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Old 04-13-2015, 05:29 AM   #8341
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Any idea when the diamond bars and reflex 8th scale tires will be available?
The Reflex's are in packaging now and Diamond Bars are in production, so Reflex's should be any day now.


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Do the 3D's offer more side bite than the dOuble Ds?

Paul, any insight on this?
It's surface dependent, but I personally think DD's have more traction on hard packed slimy or dusty surfaces.

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Any plans for titanium hinge pins for the associated B/T5 Series?
Not at the moment; past history hasn't proven well for Ti-hinge pins.
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Not at the moment; past history hasn't proven well for Ti-hinge pins.
With the diameter of the b/t4 series I could see that. The 5 series is running 3.5mm hinge pins though. I would think the extra diameter would make up for it.
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With the diameter of the b/t4 series I could see that. The 5 series is running 3.5mm hinge pins though. I would think the extra diameter would make up for it.
The 5 series uses 3mm pins, but it's worth looking into. Thanks for the feedback.
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It's not necessarily the diameter that is the issue; it's the material properties of titanium. Titanium will not bend/deflect like steel will prior to yielding (breaking) and in the case of hinge pins, it's sometimes better to finish the race with a slightly bent hinge pin that can be replaced very cheaply versus snapping an expensive titanium one and being out of the race to boot.
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The 5 series uses 3mm pins, but it's worth looking into. Thanks for the feedback.
inside rear pin is 3.5mm rest are 3mm.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:23 AM   #8346
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inside rear pin is 3.5mm rest are 3mm.
Right, that's why I could not use my shims when I still had installed the plastic suspension mounts. Everything has been fine with the FT aluminum mounts except they are blue. Too bad no one has come out with a full set of black aluminum goodies for AE's 5th gen series. I am not about to hold my breath, but beating a dead horse won't hurt...
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Any chance 12mm hex 60mm front wheels for the b44.3 in the works?
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:11 PM   #8348
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Any chance 12mm hex 60mm front wheels for the b44.3 in the works?
The 22-4 ones are what Cav told me to use at the Midwest race before the AE versions were released
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:12 AM   #8349
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Any chance 12mm hex 60mm front wheels for the b44.3 in the works?
Like pink mentioned, the 22-4 wheel is the same offset and can be used on the B44.3 with the 12mm hexes - 60mm wheel
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Like pink mentioned, the 22-4 wheel is the same offset and can be used on the B44.3 with the 12mm hexes - 60mm wheel
Thanks guys...new to 4wd 1/10 scale.

PW, maybe market/label the TLR 22-4 wheel to the b44.3 guys?
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Thanks guys...new to 4wd 1/10 scale.

PW, maybe market/label the TLR 22-4 wheel to the b44.3 guys?
The problem there is that if you want to run these on a b44.3 you NEED the 12mm hex. A lot of guys that have had the b44, b44.1, b44.2 all have most likely had wheels/tires from those platforms. The old hex is not 12mm and even the b44.3 it is an option part. As more migrate to the 12mm front hex then I would think you would see this marketed to them. Until then maybe a disclaimer on the package or something of that sort.
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The problem there is that if you want to run these on a b44.3 you NEED the 12mm hex. A lot of guys that have had the b44, b44.1, b44.2 all have most likely had wheels/tires from those platforms. The old hex is not 12mm and even the b44.3 it is an option part. As more migrate to the 12mm front hex then I would think you would see this marketed to them. Until then maybe a disclaimer on the package or something of that sort.
I'll add another twist to that. I run an Xray XB4 2015 and you either use kyosho or AE wheels (stock wheels are 14mm hex). I run a b5m so had plenty of AE rears. I went with the b44 fronts not knowing that the front hex is like 9.5mm (again, new to 1/10 4wd). I wanted to use a 12mm hex as I like my tires balanced properly. No 9.5mm balancer to be found.

Good to know that I can use the 22-4 wheels now.
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PW, is the Silencer body for the B5m thicker than the stock body? Looking for increased durability. Thanks.
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PW, is the Silencer body for the B5m thicker than the stock body? Looking for increased durability. Thanks.
Yes . The kit body is really thin compared to most of the aftermarket bodies.
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What's the word on gold Stadium Truck Dirt Webs? I've had them on backorder forever and the date keeps getting pushed back.
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