Discussion in 'RC8 / RC8B / RC8.2 / RC8B3' started by AERacer, May 30, 2012.
What's your diff setup? Do you still use the stock 5-5-5 ?
yes 5-5-5 stock is the best !!!
with 5-5-5 my rear end would slip on power. so i run 5-3-5
I plan to try 5-5-3
and also try 5-7-3... Just like the old good time !
Just built my 8.2e and have 5,5,5....with 30w oil in front and rear...box setup.
Running this weekend for the first time, will see how it/I do, will be the second time running 1/8 scale. OMG!
I roll myself in France 7.3.2 if the top French driver drives 20,000 .15000.10000
WOW! Is that 20k - 15k - 10k is used in a RC8 buggy?
I use the stock 5-5-5 setup on the buggies, and 7-7-7 on the RC8T.
That's super thick ! I remember to have read that Pavidis has already used a ~50k diff setup many years ago
according to their mean better traction and ride comfort equal to the set-up
Maybe I'll experiment this super-heavy setup once, but I think the heaviest oil bottle I have by now is 10k...
I'm too lazy to experiment different diff oil! LOL
Me too, I'm running 5-5-5 in my RC 8.2 and 7-7-7 in my RC8T. 30W shock in front 22 1/2 W in the rear.
i used to run 10-50-5 long ago on my hyper7 PCR. but back then i wasn't the clean running guy i am now
Well, when my diffs aren't leaking on my RC8B (a constant problem for me), I run 5-5-3. I'm only just breaking my V-Spec now, so I haven't gotten a chance to really see what this setup can do.
But yes, speaking of diffs, I built my buggy back in December 2011. It didn't run until May, and when I was ready to take it out, all three diffs were leaking. I ordered a bunch of diff supplies, ordered the newer clear o-rings, and sealed with silicone grease. Checked it last week, and the front diff is leaking... Oie.
I've heard I can double up on the paper gaskets to prevent this, so I think I'll be trying this next time I build it up.
i used green slime. no leakage up to now
Thanks for the tip. I ordered a tube Green Slime when I ordered my diff stuff. Thinking I'll give that a try when I rebuild them next weekend.
Green Slime is definitively the way to go when building diff. I use it for the orings
No diff leaking issues yet, but I sand diff housing and then use red grease on the seals...
I have found 5-5-3 to work the best for me.
I gonna give a try to 5-5-3 when I have few minutes. This forum is taking a lot of my time
I had been running 5-5-5 for the past 2 months but tried 5-5-3 on medium traction outdoor track. The 5-5-5 was actually easier to drive but the car did not rotate mid corner off like I wanted. The 5-5-3 increased corner rotation but again it is a more aggressive setup... But I really like it!
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