Originally Posted by British Menace13064995
Good to hear Joe. Good luck.
Are you running the stock diff' gears? Just interested with all the R&D Marcus had done. I wondered if you had changed anything on it.
Have you had issues with the rear diff' over heating too?
Lots of questions .... sorry. Am getting mine ready for a practice in a couple of weeks.
Will be hitting the Fireball Classic in Lincon, NE. with my new engine. A REDS Racing R5r ....
Hi! The diff gears are fine, never had a problem. I assume you mean pinion/ring? I am not running the stock ones, I will be running the optional straight cut gears and the conversion kit from Marcus that allows to fit bigger spurs.
Last year I ran the stock pinion/ring but with the spurs Marcus makes and 17/20 on the clutchbell.
I had gotten the car used and I stripped a pinion/ring once because I had put the backlash shims on the wrong side and used the wrong grease.
Once I changed pinion/ring and put copper grease in there I never had a problem again. I never had the bulkhead overheat problem. I broke a bearing once after a huge hit in a qualifier but the bulkhead was still intact.
Also, here are a few "must have" items:
- alum transmission mount (the brakes never fade, ever)
- rcshox delrin spurs (last forever)
- Rcshox shock towers, that allow use of short front shock in rear (makes a huge difference out of the corners)