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Old 03-05-2014, 08:33 AM   #1546
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Why do people recommend a certain build(mm vs rm) for others. From my experience, I loved MM, until I got my B5r. It is a great car and when set up correctly, it rails 180's, sweepers, basically all the different styles of turning I have thrown at this car in 3 weeks. My bud bought a MM and my RM is hanging right there with him. I think for Stock class, it's a wash. Pick off drivers style, not preference of the masses. Mod might be better off with mm, however my other bud likes his B5r better than his Centro
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:39 AM   #1547
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Bill !!!

last night sold the last mid, we did get about 50, have more coming Thursday.

Right now all we have is one rear b5.

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Install a 1/2 m washer under the ball stud for the rear hub.

Will help prevent the stud being forced though the plastic and need replacing the hub.

Very common failure it seems..
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:42 AM   #1548
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Bill !!!

last night sold the last mid, we did get about 50, have more coming Thursday.

Right now all we have is one rear b5.

Tip

Install a 1/2 m washer under the ball stud for the rear hub.

Will help prevent the stud being forced though the plastic and need replacing the hub.

Very common failure it seems..
could you post a picture or diagram. not sure which one you are talking about. inner stud on brace or outer stud on hub?
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:47 AM   #1549
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Just an fyi. Anyone looking for a car my lhs has 8 of them rcmadness 8607416501
Didn't get enough at the lhs so I just just bought one from these guys. They have a few more available if you are looking for one.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:52 AM   #1550
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Ugh, another machining problem on my kit. Was putting together my shocks right now and one of the shock shafts only has 1 groove for the e-clip to hold on the piston instead of the 2 needed. This plus one of my turn buckles not having threads on one side is getting a little irritating.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:57 AM   #1551
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ok.. ran car last night at friends horse arena.. we built a rc track in there because of all the yuk weather. I have a tractor and vibra packer to make a heck of a nice track. its defin. not a high bite track but more a mid traction track. reminds me of a prepped outdoor track with the dirt.
anyway.. he has a b4.2 and t4.2 that's what he drives and they are really good.

I changed my setup a little on my b5m and shortened the rear camber links, moved rear hub forward, stiffer front springs and raised front ride height 1mm, ran a sq pack battery and slowed my steering down just a tad.. oh and ran bowties in back and ribs in front.. my car was dialed!!

on the choppy bumps the mid went thru smoother with less bouncing then the 4.2 , they both cornered well and had good traction. but I could get thru the rhythm section of the double triple double easier as the gyro effects in the air on the mid were much better. it was much easier to do faster more consistent laps with the mid then the b4.2. I did notice on 2 corners that were tighter 180's that the mid could carve the corner and the b4.2 would kind of whip the back end in the corner.. it was still good but for the smoother driver the mid was awesome.

we had one 20ft. triple that was a blast.. with the mid I just hit the brake between jump 2 and 3 land the downside and punch it.. it just squatted and rocketed away. the b4.2 would not land as smooth and maybe bounce just a tad and couldn't get on it as fast.

just thought would pass on hope as this is not going to be a high bite car only. ;-)
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My buddy ran his on high grip last night, said it felt like his centro but with better rear traction.
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Ugh, another machining problem on my kit. Was putting together my shocks right now and one of the shock shafts only has 1 groove for the e-clip to hold on the piston instead of the 2 needed. This plus one of my turn buckles not having threads on one side is getting a little irritating.
Sadly yeah. AE will take care of it for your, but definitely not cool when your excited about a new build. As bad as you feel, think about Nick down at AE trying to deal with all of these issues nationwide, lol. IMO he needs a raise, lol.
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could you post a picture or diagram. not sure which one you are talking about. inner stud on brace or outer stud on hub?
Can't post a image for, only one ball stud on a rear hub correct ?

Place 1/2 m washer under stud and assemble as normal.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:27 AM   #1555
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I got the mail today that my b5m in Germany is going to arrive in the next couple of days. Nice one.

Which shock oil would you suggest for highgrip astroturf outside? Thought about 25/35 or 30/40.

Are there oils included in the kit to create a "Basis" Setup? Just wondering
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So what gearing for 17.5 with the 4 gear tranny 69-34
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Can't post a image for, only one ball stud on a rear hub correct ?

Place 1/2 m washer under stud and assemble as normal.
thanks. after rereading it i get what you are saying. breaks with this car is horrible with no much available parts.
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I wanted to share a great place for getting aluminum screw fasteners.

http://www.fastener-express.com is great for picking up inexpensive stuff!

I get the following and trim/cut to size as needed:
M3 x .5 x 16mm Button Head Socket Screws = Part #: ABHM3016-3H2
M3 x .5 x 16mm Flat Head Socket Screws = Part #: FHM3016-3G5

And if you're the type that likes your car to be "pretty" like Bubonic-X then you can also sport a little more $ for the Blue or Purple ones in Aluminum as well.

At just under $10 for 50 per pack (for the standard silver ones) the pricing can't be beat! And with the B5's using these size screws throughout it makes it easy to pick these up instead of the uber expensive AE screwkit.
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Sadly yeah. AE will take care of it for your, but definitely not cool when your excited about a new build. As bad as you feel, think about Nick down at AE trying to deal with all of these issues nationwide, lol. IMO he needs a raise, lol.
Ya, i feel for him but he chooses to go to work each day. Just spoke with him on my missing caster block and was a little disappointed in the reaction. There was no apology just a "send me a copy of your receipt, part number missing and address and we will get one out to you". By the way they are not in stock so your gonna have to wait.

Oh well, at least it will be taken care of eventually
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that sucks that the part does not exist anywhere......yeah, I have dealt with Nick a few times. He get the job done and always seem to do it promply, but he is not Mr Personality via email. But, I am mainly concerned about the results and his effort. And things get lost in translation in email.
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