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Old 02-19-2006, 07:41 AM   #13591
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How you checking that your diff is too tight? Are you holding the spur? Just trying diagnose why you think it is too loose perhaps you are not checking properly
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:23 AM   #13592
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Dam, you need to at least run carpet to justify buying another new kit. What's up with the T2? The Mi2 EC looks sweet, but having no parts locally has kept me away from Shue in the past, well at least since about '88.
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It sounds as though you are thinking it's loose because of the way it feels, rather than by actually testing it.

To test the diffs in the car, you need to hold the spur gear as well as one rear wheel (or front if you'retesting the front diff) - then try turning the opposite wheel. It should be very hard to turn.

If the diffs are out of the car, then you need to stick a screwdriver or hex driver into the slots on both outdrives, then try turning the pulley.
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Dam, you need to at least run carpet to justify buying another new kit. What's up with the T2? The Mi2 EC looks sweet, but having no parts locally has kept me away from Shue in the past, well at least since about '88.
You can order anything you need from www.racing-cars.com and should be able to get it within a couple days. Also, your LHS should be able to get anything you need from them.
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Any suggestions on getting the drivetrain to be more free on the mi2ec. Just got finished building the kit and it is very tight feeling. I noticed now there are 2 washers on each side of the diff/spool, should I remove one of these and if so which side? And for rubber asphalt racing, is it best to run the risers as indicated in the kit?
Thanks for the info.
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Only run one washer on either side of both the spool in front and the diff in the rear. The risers under the bulkheads should work well outdoors for most applications.
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Any suggestions on getting the drivetrain to be more free on the mi2ec. Just got finished building the kit and it is very tight feeling. I noticed now there are 2 washers on each side of the diff/spool, should I remove one of these and if so which side? And for rubber asphalt racing, is it best to run the risers as indicated in the kit?
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You should of gave me a call Dave...Like Jon said; only one spacer per diff is needed. Also keep an eye on the layshaft bearings; sometimes they don't sit flush in the alloy layshaft mounts. Shoot me an e-mail at work and I will send you my setup [email protected]
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Old 02-20-2006, 12:40 AM   #13598
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Thanks Jon for the reply. I will check it out. Rob...I just want to try something different thats all. I still got top dollars for my T2 anodized blue.

Don,t worry Rob I won't be any slower... so you will still have something to shoot for.
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do you guys use locktite on the diff screws and the locking screws??
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do you guys use locktite on the diff screws and the locking screws??
no its not needed.
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do you guys use locktite on the diff screws and the locking screws??

I used a small dab
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How did Mod go this weekend Clint?
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It was fun running with all that power at your finger tips. I was over shooting some of my lines because of the power but I had fun and motor We don't run again until the 4th so look for that to turn some heads when even more So cal guys come up.
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Any suggestions on getting the drivetrain to be more free on the mi2ec. Just got finished building the kit and it is very tight feeling. I noticed now there are 2 washers on each side of the diff/spool, should I remove one of these and if so which side? And for rubber asphalt racing, is it best to run the risers as indicated in the kit?
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