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Old 04-21-2015, 08:29 PM   #13186
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:38 PM   #13187
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70$? I just bought another set of these 2.4 wheels with Prime slicks and it comes out to be 45$

They do help to protect the wheel nut.
Yeah... yeah. I inflated the prices to support my story I would love to hear how the tires work out for after a few runs for you though. At my local track I think folks are intrigued to run them, but nobody is really running them yet for various reasons. My biggest reason for shying away from them was pretty convincing stories of the tires tearing at the bead. I am not sure if that problem follows JC or Proline or both or if it is just a random problem.
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A few of the faster cats at my track run the 2.4s and like them. We're sugaring for the first time this season on AAA Main Sunday-Funday (this Sunday) and I'm going to run the Proline VTRs in X2 compound. I'll post up my opinion. I have to say, it was really easy and took very little time to glue up 3 full sets of buggy tires.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:42 PM   #13189
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I bought the mid conversion kit and while assembling the tranny. I found that the bearing for the top shaft won't fit in the case properly. The right side of the case isn't allowing the bearing to seat all the way in. Has anyone else had this problem? It's the four gear tranny case in case that matters
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:46 PM   #13190
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Hey guys!!

B5 (RM) owner here but want to convert to the B5M. Found that I can get MM setup to work on the medium/low traction track I go to!

But ... rather than buying the MM conversion kit, I want to get the xFactory B5M carbon chassis and purchase all the other bits. Is there a list of the components needed to convert from B5 to B5M? I could just take out the chassis/centre composite/front suspension parts.

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Old 04-21-2015, 09:59 PM   #13191
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Local track going to carpet, what are most doing for carpet setup wise?
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:14 PM   #13192
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Local track going to carpet, what are most doing for carpet setup wise?
Petit and Associated have some carpet setups to start from.

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Local track going to carpet, what are most doing for carpet setup wise?
It all depends on what kind od carpet......im running -1, camber not sure on ride height, proline wedges z3 front and pin points rear and ive tried the gear diff and i lost 3 sec off my time.....but its close to being the same as dirt or clay and make sure you turn your travel for your steering down, i have mine didown to 80% and others have more or less than mine
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I bought the mid conversion kit and while assembling the tranny. I found that the bearing for the top shaft won't fit in the case properly. The right side of the case isn't allowing the bearing to seat all the way in. Has anyone else had this problem? It's the four gear tranny case in case that matters
AE has updated the top shafts to the V2 version (same as the 3 gear) which uses a smaller bearing (same size as the idlers etc). The 4 gear has a new case (V2 case, different part number to the original 4 gear) so Id say they have included these cases in the conversion kit.

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Thanks you guys!

You think a 2800MAH lipo is enough for a 6-7minute main or should i stay away from it? (only considering because it's really cheap)
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Thanks you guys!

You think a 2800MAH lipo is enough for a 6-7minute main or should i stay away from it? (only considering because it's really cheap)
How long are you currently running and how much are you putting back into the battery after a heat race? Your issue is that you said your local track is changing to carpet and that will probably change your battery draw a bit.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:25 AM   #13197
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I had the opportunity to race outdoor under the lights the other night and the track was heavy. Heavy enough to cake on front ribs. I didn't have time to make much setup changes. Essentially I showed up, glued up tires while missing the first round and switched back to kit springs, and went lower holes outside in front and inside lower holes rear expecting the worse and my car ended up pushing like a dump truck. For the main I switched to inner front holes but that didn't help much if at all. In any case it leaves me with a semi-good feeling about running outdoors with the mid-motor.
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Tic Toc ,Tic Toc...
Got the UPS message that my 'lite' will be delivered by end of day TODAY!

Having only bought rollers in the past...Its my first kit!

So excited, got the channel locks all ready
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Yeah... yeah. I inflated the prices to support my story I would love to hear how the tires work out for after a few runs for you though. At my local track I think folks are intrigued to run them, but nobody is really running them yet for various reasons. My biggest reason for shying away from them was pretty convincing stories of the tires tearing at the bead. I am not sure if that problem follows JC or Proline or both or if it is just a random problem.
I've been running the 60mm wheels since December and haven't thought twice about going back to 2.2 wheels. I've had 0 tires tear and I run on both medium and large indoor medium high to high bite tracks.

It comes down to your tire prep and gluing ability. You can't glue these tires like a potato and get away with it like you can the 2.2 tires.........
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It comes down to your tire prep and gluing ability.
I wish this were true. The glue or the ability of the glue'r has nothing to do with the tearing issue, IME. For the sake of this post, lets say its conditions that make tears more likely. If the "conditions" are right the tires will tear no matter if they are factory mounted or mounted by the buyer.

What causes it is still up in the air. At first i thought it was a bad batch from AKA, because it seemed to go away. Then it started happening again, and now i am thinking its the conditions. If the conditions are semi dry and bumpy it seems to kill the tires. In other words poor side bite combined by abrupt stops because of bumps may be causing the shearing.

All that being said, i have tried many 2.2 tires with the same prep and nothing hooks up quite as good as pre worn Typos, for MY track at least.

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