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Old 10-26-2014, 05:04 PM   #8746
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There is one at the track I race at. Looks really good. Problem: the car comes in underweight. My pit buddy drove it and he said it is much more forgiving than his stock B5m. My 2 cents.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:41 PM   #8747
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Where do you take that measurement from? With the gullwing it is difficult to see flat and level.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:40 PM   #8748
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Where do you take that measurement from? With the gullwing it is difficult to see flat and level.
Make a horizontal line between the inner and outer hingepins if looking for a true "arms level" setting with them
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:50 PM   #8750
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Anyone had problems with bent hinge pins?

Was rebuilding my car, and noticed that my rear hinge pins (the one is very very slightly bent) but the other is diffidently bent. Same with shock shaft (opposite side)... Little irritated but guess it's my own fault.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:10 AM   #8751
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Anyone had problems with bent hinge pins?

Was rebuilding my car, and noticed that my rear hinge pins (the one is very very slightly bent) but the other is diffidently bent. Same with shock shaft (opposite side)... Little irritated but guess it's my own fault.
You could say that it is. This car is really tough. I was making mistakes all over the place this past Saturday and bent a rear axle. Our track has two big jumps that can spell trouble for small buggies. One of them a big triple with a sweeper just before it so the car is often flying a little off camber. I have landed that one on the side wall of the rear rim.

I am running the hard arms have had no issues so far. Love this car!! Just need to get the chassis set-up right for the track.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:38 AM   #8752
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Those of you running low profile bullets, do you run 14 or 18mm length? Also, I know tight fitment is a good thing but what about too tight. My negative bullet if pressed fully in requires pliers to pull out and I'm not keen on yanking by the wire
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Am I the only one that is shocked that we have not seen a replacement to the crappy plastic trailing insert that we have to glue in and HOPE the bearings match up correctly when done?
I ran mine unglued, bearings were crunchy feeling after first day of racing. I glued the inserts (per recommendation from AE) and now after four more race days (since gluing) the bearings still feel like new. So unless something is worn out, gluing them in is just fine, I had no problem with the bearings not lining up when done.

If I need to make a axle trailing change in the front, I bought a spare set of steering blocks with inserts for a whopping $7
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Just picked up a used B5M. What gearing are you guys running for a 9.5t motor. Also, what is the best body for the b5m. I'd prefer a more forgiving or easier to drive car, over an aggressive ride. Thanks guys.
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I'm running 28/78 with my Speed Passion 9.5T. Comes off around 130-140*
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I'm running 28/78 with my Speed Passion 9.5T. Comes off around 130-140*
I have the speed passion also, I think I was running 23/76. I was going to start with 24 with the b5m. I have a 28 to try, it just sounds like it might be to much.
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Anyone had problems with bent hinge pins?

Was rebuilding my car, and noticed that my rear hinge pins (the one is very very slightly bent) but the other is diffidently bent. Same with shock shaft (opposite side)... Little irritated but guess it's my own fault.
Did you get hit from behind hard? I saw a friends car get the shock shaft bent and tower tweaked this way (tower was fine after changing the screws).

Converting my R to M this week..
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I need a new body for my buggy, what do you guys recommend?
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Anyone had problems with bent hinge pins?

Was rebuilding my car, and noticed that my rear hinge pins (the one is very very slightly bent) but the other is diffidently bent. Same with shock shaft (opposite side)... Little irritated but guess it's my own fault.
On the contrary, when building this car, one of the first things that came to mind was how robust the hingepins are. If you are bending hingepins and shock shafts... im guessing there is an abuse issue with the car.
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I need a new body for my buggy, what do you guys recommend?
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