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Old 07-03-2016, 09:51 AM   #20461
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Recently getting into 2wd buggy racing with my b5m lite. Running the 'super stock' class at my local track. I have the reedy 800z blackbox and Hobbywing xr 10 esc. I have the reedy sonic 13.5t M3 motor. Is one of these esc's more suitable for the motor? I understand the blackbox is a zero timing esc, and the hobbywing isn't...thats where confusion sets in for me. Im just looking for more overall speed from the car. Our track is big, and I'm getting destroyed on the back straight stretch. thanks in advance
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Old 07-03-2016, 08:31 PM   #20462
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I need to rebuild my bi-metal pucks system on my B5M. Can I use the Protek caged thrust bearing or do I have to use the MIP rebuild kit?
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sure, you can use the caged thrust bearing
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:57 AM   #20464
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I just finished building my CE and I can't get the body to fit on all the way. I have a reedy battery and the bullet connectors are vertical and hit the horizontal part of the body below the windows. It just seems odd. And all the wiring doesn't fit in too well with the body on, I need to smash it all down and still cant get it around both of the two rear clips on the chassis. Is that normal?
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:05 AM   #20465
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I just finished building my CE and I can't get the body to fit on all the way. I have a reedy battery and the bullet connectors are vertical and hit the horizontal part of the body below the windows. It just seems odd. And all the wiring doesn't fit in too well with the body on, I need to smash it all down and still cant get it around both of the two rear clips on the chassis. Is that normal?
Post a pic of your car body off. You might just need to really tidy up your wiring.
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:27 PM   #20466
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Post a pic of your car body off. You might just need to really tidy up your wiring.
Here are a few pictures
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:57 PM   #20467
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Here are a few pictures
You need to use different bullets that will allow you to solder the battery connections at a 90 degree angle. No buggy body will fit properly when the battery leads are like that. Something like this:

https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...k-5035/p177896
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:29 PM   #20468
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You need to use different bullets that will allow you to solder the battery connections at a 90 degree angle. No buggy body will fit properly when the battery leads are like that. Something like this:

https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...k-5035/p177896
Great, thanks for the tip! I think I will get those.

Can I just cut off my current leads and solder them into those connectors you showed? Same with the balancing connector?
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:32 PM   #20469
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Just do away with the Deans plugs and the adapter altogether and go straight from your esc to the battery with the bullets he linked. You'll cut out a lot of wire in the process, which will also help with your body fitting properly.
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It ends up something like this after deleting the deans setup.
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Just do away with the Deans plugs and the adapter altogether and go straight from your esc to the battery with the bullets he linked. You'll cut out a lot of wire in the process, which will also help with your body fitting properly.
Isn't that kind of a pain in the butt, do you have to solder and unsolder every time you want to take the battery out of your car and charge?
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Isn't that kind of a pain in the butt, do you have to solder and unsolder every time you want to take the battery out of your car and charge?
No. You unplug the bullet connector from the battery.
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I can't seem to find a rebuild kit with all the orings in it? I am finding a rebuild kit with the red orings and the shock cap o ring but what about the oring for the bottom cap?

that o ring is only sold with the aluminum lower cap and that's about 10 bucks for 2.
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I can't seem to find a rebuild kit with all the orings in it? I am finding a rebuild kit with the red orings and the shock cap o ring but what about the oring for the bottom cap?

that o ring is only sold with the aluminum lower cap and that's about 10 bucks for 2.
The only real reason you should replace it is if you lost it. JC sells an oring kit now that comes with top, bottom and threaded collar orings.

http://www.jconcepts.net/shop/12mm-ae-shock-oring-set
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The only real reason you should replace it is if you lost it. JC sells an oring kit now that comes with top, bottom and threaded collar orings.

http://www.jconcepts.net/shop/12mm-ae-shock-oring-set
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Thank you! I figured as much and just went ahead adn ordered x rings to replace the red rings. I did want to just replace everything while i was at it but didn't want this to cost too much as it was going to end up being. I am ordering this kit now!

Again, Thank you!

As i was going to order them i noticed that it has not yet been released! Haha, sounds like Jconcpets figured out the same problem i was having and have just recently addressed it. I will eagerly wait
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