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Old 06-12-2015, 01:23 AM
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:50 AM
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Guys,

Have used this method now on several of my cars. 2wd and 4wd and the diffs are still silky smooth, after 9 months of running. Slipper is spot on.

Cheers for an excellant way of doing this and also helping us all
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good tips..without reading 25 pages of posts...anybody glue the diff rings on to the outdrives?
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I'm new to ball diffs and smoked one the first time I ran my 22 2.0

I gave up and used a gear diff a few times but decided to go with the MIP puck set up. I built my diff and broke it in like the video shows. Works perfect! Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Rattlesnaker View Post
good tips..without reading 25 pages of posts...anybody glue the diff rings on to the outdrives?
Bad idea.

First you do not need to, the grease will hold the rings in place. Plus you will need to replace the rings from time to time.

Given the idea of gluing you would have to use something similar to Gorilla glue and once that hardens if you need to change the rings you would have to replace the outdrives also $$$$.
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Anyone used a torque gauge to measure diff tightness. I know you can get screwdriver torque gauges. Seems like a reliable way to get the tightness right.

I don't know how much they cost or how well they would work in practice.

What do you think?
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Anyone used a torque gauge to measure diff tightness. I know you can get screwdriver torque gauges. Seems like a reliable way to get the tightness right.

I don't know how much they cost or how well they would work in practice.

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seems like a good idea that should work. I did see some one ask the same question before. theres a video some one posted with a home made gauge on you tube.
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:34 AM
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Hello folks,

Great vids, I intend to follow them when building the diff in my brand new B5M Lite.

One question I have is based on the amount of ball cup popping going on. Is there a way of doing the adjustment without all of those cup-popping iterations?

I don't know much about the longevity of ball cups, but naive thinking says that they are wearing out much faster if you follow the video procedures each and every month.

Just curious,
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Originally Posted by StillLearning View Post
Hello folks,

One question I have is based on the amount of ball cup popping going on. Is there a way of doing the adjustment without all of those cup-popping iterations?


Just curious,
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Very good question, that video was done with the "old school" ball cups. Your B5 ball cups will have a hole through them and a hex in the top of the ball stud. You'll just need to unscrew the ball stud each time instead of popping it off.
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Originally Posted by StillLearning View Post
Hello folks,

Great vids, I intend to follow them when building the diff in my brand new B5M Lite.

One question I have is based on the amount of ball cup popping going on. Is there a way of doing the adjustment without all of those cup-popping iterations?

I don't know much about the longevity of ball cups, but naive thinking says that they are wearing out much faster if you follow the video procedures each and every month.

Just curious,
Marc
My method:
Leave the wheel off on the side where you do the adjustments and use a hex driver through the diff outdrive to hold that side stationary. Just put the wheel on again when you're ready to adjust the slipper.
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Many thanks for your great guide Racer53, nice work

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I must have done something wrong. I have about 2 packs on car and feel a very slight grityness when spinning wheels by hand. Should i just run it or flip the washers?
Allso what causes it, did i run to tight?
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can anyone recommend a ball diff kit to convert my gear diff over to a ball diff on my sc10 ?
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can anyone recommend a ball diff kit to convert my gear diff over to a ball diff on my sc10 ?
Looks like my choices are the Associated official one or the MIP kit both are the same price @ $35
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