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Old 05-04-2016, 11:42 AM   #20131
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Depending on your track, I think the B5M will still be competitive for a while.
That is my feelings exactly. It's a fast and capable buggy. I really don't think 2 drivers with equal ability with one driving a B6 will be considerably faster than the one with the B5M. It's just small thorn that a totally new platform comes comes out within weeks of me getting the B5M and spending a bit on upgrades. Timing is all.
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If i had to guess....the B6D will drive very similar to the B5M. The b5m was already winning everywhere....the driving force for the new platform is carpet/astro. That is where the B6 will shine over the b5m. If you are on dirt and dont have the funds to waste on a new car, run your b5m.
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If i had to guess....the B6D will drive very similar to the B5M. The b5m was already winning everywhere....the driving force for the new platform is carpet/astro. That is where the B6 will shine over the b5m. If you are on dirt and dont have the funds to waste on a new car, run your b5m.
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i guess im not the only one that bought a b5m just weeks before the announcement of the b6 I gotta admit im a little butthurt, I feel like the b5(m) just came out. I plan on running mine for quite a while i just hope parts stay available for longer then the chassis was available
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i guess im not the only one that bought a b5m just weeks before the announcement of the b6 I gotta admit im a little butthurt, I feel like the b5(m) just came out. I plan on running mine for quite a while i just hope parts stay available for longer then the chassis was available
Me too, got the car April 8th. I was slightly miffed at first but since I would most likely have gotten the B6D, the changes aren't as drastic (it appears) compared to the B5M, whereas the B6 seems way different. I'm still learning to drive anyway so a new car at this point does nothing for me.
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If i had to guess....the B6D will drive very similar to the B5M. The b5m was already winning everywhere....the driving force for the new platform is carpet/astro. That is where the B6 will shine over the b5m. If you are on dirt and dont have the funds to waste on a new car, run your b5m.
And if you are on real dirt, go for the B5R
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Anybody running at SDRC, does the rear sway bar work? How about gull wing front arms?
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And if you are on real dirt, go for the B5R
I did notice that the b5m is listed as discontinued, but not the b5.
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I did notice that the b5m is listed as discontinued, but not the b5.
It will probably show discontinued after the "new" b5 kits with the MM conversion sell out.
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I did notice that the b5m is listed as discontinued, but not the b5.
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All that means is that they aren't producing any more B5m kits.....parts will still be there. Calm yourself....
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I did notice that the b5m is listed as discontinued, but not the b5.
Associated shouldn't do that. I just bought the B5M lite kit ...don't really care about the B6... don't think racing in carpet is really "off road". ....but that's just me.
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Associated shouldn't do that. I just bought the B5M lite kit ...don't really care about the B6... don't think racing in carpet is really "off road". ....but that's just me.
That's what the B6D is for.
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Associated shouldn't do that. I just bought the B5M lite kit ...don't really care about the B6... don't think racing in carpet is really "off road". ....but that's just me.
And parts will be available for years to come still.
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Just because the B4 series of cars lasted 10 years doesn't mean it will always happen that way. Its amazing that the b4 was able to last that long...that is definitely the exception and not the norm.
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