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Old 08-26-2015, 07:32 AM   #15286
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I would definitely agree this is not one of the vehicles that benefits from an aluminum steering rack. In a bad enough hit to ruin your servo you are most likely going to also ruin that nifty aluminum rack and add to the cost of repairs, it adds nothing but bling. There is some slop in my front suspension but it all seems to come from the loose castor blocks on my car, I need some 1-2mm x 3mm nylon shims to tighten it up. The steering rack is one of the better ones I have seen and having the plastic adds some safety in hard hits.

After having made it through this entire thread, that took some time, I would like to get a waterfall fan mount and it seems the printed ones are not worth the effort as they fail pretty quickly. Is there any mfg that actually makes a molded waterfall fan mount?
The printed waterfalls do not "all" fail quickly. Some are beefier than others.

This one is pretty stout. The fans seem to fail more than the waterfall
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:08 AM   #15287
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I just picked up a B5M and reading up on the thread here. I was considering picking up an aluminum rack and bell cranks but after reading the last few posts I am thinking otherwise. Is it better to keep both the cranks and rack plastic?
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I just picked up a B5M and reading up on the thread here. I was considering picking up an aluminum rack and bell cranks but after reading the last few posts I am thinking otherwise. Is it better to keep both the cranks and rack plastic?
Spencer Rivkin stead on his FB page when I asked him about the plastic steering and why he and Cav use them on buggy. He saidits more forgiving. Less twitchy I would believe. High bite track maybe use plastic and metal on med to low bite.
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New Parts I noticed on the website for keeping the dogbone in for full droop and FT Alum +4 arm mounts:

http://www.teamassociated.com/news/l...CVA_Axle_Shims
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Have my buggy tore down, doing a total cleanup, checking settings and original build and adding a few upgrades along the way. One item I picked up, not usre it's usefulness but grabbed anyway since I was tearing down to transmission, the Schelle offset motor mount. Cleaned out transmission, checked gears and bearings and added this item, no instructions and it seemed straight forward but the transmission bearing below output shaft is making a strange rattling noise and wondering if the shim is required in my B5M Lite as in the old rear motor setup? Thanks for help.

EDIT: Had I looked at it a bit longer it would of been clear. The aluminum shim sits outside the diff casing to shift the contact with the slipper hub. Meh, maybe some one else questions this one..
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I just picked up a B5M and reading up on the thread here. I was considering picking up an aluminum rack and bell cranks but after reading the last few posts I am thinking otherwise. Is it better to keep both the cranks and rack plastic?
I use a spektrum s6040 with an aluminum rack in my b5m, sc10, and t4. The only time i stripped a servo is when i put an aluminum horn on it with the rack. I like the feel of aluminum racks. Faster response because there is less flex.

If you are racing and practicing only (trying your best not to go full throttle head on into a wall), you will be fine. Like i said, just use a plastic servo horn and that will be your weak point.
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Bling to hold down your battery:

http://revolution-rc.com/our-product...b-nut-set.html

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I was surprised to see cav's car set up the way it was for nationals. It seems nobody (pros) on high bite uses anything but 4mm trail but cav went to the 2mm trail.

Razathorn,

any thoughts or explanation on why you think he set up his car the way he did on a track with that much traction? Green spring in the rear threw me off too.
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I was surprised to see cav's car set up the way it was for nationals. It seems nobody (pros) on high bite uses anything but 4mm trail but cav went to the 2mm trail.

Razathorn,

any thoughts or explanation on why you think he set up his car the way he did on a track with that much traction? Green spring in the rear threw me off too.
Was suprised on the axles as well. Thought i was the only one who liked 2mm on high bite :P

Also, not a shock because he has been doing it, but the gear diff w/ 3k opposed to a baller.
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Was suprised on the axles as well. Thought i was the only one who liked 2mm on high bite :P

Also, not a shock because he has been doing it, but the gear diff w/ 3k opposed to a baller.
He had plenty of rear traction, but wanted a lot of steering! If you look at all his setups for the Nat's, he wanted max steering and responsiveness.
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The printed waterfalls do not "all" fail quickly. Some are beefier than others.

This one is pretty stout. The fans seem to fail more than the waterfall
http://www.shapeways.com/product/SJN...ionId=55945004
I ordered this brace last week, finally shipped yesterday. Now just waiting for the MuchMore fan with the long wire to be back in stock at AMain. I mainly got this for carpet offroad as my car seems to run hotter on carpet.
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Anyone try Yokomo X-Rings on there B5M shocks? They're about half the price of the ASC price gougers...
I can report out that the Kokomo Xrings are no-go in Associated Shocks. The outside diameter is slightly larger than Associated's and they don't fit.
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Unless you guys are Cav and/or running on super smooth, high grip...make sure you tune to your own conditions and driving style. Try adjusting your trailing on your own and see how it feels to you. It definitely is more aggressive but only you can be the judge.
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I race at srs and have no desire to try cavs setup. Does not even look like something I would want to drive
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Now I can be part of the club.

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