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Old 04-21-2015, 07:22 AM   #13156
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I suspect AE will need to beef up the alloy/plastic steering for the T5M. Probably an HD version.
Then you'll see the broken parts shift to servos, horns, and steering blocks.

Which is OK...Just keep a backup servo on hand.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:49 AM   #13157
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Or dig in your pit box for the older ball cups and studs and let the thing pop off as designed.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:51 AM   #13158
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Personally i have had no problems with the stock steering rack. That does not mean i wouldnt find a benefit to an aluminium one.. just do not believe its keeping me from winning.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:10 AM   #13159
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15 years ago, definitely you needed/wanted one. Today's servos are so good and durable, that I just don't see the need.
I built a TC6.2 on-road last year as per the manual with no saver. I hit a board and busted a gear in my servo. I added a Kimbrough saver after that and the steering still feels good. I figured a buggy might see more steering rack stress than on-road.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:13 AM   #13160
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Anybody actually build and try out their Lite yet?
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Anybody actually build and try out their Lite yet?
The only thing my car doesnt have that the lite does is the aluminum front axles...and my car is amazing.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:39 AM   #13162
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Do the Proline 2.4" VTR tires fit the Associated 61mm wheels?

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Do the Proline 2.4" VTR tires fit the Associated 61mm wheels?
Yes, all the new 2.4", 60mm, 61mm wheels and tires are interchangeable just like the 2.2" stuff is. I think its just each separate company naming them slightly different. ProLine went with the american 2.4" where as JC/AE went with the metric. JC didnt include any decimal and AE rounded up. (2.4" equals 60.96mm)
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The 2.4"/60mm/61mm/VTR/EVO wheels and tires are still not allowed under ROAR rules?
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Yes, all the new 2.4", 60mm, 61mm wheels and tires are interchangeable just like the 2.2" stuff is. I think its just each separate company naming them slightly different. ProLine went with the american 2.4" where as JC/AE went with the metric. JC didnt include any decimal and AE rounded up. (2.4" equals 60.96mm)
This reminds me, I have been meaning to ask. Does anybody run the Proline Velocity 2.2" wheels on your B5Ms? They look so different (more Tamiya-esque) than the rest, I am not sure if I like them or not. I don't think they do anything different other than protecting the wheel nuts? I think they are the same offset and width. I was thinking of giving them a try just to have something different.

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I've been reading some old posts in this thread and it seems like people don't like the 2.4" setup.
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This reminds me, I have been meaning to ask. Does anybody run the Proline Velocity 2.2" wheels on your B5Ms? They look so different (more Tamiya-esque) than the rest, I am not sure if I like them or not. I don't think they do anything different other than protecting the wheel nuts? I think they are the same offset and width. I was thinking of giving them a try just to have something different.

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My buddy runs PL rims. They simply "style" the dish different to in case/protect the wheel nut. Everything else is the same. We could get into the use of different webbing and plastics used but 99.9% of people wouldn't be able to tell the difference in a blind back to back wheel test between brands.

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I've been reading some old posts in this thread and it seems like people don't like the 2.4" setup.
It's all track dependent. I bought into the "big rim rage" as it was the latest and greatest. On our med grip fairly bumpy indoor track, I fought handling issues ever since. Unless things change greatly, I'll be going back to the standard 2.2 next fall.

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My buddy runs PL rims. They simply "style" the dish different to in case/protect the wheel nut. Everything else is the same. We could get into the use of different webbing and plastics used but 99.9% of people wouldn't be able to tell the difference in a blind back to back wheel test between brands.

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Thank you for the response - I think I am going to give them a shot. I will post some photos when my car is done hopefully in a couple of weeks.

I know someone inquired about the 2.4" wheels, and I definitely came to the conclusion after researching a bit more than someone should for something like this, that 2.4" is not the right way to go based on feedback here from folks that have run them. I took that a step further and asked an AE / Proline driver for his thoughts and he said to definitely stick with the 2.2" as well.

I am no expert here, but that is just my findings from folks I trust here and from an industry friend. It didn't seem worth the $70 or so for wheels and tires just to give them a try.
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The only thing my car doesnt have that the lite does is the aluminum front axles...and my car is amazing.
I'm in the same boat except my chassis were milled by a machinist and not AE. I run pucks in most of my cars so I also do not have the HD rear axles. I guess I like my pre "Lite" cars well enough. When mine actually gets here maybe I'll just use the chassis and save myself the build time.....oops, can't do that. I wanted to run the car box stock like my T5M. These days I'm more interested in seeing if I've been wasting several hundred bucks on upgrades per car. Wouldn't it be a hoot if my lap times were identical between an out of the box Lite and a high dollar upgraded roller?
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