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Old 12-01-2015, 01:34 PM   #16996
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INSANE.

The CE for $259 shipped is crazy. They've completely undercut all of their resellers with that. Damn.
Doing that to the dealers was not cool, unless the dealers could compete with that.
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I get what you are saying. Really I do. Comments about negative experiences are indeed what make it onto the internet more readily, because those that get burned on something are way more motivated to spread the word (out of anger and spite) than a satisfied customer (who is happy and has moved on).....and that is something I take into account. It is also a really good reason that a business should be concerned about making customers happy.

But.....when I hear people report a problem on the exact item I asked about from a certain company, and I have the choice to order from the other company (which they did in fact give a legit compliment to), should I choose to then order from the company with negative feedback? What would you do in that instance?
You can do what you want, your keyboard and internet connection gives you that right. I spoke out because CB is a stand up dude and my experience with his business was different than yours.
No company is perfect not even Toyota or General Motors or Walmart. Every company out there has negative feedback whether its transparent or not. They are all run by humans and humans make errors.
Again, this is a hobby and I doubt that CB is at his CNC making cut gears 24/7. I am just happy that there are guys like him giving guys like us a go faster option!
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Old 12-01-2015, 02:23 PM   #16998
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I have run it without the shims no issue at all. When the three gear came out the lite was not out yet and nobody mentioned shims. The shims were added to the lite kit. Run it and when you need a diff rebuild down the road put the shims in if you want to.
thanks, called associated to and they said there is not a need to have to put them in. appreciate the quick responses
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The new Championship car is a pretty good deal for 325 and during cyber Monday you could get one for only 259! Since the announcement of this car I have been wondering why so much bundled in one box. In reality the majority of racers will never have the need for a three gear and a four gear transmission and several other items will likely never be used. So why does AE need to give so much for a price tag of 259 (the price of a original B5M) basically when this car was released. Seems odd to me. My opinion, which is nothing more than that should create conversation.
I think AE is cleaning out the old inventory before a newer car hits the market. For example you get the new shock bodies, but the old shafts and pistons. Gullwing arms and flat arms, I have not seen anyone going back and forth with them. Three gear and four gear people run one or the other even the factory guys seem to be sticking with one or the other on the MM. The car is a great value for the consumer as well as good opportunity for AE to thin out some parts. I know everyone says the B4 was around for ten or more years nothing big is on the way, but its a different time now and things change much faster. Look how often updated kits come out.
I think we will see a very updated B5 soon.
1:updated chassis with new battery holder
2:slightly new transmission cases to accommodate 4 gear 3 gear and lay down transmission design.
3:new front arms
4:v2 shock shafts standard with maybe a updated shock body and cap
The CE car is a limited edition and AE is not going to make the factory lite the Flagship car. Just my 2 cents for fun.
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The new Championship car is a pretty good deal for 325 and during cyber Monday you could get one for only 259! Since the announcement of this car I have been wondering why so much bundled in one box. In reality the majority of racers will never have the need for a three gear and a four gear transmission and several other items will likely never be used. So why does AE need to give so much for a price tag of 259 (the price of a original B5M) basically when this car was released. Seems odd to me. My opinion, which is nothing more than that should create conversation.
I think AE is cleaning out the old inventory before a newer car hits the market. For example you get the new shock bodies, but the old shafts and pistons. Gullwing arms and flat arms, I have not seen anyone going back and forth with them. Three gear and four gear people run one or the other even the factory guys seem to be sticking with one or the other on the MM. The car is a great value for the consumer as well as good opportunity for AE to thin out some parts. I know everyone says the B4 was around for ten or more years nothing big is on the way, but its a different time now and things change much faster. Look how often updated kits come out.
I think we will see a very updated B5 soon.
1:updated chassis with new battery holder
2:slightly new transmission cases to accommodate 4 gear 3 gear and lay down transmission design.
3:new front arms
4:v2 shock shafts standard with maybe a updated shock body and cap
The CE car is a limited edition and AE is not going to make the factory lite the Flagship car. Just my 2 cents for fun.
why new front arms?
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why new front arms?
the gullwings never seemed to work so maybe a update on them.
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i just upgraded my b5m to the 3 gear transmission. And purchased all the items said needed to upgrade it. When i went online and looked at the b5m lite instruction manual it says to put 2 #1733 diff shims on each side of the outdrives, the stock 4 gear transmission does not use diff shims and no where did it say you needed those to convert to 3 gear transmission, Is this needed and did anyone else notice this? help would be appreciated, have to order a $1.69 part now to get the transmission to work properly?, and pay $10 shipping to get it here for weekend.

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No not all transmissions need shimming. Mine personally didn't and plenty of others didn't need it. You should be fine. If the gears don't align properly than you may need them but plenty don't.
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the gullwings never seemed to work so maybe a update on them.
They work, just gives too much steering. Work well on really high bite.
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Anyone tried the Mip ball diff rebuild kit? Will it fit the stock ball diff properly? Thanks!
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Anyone tried the Mip ball diff rebuild kit? Will it fit the stock ball diff properly? Thanks!
Yes I have. It works well. The thrust washer setup is much smoother than the stock AE unit as it has smaller balls and more of them than stock.

You will need to look at the MIP site for assembly info as instructions are not provided.

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Old 12-01-2015, 10:11 PM   #17006
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They work, just gives too much steering. Work well on really high bite.
Question, if they give too much steering and high bite in general has awesome response and steering why go gull wings and produce even more steering. Wouldn't you want gull wings on a low bite?
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You can do what you want, your keyboard and internet connection gives you that right. I spoke out because CB is a stand up dude and my experience with his business was different than yours.
No company is perfect not even Toyota or General Motors or Walmart. Every company out there has negative feedback whether its transparent or not. They are all run by humans and humans make errors.
Again, this is a hobby and I doubt that CB is at his CNC making cut gears 24/7. I am just happy that there are guys like him giving guys like us a go faster option!
CB has good gears just slow response in a not so slow world. He should post what you said above, Hey I have a full time job, ships in 2-3 weeks. My wife has this antique shop that says just that so she knows what she is getting into. Speedys shop I got real quick and no follow up on my part. Some times no fuss no muss for me. I just tried the cut gears in a three gear, feels good BTW.
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Machine shop? Just use a cutoff wheel in a dremel and boom, done in 2 minutes.
Is the metal that soft? Would think I would end up with a jagged mess. I might try it on an extra piece.
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Is the metal that soft? Would think I would end up with a jagged mess. I might try it on an extra piece.
A cutting wheel and a dremel can cut a lot more than a small steel hingpin.. just make sure to wear eyewear!
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Have I missed something? What's this issue with the front pin you guys are having.
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