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Old 08-17-2016, 05:40 AM   #20611
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Make sure your running the best battery kinda like the "pros" do, top of the line oiled ceramic bearings in the tranny at minimum, pucks, slipper eliminator, and the best tires and sauce. Finding the best line is also necessary along with carrying corner speed.

Have you asked the "Pro's" for advice yet? Ask Jason Snyder
i am due for a new battery. will need to figure out which one to invest in as i would like to charge at higher amps. I can use ceramic bearings and possibly a new motor. maybe everythign combined adds up to the level that the "experts" are running at. I just know if i ran in expert i would be walked by their cars since their equipment is clearly at a different level.

finding the fastest line is not my problem as i'm usually at the podium when i race sportsman. it's just a matter of figuring out what other big factors there is right now that
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i am due for a new battery. will need to figure out which one to invest in as i would like to charge at higher amps. I can use ceramic bearings and possibly a new motor. maybe everythign combined adds up to the level that the "experts" are running at. I just know if i ran in expert i would be walked by their cars since their equipment is clearly at a different level.

finding the fastest line is not my problem as i'm usually at the podium when i race sportsman. it's just a matter of figuring out what other big factors there is right now that
Its not always equipment....If they are carrying more corner speed they will be faster down the straight than you. Driving style, practice, skill...it all adds up.
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Didn't say he is, he DOES run at OCRC right? He would be easier to ask a question than say Spencer Rivkin. Just sayin...
He does. he did place i think 5th in expert last time i saw him there. he was geared to the moon apparently at 69/34... whereas other "expert class" drivers are running 69/30.

Now the level of competitiveness here is pretty high so i'm takign every word i hear with a grain of salt. I will try and make my own judgement. just saying...
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Its not always equipment....If they are carrying more corner speed they will be faster down the straight than you. Driving style, practice, skill...it all adds up.
the difference down the straight tells me its equipment.

for sportsmans, i'm neck and neck with everyone. expert, much different.
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the difference down the straight tells me its equipment.

for sportsmans, i'm neck and neck with everyone. expert, much different.
I'm telling you...Stock is about corner speed. The more you carry the faster you will go. Having the fastest motor on the track doesn't equate to having the fastest times. However, if your equipment is old / outdated that's another story.

You're neck and neck with sportsman because that's probably your skill level (nothing wrong with that). Expert should have more experienced drivers.
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i am due for a new battery. will need to figure out which one to invest in as i would like to charge at higher amps. I can use ceramic bearings and possibly a new motor. maybe everythign combined adds up to the level that the "experts" are running at. I just know if i ran in expert i would be walked by their cars since their equipment is clearly at a different level.

finding the fastest line is not my problem as i'm usually at the podium when i race sportsman. it's just a matter of figuring out what other big factors there is right now that
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Are they sponsored by motor companies? They sponsored by battery companies? If they are you will never be faster then them , you don't get what they get , just remember stock buggy is all about keeping up momentum , hit the lines Everytime , I mean Everytime , you already at disadvantage as soon as you put your car down. Watch the fast guys , remember better competition means you will get there too , don't get frustrated, good luck buddy
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Does anybody know where to get laydown transmission for b5m that's not very expensive, thanks
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Need a good base mod setup for the b5m lite. Just picked up a 7.5t. Clay track, medium to high traction.
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Need a good base mod setup for the b5m lite. Just picked up a 7.5t. Clay track, medium to high traction.
Ask Jake Mayo what he ran with his b5m....he should get you pointed in the right direction....or poke around on rc10.com
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I'm telling you...Stock is about corner speed. The more you carry the faster you will go. Having the fastest motor on the track doesn't equate to having the fastest times. However, if your equipment is old / outdated that's another story.

You're neck and neck with sportsman because that's probably your skill level (nothing wrong with that). Expert should have more experienced drivers.
I will take your word for it. I never gave it much thought about corner speed but after making some suspension changes i felt like the car rolled around a corner so much better so I definitely hear you there.

Thank you for the advise.
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Does anybody know where to get laydown transmission for b5m that's not very expensive, thanks
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/acrcgear

I ordered mine last week and will be here tomorrow. From everything I have read, they are very reliable and do not have to do a lot or spend a whole lot to convert.
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Ask Jake Mayo what he ran with his b5m....he should get you pointed in the right direction....or poke around on rc10.com
He is not there all the time. I'll try rc10.com. Thanks.
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https://www.shapeways.com/shops/acrcgear

I ordered mine last week and will be here tomorrow. From everything I have read, they are very reliable and do not have to do a lot or spend a whole lot to convert.
I have the Shapeways in my SC5m, and a Yokomo YZ-2 Trans in my b5m. Both very reliable, but you get different shock options with the YZ2 trans. You can use the yokomo shock tower and b6 arms and run the shocks in front of the arms like on a B6. It also allows you to use SC5m/T5m Front shocks on the rear in that configuration too
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