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Old 12-29-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Right Rear wheel locking up slightly, please help

Hi all, I have a brand new Factory Team B4. When I hit the brakes, the right rear wheel locks up before the left, just enough to cause me to spin out on some surfaces -unless I counter steer. Novak 13.5 motor/LRP Sphere ESC.

Is this normal, or is my diff adjusted wrong?


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Old 12-29-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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your diff is adjusted wrong.. just to be sure check the bearings in the right rear to make sure that they are rotating freely.
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I was talking to a guy at the race track last night who was having the same problem.

He took a caliper to the hub carriers and found right carrier to be .001" off from a standard carrier and figured that when he would stop the right side would stop sooner than the left side because the rim was binding on the carrier itself.

Here is what he did to test it. Hold the rear in the air and pull the trigger. If the right stops before the left then that was his problem. You can try measuring the thickness of the carriers and see if that helps.

Let me know. I am sure he will be happy to see he is not the only person who suffered from this problem.
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OK, I pulled the trigger in the air several times, and both wheels stop at the same time. The bearings are good on both sides. On take off, under high traction, the car sort of turns left (steering is set up straight), It veers right when braking.

Could this be related to the motor torque?

How do I know when my diff is adjusted right?
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loosen up till you hear it slip then start tightening in small intervals till it stops slipping... that is the easiest way
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Thank you, I'll try that tomorrow.
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Loosen the slipper and dial out some stab brake.
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A quick fix/test is to change your throttle trim center. Move it 10-15 clicks to the throttle side. That way when you leave off the throttle the vehicle will coast a little bit.
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