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Old 10-07-2001, 12:23 AM   #1
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ok, this is elementary, but i'm curious. how tight do you run your diffs? i have a schumacher with tc diff balls and though my diffs are smooth, they don't spin too easily. there is considerable resistance. my friend's tc3 diffs don't slip, yet when i spin the wheels with my hand they keep going for a few turns. my schuie does not. what about you? if you manually spun one of your tires moderately, do they keep rotating after you let off? should they? let me know.
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Old 10-07-2001, 01:27 AM   #2
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I set mine just when the screw stop...so you can not consider that as tight but its not loose also...just in the middle. If I do any tighter than that then I can feel the resistance....

well you can try it and post here the results...
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Quite a bit of discussion in this thread:

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I usually set my diffs (touring) just tight enough that they don't slip, that way they tend to unload in the corner less.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:15 PM   #5
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Sometimes, your diffs will take a run or two on the track to free up (like you describe) after a fresh rebuild.
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is there a handling difference between a loose and a tight diff, assuming neither slips under power (or off)?
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My MI4 diff is just tight enough not to slip and it will free spin a few turns. And its smooth as butta

I think one of the biggest things is to sand the D rings completely flat. That helps a ton
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My MI4 diff is just tight enough not to slip and it will free spin a few turns. And its smooth as butta

I think one of the biggest things is to sand the D rings completely flat. That helps a ton
BlackedOutRevo...you sir are missing the point just answer the question...see previuos post to yours...
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My MI4 diff is just tight enough not to slip and it will free spin a few turns. And its smooth as butta

I think one of the biggest things is to sand the D rings completely flat. That helps a ton
Does anyone know where you get the diff ring holder tool from that Jilles uses in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOMu6Fu3orI

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BlackedOutRevo...you sir are missing the point just answer the question...see previuos post to yours...
No in his first post he asked how much resistance everyones diff had. And he has the same car I do.....

Im not positive what a tight diff drives like over a looser diff so I didnt answer that. All I know is I have always run my diff as loose as possible with out slipping and its worked just fine Never messed with a tight diff in the rear
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in the rear

Tight diff makes the car push

loose diff adds steering


assuming it is not slipping
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in the rear
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Tight diff makes the car push

loose diff adds steering


assuming it is not slipping
Bingo...lol
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Bingo...lol
So if you knew what it did, instead of telling me to answer... Why didnt you just answer it your self?

amnesia- I just use a spare female diff outdrive to sand the rings Does the same thing lol. But I know rc market has them.
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McSmooth strikes again! (with assist from seaball). An 8 year old thread.
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Well played gentlemen.... well played.
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