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Old 09-24-2014, 06:00 PM   #8086
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I like the one that is 1545
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:08 PM   #8087
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Very nice. I'll post up some pics when I get back from Disneyland. Mine weighed in at 1569 with a couple things still needed to be installed
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Mines a hog at 1620 ready to run
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I have one that weight in at 1535 and the other at 1510 with 10 grams in the front.

what are you guys seeing when you change from the 1.6 to 1.4 hole pistons in the front.
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Wrong thread, my bad.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:41 PM   #8091
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I have one that weight in at 1535 and the other at 1510 with 10 grams in the front.

what are you guys seeing when you change from the 1.6 to 1.4 hole pistons in the front.
last time i tried then, I was over 1600g and it sucked. I like 1.6's all the way around
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:49 PM   #8092
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I have no idea what mine weighs.


I just stuck a faster MOD motor in, much cheaper option 8)

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Old 09-26-2014, 03:51 AM   #8093
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I have no idea what mine weighs.


I just stuck a faster MOD motor in, much cheaper option 8)

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exactly,I'm personally done with stock class,no need for a 800$ car plus electronics plus your 300 i charger so you can charge at 40 amps. Just get the right tires,get a mod motor and run it. Hell its cheaper if i were to race moto again
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exactly,I'm personally done with stock class,no need for a 800$ car plus electronics plus your 300 i charger so you can charge at 40 amps. Just get the right tires,get a mod motor and run it. Hell its cheaper if i were to race moto again
Sounds about right.....lol

"stock" isn't so stock these days as I'm finding out.
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exactly,I'm personally done with stock class,no need for a 800$ car plus electronics plus your 300 i charger so you can charge at 40 amps. Just get the right tires,get a mod motor and run it. Hell its cheaper if i were to race moto again
The magic of stock is, you don't need all that to be competitive. Somewhere something went wrong for people to believe that.
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Very true and many just don't get the fact that alot of it comes down to driving ability along with setup. I'm not the greatest driver but I have on many occasions beaten people with alot of money invested in their 2wd trucks with me driving my RC10T from the 90's.

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The spending gives you an edge once you no longer crash and shaving 10ths off to gain positions. If you are last of 30 drivers, no amount of spending will get you to the A. That being said, some of this spending and weight savings is for 17.5. Most of us are used to running cars in the mid 1500's, but the B5M is freaking heavy stock. Plus AE dropped the ball on the slipper and bearings. So most people fix that stuff first. Also, locally we have what I call horse power jumps. Meaning if your heavy and down on power, your not going to clear it. And you will probably get roofed singling out. I have run on many many many different tracks since I picked up a controller. And the tracks I race at now, you need some horse power. And power to weight maters. Guys are doing wheelies with MM 17.5 cars. Where I was racing a year ago....none of the upgrades I have now would mater. Low bite, blown out jumps and inconsistent traction. You could spend all you like and it really would not help. At the tracks I race now...I does help...But it is not magic. your talking maybe a few tenths per lap for $200+. And that is if you can stay on all 4 wheels. A couple crashes and it wont mater. Because you can drop 10+ position in qualifying from a few crashes. We typically have ABC mains with the qual times from 1st to last is normally less than 10-15 seconds.
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Stock racing is MUCH more competitive than mod in my opinion. If you make a mistake in mod, you can make up for it with motor. Make a mistake in stock, you go from first to last and you might not be able to get back to the top. Stock teaches you to be a better driver instead of teaching you that the guy with the biggest motor wins.
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The magic of stock is, you don't need all that to be competitive. Somewhere something went wrong for people to believe that.
I can vouch for this. This past Jan, Chris Bing (1996 ROAR 2wd buggy national champ) was rooming with us at the Midwest Winter Champs. He didn't have his 4wd buggy yet and wanted to run 2 classes. We talked him into running 17.5 as a second class, gave him a motor, which we knew wasn't top notch, and he proceeded to TQ rd 1. He never ran it again after that because he felt like he was cherry picking.

The point is, his car was a 22 2.0 practice car, which had zero lightened parts, less power than everyone else, and yet he still TQ'd.

IMO, spend your money on tires and practice time. Everything else is just for your street / interweb cred.
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exactly,I'm personally done with stock class,no need for a 800$ car plus electronics plus your 300 i charger so you can charge at 40 amps. Just get the right tires,get a mod motor and run it. Hell its cheaper if i were to race moto again
I took a long RC break last year so that I could do some riding and I saved so much money over a 4 month period that I was able to buy a spare CRF450x to build into a supermoto.
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