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Frequently asked questions - the most common questions you may have answered here!

Aftermarket Parts - parts for the B6 and B6D

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Team Associated Laydown transmission conversion for B6D:
Laydown conversion

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B6: B6 Manual and setup sheets

B6D: B6D Manual and setup sheets

How to Sand and Seal carbon fiber:
Sanding and sealing carbon fiber
Sanding and sealing carbon fiber 2
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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 04-29-2016, 08:39 AM
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Spencer already running all the added weights...
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Nice lookin car, but I don't see me swapping this out for my B5M for the track that I run at.
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What is the actual benefit of the lay down transmission? There are some obvious weight distribution changes.. does it help with corner speed.. etc?
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Spencer already running all the added weights...
And the Alu steering rack!
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Team Associated B6 Intro at EOS

http://eos.redrc.net/2016/04/video-t...-introduction/
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Originally Posted by Yanks213x View Post
What is the actual benefit of the lay down transmission? There are some obvious weight distribution changes.. does it help with corner speed.. etc?
more corner speed. More predictable under hard braking.

At the sacrifice of rear bite.
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AE is very lucky to have Kody.
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Thumbs up B5M to B6 or Laydown Conversion

Will Associated be offering a conversion to convert your B5m to a B6 or a lay down conversion or is this a totally different car, doesn't look that different?
Looks like the B6D is a good option for 17.5 racing !
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Will Associated be offering a conversion to convert your B5m to a B6 or a lay down conversion or is this a totally different car, doesn't look that different?
Looks like the B6D is a good option for 17.5 racing !
I'm sure they will. Except it'll come in kit form. You buy the B6D or B6 kit, take off your b5m body, roll the b6d or b6 kit under your body, then put it on. Boom, converted.
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Originally Posted by Johnn27 View Post
Will Associated be offering a conversion to convert your B5m to a B6 or a lay down conversion or is this a totally different car, doesn't look that different?
Looks like the B6D is a good option for 17.5 racing !
Totally different....I could see a B6D to B6 conversion but nothing B5 related.
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AE is very lucky to have Kody.
A fast guy that is also an engineer?
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I'm sure they will. Except it'll come in kit form. You buy the B6D or B6 kit, take off your b5m body, roll the b6d or b6 kit under your body, then put it on. Boom, converted.
Wrong.....sell your car for maybe $125. But the b6 from tower for 309.99- coupon code. Boom you have converted for less than the cost of the anders tranny.
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I'm sure they will. Except it'll come in kit form. You buy the B6D or B6 kit, take off your b5m body, roll the b6d or b6 kit under your body, then put it on. Boom, converted.


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Totally different....I could see a B6D to B6 conversion but nothing B5 related.
This would be my GUESS
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I'm sure they will. Except it'll come in kit form. You buy the B6D or B6 kit, take off your b5m body, roll the b6d or b6 kit under your body, then put it on. Boom, converted.
The B5M line of bodies do not work with the B6 line up
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Originally Posted by pink_sleeve View Post
The B5M line of bodies do not work with the B6 line up
Pft, with enough heat and cutting, I can make anything fit.
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