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Old 10-14-2014, 06:19 AM   #8431
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+1 on bearings I thought ah how bad could it be, well about 5 shorty packs later I got major bearing grinding in front axle and in transmission so just do bearings they are not so hot. I wished I would of, for me I've been super happy with schelle products so that is what I'll be using
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I have to laugh really.

I'm fairly new to rc and what really cracks me up is that there is always so much excitement / hype about a new buggy being released and companies professing about how great it is but the first thing people do upon delivery is replace 80% of the parts because the stock options are rubbish.

At what point does a b5m cease becoming a b5m?
I don't think anybody has replaced 80% of their B5M. People usually upgrade a few key items and tuning options. The car works pretty darn good out of the box in stock kit form.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:25 AM   #8433
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+1 on bearings I thought ah how bad could it be, well about 5 shorty packs later I got major bearing grinding in front axle and in transmission so just do bearings they are not so hot. I wished I would of, for me I've been super happy with schelle products so that is what I'll be using
Same here, had some "crunchy" bearings after 1st race night.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:55 AM   #8434
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I run on an outdoor track with a pretty big triple and always end up practicing with 1/8 Buggy.

All I've upgraded:
Schelle Rear Camber Block
Lunsford Titanium Turnbuckle

My factory bearings are crunchy as hell and the stock slipper is too inconsistent.

Need to order Schelle Nova and some bearings and I'll be set for a while.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:23 AM   #8435
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I've been running the same bearings since this car was released, no issues yet.
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The B5M works well out of the box. People go overboard with mods because someone told them they are nessesary (stock racers). Some folks just like to accessorize and some are always looking for more and like to tinker. If you can run perfect lines without crashing for 6 minutes, then you don't need any options. Some parts like the flat arms/tower are just a tuning option to smooth out the steering mid-corner; I know lots of folks the still run the full arms. Don't go overboard with options. Work on your racing line and consistency.
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i ran my b5m last saturday on a real tacky/slick tire surface and the car had a vicious push...i had the kurt wegner setup on the car and a 7.5 mtr.....

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kurts setup is pretty close to mine. I also race on a tacky high bite. What springs/oils and pistons? On or off power steering issue?
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I have to laugh really.

I'm fairly new to rc and what really cracks me up is that there is always so much excitement / hype about a new buggy being released and companies professing about how great it is but the first thing people do upon delivery is replace 80% of the parts because the stock options are rubbish.

At what point does a b5m cease becoming a b5m?
80% of the parts? What the heck you talking about?
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I ran my new and totally stock B5M indoors several times (maybe 8-10 battery packs of run time, maybe 20-25 mins each) and the bearings still felt fine. The track was indoor fairly hard clay, kept a bit damp and not dusty. Then I ran one race outdoors (3 heats + main) on a very dusty track and my bearings on the trans output shafts were pretty crunchy by the end of the day. I pulled the trans apart and sprayed the bearings out with WD40 until they felt smooth, and then oiled them back up with light weight oil. They are back to smooth again (4 more packs run) and I seemed to have saved them so far... The rest of the bearings on the car are still fine without any care. That said, I don't think the stock bearings are sealed very well and I doubt they will last very long if you run on very dusty outdoor tracks. I've never tried any aftermarket bearings, but perhaps some have better seals.
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Ordered an Avid Evo Triad, hopefully it will be in time for race Saturday.

Between that, cutting my backup waterfall, and the 3X1.4 pistons I'm picking up at the track I have pretty much everything tuning wise I want...
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you must be Nicholas Anthony Klein I am unsure what the status is at AVID. I know they are at the big onroad race in Las Vegas. They normally ship very quickly though.
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Is the Orion program box worth the price for those guys running the r10 esc's?
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you must be Nicholas Anthony Klein I am unsure what the status is at AVID. I know they are at the big onroad race in Las Vegas. They normally ship very quickly though.
That's me. Last time I ordered bearings from them I had them in three days. So hopeful that it will be here Friday.

I'm excited. Finally getting back to "local" (3 hour drive one way) indoor track ha!
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