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Old 03-18-2015, 09:28 AM   #12511
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Curious why you are running the "mid" tower with the flat arms?
It was something we were trying at TRCR for a while. I ran it half the day last weekend, and ran the B5 tower the latter half. They both work well. Car feel is slightly different.
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It was something we were trying at TRCR for a while. I ran it half the day last weekend, and ran the B5 tower the latter half. They both work well. Car feel is slightly different.
In what way?
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:10 AM   #12513
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In what way?
It's hard to put your finger on it, really. The only real change I could perceive, is the front end seems to roll a tad less... Steering was slightly more responsive (maybe). The B5 tower feels like it might be slightly easier to drive. I have settled (for now), on the matching B5 tower. It's difficult to nail down... you WANT to try both towers on the same day, same tires, etc... but the track itself changes fast through the day, so with something that makes such a subtle difference, it's hard to tell if it's the tower?, the clay?, tires are slightly more broken in than the last run?.... etc.. I don't think going back or forth will really change your lap times.
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It's hard to put your finger on it, really. The only real change I could perceive, is the front end seems to roll a tad less... Steering was slightly more responsive (maybe). The B5 tower feels like it might be slightly easier to drive. I have settled (for now), on the matching B5 tower. It's difficult to nail down... you WANT to try both towers on the same day, same tires, etc... but the track itself changes fast through the day, so with something that makes such a subtle difference, it's hard to tell if it's the tower?, the clay?, tires are slightly more broken in than the last run?.... etc.. I don't think going back or forth will really change your lap times.
Yeah I can see how difficult it is to judge changes, especially on practice days when the track can go hours sometimes without being swept and is inconsistent. Ill Have to try both out and see what I like. I put the rear motor arms on front and rear and it may have made it a little too lazy. I don't want it twitchy just a little more responsive. Thanks again
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:40 AM   #12515
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The other thing is changing a camber link by 1mm or so is a lot easier and will have effect you want
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:21 PM   #12516
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Does anyone know where there is a new kit available? Mine is due for replacing.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:39 PM   #12517
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Does anyone know where there is a new kit available? Mine is due for replacing.
Tower Hobbies has the mid motor kit. The Factory Lite kit isn't out yet.
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If I were to buy a B5M for carpet. Would I need to change any parts to be truly competitive? I have read back about 15-20 pages but didn't get any answers. The 3 or 4 gear thing is a bit of a mystery since I havn't ran since the B3.
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If I were to buy a B5M for carpet. Would I need to change any parts to be truly competitive? I have read back about 15-20 pages but didn't get any answers. The 3 or 4 gear thing is a bit of a mystery since I havn't ran since the B3.
I would run it box stock with rear motor front arms and go from there. I don't think you really need to worry about too much until you see how it does at your track
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If I were to buy a B5M for carpet. Would I need to change any parts to be truly competitive? I have read back about 15-20 pages but didn't get any answers. The 3 or 4 gear thing is a bit of a mystery since I havn't ran since the B3.
If it is real high bite carpet, getting a brass bulkhead and a 3-gear gearbox or the Redworkshop low-rider seems to be make sense from my experiences with the almost box-stock kit last weekend. As a car that was designed for clay tracks, it would be unfair to compare it with a carpet design right out of the box. A 3-gear B5M finished second at that race, and a 4-gear B5M came in sixth IIRC, so it seems to be capable enough.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:24 PM   #12521
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Long links, heavier oil, and and the low rider kit and run more neg camber and the car should be pretty dialed.
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IMHO the only mandatory part the B5M needs is the aluminum rear ball stud mount. That's probably why the new car comes with it. Everybody, including myself, wastes a bunch of money on stuff that we do not need. I bet each of my cars has $300 worth of stuff that might give me a tenth or two. I'm man enough to admit it.
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I bet each of my cars has $300 worth of stuff that might give me a tenth or two. I'm man enough to admit it.
I think you are right. My old B4.2 had enough new parts you could hardly tell it was a B4.2. It certainly never went enough faster than stock to make up for one crash in a race...
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IMHO the only mandatory part the B5M needs is the aluminum rear ball stud mount. That's probably why the new car comes with it. Everybody, including myself, wastes a bunch of money on stuff that we do not need. I bet each of my cars has $300 worth of stuff that might give me a tenth or two. I'm man enough to admit it.
haha, I did most of my upgrades for motor temps....stupid 17.5 class. I like that this car has its weight lowered out of the box for stock. All I would add to the "Lite" car is the pucks and probably the Avid slipper. Maybe a shapeways fan waterfall for as well.
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Just an observation on the sub forums not trying to beat the dead horse. Rccrawler,pirate4x4 and several others operate the way people have mentioned and honestly its not really any better just eliminates some of the chit chat that takes up space on a general thread like this one. Back on b5m talk I ran my 3gear mm today on our local outdoor track and even though the track was blown out and rough my car was DIALED thru the decent parts of the track sadly the back triple section was covered in an inch or more of loose dirt and the car was actually almost getting stuck but once the track is prepped and swept my car will be bad fast
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