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Old 10-01-2014, 10:04 PM   #8221
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Default Stock Racing Hops Up Recommendation

I'm not going through 500 pages trying find similar to this but I still go few pages.

I plan to have two B5Ms (stock and mod). I intended to have full hop ups on my mod B5M in few months later.

However, I'd like to race the stock B5M for club races, perhaps winter series. It'd be nice to know what's recommend hops up from Factory Team I need to add on stock one. I know it's unnecessary to make a full hop up on stock but couples.

IE: x-fiction rings? mounts? turnbuckles? caster? bearings set? screw set? like that.

Feedback would be greatly appreciated.

I'll mainly race in medium indoor clay tracks. I use gold compound Barcodes, Pressure Points, and Dirt Webs.
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no reason to go through all 500 pages when you can use "Search this thread". For stock all you really need is aluminum topshaft, titanium turnbuckles and schelle nova slipper.
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Why would you want to reverse the motor rotation?
The reason why a MM car has 4 gears is to keep the motor in standard rotation. If you take a gear away when you give it throttle it will spin the wheels as if in reverse. That why switching the motor rotation is important.
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The reason why a MM car has 4 gears is to keep the motor in standard rotation. If you take a gear away when you give it throttle it will spin the wheels as if in reverse. That why switching the motor rotation is important.
Are you sure about that?
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Why would you want to reverse the motor rotation?
Just to keep the motor plate on the same side as the stock MM configuration, which means the stock body doesn't have to get cut up. There's really no other reason If the stock body works with MIP's gearbox then there's no need.

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The reason why a MM car has 4 gears is to keep the motor in standard rotation. If you take a gear away when you give it throttle it will spin the wheels as if in reverse. That why switching the motor rotation is important.
Most companies are doing it create more rear traction under power to makeup for the lack of weight toward the rear of the car. Team Durango has a great article on the effects of all the different motor configurations here.
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:56 AM   #8227
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I have a set of hex's for the B4.1 FT that never been used, will they fit on the B5M? Thx in advance
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I have two stubborn ball cups that are still extremely tight. I've tried polishing the balls, I've tried squeezing the ball cups with a pliers (per Associated), and still nothing.

What size reamer should I buy to take a little material out of the cups?

Thank you.
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The reason why a MM car has 4 gears is to keep the motor in standard rotation. If you take a gear away when you give it throttle it will spin the wheels as if in reverse. That why switching the motor rotation is important.
So maybe this is a funny question but why don they just go to a two gear setup for the mm car? You would keep the motor rotation correct and eliminate more moving parts.
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I have two stubborn ball cups that are still extremely tight. I've tried polishing the balls, I've tried squeezing the ball cups with a pliers (per Associated), and still nothing.

What size reamer should I buy to take a little material out of the cups?

Thank you.
I had the same problem. I ended up putting a little sand paper on the end of a screwdriver and twisting it until it fit tight on the stud cut moved freely
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So maybe this is a funny question but why don they just go to a two gear setup for the mm car? You would keep the motor rotation correct and eliminate more moving parts.
Because that would make too much sense.

I too am not sure why MIP put all that work and effort into a 3 gear setup when they could have just done a new case and larger topshaft for a 2 gear setup.
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So maybe this is a funny question but why don they just go to a two gear setup for the mm car? You would keep the motor rotation correct and eliminate more moving parts.
MIP just solved that! go to redrc.net
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I have two stubborn ball cups that are still extremely tight. I've tried polishing the balls, I've tried squeezing the ball cups with a pliers (per Associated), and still nothing.

What size reamer should I buy to take a little material out of the cups?

Thank you.
Take a ballstub dremel some slots on it from top to bottom. Then chuck the stud and snap the cup on the stud. twist it around in the cup. Viola! reinstall cup on car no binding!
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Just curious.....

Is anyone actually running a "brick" pack in their B5M ?

I've been working on getting my car lighter but it almost seems as if I could benefit from a heavier pack like a "brick".
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Just curious.....

Is anyone actually running a "brick" pack in their B5M ?

I've been working on getting my car lighter but it almost seems as if I could benefit from a heavier pack like a "brick".
yeah the few times I ran my car outside I ran a brick in it. The higher the grip, the lighter I went (battery wise)
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