I've stripped my third diff now. This last one I shimmed so tight, I think it was tighter than it probably should have been but I wanted to make extra sure it wouldn't strip. Its clicking again. Is there any other thing to do about this other than just keep replacing the diffs?
I'm about to try a center diff to hopefully help with this problem, but since it unloads the wheels when they lose traction, will that stop it from driving up trees? I can't take all the kids fun away
And last thing, when putting these diffs back together, I can never seem to get that seal in correctly, how does everyone do it? Do you put the seal on the top plastic piece or do you align it on the metal piece before putting it back together?
are u putting the shims on the right side?
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So if I loosen the slipper will that stop the clicking? Or should I shim the diff with an extra shim? I hate to buy a new ring and pinion when I have 2 sitting here and one in the car that work, they just click under hard acceleration.
Loosening the slipper too much will give other problems (ruined slipper pads, overheated motor and/or ESC due to high rpm).
If you hear clicking, the damage on the diff ring or pinion gear is already done.
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HR bulkheads. Adding too many shims in an effort to strengthen adds drag and increases the load on the gears. And, five one thousandths of an inch of added engagement is not gonna make a difference anyway, the problem is plastic flexes.
I have found aluminum skid plates acct as a girdle and help a bit to keep the bulkhead a bit more rigid but there's no getting around the facts - gotta spend 120.00 for the best hope....
There are lots of ways to do that. Most are wrong.
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You may be tightening the diff housing to tight .it will warp a bit