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Old 01-07-2013, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Brockcorey View Post
Ill check that when i get off work. If not that what else should i try
Just use common sense really. Make sure everything is the same on both sides, and that there is free movement.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:09 AM
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stupid question but i want to know exactly what to look for so im not guessing but what should i look for in the bearings? if maybe the front bearings need greasing or whatever. If its kinda "sticking" replace it?
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Steering is the same on both sides; and there does not seem to be binding....
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:00 PM
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Check your "locked" diff, maybe one side became unlocked.
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Originally Posted by -Dutch- View Post
Check your "locked" diff, maybe one side became unlocked.
Im pretty sure its still locked. but just to make sure how would i check it? just by spinning one wheel and see if the other spins the same way? cause i did that and its locked still

If i posted a video would it make it any easier to tell what might be the cause?
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I just took the front diff off and the inside ball bearings (the balls on the belt pully that are inside) seem to be stiff to spin... might be my problem. what grease should i use inside this?
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Here is the front diff layed out
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:18 PM
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i found debris inside the diff and plan to clean and regrease it. im starting to think this was my problem. what do ya'll recommend I use to clean with? dawn dish soap? also what grease should i use? can i use any grease as long as it has the appropriate wt? i live 45 minutes from the nearest hobby store and dont want to wait a week for diff grease but if i have to use it i will wait.
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I put the diff back together and i must have done something wrong.... I put it together the same way i took it apart not missing parts... one side pulls and the other does not turn... what have I done wrong?????
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Fixed the issue with diff. When i did a test run i used a new battery pack and it did perfectly. After a min my battery started to slide out of the chassis because i dont have a battery holder and it started to do it again. Moved battery to center and it did fine so im guessing its a weight distribution? How does it need to be balanced to get a good setup?
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Originally Posted by Brockcorey View Post
Fixed the issue with diff. When i did a test run i used a new battery pack and it did perfectly. After a min my battery started to slide out of the chassis because i dont have a battery holder and it started to do it again. Moved battery to center and it did fine so im guessing its a weight distribution? How does it need to be balanced to get a good setup?
Equal weight left and right. Google how to balance a touring car.
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Equal weight left and right. Google how to balance a touring car.
what is best to use as weights?
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Originally Posted by Brockcorey View Post
what is best to use as weights?
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-qua...hts-67225.html
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Originally Posted by Brockcorey View Post
Fixed the issue with diff. When i did a test run i used a new battery pack and it did perfectly. After a min my battery started to slide out of the chassis because i dont have a battery holder and it started to do it again. Moved battery to center and it did fine so im guessing its a weight distribution? How does it need to be balanced to get a good setup?
lock the front for 50/50 drift. Or run a one-way. You should learn the ins and outs of your car before you start making changes.
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Originally Posted by goots View Post
lock the front for 50/50 drift. Or run a one-way. You should learn the ins and outs of your car before you start making changes.
which is better, easier, to drift with? locked diff is where they both turn the same and one-way is basicly a limited slip right? i dont know where i could get parts for this since it is so old. its the hpi rs4 pro2. if you know where i could get parts to lock the front diff i might look into it. explain 50/50 and countersteer because i am not exactly sure what it means. ive tried to google it but couldnt quite figure it out.
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