Originally Posted by trerc
Well you can assemble them with the stock diff bolt which as you are well aware of is too short...No disrespect here but that is pretty common knowledge among the TC3/TC4 community to use the stealth both and nut from the T4/B4 kit as the one that comes with the kit is too short.
Like I said previously build the diffs with the steel outdrives, use the stealth nut and bolt with dab of threadlock, and shim them up properly in the cases, they should last you quite awhile.
Gotcha. No disrespect taken, I know I am incredibly new to the on-road scene. I've always raced off road. This is my first touring car, I got it as a used roller, here on rctech, about 3 months ago. Just put the electronics in and started using it about a month ago. So I know very little when it comes to these kind of tricks.
I actually just finished a pack a few mins ago. The diffs feel petty good, I loosened the rear about 1/8 turn last night, seems to be holding just fine. I'm just being careful not to punch it from a standstill and other things that stress the hell out of the rear diff.
The right rear travel being limited is really screwing with the handling. If I go too fast around a left turn, it either slides out after the suspension stops moving, or it grabs and flips the car over... a lot. Kinda funny to watch, but really I'm thinking
So that has to be addressed if I plan on being any good at on-road. It's looking like I'm just gonna have to bite the bullet and buy the proper TC3 outdrives, a T4/B4 nut and bolt, and rebuild the diff with them, and see where I stand.
Thanks for all the help everyone. I know I've still got a lot to learn about these touring cars. Perfect example, which adjustment is out of whack that causes a groove on the tires that goes all the way around right by the inside edge? I have a feeling it is common, and everyone knows what I am talking about, but I could take a pic if needed.