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Old 04-15-2004, 05:34 PM   #301
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If the diff is set loose it slips and you can hear it but if it's set too tight then what are the symtoms?
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Old 04-17-2004, 09:17 AM   #304
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In my opionion if the diff is too tight it acts like posi traction. the wheels seem to have more drag and friction. this can cause the car to pull in one direction under braking etc. It also makes it harder for the car to turn because the inside tire will drag or skid. I would keep your diff as fresh as possible at all times and set it so it doesn't slip but works smooth. I try to rebuild my diff often. use some wrinches or a diff tool to check it out of the car and set it tight as possible. use your slipper for traction control. this is just my opinion of course. steve
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Old 04-17-2004, 10:54 AM   #305
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STU......
How can you tell where the sweet spot is in the diff?
what should a person that hasnt set a diff before looking for when they first try?
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Thank STU, I'll keep a watch on it. If I tighten the clutch so it wont slip and hold the truck down I should be able to find the sweet spot of the diff of when its tight enough for traction but not slip. Then go back and adjust the clutch for handling. Right?
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My son got his first new truck together and we took it up to Amain for his first race last night. He broke his axil spindle block in practice, then snapped off a ball post in practice round two, but then he started to get the hang of it and the little basterd qualified 5th and I only managed to qualify for 4th. When we lined up for the main I could see that he had an inside line into the first corner on me so like a good DAD I looked over to him on the drivers stand and said "DON'T RUN ME INTO THE WALL ON THE FIRST CORNER OK! HA HA). Well guess what happend at the tone we all gave it the throttle and he pushed through the corner and took me out, against the wall and I came out of it last! All I could manage was to yell....NOOB!! I managed to work my way back to a fourth and he ended with a sixth. I told him not to bad for a first time racing and the first time actually driving his truck on a track. Let me know when the Eugene track is going and when they run... it's not any further for us to go there than to Vancouver! Steve
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What class did you and your son run last night?
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We are both NOVIS. I started about 7 weeks ago and my son had his first race last night.
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Dalton - To set a diff the easy way, take it out of the truck. Then put an allen wrench through the slots of each of the outdrives, and try to turn the gear.

If you can turn the gear at all, the diff will slip when it's in the car, and you need to tighten it. The "sweet spot" is usually the loosest setting possible without the diff slipping.

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Thanks, I will give that a shot.
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Aaron is exactly right. I set it as free/loose as possible without slippage. When new set it tight run it up and down the street and get the balls to seat in place. after this you can back it off until it is free. dont just tighten your slipper down, set your slipper to the right place and hold both rear tires and pull back on the spur gear. the gear should turn but not the nut. keep an eye on the thrust balls they seem to need a rebuild more often then the diff.
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I break the diff in a little differently, in case it breaks in and starts to slip (slipping is ALWAYS bad).

1) Hold the truck up off the ground or table by the motorplate, with all four wheels off the surface
2) Put one rear tire on the surface, and apply a little bit of throttle and let it spin the lifted tire for about 10 seconds
3) Repeat for the opposite side, and then over again, about 5 times.

To check the diff while it's in the truck (just like the allen wrench test, but while it's in the car):

1) Tighten the slipper all the way down
2) Hold the right rear tire and the spur gear with your right hand
3) Try to turn the left tire...again, it shouldn't move!

To check your slipper, adjust your slipper where you like it, and then perform the same test again. The nut and spring will turn if done correctly.

This is basically what stu said, but it's easier on your hands
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Any word on Eugene.... Time and days they run races?
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