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    Diff oil?

    What is a good wieght of diff oil to use in the maxx? Is heavier better?

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    The heavier oil will slow down the slip differential to make your truck get a little more traction. I put Bad Horsie Diff lock in the front and rear of my T-maxx and it works pretty good.

    You want something pasty (thick) if you are going to do stock differentials because they are not sealed and everything will leak out eventually.
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    Ofna 120,000 is what I run in the rear my Big Block Maxx, 5000 in the front, hooks like glue and is awsome on hill climbs!
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    Since these are not a sealed diff, I just use some good thick wheel bearing grease for my local auto parts store.
    My truck sees more air than yours!!!

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    +1 on the grease
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    Yep grease 'tis

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    Good Ole Lucal Oil Extra heavy duty grease. $4.99 a tube will last you a lifetime....
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    If you run alot on asphalt is thick grease still good to use? sorry don't mean to take over your topic just wondering

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    Yeah I use thick grease and I run on asphalt. The thicker the grease, the less sharp it will turn, but if you're a basher it's not a big deal.

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    Yeah I just rebuilt my rear diff last weekend and packed 'er up w/ some wheel bearing grease. Huge noticable difference, but the turning radious did increase noticably. I'd do it all over again, the change was good, nice traction coming out of the hole and climbing over rocks and logs too.
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