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Old 03-27-2016, 08:21 PM   #19276
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The closest track to me is pure 1/8 use go be more 1/10 friendly but I guess they wanted to bring big races so you can't even run a 4x4 sct there, but there's other tracks because buggy is so fun!
In north carolina ive never been able to find 2wd running as a class in the outdoor races. so for that reason i got an 8th scale buggy. Its just not as common anymore it seems
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Always build shocks at the track, the day of racing. Not the day before or morning of at home.
Ive also been wondering at how often to rebuild them. Im still new enough to racing where I cant tell when something is bad and needs to be rebuilt. so I end up asking the pros.

I cant imagine doing the shocks before each club race but i should prolly do them more often like maybe every 4 race weekends.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:24 PM   #19278
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On the subject of shocks, what weights are you guys running on the champions edition fox kashima coat front and rear.

im racing primarily on a smaller indoor clay track (16 sec lap times)
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Anyone know how the mip eco top shaft lines up with CB cut gears?

It looks like the gear isnt as wide as the stock top shaft and i was wondering if it was "cut to center" or "justified" off to one side and might not line up nice with cut gears?

http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/mip-17....p15080/p449867
I ran that on my last B5M and worked perfectly well.
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Ive also been wondering at how often to rebuild them. Im still new enough to racing where I cant tell when something is bad and needs to be rebuilt. so I end up asking the pros.

I cant imagine doing the shocks before each club race but i should prolly do them more often like maybe every 4 race weekends.
I change fluid based on outside temp. If it gets warmer, I go to a thicker fluid, if it cools off, I thin out my fluid.

That said, rebuild is super easy to gauge - if you take all the fluid out, the shaft should slide easily through the seals - if it sticks, then it's time for new o rings.
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I change fluid based on outside temp. If it gets warmer, I go to a thicker fluid, if it cools off, I thin out my fluid.

That said, rebuild is super easy to gauge - if you take all the fluid out, the shaft should slide easily through the seals - if it sticks, then it's time for new o rings.
Ah ok so when people say rebuild they mean actually replace the o rings and stuff not just adding fluid. I think i got it.
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Ah ok so when people say rebuild they mean actually replace the o rings and stuff not just adding fluid. I think i got it.
Make sure you are using the x-rings.

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http://m.ebay.com/itm/380670508542?_mwBanner=1

I also recommend these shock shaft pliers. They have different sizes for shafts and also different sizes for the caps. Another great feature is the thread sizer on it.

Nothing like having the right tools for the job!
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In north carolina ive never been able to find 2wd running as a class in the outdoor races. so for that reason i got an 8th scale buggy. Its just not as common anymore it seems
I know right!;( it's sad! I just raced last weekend and we had 6 stadium trucks and 3 2wd buggy, at least the indoor tracks are blowing up!
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I made yesterday my maiden ride with the b5m on our local track. After the first jump I crashed and broke the rear shock mount! Spare parts were on order, so after only maybe 5min driving I went back home and ordered a couple more.

So far, I'm having some mixed feelings about the b5m.
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I made yesterday my maiden ride with the b5m on our local track. After the first jump I crashed and broke the rear shock mount! Spare parts were on order, so after only maybe 5min driving I went back home and ordered a couple more.

So far, I'm having some mixed feelings about the b5m.

Once you get some time with it the mixed feelings will go away.
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I made yesterday my maiden ride with the b5m on our local track. After the first jump I crashed and broke the rear shock mount! Spare parts were on order, so after only maybe 5min driving I went back home and ordered a couple more.

So far, I'm having some mixed feelings about the b5m.
I've been racing mine for a LONG time and the only thing I have broken is a steering ackerman arm after catching the pipe at the end of a straight at top speed. These things are built like tanks. Not sure how you broke yours but I think you will find the car is much tougher than a lot of the other offerings out there.
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I made yesterday my maiden ride with the b5m on our local track. After the first jump I crashed and broke the rear shock mount! Spare parts were on order, so after only maybe 5min driving I went back home and ordered a couple more.

So far, I'm having some mixed feelings about the b5m.
Mixed feelings over something you did?

That said, a usual issue is the alloy C or D block not getting loctite on it.

That said, the b5m breaking is VERY easy to fix - don't crash.
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Make sure you are using the x-rings.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...c91493/p275243
Are those different rings than the kit comes with? A guy told me the seals need upgraded too? Seems like these shocks have a tendency to be leaky..

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I made yesterday my maiden ride with the b5m on our local track. After the first jump I crashed and broke the rear shock mount! Spare parts were on order, so after only maybe 5min driving I went back home and ordered a couple more.

So far, I'm having some mixed feelings about the b5m.
I went through the same thing when I first got mine. You cant drive them and crash them like an 8th scale. Its a really good car and A LOT of fun to drive when its hooked up. For me the kit has needed some work to get it like I want. I'm sure you'll get it.

If you're new to 10th scale and or 2wd racing... I suggest running a 17.5 class if your track has it. For me it made the car a lot more manageable, crashes are less frequent and at a slower speed when they do happen. The stock class is just crazy competitive and to get anywhere it takes some tweaking.
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Are those different rings than the kit comes with? A guy told me the seals need upgraded too? Seems like these shocks have a tendency to be leaky..
They're actually not bad seals from the factory.

The Xrings just have a longer service life, and are on the smoother side.

Will it make a difference if you're crashing every lap? Nope.
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