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Old 03-27-2015, 09:40 AM   #12661
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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.
ehhh....maybe. It is milled to make it light. Its not made out of a different material. It will still retain the strength of the std chassis while being lighter due to the additional milling.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:41 AM   #12662
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I was going to put a Futaba 9551 low pro servo in mine but the side where the wires come out the servo is in the way for me to screw in the blue aluminum servo holder. Is there a way I can make it fit without forcing it and pinching the servo wires???
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:44 AM   #12663
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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....
We could assume it would yes. The XF chassis... I am unsure what to make of it. It did TQ cactus 17.5 buggy on very high bite, but the driver stiffened it up. Now XF has a stiffening kit for it. So I am unsure which is best. Ideally being able to tune the flex is nice. CF could be the best if done "right". if you designed it the be adjusted, aside from loosening screws. I just like the price on the AE chassis. Once the CF chassis it tore up, replacement costs are 2x the CF. I have pulled my year old chassis off my B5M and it does not appear to be tweaked.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:05 AM   #12664
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yeah i have done the same, but without putting the car on a tweak board its very difficult to tell.
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yeah i have done the same, but without putting the car on a tweak board its very difficult to tell.
haha, well since I am not a world class driver, I can assume that is I cant see a tweak on a flat surface, I probably wont feel it on the track.
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haha, well since I am not a world class driver, I can assume that is I cant see a tweak on a flat surface, I probably wont feel it on the track.
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Hey

It's hard to come into a 840 page thread with my question here, I hope you all don't mind the update email, my question is this: Is the B5m plastic material stronger than the b4.0 stuff? If so, any idea how much?

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(this doesn't mean I will look to upgrade, I just heard the materials may be better now)...
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It's hard to come into a 840 page thread with my question here, I hope you all don't mind the update email, my question is this: Is the B5m plastic material stronger than the b4.0 stuff? If so, any idea how much?

Thanks!
(this doesn't mean I will look to upgrade, I just heard the materials may be better now)...
It appears as though they have changed the material and the design of the components which resulted in making it more durable and consumer friendly.
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Great thread. Hope this isn't a dumb question. I'm looking to build/purchase a b5m but i see the 'lite' version will be out shortly. the lite version appears to be the current model plus the common upgrades noted on here (turnbuckles, alum rear camber, etc). the new version will be $280. do you guys think the current version, which can be had online for about $260, will come down in price and then get those upgrades as needed? just not sure to when to buy. the current version plus the cost of those upgrades will certainly exceed $280.
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I see no real reason to buy the NON "Lite" kit.
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I see no real reason to buy the NON "Lite" kit.
i do, for mod. 4 gear.
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i do, for mod. 4 gear.
Looks like we may have a 3 gear vs. 4 gear debate. To clarify, i'm a newbie and will be racing this on both indoor clay type/hard packed dirt and/or outside on loose dirt, not carpet, if that matters. Appreciate the feedback.
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Great thread. Hope this isn't a dumb question. I'm looking to build/purchase a b5m but i see the 'lite' version will be out shortly. the lite version appears to be the current model plus the common upgrades noted on here (turnbuckles, alum rear camber, etc). the new version will be $280. do you guys think the current version, which can be had online for about $260, will come down in price and then get those upgrades as needed? just not sure to when to buy. the current version plus the cost of those upgrades will certainly exceed $280.

Look around for a 250+ off discount. Losiparts house, tower, and amain have them every month. I preordered the "lite" with $30 off and free shippping.

Total for the "lite" was 250 shipped.
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....aaaannnd out of stock.
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