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Old 10-12-2015, 02:11 PM   #15961
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:21 PM   #15962
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I was looking at Savox too, I have heard brown out issues with Spekrum stuff though.
Definitely not anymore issues with brown outs than savox. Just use a capacitor on your receiver and you are golden with either servo. Both servos are power hungry and need may need caps.

I don't need a cap on my B5M but need one on all my other cars.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:15 PM   #15963
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I was looking at Savox too, I have heard brown out issues with Spekrum stuff though.

I have never had to use a cap with savox... And i ran spektrum.
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I was looking at Savox too, I have heard brown out issues with Spekrum stuff though.
Haven't had a glitch yet with either of those.
The issue was with the cheap-o sport receivers. With the SR3100's theres nothing to worry about!
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I have never had to use a cap with savox... And i ran spektrum.
Its more of running a Savox and Sprektrum with some ESC's. Not all but some. I know that Tekin is almost a must.
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Looking into getting my daughter a new B5M Lite. She is running my old 22 right now and loves the way a buggy drives compared to the 3 seasons of 2wd SC racing she did( just got her started in 1/8 nitro this summer too).

The Lite version seems to be the latest and greatest version with the 3 gear tranny and bells and whistles...
Here are my questions...

How is the durability?
What aftermarket parts, if any, are needed?
How easy is the car to drive for someone that has been running/learning on a RM platform?
How well does it respond to set-up changes ( the 22 is very picky/ touchy)?

Track is medium to high bite. Electron, Chain Link, Dirt Web tires. 15-17 second laps. Fun and flowing layout. Not to much point and shoot.
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:49 PM   #15967
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I have found mid motor in general to be a bit more sensitive to varying track conditions, particularly outdoors. Inside, they are just plain better. If the track flows they are especially good.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:12 PM   #15968
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Looking into getting my daughter a new B5M Lite. She is running my old 22 right now and loves the way a buggy drives compared to the 3 seasons of 2wd SC racing she did( just got her started in 1/8 nitro this summer too).

The Lite version seems to be the latest and greatest version with the 3 gear tranny and bells and whistles...
Here are my questions...

How is the durability?
What aftermarket parts, if any, are needed?
How easy is the car to drive for someone that has been running/learning on a RM platform?
How well does it respond to set-up changes ( the 22 is very picky/ touchy)?

Track is medium to high bite. Electron, Chain Link, Dirt Web tires. 15-17 second laps. Fun and flowing layout. Not to much point and shoot.
You honestly can't go wrong with this kit. It is super durable just like most other kits these days. Just keep some spare a arms just in case of the hard hits and that should be all you will need. Good thing the fronts are flat so they are non directional meaning you don't always have 5 right arms in your box lol.

No after market parts are needed comes with all the upgrades that improve durability mainly the alloy rear camber block. I have been down the road of buying all the hop ups and extras on the original B5m kit but decided to go bone stock minus ti screws and a fan mount. Just by using ti screws my car r2r is 15g under legal weight as is.

Depending on setup and track conditions it is probably one of the easier cars i have driven and haven;t had to vary to far from box setup other than simple spring/oil changes depending on the layouts.
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Only hop up you might need is a brass or alu bulkhead I went alu and added sticky weights.
I did 3 bulkhead in plastic when I stopped suddenly at the end of the straight in the sweeper.
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Looking into getting my daughter a new B5M Lite. She is running my old 22 right now and loves the way a buggy drives compared to the 3 seasons of 2wd SC racing she did( just got her started in 1/8 nitro this summer too).

The Lite version seems to be the latest and greatest version with the 3 gear tranny and bells and whistles...
Here are my questions...

How is the durability?
What aftermarket parts, if any, are needed?
How easy is the car to drive for someone that has been running/learning on a RM platform?
How well does it respond to set-up changes ( the 22 is very picky/ touchy)?

Track is medium to high bite. Electron, Chain Link, Dirt Web tires. 15-17 second laps. Fun and flowing layout. Not to much point and shoot.
Like the other guys said, it's a great car. I ran mine outside on a dusty/loose track and it was just fine. It actually was more predictable than my R car because it didn't want to whip at all. Box setup to start.

For hop ups, I would get the aluminum front bulkhead and the add on brass weight from AE. That is a great tuning option, and it's an easy change.

For spares, like the others said. Some arms, if you have a hobby shop with parts close. If not, add a front shock tower and some steering arms, c hubs and the bushings. All of these are very inexpensive, but will end your day if you don't have them. Have fun, she'll love the car.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:10 AM   #15971
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Thanks for the reply guys... It always hard switching to a completely new kit and not having any spares. That learning curve on how to drive the car, what set-up changes effect the car the most and how, and just knowing your way around the car. I think that's why I have run Losi's for so long. Kinda timid to try something new since I know all the little tip and tricks from running them for 10 years.
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Thanks for the reply guys... It always hard switching to a completely new kit and not having any spares. That learning curve on how to drive the car, what set-up changes effect the car the most and how, and just knowing your way around the car. I think that's why I have run Losi's for so long. Kinda timid to try something new since I know all the little tip and tricks from running them for 10 years.
I don't think you'll have any problems. It's still a 2wd buggy.
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B5M team kit is now cheaper than the the Team edition rear motor car. Seems like a new B5M edition may be on the way.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:18 PM   #15974
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B5M team kit is now cheaper than the the Team edition rear motor car. Seems like a new B5M edition may be on the way.
the non lite version is just being cleared out, as there is almost no demand for it.
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