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Old 05-11-2015, 02:48 PM   #13681
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After running ultra light weight cars for a few weeks I think that I prefer a car closer to 1500 grams. For the first time ever I can say that an AE box setup didn't work at all for me. My lite(s) with severe weight reduction were a handful out of the box and I had to make a lot of changes to make them work on our high traction sugared blue groove. Among the problems I encountered were low grip and not enough steering. As odd as it sounds when I tried to use a heavier battery pack, with no other changes, I lost steering!

I took a different approach with 2 very similar cars. For one, I used Kody N's OCRC set up and the other I used a normal sized pack(4400 vs 3250), added some droop in the front (21.25 mm), went to the outside shock position on the rear arm, and went with a grey spring in the rear. I picked up a second and a half with car 1 and my friend who is a sponsored driver for another company set the TQ and won stock buggy with car 2 (he doesn't have a stock buggy). Granted he's already fast, but he did smoke the field in a car he's never used and beat other friends that are competitive with him. It was an upset.

Anyway, when I bought my Lite I was supposed to run it totally out of the box stock and I couldn't do it....I'm going to buy another and try again. Its interesting what you learn by experimenting.
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After running ultra light weight cars for a few weeks I think that I prefer a car closer to 1500 grams. For the first time ever I can say that an AE box setup didn't work at all for me. My lite(s) with severe weight reduction were a handful out of the box and I had to make a lot of changes to make them work on our high traction sugared blue groove. Among the problems I encountered were low grip and not enough steering. As odd as it sounds when I tried to use a heavier battery pack, with no other changes, I lost steering!

I took a different approach with 2 very similar cars. For one, I used Kody N's OCRC set up and the other I used a normal sized pack(4400 vs 3250), added some droop in the front (21.25 mm), went to the outside shock position on the rear arm, and went with a grey spring in the rear. I picked up a second and a half with car 1 and my friend who is a sponsored driver for another company set the TQ and won stock buggy with car 2 (he doesn't have a stock buggy). Granted he's already fast, but he did smoke the field in a car he's never used and beat other friends that are competitive with him. It was an upset.

Anyway, when I bought my Lite I was supposed to run it totally out of the box stock and I couldn't do it....I'm going to buy another and try again. Its interesting what you learn by experimenting.
Let me know when that virgin is up for sale - I am at a point where a whole new car will be a better option over completely rebuilding what I have now.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:42 PM   #13683
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Anybody have the widths on the JC wheels hexes? Planning on giving the +4 aluminum c mount a shot,and looking for 5mil hexes other than the FT.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:10 PM   #13684
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Anybody have the widths on the JC wheels hexes? Planning on giving the +4 aluminum c mount a shot,and looking for 5mil hexes other than the FT.
Add 1mm to the JC front B5 hexes and you should be fine. You can make it up with some shims.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:16 PM   #13685
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Add 1mm to the JC front B5 hexes and you should be fine. You can make it up with some shims.
Perfect. Just the info I was looking for. Thought the fronts kinda looked close to 5mil just wasn't sure. Thanks Matt
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:06 PM   #13686
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Read glad AE has started to finally iron out some quality issues (at least I hope).

Finish my B5M lite and didn't run into any real problems. My previous 3 AE kits all had some sort of quality issues. Can't wait to run it and compare it to my old B5M.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:12 PM   #13687
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Quality on all the new AE stuff is top notch. Fit and finish excellent and durability second to none now. The new RC10 B5 series has really set the bar. Now that AE sells the clear X rings the shocks don't leak anymore either. They have definitely closed the quality gap on Kyosho.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:41 PM   #13688
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I would agree, this is the nicest quality AE vehicle I have had since my gold pan. Now they just need to release me a 2wd short course truck that's the same.
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I would agree, this is the nicest quality AE vehicle I have had since my gold pan. Now they just need to release me a 2wd short course truck that's the same.
I agree, the b5m lite was nice to build, no missing parts or anything like that. It's a easy to drive out of the box at my local track. Incidentally, it's the second buggy I have owned since the rc 10 gold pan (~1990 ) .

Looking forward to a 2wd AE mid motor scte, I have a had a hard time with my current sc10.2.
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Anybody run the regular b5m chassis close to 1500 grams then upgrade to lite chassis and add weight? How did times change?
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Anybody run the regular b5m chassis close to 1500 grams then upgrade to lite chassis and add weight? How did times change?
Trimmings can comment on the lite chassis. The SLRC was never about weight, however it did cut 24 grams. That said, it is tremendous when it came to the added flex, and I've since brought weight back up to 1550, and it's added a ton of forgiving and smoothness it didn't have at 1430.
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anybody run 64 pitch gears what is the advantage?
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:52 AM   #13693
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For the guys with the floppy pistons.. they make pills for that. But on a serious note, are you jumping supercross stuff week in and week out? I'm usually fighting to get the eclip on every time I make a change and my car is a year old
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I think AE quality is still pretty poor. When I built my Lite kit, I had several ball studs with no hexes in the head and several that were too short. Nothing major, but I've never had a single issue with a TLR, or Kyosho or Schum. kits.
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Several guys do. They allow more precise adjustments to gearing.
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