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Old 04-04-2005, 06:35 AM   #721
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So I guess no one knows the old "wd40 belt softening" trick?
I do!! I have my bag and a fresh car of wd-40 waiting for my car too!
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:32 AM   #722
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So did you re-shim the center diff?

what shim size are they?

Good to hear that it was running ok, did you copy a setup off of a FK05 or something similar as far as shock settings go or did you use the kit setup??
I came across the same problem, but you will have extra parts (i.e.-2 bearings, e-clips, as well as shims/washes) and there is a shim in the "leftovers" that will work just fine for the center layshaft....

I too had a great outing with the car (Hesperia), but I encountered too much (forward) weight transfer into the corners (off throttle) and I did not have any "shims" (other than what came in the kit) to "mess around" with my anti-squat/dive. Made the car very squirrly entering the corners....
Can't wait for Steve to come out with a spool, this will help entering the corners "harder" as well as adding a little more "break" (esc). This will help 'cause a front one-way ain't happenin' @ Scott's track....
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:38 AM   #723
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Any general differnces in drivng compared to the SD SSG?
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:48 AM   #724
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Any general differnces in drivng compared to the SD SSG?
Well Yes the SD is a shaft driven car and the BD is a belt driven car.....The shaft driven car has mre off the line rip but the belt have a more of smooth power band. You really notice on and off power with shaft driven cars where as the BD has very smooth on/off power. Kinda hard to really give you what the real differences are unless you drive each...That is what I am currently doing to see which suits my driving style. So far the BD is my first Belt 10th scale and so far it is really nice. I have to still get use to the insainly quiteness of a belt drive. I think I am starting to see what all the talk is about a belt drive car. However I do miss the awsome pull away I use to have with the SD against belt drive cars.....
Guess it will take some getting use to.
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Old 04-04-2005, 09:32 AM   #725
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I haven't gotten to drive my BD on the track yet, how does it steer?
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Old 04-04-2005, 09:53 AM   #726
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So I guess no one knows the old "wd40 belt softening" trick?
Mine have been soaking in rubbing alcohol overnight after I broke them in
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Old 04-04-2005, 11:48 AM   #727
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Is it better to soak the belts before running them in or after running the car for a while.

How long do you soak them for? do you take the wheels off the car to run it in?
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Old 04-04-2005, 03:07 PM   #728
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Is it better to soak the belts before running them in or after running the car for a while.

How long do you soak them for? do you take the wheels off the car to run it in?
I soaked them overnight. The car doesnt even have suspension mounted on it, just breaking in the center drivetrain.
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Old 04-04-2005, 03:16 PM   #729
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I am guessing you lay the car flat when running it in without suspension then..? otherwise the driveshatfs would take one hell of a hammering...
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I am guessing you lay the car flat when running it in without suspension then..? otherwise the driveshatfs would take one hell of a hammering...
I'm only breaking in the belts, not the driveshafts and hub bearings.
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Old 04-04-2005, 04:21 PM   #731
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Ahhhh. i thought you meant you were breaking in the whole drive train...

Misunderstood you

Is it worth running in the full drivetrain?
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Ahhhh. i thought you meant you were breaking in the whole drive train...

Misunderstood you

Is it worth running in the full drivetrain?
Dont really need to in my opinion, the bearings dont need much breaking in if you clean out the bearings.
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:34 PM   #733
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my rear diff was fitting to tight and would not spin free, so i removed the two shims and its much better, and after i removed the two shims, there still very little side to side play on the diff. also the center pully gears,had to add a shim there, was to much play. Robert
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turns out there was some plastic flashing on the rear diff. after it was removed i reinstalled the two shims and now its perfict.
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:27 PM   #735
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for the guys whom have run the car, question:

have you all noticed that the belt "rubs" the "driver's side" aluminum steering bellcrank??????

it is for some reason on mine, and I wanted to see if you all encountered this as well....

it just barely rubs, but I really don't think it'll be an "issue"....
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