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Old 06-14-2014, 07:10 PM   #5251
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If you are going to be in pure sand I'd get some paddle tires. That and a buggy set up for bashing... the B5M is a track buggy.
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:42 PM   #5252
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When you switch to the flat arms do you have to change the shock tower as well?
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:01 PM   #5253
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When you switch to the flat arms do you have to change the shock tower as well?
Yes because it helps change the geometry.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:45 PM   #5254
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question: the 3 hole x 1.4.... that would be more pack than the 2x1.6 with the same oil is that right? planning to give that a try next time out just wanted to get some feedback from others.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:41 AM   #5255
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I finally got a chance to run my B5M on a outdoor low traction, dusty 1/8 scale size track. A recent track change took out most of the big air stuff that was a pain to do with a 2wd. I practiced a few batteries Thursday and raced it yesterday. The track is pretty hard packed with lots of dust on top and it's pretty rough in spots from some rain we've had.

I was surprised I didn't have to change the setup very much for outdoor. I'm running flat arms and hard tower in front, hard caster and spindles. B5R rear arms, hard hubs and ft c and d mounts. I switched the C insert to 3toe and 0 antisquat, threw some holeshot M4 on the back and JC carvers up front.

I wouldn't say it's dialed yet, but it puts the power down pretty good. Even when the track was getting dried out in spots the buggy wasn't overly tail happy.

I still have my electronics setup inline shorty weight 1530grams, I'm going to go back to the standard layout and try saddle pack to get the rear just a bit more planted.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:27 AM   #5256
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Mark, what weight reduction have you done to get to 1530 grams?
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I'm thinking about taking my b5m sand bashing. I thought the mid motor would help keep from getting sand loaded into the motor. I heard stadium truck tires are good for the sand, the wider front tires ride on top instead of digging in. What 1/10 stadium truck wheels will fit? Any other thoughts?
Mid motor would help with that for sure. Buggy sized paddle tires will be fine, no need to go to stadium truck tires as long as you can find some in buggy size. If not, 12mm hex wheels for the T4 truck should fit the buggy along with short course wheels for the SC10 w/ 12mm hex. I know they offer paddles in both of those sizes.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:48 AM   #5258
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question: the 3 hole x 1.4.... that would be more pack than the 2x1.6 with the same oil is that right? planning to give that a try next time out just wanted to get some feedback from others.
I am wondering the same thing. I am running 1.6 f/r right now, but also have the 3 x 1.4 taper's I have been wanting to try as well.
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question: the 3 hole x 1.4.... that would be more pack than the 2x1.6 with the same oil is that right? planning to give that a try next time out just wanted to get some feedback from others.
I want to say yes. I'm running tapered 3x1.4 on the front with the flat 1.6 in the rear and I'm considering changing to 2x1.5 or a flat 3x1.4 in both front and rear.
I don't need fast rebound and the 2x1.6 with 32.5 and white springs seem to be a bit fast on rebound.
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I am wondering the same thing. I am running 1.6 f/r right now, but also have the 3 x 1.4 taper's I have been wanting to try as well.
I'll be trying those pistons tomorrow at Clubhouse- flat version.
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most of the best ones seem to use exotek battery brace too lol
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Mark, what weight reduction have you done to get to 1530 grams?
Nothing special, the biggest thing was the inline shorty setup like wild cherry was posting about a few weeks ago. The motor wires are really short and you dremel a good bit of plastic out of the cradle. I'm running a Speed Passion Reventon R and SMC 13.5 and 4300mah shorty.

This week I'm going to put a new cradle piece on and go back to the regular chassis layout with saddle packs.
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Nothing special, the biggest thing was the inline shorty setup like wild cherry was posting about a few weeks ago. The motor wires are really short and you dremel a good bit of plastic out of the cradle. I'm running a Speed Passion Reventon R and SMC 13.5 and 4300mah shorty.

This week I'm going to put a new cradle piece on and go back to the regular chassis layout with saddle packs.
will learn to appreciate the inline battery all the better if you do go back.
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will learn to appreciate the inline battery all the better if you do go back.
For my local indoor track, the inline shorty is the way to go. I announce races at the outdoor track in the summer, won't have time to get to race indoors. For the loose dusty outdoor I think the extra weight of the saddle pack will help. When the outdoor shuts down for winter I'll go back to the inline.
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