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Old 03-05-2015, 03:05 PM   #12196
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These are made with a high strength grade 5 titanium. They are much stronger than the crappy Chinese steel that the kit uses. Sheer strength is 80,000 PSI. So they will hold up much better than the stock axles and weigh half as much, also since the weight is being removed from the furthest end of the drivetrain it has a bigger effect that a weight loss and the center.
Would it be benificial to add the weight back to the center of the chassis and still benefit from less sprung weight?

Hope I worded that right.
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Would it be benificial to add the weight back to the center of the chassis and still benefit from less sprung weight?

Hope I worded that right.
From a purely mathematical/handling standpoint, absolutely. Unless your pocketbook or significant other doesn't agree, then you would not benefit from it.
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From a purely mathematical/handling standpoint, absolutely. Unless your pocketbook or significant other doesn't agree, then you would not benefit from it.
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:17 PM   #12199
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From a purely mathematical/handling standpoint, absolutely. Unless your pocketbook or significant other doesn't agree, then you would not benefit from it.
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:00 PM   #12200
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With the kit being designed "to excel in classes requiring spec motors and for certain track conditions that allow the racer to take full advantage of the performance offered from reduced weight" make this not a good choice for 13.5 and lower turn motors?

Would you need to add weight (basically negated the advantages of the kit) to make it handle well in modified? I don't see the sense of buying a lightened kit and then adding weight.

I would run it at a high grip indoors (slicks) and large outdoor (1/8th style track, not sure of tire).
At my local clay indoor track, the guys running mod have all the upgrades offered with the 5M Lite (SLRC chassis, Ti turnbuckles, 3-gear....)

The benefit of having an overall lighter machine will be that you can strategically place the weight as a tuning aid if necessary.

I think what they meant with the phrase you quoted was that the car was redone to be more spec class friendly. This does not take away from the car's ability to succeed in the modified class. If you're running a loose track, you may decide you want a 4-gear transmission instead. Other than that, the lightened chassis, titanium turnbuckles and the aluminum rear ball stud mount are very typical upgrades for mod class racers.
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new to associated buggies I preordered the b5m light. Any parts that are known to break and what upgrades are essential.
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new to associated buggies I preordered the b5m light. Any parts that are known to break and what upgrades are essential.
None are known for breakage or weak spots unless you're using the hard pieces and crash a lot.
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new to associated buggies I preordered the b5m light. Any parts that are known to break and what upgrades are essential.
Please read post #1 on the first page. All info Is located there.
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:01 PM   #12204
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The B5M is as tough as nails. Unless your a hammerhead your more likely to wear parts out before you break them. The rear ballstud mount was probably the weakest part. The Lite version has everything you need.
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Hobby Pro USA has Blue battery hold down thumbscrews.
They are shorter but have a bevel that should fit in the stap better.

QUOTE=a6]Hard to get the angle with my phone. But there is less than a 2mm gap. But the battery is crazy loose in there. It slides forward easy. I guess with my layout I could just stuff foam in there.


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Alrighty. Decided to change the layout on this one. My other B5M has been so good I can't change it. But....today I stoped by the track and the owner moved pipes around and totally repacked the surface. I think it will be slicks this weekend. I really hope this car in the pics does awesome.


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I will look for those thumbscrews. Thanx. For now I added thin foam under the Schelle brace like others suggested earlier.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:45 PM   #12208
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What front tires are those? Are those jc diamond something's.
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That's me pre-ordered a B5M Lite!

Can anyone tell me which length of flat sensor cable I'll need to run it under the battery?
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Default Team Associated RC10 B5 B5M Differential Kit 91451

Hi bought a new Team Associated RC10 B5 B5M Differential Kit 91451
But the issue is that they have given me all the same size bearings rather than two different sizes ............BUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone else bought this set and have the same problem
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