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Old 03-19-2016, 06:48 AM   #19081
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You want a good "Bang for the buck" option: The Trackstar Turbo 120a ESC for $43!
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=69418
That's what Im running... ive often wondered if there is a better option for stock? If you get a dedicated stock ESC what do you get other than loosing the ability to run mod with it if you choose?
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Well unless it's just 17.5 stock but allows timing and boost so it doesn't have to be blinky 17.5 at my local track where I race
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Old 03-19-2016, 10:48 AM   #19083
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That's what Im running... ive often wondered if there is a better option for stock? If you get a dedicated stock ESC what do you get other than loosing the ability to run mod with it if you choose?
You need to find out what the rules are for stock class at your lhs. Majority that I've seen are blinky class. Some people like the throttle snap/feel other esc's may give but it comes to your preference. You will get more out of a good 17.5 motor.

How's the buggy been running and racing?
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:54 PM   #19084
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Just bought a B5M Lite used but never used.

Did the build come with any extra's other than what goes directly on the vehicle during build?
For example:
were both rear hub links A & B included?
were both anti-squat inserts C&D included?
were both rear arm mounts c&d included?
spring cups - 0/5/9?
anything else ????


All I got what was the buggy itself- nothing else.

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Old 03-19-2016, 07:33 PM   #19085
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ASC31327 is the part number but those probably wont ever need replaced unless they just wear out or break... Probably why they're not in the kit.
I also found one of my rear shocks was completely out of oil but didn't come out from the top shock cap breing loose or something. So all that type of stuff has been ruled out by a ex sponsored racer but was in a rush so he didn't tell me how to fix it or if I have to rebuild it(which I have never done myself before, my buddy who moved 500 miles away recently built my whole kit for me.

So I am wondering what I need to do next and if it's rebuild the shocks is there a good write up or video someone can send me a link to please!
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I also found one of my rear shocks was completely out of oil but didn't come out from the top shock cap breing loose or something. So all that type of stuff has been ruled out by a ex sponsored racer but was in a rush so he didn't tell me how to fix it or if I have to rebuild it(which I have never done myself before, my buddy who moved 500 miles away recently built my whole kit for me.

So I am wondering what I need to do next and if it's rebuild the shocks is there a good write up or video someone can send me a link to please!
Here is the rebuild kit, but you might be able to get by with just replacing the red o-rings. http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...c91491/p275241

Do you have the manual for your car? It explains the process well. There are also several videos on YouTube if you search for "RC Shock rebuild" or even "b5m shock rebuild" to get more specific.

Make sure the shock shafts are straight and in good condition. Also make sure to buy some shock oil if you don't have it. The manual will tell you which weight you need.
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I also found one of my rear shocks was completely out of oil but didn't come out from the top shock cap breing loose or something. So all that type of stuff has been ruled out by a ex sponsored racer but was in a rush so he didn't tell me how to fix it or if I have to rebuild it(which I have never done myself before, my buddy who moved 500 miles away recently built my whole kit for me.

So I am wondering what I need to do next and if it's rebuild the shocks is there a good write up or video someone can send me a link to please!
The manual is the best write up, you can also view some videos on YouTube. It looks more intimidating than it is, just be patient when waiting for the air bubbles to dissipate.

Roll the shafts on a flat surface to ensure they are straight.

The first page of this thread has a ton of links including the manual.
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Just bought a B5M Lite used but never used.

Did the build come with any extra's other than what goes directly on the vehicle during build?
For example:
were both rear hub links A & B included?
were both anti-squat inserts C&D included?
were both rear arm mounts c&d included?
spring cups - 0/5/9?
anything else ????


All I got what was the buggy itself- nothing else.

Thanks
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Yes, most of that was included with the original kit. Plus a little bit more. I don't think you are really missing much of it was build to instruction specs if you are running on a higher bite surface though.
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:11 PM   #19089
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Just bought a B5M Lite used but never used.

Did the build come with any extra's other than what goes directly on the vehicle during build?
For example:
were both rear hub links A & B included?
were both anti-squat inserts C&D included?
were both rear arm mounts c&d included?
spring cups - 0/5/9?
anything else ????


All I got what was the buggy itself- nothing else.

Thanks
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These are the available tuning options you get with the kit, when you build it from the box:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...asc9180/p16644
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...c91308/p239777
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...c91310/p239779
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...c91364/p275174
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...c91532/p275288
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...c91400/p275188
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...c91404/p275192
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...c91414/p275199
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...c91416/p275201
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Jeff - What was the biggest change result in more steering for you. I read about your progression from the car pushing until now. Looks like there were a few months of pushing. BTW - Did you check the ballcup that connects to the servo? I just crimped mine with pliers. It loosened significantly and I realized my steering had to really compromized. I'm sure the servo could handle the tenson but turning the bellcrank by hand is at least 2.5x looser now. Haven't taken it to the track yet but I can't imagine that wasn't impacting me. Have somewhat of the same problem as you in my old B5m. Did you check your ballcup/or possibly break it in?

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get a aluminum front bulkhead, and some grey front springs and green rear springs and the spend the rest on pucks.

that'll be 100 bucks you can really tell a difference with.
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2 questions

Well another club meet run and done. I've RC racing for 5 months, in 2wd 17.5t stock & 3 months in 4wd 17.5t stock. I've come along nicely. From a couple of seconds per lap behind, now I've hit a plateau for the last 3 meets. Just very slight improvements. There is a group of drivers including the leaders that swap & change positions. I'm just behind them now. Always finishing just behind that group. I often get amongst it. However over the 5 minutes they reel me in.

So on my long drive home I've 2 questions.
1. Is my setup suitable
2. Where can I find those extra milliseconds in my driving.

I understand that not crashing is a big part of it, and I'm reducing those at a reasonable pace. It's just that my fastest 5 lap average needs to improve, compared to the group. So I'm not talking about crashes. How have you guys gone through this phase & where/how did you find the elusive time.

On setups I've basically got a good setup as far as I can tell but it's based on mod standard setup. If you had a setup you were happy with in mod & we're moving to a lighter car in stock class what would you change. I'm driving a b5m in 2wd and a cat k2 in 4wd. The cat k2 is a setup passed onto me from a stock guy, so I think that's ok. But the b5m is based on a mod setup, I'm using Ray Munday's standard Australian setup but with 1 softer springs in front & rear. What are your thoughts on both questions.

Btw I solved my veering problem. Just needed practice, or it was it the tyres. Either way it just disappeared. Personally I just think I was getting too hard on the throttle too early. But it did feel different. Maybe tyres as I said. I haven't used those tyres since and keep an eye on them when I use them next.

Once again thanks in advance.

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2 questions

Well another club meet run and done. I've RC racing for 5 months, in 2wd 17.5t stock & 3 months in 4wd 17.5t stock. I've come along nicely. From a couple of seconds per lap behind, now I've hit a plateau for the last 3 meets. Just very slight improvements. There is a group of drivers including the leaders that swap & change positions. I'm just behind them now. Always finishing just behind that group. I often get amongst it. However over the 5 minutes they reel me in.

So on my long drive home I've 2 questions.
1. Is my setup suitable
2. Where can I find those extra milliseconds in my driving.

I understand that not crashing is a big part of it, and I'm reducing those at a reasonable pace. It's just that my fastest 5 lap average needs to improve, compared to the group. So I'm not talking about crashes. How have you guys gone through this phase & where/how did you find the elusive time.

On setups I've basically got a good setup as far as I can tell but it's based on mod standard setup. If you had a setup you were happy with in mod & we're moving to a lighter car in stock class what would you change. I'm driving a b5m in 2wd and a cat k2 in 4wd. The cat k2 is a setup passed onto me from a stock guy, so I think that's ok. But the b5m is based on a mod setup, I'm using Ray Munday's standard Australian setup but with 1 softer springs in front & rear. What are your thoughts on both questions.

Btw I solved my veering problem. Just needed practice, or it was it the tyres. Either way it just disappeared. Personally I just think I was getting too hard on the throttle too early. But it did feel different. Maybe tyres as I said. I haven't used those tyres since and keep an eye on them when I use them next.

Once again thanks in advance.

Ben.
Ben, didn't get a chance to catch up with you afterI spoke with you. Did you try any of the changes I suggested?
By the way you are driving very well. You will naturally progress with more wheel time.

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2 questions

Well another club meet run and done. I've RC racing for 5 months, in 2wd 17.5t stock & 3 months in 4wd 17.5t stock. I've come along nicely. From a couple of seconds per lap behind, now I've hit a plateau for the last 3 meets. Just very slight improvements. There is a group of drivers including the leaders that swap & change positions. I'm just behind them now. Always finishing just behind that group. I often get amongst it. However over the 5 minutes they reel me in.

So on my long drive home I've 2 questions.
1. Is my setup suitable
2. Where can I find those extra milliseconds in my driving.

I understand that not crashing is a big part of it, and I'm reducing those at a reasonable pace. It's just that my fastest 5 lap average needs to improve, compared to the group. So I'm not talking about crashes. How have you guys gone through this phase & where/how did you find the elusive time.

On setups I've basically got a good setup as far as I can tell but it's based on mod standard setup. If you had a setup you were happy with in mod & we're moving to a lighter car in stock class what would you change. I'm driving a b5m in 2wd and a cat k2 in 4wd. The cat k2 is a setup passed onto me from a stock guy, so I think that's ok. But the b5m is based on a mod setup, I'm using Ray Munday's standard Australian setup but with 1 softer springs in front & rear. What are your thoughts on both questions.

Btw I solved my veering problem. Just needed practice, or it was it the tyres. Either way it just disappeared. Personally I just think I was getting too hard on the throttle too early. But it did feel different. Maybe tyres as I said. I haven't used those tyres since and keep an eye on them when I use them next.

Once again thanks in advance.

Ben.
Hey Ben.

I'm using Rays setup at knox as well in 2wd stock, and have found it really good but if I have the wrong tyres it is very hard to drive the same lap every lap. I'd say just having the right tyres at the right time will help in a big way in your race pace.
I'm still new to offroad so only just getting the hang of which tyres to use and when.

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I also found one of my rear shocks was completely out of oil but didn't come out from the top shock cap breing loose or something. So all that type of stuff has been ruled out by a ex sponsored racer but was in a rush so he didn't tell me how to fix it or if I have to rebuild it(which I have never done myself before, my buddy who moved 500 miles away recently built my whole kit for me.

So I am wondering what I need to do next and if it's rebuild the shocks is there a good write up or video someone can send me a link to please!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hU6B9Z62hw

Heres a great video!
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