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Old 02-18-2013, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by .crispy View Post
Whew! I just spent a couple hours last night and this morning reading this entire thread start to finish... 974 posts, that's a lot of work. I kept a running tab of all of the option parts mentioned that I might want to buy for my S1. Amazingly, very few are required.

But I want to be clear on one thing as I'm about to make my initial order...

If I buy the "Spur Gear Shaft Bushing Long", I won't need the "flanged 5x8x2.5 bearings" correct? Or do I need both?
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With the longer bushings you won't need the bearings.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:05 AM
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Another question before I order. One option part I'm getting is a second gear diff to run up front. I don't drive well with a spool.

My question is..., when running gear diffs front and rear, what weight oil would you run in each?
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by .crispy View Post
Another question before I order. One option part I'm getting is a second gear diff to run up front. I don't drive well with a spool.

My question is..., when running gear diffs front and rear, what weight oil would you run in each?
Rear diff you'll want something in the range of 3000-5000. For the front diff you'll either want some 1000000 oil or silicone ear plugs. Jeff Jenkins might be able to fill you in on how he had his front diff set up.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Fuzzi0n View Post
Rear diff you'll want something in the range of 3000-5000. For the front diff you'll either want some 1000000 oil or silicone ear plugs. Jeff Jenkins might be able to fill you in on how he had his front diff set up.
I read that post and followed that link but... doesn't that pretty much lock up that front gear diff turning it into what is effectively a spool?

With all that putty in there, how much slippage can you possibly get.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by .crispy View Post
I read that post and followed that link but... doesn't that pretty much lock up that front gear diff turning it into what is effectively a spool?

With all that putty in there, how much slippage can you possibly get.
You'll get some movement, it'll also be better in any sort of impact as it'll give a bit.

Perhaps you would be better off with some 1000000 oil in there instead. Really depends how tight you want the diff.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:05 AM
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When I ran the diff up front in another sedan I changed the oil for the Ofna diff lock fluid, part OFN10230. This stuff is very thick and makes the diff act almost like a spool. There is still some movement but very slight. Worked so well I decided to go to a spool and I've never gone back. My S1 has the front spool stock and has been a delight to drive.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:15 PM
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I haven't done it myself yet, but I am definitely going to order the v2 swing shafts to eliminate the chatter the stocker's have.
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Originally Posted by .crispy View Post
Another question before I order. One option part I'm getting is a second gear diff to run up front. I don't drive well with a spool.

My question is..., when running gear diffs front and rear, what weight oil would you run in each?
500000 silicone oil or stuff with Ride geat diff putty
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by spencehotbodies View Post
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With the longer bushings you won't need the bearings.
Longer bushings are the parts to fill up the freeplay between the center pulley to original bushings, otherwise u have to shim with 5mm shims to fill up the freeplay. The bearings are still needed inside the pulley
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He means .cripsy won't need the flanged bearings. The ones that come stock will suffice. I preferred to use the flanged bearings myself though.
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Originally Posted by Jeckler View Post
He means .cripsy won't need the flanged bearings. The ones that come stock will suffice. I preferred to use the flanged bearings myself though.
I never run with the flange bearing, the shaft won't rotate much.
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Originally Posted by beebone View Post
Longer bushings are the parts to fill up the freeplay between the center pulley to original bushings, otherwise u have to shim with 5mm shims to fill up the freeplay. The bearings are still needed inside the pulley
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I didn't mean the STD bearings.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by beebone View Post
Longer bushings are the parts to fill up the freeplay between the center pulley to original bushings, otherwise u have to shim with 5mm shims to fill up the freeplay. The bearings are still needed inside the pulley
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If you do get the White bushings, there is only sertion spurs you can use. I found thar rw are the best.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by spencehotbodies View Post
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If you do get the White bushings, there is only sertion spurs you can use. I found thar rw are the best.
why?

I ordered the Kmbrough 64p Brushless Spur Gear, 96T from TQ. Does that work?
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Originally Posted by .crispy View Post
why?

I ordered the Kmbrough 64p Brushless Spur Gear, 96T from TQ. Does that work?
The Kimbrough spur has a thicker inner width than RW or Panaracer style (HPI/Xenon, etc) spurs. With the thicker spurs the white bushing are too long.
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