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Old 04-13-2015, 08:50 PM   #12976
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But some hope..

OCRC said they will have some Thursday. Check their FB.
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That would be cool. I was told last Wednesday it would be a couple weeks. This week would be awesome.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:00 PM   #12978
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TBH I think most all of us are due for a new kit as we have driven the hell out of our original kits. I know mine has had the plastics replaced 4 times throughout the entire car and yet it still never feels quite like a fresh one out of the box.
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Would any one mind posting a link for a shim set to eliminate slop around the front and rear (inner & outer) hinge pins?

Ideally tower hobbies but ill take any good recommendations.

in reality I think the majority of slop comes from the hinge pin hole getting larger from stress but im guessing there is not much I can do about that right?

Thanks all !!!
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TBH I think most all of us are due for a new kit as we have driven the hell out of our original kits. I know mine has had the plastics replaced 4 times throughout the entire car and yet it still never feels quite like a fresh one out of the box.
When the AE sales Team read a post like this it must be music to their ears....unless of course you are from the AE Sales Team
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FWIW, I posted a comment on AE's picture of the new RC8B3 and got these responses....
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TBH I think most all of us are due for a new kit as we have driven the hell out of our original kits. I know mine has had the plastics replaced 4 times throughout the entire car and yet it still never feels quite like a fresh one out of the box.
and it never will. there's no substitute for fresh, be it donuts or new car smell.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:17 AM   #12983
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Would any one mind posting a link for a shim set to eliminate slop around the front and rear (inner & outer) hinge pins?

Ideally tower hobbies but ill take any good recommendations.

in reality I think the majority of slop comes from the hinge pin hole getting larger from stress but im guessing there is not much I can do about that right?

Thanks all !!!
If you have any brushed motor shims those should fit on no problem. the phenolic spacers might be a bit too wide and interfere with the chassis though.
Ask your LHS if they have dust covering some shim kits somewhere.
Another option might be is to drill a hole and set screw the arm. I haven't spent time determining if the pin is sliding for/aft at all.
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Would any one mind posting a link for a shim set to eliminate slop around the front and rear (inner & outer) hinge pins?

Ideally tower hobbies but ill take any good recommendations.

in reality I think the majority of slop comes from the hinge pin hole getting larger from stress but im guessing there is not much I can do about that right?

Thanks all !!!
This is where the replaceable inserts on the alloy rear C and D blocks are a huge benefit.
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and it never will. there's no substitute for fresh, be it donuts or new car smell.
Mmmm I like Donuts!
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Besides going to 3 gears and taking a total of 75 grams of weight off, are there any notable differences in the lite? It seems like those who are really waiting could almost put together one themselves, unless it's silly from a cost perspective.
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Besides going to 3 gears and taking a total of 75 grams of weight off, are there any notable differences in the lite? It seems like those who are really waiting could almost put together one themselves, unless it's silly from a cost perspective.
for those of us with the car and the bling, all we really need is the chassis. For people just getting into the B5M, the is a lot of cost saving for the lite car. Some guys also sold their B5M cars and want to built a fresh kit and dont have a car right now.

The car kinda sucks when it is heavy imo. I am about 1530 and it feels really good. So IMO you need to remove the weight.
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Hi all, Just got a used B5M, and am going to start the rebuild process.

It's my first AE car, and currently going through this thread. 866 pages though, it's going to take a while to catch up. Expect questions as I go, and apologize in advance if I happen to dig up an old post.
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Hi all, Just got a used B5M, and am going to start the rebuild process.

It's my first AE car, and currently going through this thread. 866 pages though, it's going to take a while to catch up. Expect questions as I go, and apologize in advance if I happen to dig up an old post.
Welcome, just try and use the search function first...if you still cant find what you're looking for ask away.
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