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Old 10-11-2011, 03:56 PM   #4156
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Does anyone know if the spec r gear diff will work in the tc5??
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I'll let you know tomorrow when my TC6 gets here if the diffs are even close to the TC5 but from my understanding the TC6 is a lot different than the TC5 in that respect. The bulkheads are supposed to be more narrow but a gear diff should need more clearence so where they mount to the car might be a little wider. I'll take mesurements when I get everything togeather

Edit: yes I know the car doesn't come with gear diffs but it stands to reason that if the Ball diff will fit the gear diff should as well since they go in the same space
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Hey guys... I am looking for a good starting spot for a medium size/medium bite carpet track. This track is next to an offroad track(both indoors) so it tends to get a little dusty at times.

Sweep OG Spec is the spec tire w/ Paragon Ground Effects as the only allowed traction compound.

Looking at the Associated website, most of the carpet setups are 10-12 months old... and prior to the arrival/use of gear diffs in the car. Im open to using either the ball or gear rear diff, but was wondering it anyone has a good baseline for me.

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For medium bite carpet, 0B arm mounts all around seem to be pretty easy to drive. Silver spring front, green rear. Long link in front, hole 7 in the rear. Fairly neutral and with OG Sweeps this will help with traction. A friend of mine runs basically this setup but with blue springs up front to keep the car flat.
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For medium bite carpet, 0B arm mounts all around seem to be pretty easy to drive. Silver spring front, green rear. Long link in front, hole 7 in the rear. Fairly neutral and with OG Sweeps this will help with traction. A friend of mine runs basically this setup but with blue springs up front to keep the car flat.
Thanks for tips.

I thought hole 7 was the long link, though?
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Thanks for tips.

I thought hole 7 was the long link, though?
Yes, sorry! Inner lowest hole on shock tower, can't remember the number.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:32 AM   #4161
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Hey guys,

Just thought I'd chime in here regarding the diff oil discreptancies you guys have been talking about.

One of the reasons why you are seeing setups with 1000...and some with 30-40 is because the AE gear diff internals are different than the spec r internals, resulting in a different feel with the same oil.

This was done in part so that the range of oils needed for the diff could more closely coincide with the oils used in the shocks... so you don't need to carry around 30-50 in 2.5 wt increments for your shocks, and then 80-90-100/1000Cst, 1250 cst, etc for the diffs.

When using the spec r gear diffs, most of the guys seem to run oil near the 1000 cst mark... when using the AE gear diff, it seems like most guys are running 30-35.

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Thanks for clearing up things.
Just one more thing: someone from Associated mailed me that there wasn't going to be an Associated geardiff for the TC6. You say "when using the AE geardiff". So there is a AE geardiff for TC6 afterall? I am somewhat confused now.
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Thanks for clearing up things.
Just one more thing: someone from Associated mailed me that there wasn't going to be an Associated geardiff for the TC6. You say "when using the AE geardiff". So there is a AE geardiff for TC6 afterall? I am somewhat confused now.
Yes there will be an AE gear diff, the team drivers already use the prototype.
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Does anyone know if the spec r gear diff will work in the tc5??
If you are talking about TC6 SpecR, no it won't, TC6 spacing between bulkheads is much narrower, but then, SpecR might have one that fits the TC5 from another brand, just like Yokomo's fits the TC6 with a little work.

I heard that maybe the Tamiya might fit, but it is to be confirmed by someone who actually did it. It looks like the TC5 is fairly wide, after it is a question of ballraces and dogbone lengh and blade spacing.
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Yes there will be an AE gear diff, the team drivers already use the prototype.
When will it be available for us mortals?
Is it included in the kit then, or do we have to buy it seperately?

When will there be a TC6 kit with the AE-geardiff included?
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When will it be available for us mortals?
Is it included in the kit then, or do we have to buy it seperately?

When will there be a TC6 kit with the AE-geardiff included?
I guess the simple answer is ...soon
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Yes there will be an AE gear diff, the team drivers already use the prototype.
Do you need to purchase the diff only for rear or both?
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Do you need to purchase the diff only for rear or both?
I think a spool is the only way to go for the front.
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I think a spool is the only way to go for the front.
Front diff with cleaning putty or similar worked very well too
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