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Old 08-27-2014, 08:58 AM   #7411
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I'm sure that it was totally dictated by the track conditions. After talking with my friends who were there, I wouldn't put any stock into any setups that you see coming out of this race that look off the wall. This race was 99.9% tires and staying on top of the track conditions.

Mike said he ran his exact setup that he runs back home (which you guys all saw was very close to stock) only with a shorty pack. Said his cars were perfect. He had B main pace all week and kept making that one mistake or getting caught in traffic that one time. At that level, one mistake is 10-20 spots, which tossed him in the D.

Alex didn't say anything about his setups, but knowing him, I'm sure it was a similar situation. He ended up in the C, but similar situation as Mike. Cars were on pace, had the lap times and consistency, but would have that one lap where they piped it or got into traffic and ruined their run.

P.S. After hearing from these guys, no way in hell I'm going to FL in the summer
There is a reason I live in AZ. I grew up on the east coast. I am done with humidity. I enjoy my indoor AC controlled tracks
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:06 AM   #7412
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The pistons work really well on a bumpy track. They take a lot of pack out so you can fly over bumps and the car stays composed.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:19 AM   #7413
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Hey I was wondering if anyone else has had the driveshaft snap on them. Mine broke right were the drive cup rubs on the shaft, not sure if there is anything i can really do about it. I am running the B5 rear arms and was wondering if maybe that had something to do with faster wear or not too.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:28 AM   #7414
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are you running a gear diff?
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:35 AM   #7415
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I was running the gear diff at the time it broke, does that cause the issue?
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:56 AM   #7416
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yeah, there have been a few reports about that. some guys are limiting up travel with orings.
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:41 PM   #7417
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Has anybody been running the xfactory carbon chassis and have a review about it? Also I got some 3x1.4 pistons for using on the rear of my b44.2, and thought I would try using them up front in the B5M. My question is what are the benefits of using them?

The surface area seems to be less than the 2x1.7 pistons which have a total surface area of 4.5396. The 3x1.4 pistons have a surface area of 4.61814.

My confusion is on some setups Ryan Cav is using 32.5 wt at OCRC, which seems a little on the light side? Any insight into the benefits other than bump handling etc would be very helpful!
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:49 PM   #7418
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Wow anyone looking for a trick looking buggy while saving some weight check out the Protek Titanium Screws kit for the B5M!

http://www.amain.com/ProTek-R-C-Team...Kit-77/p300792

Some much better then the kit, threads into the plastic better, and get a better feeling of when it's tight.

For the $42 they are asking, you just can pass that up! Doesn't seem like the hex want's to strip very easily at all!

Really impressed, buy with confidence!
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:53 PM   #7419
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Yea I think they added them right after I bought my buggy, otherwise would have gotten them vs. the AE Al screw kit. The Ti should be better about not stripping, have to be extremely careful with the Al screws and would suggest having an ez-out on hand.
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I run the xfactory infinity chassis. I found it provided more flex than stock when all tightened down. But on the track I race on it really locked the rear of the car in. It will lighten your car up a ton. So if you started taking weight out of the car already then you will have to run a square pack to be at legal weight. I am considering going with brass weights to get weight back up and go back to having adjustment with a shorty but it is rather nice in stock that I have no drop off in 8 min mains.
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I run the xfactory infinity chassis. I found it provided more flex than stock when all tightened down. But on the track I race on it really locked the rear of the car in. It will lighten your car up a ton. So if you started taking weight out of the car already then you will have to run a square pack to be at legal weight. I am considering going with brass weights to get weight back up and go back to having adjustment with a shorty but it is rather nice in stock that I have no drop off in 8 min mains.
carbon does flex more than aluminum but it also "violently" snaps back to its original form making for an inconsistent feel in my opinion. You could really feel it on an 1/8th scale
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Actually the chassis itself has same flex. The removal of the battery box was what adds the flex. There is no violent activity that I have noticed with the car.
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carbon does flex more than aluminum but it also "violently" snaps back to its original form making for an inconsistent feel in my opinion. You could really feel it on an 1/8th scale
a local is running the xfactory chassis. he said pretty much the same thing as you. he tossed the chassis and went with the after market alum chassis. I forget the name of the company making it.
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https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=713664472015461

B5m with Xfactory chassis. Looked pretty good going around the track.
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There is a reason I live in AZ. I grew up on the east coast. I am done with humidity. I enjoy my indoor AC controlled tracks
I am sitting in that crap right now.

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