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Old 06-23-2014, 11:26 AM   #5521
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Hey Guys Im getting back into the hobby, I have an indoor track opening locally so considering a mid-motor buggy. How durable are these kits and also how difficult are they to tune and drive?
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I'm really sorry if this has been asked before, but is what are the specs for the rear arm mount inserts?

I bought a roller and it came with the aluminum mounts with D size inserts. What is the toe/antisquat for the D insert and other inserts? Thanks.
The D inserts are for the rear only. They go in with the arrows pointing toward each other.

The C inserts are for the front and are all labeled as to which toe/antisquat they have.
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The D inserts are for the rear only. They go in with the arrows pointing toward each other.

The C inserts are for the front and are all labeled as to which toe/antisquat they have.
Any of you experimented with the brass ones?
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Haven't ordered the brass yet. Didn't really think I wanted that much weight. Maybe for carpet or if running slicks.
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Hey Guys Im getting back into the hobby, I have an indoor track opening locally so considering a mid-motor buggy. How durable are these kits and also how difficult are they to tune and drive?
super super durable and can compete right out of the box without any additional stuff. tuning is very simple, just ask a local how they have their buggy set up and that should do it.
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I just ordered my B5M. I read a lot of pages here but I am not sure if there are any specific things I should take care for while building it? Some people mentioned to polish the ball studs. Something else?

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any additional tip?
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super super durable and can compete right out of the box without any additional stuff. tuning is very simple, just ask a local how they have their buggy set up and that should do it.
This 100%

I just got my kit a few weeks ago after 10 years out of the sport. I've taken some NASTY spills that would break a shock tower and at minimum an A Arm on my old RC10GT, these things are crazy durable.

Locals helped me dial in the right camber/toe for the track and I made minor adjustments from there for my personal taste. Super easy to drive car as well.
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Any of you experimented with the brass ones?
was able to do wheelstands down the front straight with them!
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was able to do wheelstands down the front straight with them!
Well, I'm sold.
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Hey Guys Im getting back into the hobby, I have an indoor track opening locally so considering a mid-motor buggy. How durable are these kits and also how difficult are they to tune and drive?
i started this hobby in jan this year with a b4.2 ft the b5m is MUCH more durable that the 4 and i like the way it handles better on carpet As far as tuning if you read 1 of the how to tune your buggy guides like the 1 from petit rc you will have it handled
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Well, I'm sold.
it might be a bit much in some places but (and i only have 2 shorties thru with them) buy i think for mod it will be a great tuning option
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it might be a bit much in some places but (and i only have 2 shorties thru with them) buy i think for mod it will be a great tuning option
Plus you could run just the front or just the back one for a subtle weight COG change.
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So finished the build last week and had been busy.

Added the common "basics" if you will.

MIP topshaft
MIP Puck system
Cut Gears
Schelle Slipper (SO MUCH BETTER THAN STOCK)
Degrease and oil trans bearings

Using JConcepts Dirt Webs Gold front and rear and a Promatch 4600 shorty.

Broke in the diff and slipper and ran 1 pack. Kind of a rough run as the tires just weren't hooking up and the track was pretty dusty.

Tightened the diff just a CH and loosened the slipper just a CH and took another run.
Much better.

Dropped ride height 1mm front and rear and took another run.
Better again.

Took fourth run after cleaning and saucing tires and the car is working pretty good now. I may loosen the slipper even more depending on the track conditions. When it was dusty the car wanted to spin out on the low speed tight turns, but was really good everywhere else.

The high speed handling is beyond my expectations. Can thread the chicane with full throttle. It also seems to recover from minor pipe hits really well.

Overall, I'm very impressed with this buggy. Can't wait to get some more stick time and make my way into the A mains, where I will never see the podium again. LOL.
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So finished the build last week and had been busy.

Added the common "basics" if you will.

MIP topshaft
MIP Puck system
Cut Gears
Schelle Slipper (SO MUCH BETTER THAN STOCK)
Degrease and oil trans bearings

Using JConcepts Dirt Webs Gold front and rear and a Promatch 4600 shorty.

Broke in the diff and slipper and ran 1 pack. Kind of a rough run as the tires just weren't hooking up and the track was pretty dusty.

Tightened the diff just a CH and loosened the slipper just a CH and took another run.
Much better.

Dropped ride height 1mm front and rear and took another run.
Better again.

Took fourth run after cleaning and saucing tires and the car is working pretty good now. I may loosen the slipper even more depending on the track conditions. When it was dusty the car wanted to spin out on the low speed tight turns, but was really good everywhere else.

The high speed handling is beyond my expectations. Can thread the chicane with full throttle. It also seems to recover from minor pipe hits really well.

Overall, I'm very impressed with this buggy. Can't wait to get some more stick time and make my way into the A mains, where I will never see the podium again. LOL.
You may want the Schelle trans bearings.
You will realize how crappy the stock bearings are even cleaned out and oiled!
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Yeah my ceramic bearings and aluminum top shaft def helped drop temps down
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