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Old 03-28-2016, 07:58 AM   #19291
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Compared to the B4 series of cars ...the 5 is 100x's stronger...it seems I used to break at least 1 arm every time I drove...keep it steady and you will start to understand the car and excel
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:11 AM   #19292
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Has anyone seen this ad or recognize the image of the B5?

Is there a bigger version of the image?

I want to paint my B5 body the same way and I need a bigger picture to see the details

https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/si...82105538686672
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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.
Stick with it, my son has been racing this buggy in the novice class for a while now. I have seen him put his buggy in some pretty harsh crashes to where I can't believe nothing was broke and it keeps going. Anything is possible, bye has broke his share of arms as he continues to learn. I have never considered giving him a different buggy to drive..
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:33 AM   #19294
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I'm a beginner and I've been amazed at how durable the car has been through lots of crashes in my first couple months of racing. I haven't broken anything major. Just a couple odds and ends:

2 - bent rear shock shafts (at least one was from getting t-boned by another driver while I was flipped upside down)

1 - broken ball cup (pretty sure I cracked it while squeezing it with pliers to loosen it up during assembly and it later broke at the track)

2 - broken shock eyelets (from screwing them too far onto the shock shaft during assembly, I think)

1 - plastic rear camber insert block (shouldn't happen again now that I added a washer to the assembly, as suggested on this thread)

and of course I've destroyed a couple rear wings as well. . .
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:42 AM   #19295
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I'm still debating on the MIP puck system.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...p14230/p299223

If I go that route, I would get the MIP top shaft as well. Already have the cut gears.
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I'm still debating on the MIP puck system.
Very happy with the puck system. Worked well on the B4 and so far it is performing just as well on my B5M.
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What do you like about the MIP pucks? Do they last as long as the stockers?
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I still have my original pucks from the day they came out. I replace the orange parts about every 3 race days or if they are worn. I think they lighten up the drivetrain and provide quicker acceleration. Sometimes it causes too much wheel spin, but I alter my setup .
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:12 PM   #19299
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what part number is it for shock tools from amain. don't have one

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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..
I don't believe the x rings came with it but others can correct me if I'm wrong. I built the proline shocks and used O ring grease from the link below and I don't have any leaks. I tend to rebuild mine often and keep everything lubed and very clean.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...k-1410/p448398
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what part number is it for shock tools from amain. don't have one

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Just search shock pliers on their site and a bunch come up.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/search?cID=&s=Shock+pliers

I think they are over priced and the one I posted a page or two back is better and $14 but that's just my opinion.
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Just search shock pliers on their site and a bunch come up.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/search?cID=&s=Shock+pliers

I think they are over priced and the one I posted a page or two back is better and $14 but that's just my opinion.

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I need the shock tools that tighten the caps on.
My TLR ones don't work - TLR5099
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I need the shock tools that tighten the caps on.
My TLR ones don't work - TLR5099
My post on the previous page shows one: Official Team Associated RC10 B5m Mid-Motor Thread

Up on the top right hand corner of this web page you can search key words in this thread. Chances are any issue you have has already been discussed. Search is your friend

You shouldn't need to completely wrench them down. Let the o rings do their job or else you will strip the cap.
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I need the shock tools that tighten the caps on.
The only tools I've been using for that are my fingers. Am I missing something?
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:45 AM   #19305
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I got these from A-main

You can use them to tighten shock caps but as others have said you have to be careful or you can ruin the cap.

Also, "the pliers also feature the ability to pop the shock end pillow ball in and out of place thanks to the ingenious stepped post built into the pliers. The stepped post fits 1/10 and 1/8 scale ball sizes. " This little thing really works well

http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...k-8267/p248643
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