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6victor6 25-07-2008 06:01 PM

Hi all! Getting a D4 WCE today.
Hello all,

I've been eyeballing the d4 and b44 and finally picked the d4.. And it's scheduled to arrive today.:D I've read the manual and the extra build tips posted on the HB website... a couple times.. Can't wait to start the build.

So have the diff screws been holding up? Sound like that the only real weak point of the car.

Anyway, I've snooped around oople quite a few times and figured it was about time to say 'hello' and thanks for all the great info posted on oople.

Hello and thanks!

jim76 25-07-2008 07:01 PM

good choice!
i've been running the D4 (original but with WCE upgrades) for several months now and it has been great.
The diff bolts have been fine on mine, just make sure you don't overtighten them as this seems to be the cause of problems.
Only recomendation i would make is to pin the slipper clutch up with a second pin so that the front and rear don't work independantly. I found the handling a little unpredictable with the original setting, especially on slippery tracks. If you pin it the car drives far more consistantly.

6victor6 25-07-2008 07:58 PM

Thanks for the advice... I'm looking at the manual now and I'm not sure exactly where to pin it.. But I think I'm looking at the original manual covering the non-externally adjustable slipper.. Is this an option or more like a mod?


jim76 25-07-2008 08:02 PM

the WCE slipper should be in your kit. not sure if you have an original manual with a suplimentary sheet. Basically there are two holes in the slipper shaft. In standard mode, only one hole has a pin in to fix one slipper half, the other side is free. Put a pin in the second hole so that the other slipper half is fixed too. Make sure you threadlock the screw in the end of the slipper too as it can back off if not.

bjcaldwe 25-07-2008 08:20 PM

I have not had any problem with the updated diff screw.

Make sure to put 4 shims on the backside of the diff gear (2 silver 2 copper). It will be tight at first, but after it breaks in they will be shimmed right where they need to be.

I would also seal the edges of the chassis and towers with CA.

6victor6 25-07-2008 08:33 PM

Yeah that makes sense.. The manual I have is a download.. Guessing it's older...
And yup, I always seal the CF with CA.. Makes it look pretty.:D

'sigh' ... the delivery is running late... :bored:

Eotz 05-08-2008 09:32 AM


I have just buy now my D4 WCE and I also order the JConcepts body. I can't wait to recive it!!! :thumbsup:

Regards :drool:


GRIFF55 05-08-2008 10:17 AM

Strobe on here has a very nice D4 for sale, and it's cheap too if anyone is interested?
Upgraded diff bolt worked a treat when i ran a d4!

dan_kitty 05-08-2008 11:51 AM

yeah diff bolts are fine now, for me anyway. Its one tough car ive given mine a dam good thrashing over the past year and hardly broke a thing.

the wce slipper unit makes life so much easier as well, i just added a bit of thred locker to stop the nut backing off too:)

Eotz 06-08-2008 05:56 AM


Just one question. The car that I bought comes without undertray. Do you know if BJ4's undertray fits on D4 chassis?. :eh?:


jim76 06-08-2008 09:43 AM

the D4 does have an undertray, you can but them from all mirage stockists. Not sure how it will line up with your J Concepts body though

Eotz 07-08-2008 11:34 AM

Ok, finally I ordered a Team Azarahi's Tategoo body with his undertray. :p



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