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Old 05-12-2004, 07:51 AM
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I used these parts:

Assoc #6582 Spring
Assoc #6575 T-nut and Bolt

The bolt is a hex socket head and the threaded area is larger but the shank area is the same size as the stock bolt so the stock thrust washers work fine. The t-nut is an nylon outside/steel inside type used in offroad so I thought it might hold up better than the nylon style lock nut. I know on the Losi cars we switched to the monster diff nut from the nitro truck as well and worked great.

I agree WYD, the diff feels like it should slip like mad but its totally locked.
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Doug I will have to try the T-nut setup you used. I bought the parts but since my diffs are nice right now I hate to tear them apart.
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Doug I will have to try the T-nut setup you used. I bought the parts but since my diffs are nice right now I hate to tear them apart.
Ditto here. I have two t-nut set-ups ready to go into the Pro4-but so far so good with just the AE spring in it.

Definately putting them into the diffs on next rebuild.
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Old 05-12-2004, 08:07 AM
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whats with this thing about diffs coming loose?

my diffs haven't come loose ever.

ime running the front diff to now and that is still as tight as i set it when i had run it in.

so i dont see where the problem is coming from???
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Not every car will have the problem with the diffs coming loose. Some do and some don't. Mine seemed to be ok but I changed one to see if I saw a differance. The Assoicated spring is stiffer so you need to tighten the diff less to get the same results as the HPI spring. Not a big problem but somthing to try if you do have a problem.
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Originally posted by raving-monkey
whats with this thing about diffs coming loose?

my diffs haven't come loose ever.

ime running the front diff to now and that is still as tight as i set it when i had run it in.

so i dont see where the problem is coming from???
LIke WYD says-might not be a problem for all and also being able to lock it with less tension should provide higher performing diff.

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Old 05-12-2004, 09:03 AM
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I had a left over TC3 rear bumper...
with some minor cutting and drilling... it will fit.
good part is it's 2.5mm thick... so no spacers are needed...just the pivot blocks.
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Old 05-12-2004, 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by raving-monkey
whats with this thing about diffs coming loose?

my diffs haven't come loose ever.

ime running the front diff to now and that is still as tight as i set it when i had run it in.

so i dont see where the problem is coming from???
You better check your diff because all diffs take a seat after your first few runs, and they will need adjustment. One advantage to using the AE bolt is that it's a hex head and that makes it easier to adjust. Also and other problem I had was that the nut was slipping inside of the plastic holder on one of my diffs, using the AE nut takes away the chances of that happenig.


rc-zombies: Looks nice, but thats weight your adding there. I know the car is undeweight but you could use that weight to better balance your car.
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Originally posted by pucho
You better check your diff because all diffs take a seat after your first few runs, and they will need adjustment. One advantage to using the AE bolt is that it's a hex head and that makes it easier to adjust.


rc-zombies: Looks nice, but thats weight your adding there. I know the car is undeweight but you could use that weight to better balance your car.
Weight... it's plastic and lighter or equal to the pivot block spacers....
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It's not much but it's some, What I have seen is most tc3 drvers end up taking it off NEways.
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Originally posted by pucho
It's not much but it's some, What I have seen is most tc3 drvers end up taking it off NEways.
I'll probably take it off too... I had nothing better to do last night....
this is just for those who are concerned about rear end protection....
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
this is just for those who are concerned about rear end protection....

YOu-know-if there werent kids here......
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YOu-know-if there werent kids here......
Thats all you needed to say..
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just checked my diffs and they are the same as they where when i set them.

if they do start to come loose i will resort to the AE spring and nut.

thanks guys
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