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1) put inner bearing in hub
2) slide large shim over axle all the way up to the back of the axle
3) slide axle/bone into hub carrier
4) slide small shim onto axle through hub carrier
5) push outter bearing into hub carrier

using that i'm able to put my normal male silverback gorilla wheel nut tightening job and there's no binding. in the pictures that come with the shims (the pic socket posted) it seems like they want you to slide both shims onto the axle before sliding the axle into the hub carrier and like i said, that doesn't work.



I've traditionally done the diff screw head on the left side (driver's side), but have since switched to the Right side (passenger side) regardless of transmission type (3 gear RM vs 3 gear MM and 4 gear MM).

Kdub (Kurt Wenger, former AE designer) had this to say on the matter:

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I think I count as an authority on the matter. I always run my diff screw on the right side (when sitting "inside" the car). I take off the tire and pull the outer hinge pin to get to the adjustment screw.

The right rear is the way the AE manuals state (or used to state). It really shouldn't matter since you go around turns both left and right.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:43 PM   #2191
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with in an hour? What city?
It'll be in Phoenix. Give it a few weeks and the announcement will be more public.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:45 PM   #2192
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Really surprised SoCal doesn't have one yet.
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It does??? What city?
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...28617741,d.amc

Hope that works, I don't have the face-tubes at work.

Ricochet R/C raceway is the name of the track.

The track is amazing; the grip is always super consistent. It's well ran, the food is AWESOME, and the beer, well, is yummy.
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Absolutely abhor the direction off-road is going. Finding traction with changing conditions has always been a part of off-road and carpet racing for off-road vehicles should not be the direction we are headed. If I want to race carpet I'll buy a touring car. I don't even like clay, but in Arizona I suppose it's beneficial.
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Absolutely abhor the direction off-road is going. Finding traction with changing conditions has always been a part of off-road and carpet racing for off-road vehicles should not be the direction we are headed. If I want to race carpet I'll buy a touring car. I don't even like clay, but in Arizona I suppose it's beneficial.
Don't worry. Give it 6-8 more weeks and we'll get a solid dirt track in AZ.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:00 PM   #2195
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Hope that works, I don't have the face-tubes at work.

Ricochet R/C raceway is the name of the track.

The track is amazing; the grip is always super consistent. It's well ran, the food is AWESOME, and the beer, well, is yummy.
OK technically its Southern California but its not really Socal. For most who racers in Socal Vegas is actually closer i think.
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Can anyone confirm the correct length of the gearbox half screws?

The B6 manual states they should be 16mm, the B6D manual says they should be 14mm. The laydown conversion comes with 2 gearbox half screws (this makes sense because the laydown uses 6 versus the 4 in the standup) but doesn't say what length the screws are. And finally the AE titanium screw kit location supplement states that both the B6 and B6D use 14mm screws.

It's looking like the B6 manual is incorrect but I'm trying to confirm. Right now I have my laydown gearbox built with 16mm screws per that manual but am wondering if that's really correct.
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Can anyone confirm the correct length of the gearbox half screws?

The B6 manual states they should be 16mm, the B6D manual says they should be 14mm. The laydown conversion comes with 2 gearbox half screws (this makes sense because the laydown uses 6 versus the 4 in the standup) but doesn't say what length the screws are. And finally the AE titanium screw kit location supplement states that both the B6 and B6D use 14mm screws.

It's looking like the B6 manual is incorrect but I'm trying to confirm. Right now I have my laydown gearbox built with 16mm screws per that manual but am wondering if that's really correct.

14mm screws horizontally to bolt the halves together is correct. That is all I had in the kit. So it is an error.




In mounting to the chassis I had to look at the B6D manual on the waterfall mount screw length which is 12mm as the B6 manual assumed all 8 screws overall was the same length at 10mm. That is the error in the B6 manual too.
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OK technically its Southern California but its not really Socal. For most who racers in Socal Vegas is actually closer i think.
I live in Arizona. To me, 3/4 of California is Socal. Hell, we think Salinas is Socal.
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B6 performed well at practice today. Had the rear shocks in front at first ... rear was super loose. Moved the shocks at the rear and it drove better. B6 is very sensitive to track condition. If the track starts drying up , you can feel the rear getting looser in the corner. Compared to my B5Mlite, I can push the buggy harder in the corners... in the straights, it's the same with the B5Mlite. The fan worked like a charm. had to put 3 layers of 3m double sided tape underneath it to take away that weird noise due to vibration. Motor was running cool and darn fast. My brother drove the car and broke this puny rear hub insert... do they make an aluminum version of this?


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B6 performed well at practice today. Had the rear shocks in front at first ... rear was super loose. Moved the shocks at the rear and it drove better. B6 is very sensitive to track condition. If the track starts drying up , you can feel the rear getting looser in the corner. Compared to my B5Mlite, I can push the buggy harder in the corners... in the straights, it's the same with the B5Mlite. The fan worked like a charm. had to put 3 layers of 3m double sided tape underneath it to take away that weird noise due to vibration. Motor was running cool and darn fast. My brother drove the car and broke this puny rear hub insert... do they make an aluminum version of this?

There should be an aluminum backing plate, it was on there, correct?
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14mm screws horizontally to bolt the halves together is correct. That is all I had in the kit. So it is an error.




In mounting to the chassis I had to look at the B6D manual on the waterfall mount screw length which is 12mm as the B6 manual assumed all 8 screws overall was the same length at 10mm. That is the error in the B6 manual too.
Thanks for the heads up. I had purchased 16mm Ti screws to go with my laydown parts based on what the B6 manual stated and they seemed long. Once I investigated is when I found conflicting info.
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B6 performed well at practice today. Had the rear shocks in front at first ... rear was super loose. Moved the shocks at the rear and it drove better. B6 is very sensitive to track condition. If the track starts drying up , you can feel the rear getting looser in the corner. Compared to my B5Mlite, I can push the buggy harder in the corners... in the straights, it's the same with the B5Mlite. The fan worked like a charm. had to put 3 layers of 3m double sided tape underneath it to take away that weird noise due to vibration. Motor was running cool and darn fast. My brother drove the car and broke this puny rear hub insert... do they make an aluminum version of this?

Time for some schelle hubs. I have mine on order.
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Used the old B5m servo mount and made a little fan mount for the D car.
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Used the old B5m servo mount and made a little fan mount for the D car.
Nice Matt! Can you get me some closeups of where the servo mount bolts to so I can add it to the front page?
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Nice Matt! Can you get me some closeups of where the servo mount bolts to so I can add it to the front page?
You can kind of see it in the third pic, right at the edge of the spur gear. I will get an up close shot for you later today.
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