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Old 04-15-2015, 12:11 PM   #13021
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Thanks guys, I suspected it was so, I fired off an email to AE support at the same time as posting this thread. They mentioned a few kits went out incorrectly and are sending me the correct 81T.

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Old 04-15-2015, 01:48 PM   #13022
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i've ordered the b5m conversion kit finally. i knew it'd be easier than trying to do it piece by piece. i've come to enjoy my rear motor but i'm ready to go back to mid motor.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:32 PM   #13023
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Can you use B4.2 shocks with B5 shock caps on the B5M?
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:03 PM   #13024
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Can you use B4.2 shocks with B5 shock caps on the B5M?
I did that to a spare set I had from my B4.2 and it worked nicely. You need the shock ends as well to work with the metric screws.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:48 PM   #13025
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I did that to a spare set I had from my B4.2 and it worked nicely. You need the shock ends as well to work with the metric screws.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:28 PM   #13026
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Anybody even see a "lite' yet? I still have a B5M I haven't built yet and a lite on the way. It never ends....
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:52 PM   #13027
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Anybody even see a "lite' yet? I still have a B5M I haven't built yet and a lite on the way. It never ends....
Ain't nobody ever seen one of them Lites. Legend says they were lost at sea, claimed by the depths...
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:15 PM   #13028
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Hey guys, Im considering buying lunsford turnbuckles and wondering since I am replacing the turnbuckles, what ball cups can i get that wont bind as much as the stock ones? I would prefer to buy ones that fit better and not have to bore them out.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:27 PM   #13029
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Hey guys, Im considering buying lunsford turnbuckles and wondering since I am replacing the turnbuckles, what ball cups can i get that wont bind as much as the stock ones? I would prefer to buy ones that fit better and not have to bore them out.
Stock are the best. I just replaced mine (I have Lunsford as well) and only a few were a little tight. Did the squeeze trick (see page 1) and all is well.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:56 AM   #13030
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Anyone ever try xray ballcups & studs on the B5? They are the freest i've seen on a kit and think the threads are the same but know the studs are a different size.
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Just got back into the hobby and bought a B5m for my son and I. I was wondering what you guys are doing for weekly maintenance on this car?
Just items that I would considered standard.
Cleaning dirt off every run.
Checking the bearings to make sure they are not gritty or locked up.
Check to make sure everything is still tight, i.e. screws.
Shocks feel ok, no air bubbles or leaking and don't forget to clear the dirt off of the shock shafts.
Check to make sure the diff is working as expected.
Checking the plastic for excessive wear and tear, including the wing.
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Hey guys, Im considering buying lunsford turnbuckles and wondering since I am replacing the turnbuckles, what ball cups can i get that wont bind as much as the stock ones? I would prefer to buy ones that fit better and not have to bore them out.
You cant pinch the cups while on the car...that helps slightly but not enough. Pop all the cups onto the studs, then unscrew the ball stud from its mount, now with the your pliers pinch the cup and with your fingers move the stud through a full range..all around the cup while pinching the cup as you move it around. It doesnt take alot of pressure on the pinch but you need to move the stud all around. Do this until the stud is free in the cup (you can feel it). I tried for a while doing it on the car until i did the above. For me it worked wonders...significantly more free right from the start.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:18 AM   #13033
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Hey guys, Im considering buying lunsford turnbuckles and wondering since I am replacing the turnbuckles, what ball cups can i get that wont bind as much as the stock ones? I would prefer to buy ones that fit better and not have to bore them out.
Lunsford has ball studs and ball cups that are way more free and lighter than stock. I have been using them on my b5m for a month and a half without issue. I'll most likely be trying them on my t5m in a couple weeks as the cups that came with it are horrible.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:33 PM   #13034
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The B5M lites are suppose to be in today, or tomorrow according to everyone I heard. So if they ship Friday, that means they will be getting to us Tuesday-Thursday.
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So... I am getting ready to send in a bunch of bent/broken lunsfords for warranty replacement. My kid has Super Duty turnbuckles on her car. They are all straight. In order to use them, you need to bore out the stock cups, as the turnbuckles are thicker. Anyone else running the super duty? Using TLR cups or anything else?
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