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 Post subject: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: December 31st, 2015, 8:19 pm 
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Well I've got the rear ready to bolt in a car. After I do some testing I'll let everyone know whats going on with it. I will have the parts made to convert any skellenger car over to the rc4wd rear. It will be a direct drop in.


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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: January 1st, 2016, 3:32 am 
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Very cool Big!


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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: January 12th, 2016, 8:35 pm 
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Well, I've been trying to upload pics of my progress and it keeps telling me the image is invalid.
Oh well...


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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: January 13th, 2016, 4:24 am 
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good job Big m


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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: January 13th, 2016, 8:35 pm 
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I tigured out why I couldn't post pics. So here goes. This is the rc4wd rear in a newer WCM grand national chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: January 14th, 2016, 10:19 am 
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Looks great ,,Are they wcm trailing arms ? and for my learning why is the left trailer arm up side down to the right or vicer verser..

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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: January 14th, 2016, 4:12 pm 
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Yes. Im trying to use as many stock parts as I can. The left trailing arm is upside down because usually the bear carrier goes to the inside because the gear hub goes on the outside. Of course with this set up I dont need to do that. This puts the bearings as far out as possible to the wheels.
Good eye btw...lol


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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: January 19th, 2016, 12:01 pm 
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Great work!

Does your rear end still have a functional diff? If so how did you keep both splined output shafts from pulling out of the diff?

I am using C-clips sandwiched between bearings to hold mine.


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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: January 20th, 2016, 7:05 pm 
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tamkyo wrote:
Great work!

Does your rear end still have a functional diff? If so how did you keep both splined output shafts from pulling out of the diff?

I am using C-clips sandwiched between bearings to hold mine.


No, I eliminated the diff altogether. I wanted to make the rear a direct drop in for a skellenger car. So with a solid 1/2 in. axle you can use standard bird cages/ trailing arms etc. Do you have pics of your install?


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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: January 30th, 2016, 5:31 am 
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Hey Big how did you eliminate the diff? Just ordered one and want to do what you did. Thanks in advance for any info you provide. Geoff


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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: January 31st, 2016, 7:38 am 
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CALracing wrote:
Hey Big how did you eliminate the diff? Just ordered one and want to do what you did. Thanks in advance for any info you provide. Geoff


I just made a gear clamp like a skellenger and put a 1/2 inch axle straight through.


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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: February 25th, 2016, 10:36 am 
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I hope its ok I show you how I did it, I know this is your thread.

I machined a groove in the RC4WD axles to hold a C clip and added 4 bearings on each side of the rear end. 2 bearings on either side of the clip.

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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: February 25th, 2016, 10:39 am 
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Then I install the shaft with the C clips and bearings into the housing.

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 Post subject: Re: RC4WD install.
 Post Posted: February 25th, 2016, 10:40 am 
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Then I used the clamping screw to hold all the bearings in place. I am not sure why this clamping screw is there because in the stock RC4WD rear end, this clamping screw doesn't do a thing but it helps me in converting this so I am happy about that. Now with this screw tightened in place, I hold both axles in place without moving.

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