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Old 03-30-2005, 08:36 AM   #1276
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thanks for the FB.

I don't think anyone has clearly answered, but I take it the diff needs to be disassembled right away... I usually use stealth lube on the diff balls and graphite grease on the trust bearing. That's the typical AE setup, and it's treated me great for years.

Duckman: I tightened it because it was slipping like hell (in my hands during assembly) and I thought it was assembled properly (ie greased)... Had I not tightened it, it would have gotten worse. When a diff breaks in, it loosens up (the thrust bearing spring or Belleville washers actually soften)

A-arm holders: I'll do my best, thanks all for your inputs. With rubber we use 3deg, and as you can imagine nothing sits parallel to anything else anymore, so I guess a slight bind is not surprising after all... it'll break in. I'll also install Aluminum shims.

Any trick on a quick way to get the diff off the car without pulling half the chassis apart???

Thanks a lot!
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I don't have an fk05, but can tell you that on teh fk, the diff was assembled wrong. that was the case on my evo2 as well. the coned washers behind the thrust bearing were not installed correctly. one was in the same direction as the one it was pressed against.

I woudl build it the AE way except use the xray lube that is provided with the kit. this will make a smoother diff. The lube is not as thick as the AE stuff.

just like the FK and the evo2, you will need to at least pull out one of the bulkhead to get to the diff. I usualy remove the right on the front and left on the rear.
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Old 03-30-2005, 08:37 AM   #1277
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Hey Mr Shookie!

Interesting that you bring up the Yok. I have never owned one, but everybody that has one raves about it!
At my local track, the Corally and the Yok seem to be #1 and #2 consistently, followed by a slew of drivers on the FK'04.

It could also be that Jeff Cuffs (RDX) and Jason Schreffler (Yok) are driving those cars!!!

Hmm coming to think about it, yeah that probably is the main reason.
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Hey Mr Shookie!

Interesting that you bring up the Yok. I have never owned one, but everybody that has one raves about it!
At my local track, the Corally and the Yok seem to be #1 and #2 consistently, followed by a slew of drivers on the FK'04.

It could also be that Jeff Cuffs (RDX) and Jason Schreffler (Yok) are driving those cars!!!

Hmm coming to think about it, yeah that probably is the main reason.
That's the ONLY reason. We have two of the top drivers in the country at our track, every week! It really doesn't matter what they drive, they're going to be fast. Jason has changed cars more than anyone I know, (with the exception of Marvin Howard, who I think moonlights as a r/c used car salesman). Jason's VERY FAST. In fact, I think he's currently running the TC4.
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Old 03-30-2005, 10:42 AM   #1279
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All,

thanks for the FB.

I don't think anyone has clearly answered, but I take it the diff needs to be disassembled right away... I usually use stealth lube on the diff balls and graphite grease on the trust bearing. That's the typical AE setup, and it's treated me great for years.

Duckman: I tightened it because it was slipping like hell (in my hands during assembly) and I thought it was assembled properly (ie greased)... Had I not tightened it, it would have gotten worse. When a diff breaks in, it loosens up (the thrust bearing spring or Belleville washers actually soften)

A-arm holders: I'll do my best, thanks all for your inputs. With rubber we use 3deg, and as you can imagine nothing sits parallel to anything else anymore, so I guess a slight bind is not surprising after all... it'll break in. I'll also install Aluminum shims.

Any trick on a quick way to get the diff off the car without pulling half the chassis apart???

Thanks a lot!
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No, you don't need to take the diffs apart. The diffs come pre-assembled for you as a time saver. All you need to do is tighten the diff so its not slipping and adjust it every few laps because it loosens as it breaks itself in.
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Q! What's up dawg???

I know they did us the courtesy of putting the diff together, but why does it feel so "dry"? is that the kind of diff lube they are using?

Btw, I am not too impressed with the overall build quality of the FK'05's shocks! The Tamiya shocks went together so much better and feel smoother. Maybe I need to get the hang of building XRAY shocks!
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Jason has changed cars more than anyone I know, (with the exception of Marvin Howard, who I think moonlights as a r/c used car salesman)
kewdawg-ummmm-that just cannot be-I am the official Sedan whore of RCTech. But hopefully not for long. And yes-Jason ran a BMI TC4 at the Nats.
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Old 03-30-2005, 11:05 AM   #1283
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im think schreff an I have cahanged more cars in the last 6 months then bo an luke duke after every creek jump


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schreff changes cars to see what hes faster with
i on the other hand change cars to see which one i can go slower with
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Old 03-30-2005, 11:13 AM   #1284
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It's just limited to sedans?
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Old 03-30-2005, 11:18 AM   #1285
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Schreff, what, did you last one week with the FK04? That was funny stuff.

I think we've settled on the fact that he's fastest and most comfortable with shaft-drive cars.

Ya know, one of my funniest memories at the Nats was after qualifying fifth overall for the third round reshuffle, I felt that I had easily the most motor in stock on the track. I was pulling everyone on the straights and just hanging with 'em (Cuffs, Robinson, etc.) in the corners. Then, in the third round, I've got Schreff in my A-qualie resort and I'm going down the straight and he's just as fast as I am and I'm calling out, 'Jason, don't peel me, please, don't peel me. And he's like, "then let me go."' Interestingly enough, I think he boned it with someone else in the next few corners (I think it was Jeff Dayger). BUT, it was still really funny and I'm thinking, MAN, it figures Jason would figure out the motors.
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It's just limited to sedans?
Yup-believe it or not. Rev3 for years-then upgraded to a Rev4 for the Nats in 2004 and a L4 ever since. So 3 cars in 5-years.
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kewdawg-ummmm-that just cannot be-I am the official Sedan whore of RCTech. But hopefully not for long.
That's just bad, man!
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Q! What's up dawg???

I know they did us the courtesy of putting the diff together, but why does it feel so "dry"? is that the kind of diff lube they are using?

Btw, I am not too impressed with the overall build quality of the FK'05's shocks! The Tamiya shocks went together so much better and feel smoother. Maybe I need to get the hang of building XRAY shocks!
Yeah, I was never a fan of the Xray shocks, but this time around they went together a lot better. Guess I got used to their "uniqueness". The diffs are fine - just follow the instructions and you'll be fine.
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:34 PM   #1289
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"but why does it feel so "dry"? "

I recommend to disassemble all the diffs before use. My FK04 came with a dry diff. It is just an assembly mistake of the factory operators - I don't blame them, for me is building two diffs a day is more than enogh and they build what? like hundred a day
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Instead of adjustable shocks, I might build this set with regular holed pistons... hmm
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