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Old 11-21-2015, 07:46 AM   #16846
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Does anyone that has used cut gears in their 17.5 setup have any feedback to give about them? Are there any durability issues? Did it make the buggy noticeably snappier, etc.?

I am thinking about getting a set for the stock 3-gear transmission in my Factory Lite, which runs a D4 17.5 motor. I already switched to the MIP Bi-Metal Pucks, and saw an improvement, and was wondering if I should go ahead and try cut gears. It isn't much money, but I was concerned if there would be any durability issues. The ones I found online are from CB's Custom RC, but if anyone has another set they would recommend, chime in with that too please.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:07 AM   #16847
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Looks like I'll be waiting for this gearbox for my carpet B5M.
The stock B5M lite is dialed on carpet right out of the box. Just bolt up some Schumacher mini-pins and stagger ribs and lower the ride height a little and battery way back.
After struggling a little for front grip on clay, I went to the 1.7 ft shock pistons/35wt) on mine and when I put on the carpet tires, it cornered like my 1/12th scale pan car the moment I dropped it on the track. In fact mine probably has too much steering for some .
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:30 AM   #16848
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I used Speedy's cut gears in my B5m and the slipper eliminator. There is no durability issue whatsoever. I landed on throttle so many times and never had the first problem. I've seen people use the CB stuff and not have a problem with those either.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:11 AM   #16849
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DO NOT order from CB's. The worst experience I've had ordering RC stuff. They were more than happy to take my money and send me a sales receipt. A week later with no transaction or shipping confirmation, I emailed. It took them another week to replay. The responder claimed he was sick and would ship next business day. Two weeks later and I still had no product. I asked where my shipment was and received no reply. I filed a claim with Paypal and after a week Paypal refunded my money claiming they never received a response from CB's. Another week later, I got a receipt of refund from CB's...

You can get cut gears on eBay for cheap ($17ish). I don't see where on Speedy's website they have cut gears for B5, only B4 which uses a different idler gear.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:23 AM   #16850
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Speedy's does have the cut gears on their site. 4th item down on the first page.
I had trouble with CB's as well.
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:16 AM   #16851
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It isn't difficult to make your own "cut" gears. I used some sand paper and sanded them. Every few swipes across the paper, rotate the gear. Makes it easier to sand it level and helps to remove any burrs. Afterwards, use an Xacto blade if there's any burring.
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Old 11-21-2015, 01:14 PM   #16852
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It isn't difficult to make your own "cut" gears. I used some sand paper and sanded them. Every few swipes across the paper, rotate the gear. Makes it easier to sand it level and helps to remove any burrs. Afterwards, use an Xacto blade if there's any burring.
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Old 11-21-2015, 02:10 PM   #16853
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Sorry if somebody asked this question before but after +500 pages and still no sign i thought it's maybe easier to ask.
Is it correct that the B5 rear arms mounted on a B5M gives 1degree less toe in in comparison to the original B5M rear arms?

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Old 11-21-2015, 02:31 PM   #16854
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Thanks Jpdanger and Sean B. for your feedback about CB's. Looks like I'll use Speedy's when I decide to order. Glad I asked.

Anyone else have input on cut gears? So far I haven't heard anyone report issues with durability, which was my main concern when considering them.
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Sorry if somebody asked this question before but after +500 pages and still no sign i thought it's maybe easier to ask.
Is it correct that the B5 rear arms mounted on a B5M gives 1degree less toe in in comparison to the original B5M rear arms?

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no. it more the arms forward. not toe
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:11 PM   #16856
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no. it more the arms forward. not toe
It also makes the car rotate better in 180 turns right?
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It also makes the car rotate better in 180 turns right?
It moves more weight over the rear which tightens up the car more then the shorter wheelbase reduces the turning radius.
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Off topic question. Ran my b5m lite for the first time last night. Which worked awesome by the way. But my issue is with the reedy black box speedo. 80% of the time when a turn it on the red and green light stay on solid and I will not get throttle response till I actually move the car a little then the green light starts flashing. Anyone have any ideas???
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The stock B5M lite is dialed on carpet right out of the box. Just bolt up some Schumacher mini-pins and stagger ribs and lower the ride height a little and battery way back.
After struggling a little for front grip on clay, I went to the 1.7 ft shock pistons/35wt) on mine and when I put on the carpet tires, it cornered like my 1/12th scale pan car the moment I dropped it on the track. In fact mine probably has too much steering for some .
My local carpet track has a "slicks only" rule. Ive gotten the Buggy pretty damn good. Lapped the field 3 times with a 17.5T lol.

Just don't like the hassle of switching the diff, rear arms, and shock package when I run carpet Friday night and dirt Saturday.
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