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Old 09-17-2015, 07:41 PM   #15601
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Awesome, thanks! How is the battery position measured?
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Awesome, thanks! How is the battery position measured?
I use a yard stick he is moving the pack forward 4mm and taping it in.
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I'm curious why you guys are recommending a setup with super hard springs? Most of the setups I've seen seem to be stock white rears @ 2.10lb with white or grey fronts at 3.3 to 3.45lbs.

That setup posted above has 4.05 front springs with 2.4 rear.

It makes me wonder about trying something in between like blues front and rear to deal with the ankle high whoop section we have. All buggies have to slow a lot for the whoops at our track or we pack and end up upside down and my chassis is really scratched up.
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I'm curious why you guys are recommending a setup with super hard springs? Most of the setups I've seen seem to be stock white rears @ 2.10lb with white or grey fronts at 3.3 to 3.45lbs.

That setup posted above has 4.05 front springs with 2.4 rear.
That setup is for SRS which is silly high bite
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:56 PM   #15605
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I'm curious why you guys are recommending a setup with super hard springs? Most of the setups I've seen seem to be stock white rears @ 2.10lb with white or grey fronts at 3.3 to 3.45lbs.

That setup posted above has 4.05 front springs with 2.4 rear.

It makes me wonder about trying something in between like blues front and rear to deal with the ankle high whoop section we have. All buggies have to slow a lot for the whoops at our track or we pack and end up upside down and my chassis is really scratched up.
We run on a high bite, lower dust, and slightly bumpy surface. That is why I suggested the setup used by Humpty and the locals. My setup is close to humptys, with a few variations. I was actually doing my own tuning and liked the car more and more as I stiffened it up. I happened to notice one day, that many others were doing it also and following Humpty's setup. When I run flat front arms, I go a little softer. Like grey/blue fronts and grey rears. When I switched to the gullwings, I noticed that I liked the car even stiffer. You may not have the traction levels we do, since we run clay slicks, but humpty ran that same setup at OCRC, which is higher bite, but not slicks. In general, you should tune you car yourself and not use other people setup sheets. I prefer to tune my own car. I like the feel of my car and so have others I lent my car too. In fact a few people I know switched over to AE after driving my car. So it cant be all that bad
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That setup is for SRS which is silly high bite
Chris, I'm specifically talking about the newest indoor layout at RCE. Have you been up there in the past 3 weeks?
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In fact a few people I know switched over to AE after driving my car. So it cant be all that bad
I agree the the B5M Light is not bad at all. I really like it. I've been tuning for my own driving style using tips from this thread and what I know from years of racing foam and rubber sedan. I have all the steering I need now. I'm still 1 full second off the pace compared to the top 5 guys who have been running on clay for years. When I see something way different and it's working, I tend to need to know why.
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I use a yard stick he is moving the pack forward 4mm and taping it in.
I wasn't sure if 4mm was measured from all the way back, or somewhere in the middle.
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I wasn't sure if 4mm was measured from all the way back, or somewhere in the middle.
from the back
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Ordered a Lite from Tower. Miss my old B5M. Going to go ahead and order the parts to run 4 gear since some of my local tracks can be pretty loose. Curious how I'll like the 3 gear on higher grip though...
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When the term "gear up" is used to get a higher motor temp, does that mean a higher pinion gear for a lower fdr and higher top speed or lower pinion for more a higher fdr and more low end?
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When the term "gear up" is used to get a higher motor temp, does that mean a higher pinion gear for a lower fdr and higher top speed or lower pinion for more a higher fdr and more low end?
Gear up means larger pinion and/or smaller spur. Lower FDR, less gear reduction. Like shifting up a transmission gear in an automobile.
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What turn motor is a good all around one for this buggy? I just picked up a b5m and will be running indoor this winter.
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What turn motor is a good all around one for this buggy? I just picked up a b5m and will be running indoor this winter.
depends on the track size and level of traction. I run a Reedy 8.0 turn on big tracks. I also have 9.5 turn that is perfect for a little bullring track i run at.
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