Thread: Tamiya TB-03
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigMBA View Post
Your gear diff is shimmed side to side wrong, I'm sure of it. It will have zero side to side lash with the pinion installed. Take the pinion out and you'll be able to move it. This means it's too tight, it shouldn't change when the pinion is installed.

Will it work with the side clearances wrong? Yes. Is it right? Absolutely not. Being too tight makes extra friction, and needlessly wears out the pinion prematurely.

The TB 03d spool is no problem. All the TB03 stuff has more side to side clearance for some reason.
My bad... checked the rear diff on my car again... both .1 shims (.2mm total) are on 1 side (opposite the big gear) and the drivetrain runs freely (and quietly).
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