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Old 03-26-2015, 04:43 PM   #12646
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Just picked up the B5M and before I start trying to fit servos, what servos fit the best? I know standard size servos are a bit tight and some won't fit. Not a huge fan of Savox as I've had some reliability issues with them in the past. Any suggestions on servos? Looked at the Protek 160ss but at $110 it's a little pricey.
the protek 130ss is a great balance of performance and price
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:48 PM   #12647
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ProTek 100T is more budget friendly at $49.99, but it is a great servo. It's what I use.
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This is probably off topic... But anyone care to inform me the differences and similarities in performance and/or looks between the b5m and the centro c4.2. The two were released relatively close to each other... Just want honest opinion guy. Thank you
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I like the Xp 1013 or 1015
I'll never buy another XP1015. Busted two of them in no time in my 8th scale buggy. I'll admit that I was hard on them, and they might last forever in a B5M, but I replaced both with Protek 170S servos and they have been perfect while I was just as hard on them.

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This is probably off topic... But anyone care to inform me the differences and similarities in performance and/or looks between the b5m and the centro c4.2. The two were released relatively close to each other... Just want honest opinion guy. Thank you
The C4.2 was in some ways a vehicle that associated used to test for the B5M. Not sure what your definition of relatively is, but there was a few years in between them. The B5M has a different and IMO better suspension geometry, better durability, adjustability, and weight distribution. The centro can certainly still be competitive but the B5M should be flat out better
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This is probably off topic... But anyone care to inform me the differences and similarities in performance and/or looks between the b5m and the centro c4.2. The two were released relatively close to each other... Just want honest opinion guy. Thank you
The Centro was a stop gap solution and the b5m is a far superior car in comparison in every aspect.
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Protek 100ss works great for me! Great specs and fits in no problem. Didn't need any spacers, and there is plenty of clearance from the arm. The 100ss has great specs, but comes in at a very competitive price. Can't beat it!
So the 100ss worked well? Fit well too? I was looking at it but was afraid it wouldn't fit. Any upgrades for the B5M you'd recommend? I picked up the rear aluminum hubs, MIP top shaft and the aluminum rear ball stud mount.
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So the 100ss worked well? Fit well too? I was looking at it but was afraid it wouldn't fit. Any upgrades for the B5M you'd recommend? I picked up the rear aluminum hubs, MIP top shaft and the aluminum rear ball stud mount.
Dropped right in for me! I didn't use any of the included spacers to move the servo forward. Using the stock servo horn nothing hits the case, it gets a little close, but there are no rub marks- so there is plenty of clearance. It has more than enough torque and metal gears so the added benefits are it's speed and price. Can't beat it at $50.

As far as upgrades- it depends on what class you are running and your track type. 3 gear transmission is a great tuning option, and titanium turnbuckles add durability and reduce some weight. Otherwise thats about all I am using in mod. Some people like the aluminum C-D blocks for easier adjustments- but it doesn't add any durability/performance. For stock you will likely want lighter drivetrain parts to reduce rotating mass.
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They are saying Mid April.
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FYI... The B5M Lite milled chassis is in stock at AE
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FYI... The B5M Lite milled chassis is in stock at AE
bet they are sold out by the end of today. Milled chassis only $10 more than the standard chassis. I do like how AE prices stuff.
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bet they are sold out by the end of today. Milled chassis only $10 more than the standard chassis. I do like how AE prices stuff.
Aaaaand already in low inventory
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looks like a sell out by lunch
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while i don't intend on getting the lite chassis, it makes me wonder why anyone would want one?? won't it tweak easier, and even if not easier it can tweak.
if i was to change chassis i think the infinity would be the way to go...no?

although i think it would be awesome if AE released their own cf chassis....
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