
The manual says they shoud be placed like (). Is it better to place them like )( instead of ()?

I found this video, where the guy says that the diff. should be run for 30 seconds to build up the maximum grip. He also supposes that the diff. plates should be roughened instead of polished.
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:55 PM   #4122
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Yep, I use 600 grit sandpaper and put vary little lube on the diff. Some people use 600 grit and then finish it off with 1500 grit.
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I thought I placed them as it is described in the manual. I'll check that.



The manual says they shoud be placed like (). Is it better to place them like )( instead of ()?

I found this video, where the guy says that the diff. should be run for 30 seconds to build up the maximum grip. He also supposes that the diff. plates should be roughened instead of polished.
I think he means "or not to put like )("

I dont know if its better or not to place them like )( , personally I don't because I have a feeling that the outer rim of the inner washer would or might ride on the bearing shields instead of the outer rim of the bearing.

But it shouldn't be riding on either of them anyways, as the design is to have the thrust washer in contact with the inner race of the bearing so it rotates instead of rubbing on the outer race which may loosen up the diff nut when the diff is working as they spin in opposite directions.

Just my theory.
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() this is the way to put them.
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i put mine in like the instructions state () and after minor adjustment and a quick maiden voyage i pulled the diff apart for inspection and noticed the washers are now (].one of them has gone flat. i was sure not to uber tighten the thing. is there a replacement part for these?
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