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Old 01-25-2016, 05:01 PM   #18016
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Just bought a RC10B5 and got it in the mail. Is this the same as the RC10B5M or is this an older model?

I am getting ready for the build. It's going to be my first build. Any advice for making sure I do this right?

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The RC10B5 is the rear motor version of the buggy while the B5M is the mid motor version.
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:22 PM   #18017
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I have the champion edition coming and wondering what wheels you guys recommend?
For a unlevel track use the 2.2 and for a smoother track use the 2.4
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:28 PM   #18018
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For a unlevel track use the 2.2 and for a smoother track use the 2.4
Thank u.
Tracks here are back yard tracks so 2.2 sounds like what I need. Is there a go to brand? Or how about some other colors then white and yellow?
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:51 PM   #18019
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No Al bulkhead for me. But I do have 14 grams of stick on, on the chassis (Lite chassis) in front of the servo. On a whim... I weighed mine this Saturday and came in at 1531 grams. Grab a buddies car and his was at 1680!

Where do you need more steering? My daughter was complaining that her car ( one mentioned above) was over steering on entry. I made a caster change and it was a night and day difference. Her lap times dropped almost a full second per lap and her consistency increased by a ton.
My point is, have you tried adjusting your set-up before you add weight?

I have 5 deg of caster, it doesn't push all the time but when it's slightly dusty it does. I think that extra 15 grams on the front will do the trick.

I take it you put the 2.5 pills in?
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2.4 wheels are the ticket from JConcepts.


Hey guys what is this hinge pin mod? What's that do?
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Some forward weight battery forward/alum bulkhead etc wouldn't hurt this buggy it has a lot of Rear weight
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:17 PM   #18022
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The RC10B5 is the rear motor version of the buggy while the B5M is the mid motor version.
Crap. Is this thing outdated and junk now or will it still be ok to run?
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:35 PM   #18023
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Crap. Is this thing outdated and junk now or will it still be ok to run?
Not really outdated junk. Depends on what you are looking to do with it. Still people that prefer a rear motor buggy, but it is now commonly more thought of as an outdoor loose track vehicle. The current trend is mid motor and considered a proper fit for higher traction tracks like indoors.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:05 PM   #18024
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I want to try it in mine. Being a stock car, I have got it down to about as light as I want it. Now I want to start adding weight in places to keep my CG low and also bring back the planted feel when the car was 1600+ grams. If anything I will keep it just to do the hinge pin mod.
My b5m is going to be a 17.5 racer and I'm wondering about all the AL stuff too. Based on the FT setup sheets I've found for 17.5 B5m I see them running loads of aluminum parts. Spencer Rivkin has a 17.5 set up sheet out and he has the al rear hubs, and several al arm mounts and yet his weight is still jn the low 1500s. How the he11 does he do it?

I see lots of 17.5 set ups online running the Al front bulk head. The weight might be great. I was told by a sponsored local to get a full size servo because the b5m needs the weight up front.

Also, the front hinge pin mod... The pins don't slide out the front!?! They must not as every ft driver seems to run that mod.
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I have 5 deg of caster, it doesn't push all the time but when it's slightly dusty it does. I think that extra 15 grams on the front will do the trick.

I take it you put the 2.5 pills in?
we started running the extra 14 grams the second weekend we ran the car. Track was just rebuilt and still a little loose. As the traction came back up, it helped on the higher speed corners but had no negative effect anywhere else.

When we put the 0* caster blocks, standard set-up is 5* blocks, in ( Part Number 91400) it smoothed out the steering ( numbed it down a little) on entry and added exit/ on power steering. These 2 things were her main complaint. Nice thing was, the caster change corrects both of these
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My b5m is going to be a 17.5 racer and I'm wondering about all the AL stuff too. Based on the FT setup sheets I've found for 17.5 B5m I see them running loads of aluminum parts. Spencer Rivkin has a 17.5 set up sheet out and he has the al rear hubs, and several al arm mounts and yet his weight is still jn the low 1500s. How the he11 does he do it?

I see lots of 17.5 set ups online running the Al front bulk head. The weight might be great. I was told by a sponsored local to get a full size servo because the b5m needs the weight up front.

Also, the front hinge pin mod... The pins don't slide out the front!?! They must not as every ft driver seems to run that mod.
titanium screws and the light chassis takes a lot of weight away. The AL front kickup plate has set screws to hold the pin in.
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Sorry if this has been asked before. Does anybody know what is up with the team guys rear springs lately? I have noticed these same springs on a few of the team guys cars in the last few months. Different brand or new springs coming?
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:45 AM   #18028
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Sorry if this has been asked before. Does anybody know what is up with the team guys rear springs lately? I have noticed these same springs on a few of the team guys cars in the last few months. Different brand or new springs coming?
They are Yatabe Arena (yokomo) springs.
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yeah, I am unsure why they are using the yatabe springs. stiffer rates? According to petit, that is a 2.71lbs springs. AE yellow rear is a 2.4. So a lot stiffer I guess
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:01 AM   #18030
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They are Yatabe Arena (yokomo) springs.
Aren't the Yatabe green springs also a stand alone Part number also? I was told Yok has like 3 different green springs...
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