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Old 12-10-2015, 07:00 PM   #17206
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Hey guys I just ordered a b5m to race on carpet at my lhs, I currently race sct there with my son. We run the castle sct combo 1410 motor 3800 kv and have had great luck with them, I was wondering if anybody here has run this combo in this buggy. I am leaning towards this because of our experience we have had and I already have the programmer to tune it as well. Being somewhat new to the hobby I wanted to get some input to see if this would be too much for the lighter chassis of the buggy and cause difficulty driving due to excessive power. I would really like to spend $120 max for a motor esc combo if anyone has any other suggestions. My lhs is the only place we race and I only do this for fun on Friday nights so I am not looking for a high end pro setup, just something that's reliable like we already have in our sc trucks. Thank you for any input.
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:35 PM   #17207
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anyone have a good setup for a mid traction dirt track to get me started? The track is bumpy and rutted with large jumps.
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Hey guys I just ordered a b5m to race on carpet at my lhs, I currently race sct there with my son. We run the castle sct combo 1410 motor 3800 kv and have had great luck with them, I was wondering if anybody here has run this combo in this buggy. I am leaning towards this because of our experience we have had and I already have the programmer to tune it as well. Being somewhat new to the hobby I wanted to get some input to see if this would be too much for the lighter chassis of the buggy and cause difficulty driving due to excessive power. I would really like to spend $120 max for a motor esc combo if anyone has any other suggestions. My lhs is the only place we race and I only do this for fun on Friday nights so I am not looking for a high end pro setup, just something that's reliable like we already have in our sc trucks. Thank you for any input.
I would stick with what you already know and have had success with. No point in re-learning. Keep the motor in the 3800-4300KV range and you are good. Unless you are going to be running a "stoc" or spec class. Then get the motor according to the rules. Good luck.
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anyone have a good setup for a mid traction dirt track to get me started? The track is bumpy and rutted with large jumps.
The kit set-up is a pretty good starting point. Maybe a little softer on the shock oils, say 2.5-5 wt, and adjust from there. I have found it to be a pretty neutral set-up. Not a lot of push in the front, or loose rear end...
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Does the CE kit come with machined V2 pistons or chrome V2 shock shafts?
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I'm sure this has been talked about before but I'm unable to locate it. Has or does anyone use the MIP 3gear aluminum trans? I run stock and wondering if it's worth it. I can get one for about $30 new so I think it's a pretty good deal. I just don't want to have any adverse effects on my car.
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Does the CE kit come with machined V2 pistons or chrome V2 shock shafts?
I'm pretty sure no V2 pistons and shafts, just Kashima shocks
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I'm sure this has been talked about before but I'm unable to locate it. Has or does anyone use the MIP 3gear aluminum trans? I run stock and wondering if it's worth it. I can get one for about $30 new so I think it's a pretty good deal. I just don't want to have any adverse effects on my car.
30 bucks is a good deal, I have not heard anything bad about it other then cost.
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Old 12-11-2015, 06:52 AM   #17214
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Found it. Did a search.

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Old 12-11-2015, 07:16 AM   #17215
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Currently running a Centro c4.2 and getting back to the track (indoor clay) - looking at a new ride. b5m or b5m lite for running mod motors? main question relates to the 3 gear trans, no so much weight. Does the 3 gear trans still work well in the air?...brake to fly wing high. As I understand, with 3 gear, less force is put on the front of the car during braking, more on acceleration - I could have this backwards.

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speed passion revention pro. or check used / classifieds here for something. the Viper stuff is very good and very little soldering needed (motor only) - easy to program with the card and smooth.
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Hey guys I just ordered a b5m to race on carpet at my lhs, I currently race sct there with my son. We run the castle sct combo 1410 motor 3800 kv and have had great luck with them, I was wondering if anybody here has run this combo in this buggy. I am leaning towards this because of our experience we have had and I already have the programmer to tune it as well. Being somewhat new to the hobby I wanted to get some input to see if this would be too much for the lighter chassis of the buggy and cause difficulty driving due to excessive power. I would really like to spend $120 max for a motor esc combo if anyone has any other suggestions. My lhs is the only place we race and I only do this for fun on Friday nights so I am not looking for a high end pro setup, just something that's reliable like we already have in our sc trucks. Thank you for any input.
speed passion revention pro combo - check ebay. or check used / classifieds here for something. the Viper stuff is very good and very little soldering needed (motor only) - easy to program with the card and smooth.
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Hey guys I just ordered a b5m to race on carpet at my lhs, I currently race sct there with my son. We run the castle sct combo 1410 motor 3800 kv and have had great luck with them, I was wondering if anybody here has run this combo in this buggy. I am leaning towards this because of our experience we have had and I already have the programmer to tune it as well. Being somewhat new to the hobby I wanted to get some input to see if this would be too much for the lighter chassis of the buggy and cause difficulty driving due to excessive power. I would really like to spend $120 max for a motor esc combo if anyone has any other suggestions. My lhs is the only place we race and I only do this for fun on Friday nights so I am not looking for a high end pro setup, just something that's reliable like we already have in our sc trucks. Thank you for any input.
I found a good deal, Trackstar 120a esc and Trackstar motor, $95 with programming box! Not bad huh? Heard pretty good things about them. Jason Snyder did a video on the esc and programming box.
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Currently running a Centro c4.2 and getting back to the track (indoor clay) - looking at a new ride. b5m or b5m lite for running mod motors? main question relates to the 3 gear trans, no so much weight. Does the 3 gear trans still work well in the air?...brake to fly wing high. As I understand, with 3 gear, less force is put on the front of the car during braking, more on acceleration - I could have this backwards.

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If you go to the AE website they list the B5M as being discontinued and the CE version is considered a limited release so I would assume the lite will be the go to car for both mod and stock.
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I found a good deal, Trackstar 120a esc and Trackstar motor, $95 with programming box! Not bad huh? Heard pretty good things about them. Jason Snyder did a video on the esc and programming box.
I run FE Boats and run the Turnigy ESCs the T180 and they are pretty much the standard we use at the boat pond - very solid, reliable with good performance, simple program card.
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