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Old 03-22-2016, 08:28 AM   #19126
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Probably just durability, also with the aluminum ones that have the set screw in it you can do the hinge pin mod and remove the front pin holder. The mod gives you a little more clearance/approach angle on the front. I haven't done it, don't have a need for it. I purchased the brass one that has both the 25*and 30* inserts.
Use the aluminum bulkhead on my B4 and bought one for my B5M before i built it. Yesterday I had a couple instances where I was certain the front end was broken after coming up short on a triple, but it was fine. This buggy can take a beating.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:18 AM   #19127
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Formula 1 cars don't race on tracks with jumps. In offroad racing is much much different. Your track is basically a touring car track with jumps. A VERY VERY small niche type of racing. In real offroad racing weight helps, hence why most stock nats winners are 1530+ nowhere near the minimum weight,b ut they are great drivers too! But in the end bumps really upset a light car.
Yes very true it's Larrys performance rc and Dakota Phend used to club race with us a few years ago now when's he's in town I've seen him there marshaling almost every week for about a month 3 months ago.
But the track is literally 5-7 minutes away. But I also have a dirt clay mix medium grip track 15 min away and clubhouse bout 30 minutes away which is high traction wet clay so I do race this buggy on all different types of more typical off road surfaces is my point I guess lol
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:21 AM   #19128
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Speaking of motors, anyone have an update on the new F1 Fantom Motors in the B5M? How are they holding up and temps/gearing?
Ordered mine a week or so ago and received an email from they stating it will be delayed as they are behind on production. I expect mine to ship today or tomorrow. I was hoping to get it for practice this Saturday but not sure if that will happen.
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And I Larrys which is the weird rubber track is stock only but non blinkly all the others stock class is blinky.

I'm wondering what u guys think about stock 17.5t non blinkly since basically these kill shots and the 24k whatever "stock" motors are so much faster than my reedy sonic Mach 3 and Mach 2 I think being able to use timing can even the playing field if they're not gonna monitor or outlaw motors like that(I think one of the super fast motor is called outlaw actually lol) why not?
It's still 17.5t vs 5-7.5t mod which is HUGE difference obviously
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And I Larrys which is the weird rubber track is stock only but non blinkly all the others stock class is blinky.

I'm wondering what u guys think about stock 17.5t non blinkly since basically these kill shots and the 24k whatever "stock" motors are so much faster than my reedy sonic Mach 3 and Mach 2 I think being able to use timing can even the playing field if they're not gonna monitor or outlaw motors like that(I think one of the super fast motor is called outlaw actually lol) why not?
It's still 17.5t vs 5-7.5t mod which is HUGE difference obviously
My reedy motors are plenty quick...It not just straight line speed, if the guy next to you can get on the power quicker after a corner (and put it down) he will be faster no matter what.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:55 AM   #19131
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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
Just went to go buy that and it is back ordered. If you go for direct links through their site, that esc doesn't show up anymore. I wonder if they discontinued it and replaced it with the genII?
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And I Larrys which is the weird rubber track is stock only but non blinkly all the others stock class is blinky.

I'm wondering what u guys think about stock 17.5t non blinkly since basically these kill shots and the 24k whatever "stock" motors are so much faster than my reedy sonic Mach 3 and Mach 2 I think being able to use timing can even the playing field if they're not gonna monitor or outlaw motors like that(I think one of the super fast motor is called outlaw actually lol) why not?
It's still 17.5t vs 5-7.5t mod which is HUGE difference obviously
This isn't really B5m related but since we're here...

What EXACTLY are your rules? You've said it's "non-blinky" aka, open esc timing. You also talk about "outlaw" motors, which are exactly that, a 17.5 turn motor that doesn't meet ROAR specs. FYI, the Killshot, 24K, Fantom FR1, D4 1s, etc. are not "outlaw motors" they all meet current ROAR rules.

IMO..1)If your track doesn't check weight, that's bad no matter what they call the class. 2) If they allow esc timing (aka "boost") as well as "outlaw" (unapproved) 17.5 motors, then why even try and call it a 'stock' class? Just run fricken' mod motors

IMO, your tracks rules SUCK!
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Just went to go buy that and it is back ordered. If you go for direct links through their site, that esc doesn't show up anymore. I wonder if they discontinued it and replaced it with the genII?
They run out of stuff so often that if you run trackstar the rule is to buy 2 of them when you do
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They run out of stuff so often that if you run trackstar the rule is to buy 2 of them when you do
Does that also mean it doesn't last? If that is the case I'll pick up a Hobbywing instead. I just liked the option of running a mod motor with the same esc. Can't do that with the Justock but the quicrun allows down the 13.5 motors and can advance timing.
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I bought a Trackstar item once. It was an engine heater form my 1/8 scale. It literally caught on fire, on my buggy, in my garage. I'll pass

I don't care if their esc's and motors are great or not. The POS I bought with their name on it was just that, a POS....flaming pos actually
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They run out of stuff so often that if you run trackstar the rule is to buy 2 of them when you do
Theres also some downsides that come with the cheap price of trackstar which is if you do need a replacement ( I never have so far) It could be months before you get one. Some of the advantage of better electronics is knowing you will be able to trade it in or get it serviced quickly. Thats why im looking at tekin or SMC for my new buggy
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Theres also some downsides that come with the cheap price of trackstar which is if you do need a replacement ( I never have so far) It could be months before you get one. Some of the advantage of better electronics is knowing you will be able to trade it in or get it serviced quickly. Thats why im looking at tekin or SMC for my new buggy
That being said i have run trackstar for a year and have no problems so far. but if I do i have a spare motor and ESC on hand. Its just all about if you want to spend the money in the form of extra stuff on hand or moving up to a more expensive setup
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What do you guys run for dirt tires in the medium compound. Im tearing through impacts at my local track because they are soft compound but medium seems to be always sold out or discontinued on tower / amain.

Do you guys have any suggestions for more durable dirt tires so im not tearing through them during practice? Id like to keep the softs and super softs for practice and ideally have something that will last longer for practice.
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What do you guys run for dirt tires in the medium compound. Im tearing through impacts at my local track because they are soft compound but medium seems to be always sold out or discontinued on tower / amain.

Do you guys have any suggestions for more durable dirt tires so im not tearing through them during practice? Id like to keep the softs and super softs for practice and ideally have something that will last longer for practice.
If you just want to burn laps and get track time, pick a similar tread in a harder compound, it really doesn't which one as long as it's close. But to truly "practice", you need to be on the same tire that you race on. Including any saucing you may do.
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That being said i have run trackstar for a year and have no problems so far. but if I do i have a spare motor and ESC on hand. Its just all about if you want to spend the money in the form of extra stuff on hand or moving up to a more expensive setup
As an example ive been watching this trackstar motor for over a month for my new ebuggy build and its never been in stock. so im likely going to go with a trackstar esc and smc motor

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=22409
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