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Old 01-29-2015, 02:21 PM   #11011
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I never bent and axle. Is that a real issue? Or just a precaution for the T5M coming and standard parts.
Same here - never bent an axle, kit front bearings (and all the rest) are fine and my ball cups were great out of the box...sometimes this thread makes me wonder..haha
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:27 PM   #11012
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Same here - never bent an axle, kit front bearings (and all the rest) are fine and my ball cups were great out of the box...sometimes this thread makes me wonder..haha
You got a good kit then lol. I've never bent an axle, bearings are notchy after a month. Ball cups where really tight but I loosened them up.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:37 PM   #11013
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looks like AE went to the 2 pad system for weight savings.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:52 PM   #11014
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Anybody seen this yet
http://www.redrc.net/2015/01/team-as...it/#more-92147
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:55 PM   #11015
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yep all over Facebook all day today
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:59 PM   #11016
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Looks like the same bearing eating setup up front


And it's not that the bearing are bad, you can throw the worlds greatest bearing in the front and they get notchy, even if you have the clamping hex axel and glue the inserts, it's a poor design
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:05 PM   #11017
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reedy are not great packs for stock. Chances are, you are just used to worse packs. Drop them on an IR checker and you will see. Keep in mine, Reedy is not into the "stock game". Locals have tested a lot of batteries. The orions were deemed to be turns. Started off great and quickly faded away. So far, the 6+ month old Trinity 100c packs are holding a low IR. But you will pay for that. The turnigy ultimate's are ok for the budget racer and so it the vant stuff from dirt cheap RC.
Reedy batteries are actually low IR high power if you are buying the right ones and charging them the same as other packs being compared. We are big into the stock game but let our customers do the winning instead of sponsoring a factory team.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:05 PM   #11018
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Looks like the same bearing eating setup up front


And it's not that the bearing are bad, you can throw the worlds greatest bearing in the front and they get notchy, even if you have the clamping hex axel and glue the inserts, it's a poor design
I probably have 150 packs on my stock front bearings... smooth as butter. The only thing I have changed is the Exotek titanium front axles.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:08 PM   #11019
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I probably have 150 packs on my stock front bearings... smooth as butter. The only thing I have changed is the Exotek titanium front axles.

Really? My inserts are glued, I'm running stock axels right now. I have avid bearings in the front and they get griddy after 2 race weekends..

Guess I'll try those axels out
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Really? My inserts are glued, I'm running stock axels right now. I have avid bearings in the front and they get griddy after 2 race weekends..

Guess I'll try those axels out
This is due to axle alignment. When you glue inserts, you need to put the bearings in first with the axle, then glue the seam or the bearings will be misaligned and feel gritty.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:26 PM   #11021
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I use v2 slipper with b5 spring and nut, good to go.
Cool, thanks for the info. That's the first thing I'm going to do.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:37 PM   #11022
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thats my guess. u can run stock pins but to do the rear pull feature needs their longer pins. if the stock pins didnt work i dont see why they would have the d mount for sale
That's correct, kit hingepins fit perfect. To pull the pins out the rear, you will need our updated parts coming in about 1 month.
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Heck yes!! Thats why I waited to buy a B5m!
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:14 PM   #11024
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Exotek titanium front axles.
Hmm.. I have the Exotek TI front axels also...#Bearinglife
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This is due to axle alignment. When you glue inserts, you need to put the bearings in first with the axle, then glue the seam or the bearings will be misaligned and feel gritty.
Exotek, Avid or Schelle need to make a better front hub and insert system to keep this from happening. It's just poor axle alignment that's chewing up bearings. Some kits have better alignment than others or using hard hubs with inserts helps a little.
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