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Old 04-17-2014, 12:12 PM   #931
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Alot of the setups call for drilling a 1.1mm hole I the shock cap. Does anyone have a picture they can post of that. Don't want to have to do it twice...lol
This should help.

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Old 04-17-2014, 03:18 PM   #932
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I ordered a gear diff directly from VBC Racing back in February. I finally got around to building it, and the diff housing had some major molding issues.

The included aluminum outdrive would not fit on one side (so I reamed the diff housing out using a lexan reamer), the screws holding the diff halves together would not fully tighten (I tightened them as far as I could), and the outside, large bearing would not fit on one side (I shaved a lot of material away by hand using a hobby knife).

Has anyone else run into these problems? I can't really ship the diff back, nor order a new housing in time for the race on Saturday. Luckily, with a lot of hand-fitting work it fits, though.

Should I let VBC know about this problem? The diff that came with the kit worked just fine.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:41 PM   #933
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Hi all,

I ordered a gear diff directly from VBC Racing back in February. I finally got around to building it, and the diff housing had some major molding issues.

The included aluminum outdrive would not fit on one side (so I reamed the diff housing out using a lexan reamer), the screws holding the diff halves together would not fully tighten (I tightened them as far as I could), and the outside, large bearing would not fit on one side (I shaved a lot of material away by hand using a hobby knife).

Has anyone else run into these problems? I can't really ship the diff back, nor order a new housing in time for the race on Saturday. Luckily, with a lot of hand-fitting work it fits, though.

Should I let VBC know about this problem? The diff that came with the kit worked just fine.
I have never personally had any of these issues with any of the three VBC gear diffs I have built. If you race out of Seattle, try getting in touch with Dave Ehrlich or Korey Harbke.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:09 PM   #934
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I have had a couple issues with the screws stripping out in the casing. I went to a courser thread screw. I used the screws that mounted the wings on my HPI bodies. After that they worked great. With so many made, some issues are bound to happen. I can stil say that dealing with these issues is better than dealing with a ball diff.
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Hi all,

I ordered a gear diff directly from VBC Racing back in February. I finally got around to building it, and the diff housing had some major molding issues.

The included aluminum outdrive would not fit on one side (so I reamed the diff housing out using a lexan reamer), the screws holding the diff halves together would not fully tighten (I tightened them as far as I could), and the outside, large bearing would not fit on one side (I shaved a lot of material away by hand using a hobby knife).

Has anyone else run into these problems? I can't really ship the diff back, nor order a new housing in time for the race on Saturday. Luckily, with a lot of hand-fitting work it fits, though.

Should I let VBC know about this problem? The diff that came with the kit worked just fine.
Never personally had any problems with VBC diff's. They actually build really nice and they DON'T leak like some other manufactors.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:53 AM   #936
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Hi all,

I ordered a gear diff directly from VBC Racing back in February. I finally got around to building it, and the diff housing had some major molding issues.

The included aluminum outdrive would not fit on one side (so I reamed the diff housing out using a lexan reamer), the screws holding the diff halves together would not fully tighten (I tightened them as far as I could), and the outside, large bearing would not fit on one side (I shaved a lot of material away by hand using a hobby knife).

Has anyone else run into these problems? I can't really ship the diff back, nor order a new housing in time for the race on Saturday. Luckily, with a lot of hand-fitting work it fits, though.

Should I let VBC know about this problem? The diff that came with the kit worked just fine.
Thaaaats a new one for me. I'll take a look see on Saturday .
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Thaaaats a new one for me. I'll take a look see on Saturday .
We have sold a fair amount of differentials for the D06 and there was one incident where this issue did arise and we immediately provided a replacement differential housing. The issues with this particular housing were the outdrive holes being too small for the outdrive and too large to fit the bearings.
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We have sold a fair amount of differentials for the D06 and there was one incident where this issue did arise and we immediately provided a replacement differential housing. The issues with this particular housing were the outdrive holes being too small for the outdrive and too large to fit the bearings.
Thanks for the info, I was curious.

It was kinda weird The diff is installed in the car now, seems to work fine when I pull the throttle (with the car on the stand, that is); it took a lot of time to fit it haha!

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I've been meaning to get on here and start posting but have just found myself pretty busy as of late. I've had my D06 for a couple weeks now and have been to the track twice. Very impressed with it the first couple days back after roughly a 5 year break from TC. The quality of the car is extremely impressive, really well put together. One thing I noticed right away is how responsive it is to setup changes as well, that has made things pretty easy while hunting for the right setup.

I have only run on carpet thus far, but tomorrow am heading outdoors to the Tamiya America race track to get some practice in for the Reedy Race. Very excited to get back outdoors.

Couple pics for now, will see about getting more at the track tomorrow.
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I've been meaning to get on here and start posting but have just found myself pretty busy as of late. I've had my D06 for a couple weeks now and have been to the track twice. Very impressed with it the first couple days back after roughly a 5 year break from TC. The quality of the car is extremely impressive, really well put together. One thing I noticed right away is how responsive it is to setup changes as well, that has made things pretty easy while hunting for the right setup.

I have only run on carpet thus far, but tomorrow am heading outdoors to the Tamiya America race track to get some practice in for the Reedy Race. Very excited to get back outdoors.

Couple pics for now, will see about getting more at the track tomorrow.


What's up with your sway bar end links?
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Looks like Randy spilled the beans! We were going to issue a formal announcement on Monday, but what's the point of waiting?

For those of you who aren't aware, Randy is a very experienced racer who has raced against and beaten some of the best in the world. I have known Randy years and he will be a great addition to the team.


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What's up with your sway bar end links?
The stabilizer modification is something we are working on and allows you to more quickly adjust your stabilizers to correct tweak.
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I've been meaning to get on here and start posting but have just found myself pretty busy as of late. I've had my D06 for a couple weeks now and have been to the track twice. Very impressed with it the first couple days back after roughly a 5 year break from TC. The quality of the car is extremely impressive, really well put together. One thing I noticed right away is how responsive it is to setup changes as well, that has made things pretty easy while hunting for the right setup.

I have only run on carpet thus far, but tomorrow am heading outdoors to the Tamiya America race track to get some practice in for the Reedy Race. Very excited to get back outdoors.

Couple pics for now, will see about getting more at the track tomorrow.
Nice setup wheels Randy
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I still have my setup wheels from when Randy was producing them. One of the best things I've ever purchased, and will probably quit racing if someone steals them from me LMAO.
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What's up with your sway bar end links?
The stock links are flawed a bit in my opinion. They only offer a minimum adjustment of .25mm at a time and you have to pop them off the ball cup to make that adjustment. Using the link setup that I put together allows for infinite adjustment, and can be done easily without any disassembly. Gridworks is working on putting together a small kit with the necessary parts to make the modification.

Dave & Korey, thanks for the props on the wheels! Still my favorite tool to use to tweak the car and get everything set perfectly.
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So how do you use the sway bars to adjust tweak? Is is just to adjust the tweak that may be present between the left and right suspension arms or to help with a tweaked chassis?
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