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Old 05-26-2009, 07:25 PM   #211
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I run 3 degree rear toe in and 1 degree front toe out and about 1 degree negative camber in rear and about 2 degrees negative camber in front. This works for me but others may be different of course.
can you explain negative camber??? is that the top of the tire leaning in or out??? And how do you measure the degrees???? I don't have the proper measuring tool.


I just changed my diff fluid for the first time after about 2 gallons. YYYYUUUUKKKKKK!!!! smells very bad and thicker then 20,000 oil!!! do i have to replace the gaskets???? I should use brake cleaner on the gears???? what about the o-rings? are they still good. I know most of you replace them, but i would have to order them. They should still be good huh???

Have a cracked front shock tower
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The gaskets should be fine, but if you wish to replace them, go right ahead. You can use motor spray to dissolve the grease on the gears but I have found that WD40 dissolves grease even better than motor spray. The O-Rings will be fine as long as you don't get motor spray on them and let them swell.

By the way, you can get a camber gauge at your local hobby shop for a few dollars.
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Oh, and Negative camber is when the top of the tire is leaning inward towards the car. On all of my cars, I start with a base setting of -1 Camber in the front and -2 Camber in the rear. This is a good starting point in my opinion, and you can make adjustments from there.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:44 PM   #214
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this is'nt grease. More like butter When you say motor spray you mean nitro blast???


oh and thanx alot CJ
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do yourself a favor and get some naptha from a hardware store. Put the diff internals in it and swish them arround. The parts will come out clean.
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Yeah, Nitro Blast/Motor Spray, it is pretty much the same thing. But like Micro said, Naptha works too, but Nitro Blast and WD40 works in a pinch.
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I find using nitro cleaner for diff's is a waste...to properly clean and maintain the diff's you physically need to look at each gear as a broken tooth or chipped tooth can lead to Bad thing's down the road......Naptha or Iosol is what i use and a tea dunker do the job in minutes.

as for what exactly camber is.....I suggest finding the Hudy Set up manual and reading it front to back....you might not understand some of the theory behind the adjustment's....but you'll have they initial knowledge on what does what..the only way your going to know what is what is to read and talk set-up with fellow racer's....Ive learned Oodles in the last year or so about set-up and what does what.
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I find using nitro cleaner for diff's is a waste...to properly clean and maintain the diff's you physically need to look at each gear as a broken tooth or chipped tooth can lead to Bad thing's down the road......Naptha or Iosol is what i use and a tea dunker do the job in minutes.

as for what exactly camber is.....I suggest finding the Hudy Set up manual and reading it front to back....you might not understand some of the theory behind the adjustment's....but you'll have they initial knowledge on what does what..the only way your going to know what is what is to read and talk set-up with fellow racer's....Ive learned Oodles in the last year or so about set-up and what does what.
dreaux- I have a copy of the hudy manual that integra is talking abuot. I will give it to you when i see you at the track. It explains every adjustment there is.
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dreaux- I have a copy of the hudy manual that integra is talking abuot. I will give it to you when i see you at the track. It explains every adjustment there is.


thx Micro...it will at least give him the idea of what is what.
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I should be there this weekend.
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Im going to be at the lake bash this weekend. Wont be playing with RC cars.

boats and hoes.
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enjoy yourself indeed

I will be in florida the week after that. Eventually if it ever stops raining, I will be there and hopefully a friend of mine and some of your guys too
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if you would like you could PM me your mailing address and i can send it to you.
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rebuilding my diffs, did front and rear, went to put the center back together and can't find the o-ring that goes on the outdrive shaft on the inside of the spur gear. I have a smaller one (i think it's for the shocks) i can put it on but when i turn the outdrive it's a little tighter then normal. Can i still use it?
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