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Old 01-01-2016, 10:34 AM   #17521
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Thanks, just read about this:

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*READ BEFORE YOU BUY* The kit I got is the newest B5M conversion kit. They updated the diff case. After getting the $90.00 kit and building it I got the diff and realized that the bearings don't fit out of my B5 in the B5M diff case and neither does the top shaft. I had to buy 2 new bearings and a new top shaft. I wouldn't mind as much if my friends AE told everyone about the change to the new B5M conversion kit but they decided not to I probably won't but anything like this from them. I wouldn't buy this till they fix it or include the top shaft.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:55 AM   #17522
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Default good base setup for carpet

Hi all,
first of all, happy new year

second ; i got a brand new B5M CE that i'm gonna race for the first time on a very high grip carpet track (with probably large technical jumps)

the B5M looks pretty different as my past Bmax2MRv3; lighter, 3gear trans...

can someone help me with a good starting setup ?

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Old 01-01-2016, 10:57 AM   #17523
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Default Aluminum or Brass

I recently bought aluminum front and back arm braces along with an aluminum 30* bulkhead for my B5M FL but I am wondering if I should exchange it for a brass bulk head for more steering etc. and also if I should keep the 30 degree bulkhead or the 45 degree one I believe they offer.
My local track is a small indoor rubber mat with a lot of turns and small jumps but I also race on mid grip clay medium large size indoor track so I am wondering if I should be using brass or aluminum and also which degree you recommend.
FYI I have a 8.5 tekin motor/ESC with hot wire.

Please give me tips as I'm fairly new to 1/10 2wd buggies
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:10 AM   #17524
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Thanks, just read about this:



Anyone ideas?
If that is true just get a couple extra 5X10's, if you don't need them it's always good to have a few pairs extra as they are also used in the front axles. That would be the bearing in question if you do get the "upgraded" newer conversion kit.
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Hi all,
first of all, happy new year

second ; i got a brand new B5M CE that i'm gonna race for the first time on a very high grip carpet track (with probably large technical jumps)

the B5M looks pretty different as my past Bmax2MRv3; lighter, 3gear trans...

can someone help me with a good starting setup ?

thank you.
Heres a good one
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:17 AM   #17526
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Can you give me the part numbers to get the complete 4gear transmission conversion also??
I am using HoleShots, too, so your statement sounds very good for a change!


check here about mid way down the guys here helped me out with the part numbers

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Old 01-01-2016, 11:45 AM   #17527
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Thanks! (I think my writing came of wrong (damn thinkin in german and writing in german). I meant your statement sounds very good, so the change from B5 to B5m seems to be a good idea
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I saw the car that won the Top Gun Shootout 17.5 was a laydown trans car. Is that getting more common with 17.5 buggies?
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I saw the car that won the Top Gun Shootout 17.5 was a laydown trans car. Is that getting more common with 17.5 buggies?
Not only in stock class.
The lay down transmission in combo with the shocks in front of the arms runs almost like a 4wd. on carpet, astro high bite tracks the YZ2, XB2 style cars become very hard to beat. they have a faster cornering speed. That's the reason why i will instal the redworks laydown transmission conversion.
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:14 PM   #17530
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Thanks, just read about this:



Anyone ideas?
As the others said, get an Alum. top shaft and 2 5x10 bearings. That will take care of the tranny.

Also, I will say to at least look at a used B5m, you could possibly get a whole used car for not much more than the conversion. It's always nice to have extra diff's and shocks, etc.

Something to examine before you buy at least. Good luck.
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The partnumbrs on bearing and shaft are:
91606 Shaft and 91560 Bearings? (The standard bearings are 7€ für 2pcs and the FT are 4 and cost just 1€ more)

After the Conversion the B5M would run on the 3gear B5 Setup, correct?

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The picture amain und my local store use is this....I can see a top shaft and bearings are shown there...?!
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Heres a good one
many thank's theman26 ;
doesn't have the spencer rivkin's skills but i will try it ...
with 5k gear diff , lower ride height and maybe lower rear links.
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The partnumbrs on bearing and shaft are:
91606 Shaft and 91560 Bearings? (The standard bearings are 7€ für 2pcs and the FT are 4 and cost just 1€ more)

After the Conversion the B5M would run on the 3gear B5 Setup, correct?

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The picture amain und my local store use is this....I can see a top shaft and bearings are shown there...?!
Those are the right numbers. Looking at the pic you linked they seem to be included though. I would call and ask someone to be sure before ordering.

No, using the conversion the car will have the 4 gear tranny. You could buy the 3 gear transmission case and 3 gear motor plate though. That's all you'd need to make it 3 gear.
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many thank's theman26 ;
doesn't have the spencer rivkin's skills but i will try it ...
with 5k gear diff , lower ride height and maybe lower rear links.
Yeah not many do, but its a good starting setup at least!
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Those are the right numbers. Looking at the pic you linked they seem to be included though. I would call and ask someone to be sure before ordering.

No, using the conversion the car will have the 4 gear tranny. You could buy the 3 gear transmission case and 3 gear motor plate though. That's all you'd need to make it 3 gear.
Now I got it! Thanks!
I asked the shop and he looked into the bag, the top shaft and bearings should be included!

On the other hand, I got offered a new B5M CE for 320$ (incl. shipping and taxes). (In € terms: 300€ instead of 349 (379$)). Got me thinking, although repairing a B5 into a B5M and ending up buying a new B5M CE sounds more than insane
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