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Old 01-27-2009, 03:38 AM   #16
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The latest 2.25 diff gears i've bought look like they've remade the mould because they're alot better quality and I don't think they'd go to that much trouble for vintage guys.
Maybe setting up for a B4 2.25:1 gearbox or for the B5 to make it more brushless friendly..

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i would say if they are designing something it would be to accomodate lipos better.. i just have a hard time seeing the need to replace a car that is still kicking butt
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I agree with Chad Mccan on this. But I also agree that they won't change a winning design.... However, my prediction is that we see an updated version... like a Factory Team B4/T4 Worlds or something with all the upgrades we put on them when we build them.

I'd be willing to bet that it would include a lot more GT2 parts, maybe an updated design on the servo savor, maybe a new rear shock tower moved forward about 4mm, rear quick change, B44 thumb screws, B44 rear hubs, etc.....

But I don't understand what people mean about being designed around lipo and brushless..... being that those two are designed to fit any current model now. What would be different? Didn't Losi claim the XXXT-CR was designed around brushless and the only thing they did was include a cheezy piece of plastic to mount a fan over the motor that NObody runs...

Just curious...
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I would venture to say that the B4 to B5 update would be very similar to what AE did with the B2 to B3, maybe even sell an update kit like they did back then. The B4 is already a solid platform and with the changing lipo and brushless technology that has evolved since the original B4 was designed an update would definately be welcomed.
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I would like to see a better ballanced B5. Like most people I add about 1.5oz of wight to the rear of the car. Also with the size of today's electronics I would like to see a more narrow chassis. Other than that I don't have any complaints with the B4. If Associated makes a B5 and T5 people will buy it.
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I think they need to do the updated b4 and t4 kits with cvas new b44 plastic and some other mods.

There wont be a b5, look for a b6. Its a worlds year so if anything thats when the new car will be out.

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