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Old 02-17-2016, 08:22 PM   #18406
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White 32.5 front green 27.5 rear
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Old 02-17-2016, 08:34 PM   #18407
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Thanks il give that a try if other tires don't work first.

I forgot to add the track has big wooden jumps one is quite big.
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Looks like Tower and AMain both carry them. Both currently out of stock though.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...90002c/p486628

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFXSE&P=ML
Both are discontinued. The only car that is still being made is the B5M Lite.
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Old 02-18-2016, 03:38 AM   #18409
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Both are discontinued. The only car that is still being made is the B5M Lite.
The question posed was about the $89 B5M to B5MCE kit, not the individual B5M or B5MCE kits. I was trying to get an idea if tower or amain would actually get these kits in or will the kit only be sold through team associated's website.
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Both are discontinued. The only car that is still being made is the B5M Lite.
Negative, both are out of stock with a late Feb anticipated restock.
If discontinued it would say so.
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Negative, both are out of stock with a late Feb anticipated restock.
If discontinued it would say so.
The full kit kit was discontinued shortly after Xmas.

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when I bought my CE kit I thought it came with the lite chassis. Which it didnt looking back it would have been better getting the lite kit.
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I am newly back into the hobby after a short break.. and picked up a B5M champions edition to do some racing at a local indoor clay track. I consider this track "high grip", but I think a lot of these local guys consider it medium. Anyway... the class is a lot different to me coming from running losi nitro cars mostly outdoors. I do really like the class and the car. I decided to go stock, thinking it might be the easiest and cheapest route. Appears I was wrong LOL. Stock isn't exactly stock. Anyway like the car and having fun.

For the most part I like how to car handles. Definitely more traction than the Losi 22 2.0 I ran once. Running it all stock except I shortened the front camber link and moved the shocks in on the arm. It seemed to have picked up some steering there. I have recently changed over to the 3 gear transmission, from the 4 but haven't ran it.

-Im wondering about weight reduction? Looking at the JConcepts chassis and titanium screw kit. Are these really worth the $$??

-Also wondering about springs? Someone at the track suggested kyosho springs.

-What the heck if anything does that front wing do??

Thanks for any help.. Ive been reading through this thread for days lol.
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New transmission from HobbyAction

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If anyone is looking for the Boto Sizer tool to have please contact:

orders@synergyrchelicopters.com to double check they can sell you the last one.

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http://mattbotos.com/store/index.php...oducts_id=1629

Also Amain has 1 left in stock it appears. They came in just yesterday I seen with an email notification.
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I am newly back into the hobby after a short break.. and picked up a B5M champions edition to do some racing at a local indoor clay track. I consider this track "high grip", but I think a lot of these local guys consider it medium. Anyway... the class is a lot different to me coming from running losi nitro cars mostly outdoors. I do really like the class and the car. I decided to go stock, thinking it might be the easiest and cheapest route. Appears I was wrong LOL. Stock isn't exactly stock. Anyway like the car and having fun.

For the most part I like how to car handles. Definitely more traction than the Losi 22 2.0 I ran once. Running it all stock except I shortened the front camber link and moved the shocks in on the arm. It seemed to have picked up some steering there. I have recently changed over to the 3 gear transmission, from the 4 but haven't ran it.

-Im wondering about weight reduction? Looking at the JConcepts chassis and titanium screw kit. Are these really worth the $$??

-Also wondering about springs? Someone at the track suggested kyosho springs.

-What the heck if anything does that front wing do??

Thanks for any help.. Ive been reading through this thread for days lol.
Because all the cars are so close in terms of performance in stock class everyone is looking for even the smallest ways to gain an advantage, and reduced weight is one of those ways (less weight = faster acceleration). High performance batteries (60C or higher is recommended), motors, and ESCs are other ways. The ROAR rule is no less than 1499 grams but I think a lot of guys like to have their buggy around 1520-1550 or so. Titanium screws are one way to loose over 40g of weight easily (so I heard) but I guess it's debatable how much the weight savings really matters. I think my stock B5M CE was somewhere around 1650g if I remember right which probably isn't a big deal if you're a skilled driver, just keep in mind other people are pumping money in to theirs to gain that tiny advantage.

No idea about shocks. I think the shocks from AE are fine, especially the ones that come with the Champ Edition.

A good video that explains how the front wings work:

Front Wing Mania: Do They Work for R/C Cars?

Long story short: they mostly help on high-bite, high-speed tracks, especially with sweeping corners.
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when I bought my CE kit I thought it came with the lite chassis. Which it didnt looking back it would have been better getting the lite kit.
I was disappointed about this too but I've heard the regular chassis might actually be better since it has a lower center of gravity and has less flex. I should be able to get close to 1500g weight without the lite chassis if I get titanium screws.
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I was disappointed about this too but I've heard the regular chassis might actually be better since it has a lower center of gravity and has less flex. I should be able to get close to 1500g weight without the lite chassis if I get titanium screws.
The light chassis makes that much of a difference? I'm at 1460 stock. That is 200 grams different just from a chassis?
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Because all the cars are so close in terms of performance in stock class everyone is looking for even the smallest ways to gain an advantage, and reduced weight is one of those ways (less weight = faster acceleration). High performance batteries (60C or higher is recommended), motors, and ESCs are other ways. The ROAR rule is no less than 1499 grams but I think a lot of guys like to have their buggy around 1520-1550 or so. Titanium screws are one way to loose over 40g of weight easily (so I heard) but I guess it's debatable how much the weight savings really matters. I think my stock B5M CE was somewhere around 1650g if I remember right which probably isn't a big deal if you're a skilled driver, just keep in mind other people are pumping money in to theirs to gain that tiny advantage.

No idea about shocks. I think the shocks from AE are fine, especially the ones that come with the Champ Edition.

A good video that explains how the front wings work:

Front Wing Mania: Do They Work for R/C Cars?

Long story short: they mostly help on high-bite, high-speed tracks, especially with sweeping corners.


Well I was going to try the Front wing out but wouldn't work better on Med traction to low grip grip ?
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The light chassis makes that much of a difference? I'm at 1460 stock. That is 200 grams different just from a chassis?
Not quite sure on your math....but....the lite chassis saves about 26g from the standard chassis.
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