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    Quote Originally Posted by swamp_life trx View Post
    Sorry to bring up this old thread but were do you buy these shims?

    It aint easy.... bein' Easy
    Bringing this up helped me alot i keep reading about shimming but never had a clue what it was and the video above helped a great deal, and i'm thinking of doing it to my merv now. So i'm curious where do you buy these as well. Would they normally be at the lhs? Thanks
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    Yea usually or try thetoyz or ebay.
    * "If it ain't broke, your doin it wrong" *

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    While doing all that work, I decided to also seal the bulk with shoogoo. A very light coating around the edges, and the same on the lip on the chassis.
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    No need to apologize... I am sure this thread is read more often than it hits the top of the forum.

    I bought mine the same place I bought the MERV... same time too:
    Stormer Racing
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    look at rcplanet, amainhobbies both have them under 1.90 and shipping is real cheap too. I just picked mine up off amainhobbies and shimmed my rear diff finally but i should have picked up the seal kit with my order 2 screws were stripped i assume from factory because i never touched it before, bad deal on that, i was told its normal for that to happen over time the threads will rub and strip off on their own dont think there is much truth to that i dont want to bash a company so no name. still shimmed my diff with a slighty diff ring that was clicking and worked out great. will shim the front next and refix rear diff when seals come in and put some 60k diff oil in.
    Great thread to bring back up again.
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    New MERV owner here.

    Great information. Wish it were stickied so that I could hae found it a couple weeks ago.

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    my merv is in pieces...but all new parts are coming in...spent well over $300 on the darn thing already...and parts are still coming in...thanks for this piece of info...this forum is just filled with useful info...but dang...u really have to spend late nights searching the darn thing...

    thanks guys...and keep them coming...

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    I use 1 shim on the outside and 1 to bring pinion in to diff case for more use of teeth on pinion
    Works great.

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    I have seen that but never tried it

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    i tried that before with the associated shims and didnt work out so great was too hard to turn by hand so i left it with just shims on the side like this thread states.
    DEU 8:18 ESV

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    Great thread JN.
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    Thanks!
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Is there a way to verify, without dissembled everything, if we need shim or no?

    Thanks

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    Not really. If you hold the axle shafts and then try to move the driveshaft back and forth .there should be no play

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    Even if there is no play, the bulkhead can flex and allow the gears to slip by each other.
    The shims in that instance would push out on the bulkhead and take some of the flex out.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Ok, so it seems that I have no choice them )

    How long do you think it takes for a noob, 1-2h?

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    About that... for both diffs combined.
    The first one will take you a bit longer... the second not so long.
    Keep the exploded view close by and pay attention as to where screws go!
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Used this thread as a reminder about a week ago.

    Thanks for posting it again shimmie!!

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    Great refresher course! Did mine over a year ago and can't remember .......
    tore it up on 4S with the family on Thanksgiving...had blast!
    thanks for posting!

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    If it's a new ring and pinion I would break the gears in with a few hours of drive time and see if it takes another shim!

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    great post for new owners
    Going to get ours done
    So I'll need diff oil too right ?
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    Yes !
    Most run 50k front and 30k in the rear

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    Thanks
    I'll run 30 in both I guess
    For casual bashing I'm not sure of I'll be able to tell the difference.

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    I shimmed my diffs a week ago maybe, but I thing I did something wrong, because the rear diff is great, no teeth wore out, but in the front is not the same, I have some bad tooth, and I already have the "clicking noise"
    I'm not sure what I did wrong , and why I have failed with one and succeed with other
    Any suggestions?

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    Did you reshim the diff after you ran it for a while?
    All plastic still flexes and you might hit the brakes too hard

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    Also, the slightest of rounding off of the gears is enough to allow clicking... as well as the smallest of debris in the gears itself.
    I have seen a small spec of stone... like a grain of sand... cause clicking.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    yes, I reshimmed after a while, but I think it was too late, because when I did it, it already had some bad teeth.
    by the way I don't use the brakes at all, I achieve to run my merv without hitting the brakes, just to try to avoid clicking noise lol
    jimmie, what can I do to prevent some sand, spec of tone, of anything to get inside of my bulkheads? because when I opened them, there was a little bit of sand

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    i put a bead of silicone rtv around the bulkhead to keep debris out

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    I will do that! one question, is easy to take off the silicone rtv?
    well, two questions, how long does your diff last? properly shim...

    btw, THANK YOU GUYS, as always you give me solutions for everything!! more than grateful!

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    the silicone is very easy .i actually cut it with a sharp knife and leave it there and when i reassemble it still seals perfectly!
    since i shimmed and reshimmed with hr aluminum cases and gpm aluminum bulkheads i can't remember the last time i had a problem(actually a pinion bearing went bad quite a while ago)

    and your welcome!

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    hope I will do it right the next time! I will use silicone to seal all the bulkhead as you recommend! Maybe that was the reason why I failed in the front diff
    btw, the rear diff, the one that is ok, didn't need a reshim, it has 2 shim on it, and 3 in the front, I put one when it was new, added one, and today added another one I know it will not last, but at least I will make it last longer

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    That is true. I once added a shim to a diif that had a missing tooth and it lasted another couple months!

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    great post! but where can i buy the shims?

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    Associated 21141. Ebay and online and more than a few hobby stores

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    Quote Originally Posted by addicted_2_R-C's View Post
    great post! but where can i buy the shims?
    I've just ordered mine from The Toyz on Ebay
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    I got my shims in the mail today, got 4 diffs to do this weekend and one of them is clicking after only about 10 runs so I'm changing that one, it's a front one too? thanks for this post, really helped so far, I read this thread last weekend and went to hopmeup on ebay right after and ordered, hope 16 is enough, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    the silicone is very easy .i actually cut it with a sharp knife and leave it there and when i reassemble it still seals perfectly!
    since i shimmed and reshimmed with hr aluminum cases and gpm aluminum bulkheads i can't remember the last time i had a problem(actually a pinion bearing went bad quite a while ago)

    and your welcome!
    X2 on this. The cost is worth it for the HR cases and they pay for themselves as many times as I had to rebuild my diffs before I got them. HR, shim and forget. Only reason I've had to redo mine now is from broken teeth.
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    Remember when using new ring&pinions they will break in and may need another shim after a few rides

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    I see no reason for these two threads to not be tied together... each are very important:
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...33#post5415433
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Thanks jimmie. We should do a weekly bump and keep them up top

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