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Old 08-02-2011, 01:01 PM
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:25 PM
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Are they new? Or are they used ? Also, is everything shimmed according to the manual ? If they're used and shimmed properly, then you may have a bad gear in your diff.

If it's new, check the shims, something may be wrong. Maybe others will chime in. From my experience, the AE diffs are incredibly strong(strongest) if shimmed properly.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:59 PM
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Its about 5 gallons old. I got a new gear set even though none of them looked bad.. its all shimmed correctly so the gears will hopefully fix it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:17 PM
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I'm sure the new gears will fix it. Had the same thing happen on my buggy
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Hey guys. I've got a brand new Jconcepts body for sale for an RC8TCE.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ml#post9475064

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:10 AM
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I just installed the FT Machined Steering Blocks and the FT Machined Rear Hub Carriers on a RC8T CE. Should the turnbuckle lengths be the same as the stock setting? The angles do not look correct now.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:08 PM
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i forgot to ask since i changed my caster to "14 degress" do i need to change the kick up from the stock setting 2 degrees ?
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:35 AM
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If you changed the red and blue inserts in the caster block and upper mounting position you have successfully changed your caster. If you change the kickup then you will again change the angle of your caster.

When you changed to 14 you still have to add the kickup to get your actual caster. The values of kickup are written on the A plate.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by PTP Racing
If you changed the red and blue inserts in the caster block and upper mounting position you have successfully changed your caster. If you change the kickup then you will again change the angle of your caster.

When you changed to 14 you still have to add the kickup to get your actual caster. The values of kickup are written on the A plate.
U just opened a can of worms with that info.. Mass confusion is coming and huge senseless posts to follow about what you said.. Lol you'll see
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by PTP Racing
If you changed the red and blue inserts in the caster block and upper mounting position you have successfully changed your caster. If you change the kickup then you will again change the angle of your caster.

When you changed to 14 you still have to add the kickup to get your actual caster. The values of kickup are written on the A plate.



ok i did change to the 14 degrees caster inserts, and placed the cone washers toward the front like the tuning section on the manuel said.

so since your saying i need to change my kickup now on the A plate do i use 2 up or 3 up on the bushings ?
Im using the stock setting for the kickup .

its not the upper pivot inserts i change right im guessing ?

sorry i never tried to change caster really espailly on this truck.

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Old 08-06-2011, 01:33 PM
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Mass confusion is coming
Here it comes....
so since your saying i need to change my kickup now on the A plate
No. Don't change your kick up. Drive it and see if you like the 14 degrees with the A plate right where it is now.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:50 PM
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LOL

You do NOT need to change kickup after changing caster.

OK here comes the hard part.

Changing kickup changes caster further. When you set caster at 14 your real caster is not 14 but 14 + the kickup angle.

A 1 dot insert in the A plate is 8 degrees kickup. If your running 14 degrees caster and a 1 dot bushing in the A plate you are really running 22 degrees caster.

For the super advanced class you get to add the new B plate...but your not ready yet.
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What PTP was saying here...
When you changed to 14 you still have to add the kickup to get your actual caster. The values of kickup are written on the A plate.
...is you add the caster of the inserts (14, 16, 18) to the corresponding number on your A plate (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) to come up with the actual caster you're running. So, say, 14 degree inserts and 8 degree kick up on the A plate gives you 22 degrees of actual caster.
The inserts and the A plate are independent of one another...you may change either one...or both.
Only for reference do you need to add their values together.
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Beat me to it...LOL
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:27 PM
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ptp: thanks man sorry im new to the caster/kickup thing, since i barely change it but i want smoother steering so im trying 14 degree caster.

I dint really want to change the kickup anyways if not needed.





cordarrow: thats good yea il just try it as is with the stock settings for the kickup.
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