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Old 09-19-2013, 10:57 PM
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First new build issue:

1. Centro specs two 4/40 x3/8" socket head screws in box three. They sent caps and won't fit. Luckily I have hardware.
2. There is 0.200 inches side to side play in the differential after the case is closed up.
3. The lack of hardware continues in box 12.

Other than the side play in the case, the transmission is quiet and fairly free.

Too tired to carry on, see you cats tomorrow.
That kinda sucks??? And I hope there's a fix for the diff, shims.
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Slop in an AE kit? No way!?
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Originally Posted by CraigMBA View Post
First new build issue:

2. There is 0.200 inches side to side play in the differential after the case is closed up.
Ok it looks like you were up really late so I figured I'd ask: 0.200" of side play?

That's nearly a quarter inch, the gears aren't much wider than that. Are you sure it is 0.200" of play?
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
Ok it looks like you were up really late so I figured I'd ask: 0.200" of side play?

That's nearly a quarter inch, the gears aren't much wider than that. Are you sure it is 0.200" of play?
Yeah ur right I wonder if he ment .020 instead????
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Yeah ur right I wonder if he ment .020 instead????
I did. I'll go back and edit it.
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IIRC, I put about 0.025" of total shims on the outdrives and maybe one 0.010" shim on the topshaft (MIP). The build went very smoothly.
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This is a CML. If it has slop or issues, keep in mind it was developed and manufactured by CML and distributed by for US support.
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In the interest of having things operate freely I'd rather have the play built in and be able to shim it out properly.

For sure the TC3/B44 diff shims are too small on ID to fit over the shoulder of the diff. It seems like 10x12 mm shims are a perfect fit. The gold Durango diff shim set (TDR310033) or Kyosho's set (KYO96647) for the ZX-5 should work. The Kyosho set has two color-coded thicknesses included.
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How much rear toe in is built into it? Any toe options available on the mounts?
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I measured it again, it was .040. I've been racing a lot of Tamiya TCS stuff lately, so I had extra outdrive shims that luckily were the same size.

Not a huge deal, but noteworthy nonetheless.
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
This is a CML. If it has slop or issues, keep in mind it was developed and manufactured by CML and distributed by for US support.
With that line of thinking AE isn't responsible for any slop in any of their kits. Since they don't manufacture a single part for any kit. Back in reality though, they put their name on it, they are responsible for the quality.
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Is their logo on the box? Cant really tell. Oh dont get me wrong, I like AE and have run their kits since the 80's, but the quality is on a downhill slide. I blame TT actually, but maybe that is misplaced.
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I'm just waiting for the " My chassis is bent " quotes, after a heavy nose landing !!!!
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