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What's your diff setup?

Discussion in 'RC8 / RC8B / RC8.2 / RC8B3.x' started by AERacer, May 30, 2012.

  1. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    What's your diff setup? Do you still use the stock 5-5-5 ?
     
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  2. Eric Deschenes

    Eric Deschenes New Member

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    yes 5-5-5 stock is the best !!!
     
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  3. fluke

    fluke Well-Known Member

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    with 5-5-5 my rear end would slip on power. so i run 5-3-5
     
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  4. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I plan to try 5-5-3

    and also try 5-7-3... Just like the old good time !
     
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  5. Don

    Don Well-Known Member Factory Member

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    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!
     
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  6. franck34

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    I roll myself in France 7.3.2 if the top French driver drives 20,000 .15000.10000
     
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  7. cardinal

    cardinal Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  8. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    That's super thick ! I remember to have read that Pavidis has already used a ~50k diff setup many years ago
     
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  9. franck34

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    according to their mean better traction and ride comfort equal to the set-up
     
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  10. cardinal

    cardinal Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'll experiment this super-heavy setup once, but I think the heaviest oil bottle I have by now is 10k...
     
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  11. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I'm too lazy to experiment different diff oil! LOL ;):) :) :)
     
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  12. mikey

    mikey Well-Known Member Factory Member

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    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.
     
  13. fluke

    fluke Well-Known Member

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    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 ;)
     
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  14. Vince

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    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.

    Cheers,

    Vince
     
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  15. fluke

    fluke Well-Known Member

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    i used green slime. no leakage up to now
     
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  16. Vince

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    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. :)
     
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  17. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Green Slime is definitively the way to go when building diff. I use it for the orings
     
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  18. JFUEL11

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    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.
     
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  19. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I gonna give a try to 5-5-3 when I have few minutes. This forum is taking a lot of my time :)
     
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  20. JFUEL11

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    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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