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Old 03-29-2005, 10:16 AM
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I was told you'll need to pull the diff. apart and lube them with AE diff. lube B4 running them...

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uh oh... Can anyone else confirm this?

I notice the bearings also sound a little dry, I've not run the car yet so before I do... I am going to pull a seal off them and take a look. Guess I shall be opening the diffs as well.

Curious Stewartfan... did you run the car hard as soon as you had it assembled or did you follow the diff break-in procedure? They do seem really really loose outta the box.
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:24 AM
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guys is the rear diff supposed to on a angle?

I have the notches in the 4th tab on both but the rear diff is sitting leaning towards the right of the car when you loooking from behind
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:29 AM
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Make sure you used the correct matched bearing/diff holder. There are two pairs. One is to run the diff high and the other is to run the diff low. Now if you used one from the high and one from the low, yes your rear diff will be lopsided...

That actually might be good for OVALS!!!!
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:31 AM
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prepping a new T1FK05 chassis...? Should you file down all the edges and seal with CA glue ... is this necessary?

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Old 03-29-2005, 10:36 AM
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Yes for the lower chassis, unless you don't mind replacing the chassis...

Sanding and sealing with CA will help prevent the chassis from splitting and cracking from impacts, and save someone getting cut from the sharp edges.
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Thanks dude!!!

No doubt in my mind thats what i did LOL



Originally posted by tminus3
Make sure you used the correct matched bearing/diff holder. There are two pairs. One is to run the diff high and the other is to run the diff low. Now if you used one from the high and one from the low, yes your rear diff will be lopsided...

That actually might be good for OVALS!!!!
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by MartynD
Yes for the lower chassis, unless you don't mind replacing the chassis...

Sanding and sealing with CA will help prevent the chassis from splitting and cracking from impacts, and save someone getting cut from the sharp edges.
Do you just take the sharp edge off slightly with a file and then seal?
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Also whats better t run the diff high or low?
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by acutts
Do you just take the sharp edge off slightly with a file and then seal?
I filed the edges and then sealed, I also did the battery slots and you MUST do the battery strap slots if you are going to use tape, as the chassis edge can cut the tape.

I rounded the edges off with a file and then took a Qtip dipped it in CA and wiped around all the edges. If you look back a few pages you will be able to find out what others have done. Som file and sand and more..
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:44 AM
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Depends I think on your overall setup and the kind of track. If you run carpet, I think LOW is the way to go. Asphalt might require a HIGH setup.
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When you pull the new diffs apart, what grease should you go back with. Fully synthetic?
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:59 AM
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Try AE's stealth lube, thats what I will be using once I open them up.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by acutts
Do you just take the sharp edge off slightly with a file and then seal?
Here's a good article...

http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...rder=0&thold=0

I also took a tip from Rob Love. You can use a nail file (thick ones) to take the edge down real nice.

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Originally posted by MrRolla
Also whats better t run the diff high or low?
For Carpet, I have been told that the middle setting is the best location for the rear diff .... for other applications ????
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by dr_hfuhuhurr
Here's a good article...

http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...rder=0&thold=0

I also took a tip from Rob Love. You can use a nail file (thick ones) to take the edge down real nice.

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Awesome tips .... thank-you very much .. already nicked a nail file from the wife
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