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Old 08-23-2015, 09:28 PM   #15226
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Need some advise guys. I have a B5M Lite running Stock and I'm loving it but now I'm thinking of getting another B5M to run mod. Do you guys think its cost effective to get a complete kit or buy parts?
There really would be no point in selling a kit if it cost more than buying all the parts separate... So no, it's cheaper to buy a kit if you need the entire car.
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Buy the kit its way cheaper
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Need some advise guys. I have a B5M Lite running Stock and I'm loving it but now I'm thinking of getting another B5M to run mod. Do you guys think its cost effective to get a complete kit or buy parts?
Buy a used kit, there are usually 2-3 on the For Sale forum every day.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:39 PM   #15229
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I'm running stock. I have the usual crashes but I'm not running into walls or poles or anything. The thing that really blew my mind is when the ball stud sheared off. Half was in the aluminum mount and the other half still in the turnbuckle.
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Just added the 3 gear transmission to my B5M. Has the RM arms front and rear. Just curious...I notice that the drive shafts plunge right up to the point of bottoming out when the suspension is fully compressed. This normal?
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Just added the 3 gear transmission to my B5M. Has the RM arms front and rear. Just curious...I notice that the drive shafts plunge right up to the point of bottoming out when the suspension is fully compressed. This normal?
nope, I have the 3 gear but with MM arms in the rear. the sweep diff between the RM and MM rear A arms is slight but this wouldn't affect wheel width. Can you snap a few pics showing at full droop and full compression as well as the hubs?
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I just drove my B5M Light for the first runs. I'm using most of the Rivkin OCRC setup except the front 3 hole pistons, Losi 27.5 oil in back and +1.5mm on the aluminuim ball stud washers (Rivkin is +2 and stock is +1). M4 Electrons in the rear and JC green Rippits up front.

The rear end is locked in and feels great. The front pushes in slow 180 corners enough that I have to stab the brake to turn. Should I cut loose the Rippits for Electron fronts or try to find a softer damping up front like 1.7 2 hole pistons with 35 wt? (using 1.6 with AE32 now) I'd rather not have to drop $16 on 1.4X3 pistons right now.

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Old 08-24-2015, 08:25 AM   #15233
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I just drove my B5M Light for the first runs. I'm using most of the Rivkin OCRC setup except the front 3 hole pistons, Losi 27.5 oil in back and +1.5mm on the aluminuim ball stud washers (Rivkin is +2 and stock is +1). M4 Electrons in the rear and JC green Rippits up front.

The rear end is locked in and feels great. The front pushes in slow 180 corners enough that I have to stab the brake to turn. Should I cut loose the Rippits for Electron fronts or try to find a softer damping up front like 1.7 2 hole pistons with 35 wt? (using 1.6 with AE32 now) I'd rather not have to drop $16 on 1.4X3 pistons right now.

Medium high grip clay indoors.
Always start with tires since they're 90% of setup. The Electrons might be too locked in or the Rippits are not enough. Try Electron fronts to match the back first and go from there.
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I just drove my B5M Light for the first runs. I'm using most of the Rivkin OCRC setup except the front 3 hole pistons, Losi 27.5 oil in back and +1.5mm on the aluminuim ball stud washers (Rivkin is +2 and stock is +1). M4 Electrons in the rear and JC green Rippits up front.

The rear end is locked in and feels great. The front pushes in slow 180 corners enough that I have to stab the brake to turn. Should I cut loose the Rippits for Electron fronts or try to find a softer damping up front like 1.7 2 hole pistons with 35 wt? (using 1.6 with AE32 now) I'd rather not have to drop $16 on 1.4X3 pistons right now.

Medium high grip clay indoors.
Eddie, the 1.4's are the real deal for the front of the B5M. I would highly recommend them.

Also look into the -2 akerman setting.
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Eddie, the 1.4's are the real deal for the front of the B5M. I would highly recommend them.

Also look into the -2 akerman setting.
BRAAAAAAAP. Go away nitro sniffer I never liked that ackerman myself, too twitchy. to each their own. The 1.4s are pretty good though. BRAAAAP
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BRAAAAAAAP. Go away nitro sniffer I never liked that ackerman myself, too twitchy. to each their own. The 1.4s are pretty good though. BRAAAAP
What is the -2 ackerman? Dremeling 2mm off the steering rack?
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What is the -2 ackerman? Dremeling 2mm off the steering rack?
I believe they are dremeling the lip off the ball stud to the diameter of the threads...that way you can screw it in further.
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I believe they are dremeling the lip off the ball stud to the diameter of the threads...that way you can screw it in further.
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I believe they are dremeling the lip off the ball stud to the diameter of the threads...that way you can screw it in further.
or you could just buy them.

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BRAAAAAAAP. Go away nitro sniffer I never liked that ackerman myself, too twitchy. to each their own. The 1.4s are pretty good though. BRAAAAP
At certain levels, more is required of the front end of the car when you don't want to change the lack of rotation from the rear. The -2 akerman can work both ways, depending on front end grip.
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