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Old 03-06-2014, 04:50 PM   #1666
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hey guys, now that some guys have had their b5m, what have been the thoughts on b5m vs c4.2, i have a decked out c4.2 and its great but i also have the chance to buy a b5m... or b5 tonight... in winter i run on indoor carpet and in the summer we will be running on a clay track outside.
As far as c4 vs. b5m I choose the b5m. The c4 was good but it was just too twitchy most of the time and I crashed it a lot.

For the limited track time that I have had on the b5m my thoughts:

b5m is just all around easier to drive to me. It's feels more planted, it might be that it's a heavier car?? It has heavier shock towers and arms for durability.

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As far as c4 vs. b5m I choose the b5m. The c4 was good but it was just too twitchy most of the time and I crashed it a lot.

For the limitless track time that I have had on the b5, my thoughts:

b5m is just all around easier to drive to me. It's feels more planted, it might be that it's a heavier car?? It has heavier shock towers and arms for durability.

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You have a B5 as well?
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Sorry, only have a b5m
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I hate to beat a dead horse now but something is up with the shock shafts. Don't wanna call Kody Numdendahl and Predu liars but there's more than just tolerance differences going on here, there's a substantial difference between my FT B4.2's along with my SC10.2 shafts and my B5 shock shafts.

Why would AE call out the fact that the new shafts are 3mm in their write up as far as new features.

Everyone grab their calipers, because aside from what the digital read out is, when I lock em down on the 4.2's and SC10.2 shafts and move right over to my B5 they don't come close to sliding over the shaft.
Well...B4.2 shock shafts and B5/B5m shock shafts


Here are some pic's.... they are the "same" ... and these are not cheap calipers

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Next thing you know, we will be all measuring shock shafts off the hobby shelf to find 4 matching ones.
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First run on B5M while waiting for paint on body to dry!

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Next thing you know, we will be all measuring shock shafts off the hobby shelf to find 4 matching ones.
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I need to go back and shim the rear arms where they connect to the chassis. There was an unusual amount of slop there. I also was a little worried about how much slop the shock caps have on the upper shock mounts. The tops of the shocks can shimmy back and forth quite a bit at the upper shock mounts. I thought maybe I was missing something that might have needed to go in the shock cap hole but didn't find anything in the instructions
The side x side movement of the shock cap on the composite sleeve, is integral to the design & meant to be like that... No need to cinch the nut down anymore than when it reaches the end of the sleeve.
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Jason, how do you like the b5m vs your b5?

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The side x side movement of the shock cap on the composite sleeve, is integral to the design & meant to be like that... No need to cinch the nut down anymore than when it reaches the end of the sleeve.
Gotcha, thanks for clarifying.
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Jason, how do you like the b5m vs your b5?

Gotcha, thanks for clarifying.

Like the B5M better
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Well...B4.2 shock shafts and B5/B5m shock shafts


Here are some pic's.... they are the "same" ... and these are not cheap calipers

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This reminds me of everyone getting out their calipers when the D3.5 was banned...
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Well I drove the Centro and the B5m last night and I can say hands down the c4.2 will forever be retired.
Question, why do the alum toe blocks not come with inserts.
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Well I drove the Centro and the B5m last night and I can say hands down the c4.2 will forever be retired.
Question, why do the alum toe blocks not come with inserts.
maybe they assume people might want to replace the toe blocks and have inserts already. That would be my guess. If you own a losi, you get all kinds of parts you dont want when something breaks. even worse with kyosho.
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I hate to beat a dead horse now but something is up with the shock shafts. Don't wanna call Kody Numdendahl and Predu liars but there's more than just tolerance differences going on here, there's a substantial difference between my FT B4.2's along with my SC10.2 shafts and my B5 shock shafts.

Why would AE call out the fact that the new shafts are 3mm in their write up as far as new features.

Everyone grab their calipers, because aside from what the digital read out is, when I lock em down on the 4.2's and SC10.2 shafts and move right over to my B5 they don't come close to sliding over the shaft.
I live in green valley if you want to have measuring party..lol
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so ... who here has done some old school dirt runnin with there B5M?
cain, if your running on blown out outdoor 8th scale tracks, just get the RM. I dont think MM will be great on outdoor lower bite mixed traction tracks. Many people say the tuning window is small and with the track changing all the time, you might find yourself chasing setups. We have a local that runs an xfactory. When the track is just right he is very fast. When traction is wrong, he drops and entire lap and seems to hate his life. IMO, if your only planning to buy one car and race outdoors or on several tracks, go RM. If you run on a groomed and consistent indoor or outdoor sugar track, get mm. If you have money, get both
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