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Old 09-25-2015, 08:03 PM   #15721
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I am looking to order a new Lite kit. What spare parts should I order with the kit? Thanks
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If you plan on running it in stock class. I would say thenonly thing I would add is ceramic bearings. Otherwise the lite doesn't need anything.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:08 AM   #15724
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I'll just leave this here.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:47 AM   #15725
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If you plan on running it in stock class. I would say thenonly thing I would add is ceramic bearings. Otherwise the lite doesn't need anything.
Great. Planning to run in mod class.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:35 AM   #15726
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Of course the obvious things, extra shock tower and arms. Make sure to order the right ones. I put the 4 gear tranny in mine, I also run mod. I built it per the manual otherwise, I really like how it handles. Lots of rear bite, yet it still steers. The best advice I have is to get the kit built and try it. See what it does and change it from there.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:40 PM   #15727
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Hello all I have a b5m now I'm just curious if there is a big difference between the reg and the lite version? I run mod on indoor dirt and thinking of getting the lite just curious if there is much of a difference? Thanks
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Hello all I have a b5m now I'm just curious if there is a big difference between the reg and the lite version? I run mod on indoor dirt and thinking of getting the lite just curious if there is much of a difference? Thanks
It comes with the forward swept b5r rear arms, the flat front arms and corresponding tower. Lighter chassis with more flex. And 3 gear transmission. Aluminum front axles. I believe it also has the HD rear axles. And aluminum camber mount. So basically, it'll have more rear weight bias, less overall weight, and even more rear side bite. But with less internal drag, better braking, but more forward weight shift out of corners. Also eliminates the need to upgrade the camber mount. It put almost everything people changed on their buggy in a kit. Great value. But whether its worth it to replace your current buggy depends on how much needs replaced on yours soon anyway and your budget of course.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:30 PM   #15729
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This should clear it up. List of upgrades from the std kit

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Lightweight, hard-anodized aluminum chassis with centralized mass and mid-motor position for improved handling on high-grip offroad tracks
Chassis fits R.O.A.R.-approved 2S saddle packs and 2S short packs using optional foam insert
V2 12mm "Big Bore" threaded aluminum shocks with 3mm shafts and updated O-rings for improved smoothness
Aluminum rear ball stud mount for added strength
New 3-gear transmission for lower rotating mass and extra acceleration, with lightweight V2 aluminum top shaft included
Heavy-duty rear axle for added strength
Lightweight aluminum front axle/hex adapter and larger front wheel bearing for added durability
Factory Team upgraded ball bearing kit and titanium turnbuckles included
Aluminum rear clamping hex with laser etching
Heavy-duty ball cups and ball studs allow for maximum suspension travel while reducing binding and friction
Rear hubs feature larger bearings and the easy-insert system to adjust camber link position and rear toe-in
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:37 PM   #15730
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Today I got my R1 8.4v fan in and wow this thing is tall! I will need to cut the body for it to fit. What's everyones thought on making a vent hole for the fan to pull air from right above it? I run on a hard packed dusty to wet (at night) track and sometimes indoor clay. Just figured that it would help pull fresh air in to the motor.

I did test it out on the stock waterfall where there are vents and this little fan pushes some major air! You can feel it blowing out the back so I know this thing will cool my current temps down big time.
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Looking at the highest AE qualifier at the EOS a couple weeks back, it was reported that he was running a Lite kit with the 3 gear, but if my eyes don't deceive me, he's also running the Schelle 3mm top shaft and motor plate spacer? Anyone else run this set up on carpet, or clay for that matter? I have been running a 4 gear all summer on clay which was good for me, but moving indoors to carpet and Astro I was wondering what others have tried. I plan to run a 3 gear this winter.

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im running on indoor dirt med bite and it seems like most there are running the 3 gear and doing very well with it.
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Not just the 3 gear, but the 3 gear with the 3mm motor plate spacer set up.
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Not just the 3 gear, but the 3 gear with the 3mm motor plate spacer set up.
how do these changes that u said make such a big difference? what effects do these things have on the car? im just curious on all this. thank you much
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I'm a firm believer that the Lite kit doesn't actually need anything. Nobody spends more on their stuff than me and I'm telling you the car out of the box is perfect. I'm willing to bet a new kit that if I took the electronics out of one of my cars and put them in a box stock Lite and used the same tires my lap times would be the same. The only couple of things that I would upgrade are the shock O-rings and the the thrust bearing....and I like using a slipper eliminator although I'm not sure any of those things would add so much as a tenth to my lap times, they just reduce maintenance a little. Ceramic bearings, ti screws, motor centering kits etc etc are improvements but aren't value added. If the money isn't important to you than do what you want but the Lite comes upgraded enough that if you set it up right its ready for any top guy to win any race. Cavs cars don't have much on them. Most people are better served by learning how to properly set up their cars, maintain their cars, and even learn how to properly glue up tires. I'm sorry to be the bearer or bad news but the best mod is practice.
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