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Old 06-12-2015, 06:55 AM   #14176
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Do aluminum rear hubs make a difference on the b5m?Besides making the car heavier. Is it worth the $40?
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Do aluminum rear hubs make a difference on the b5m?Besides making the car heavier. Is it worth the $40?
Yes I absolutely think they do and I have ran the plastic back to back with the aluminum and my car felt worlds better with the aluminum hubs. I think just like in 1/8th scale the weight right on the wheels is what really makes the difference and then you can fine tune your roll center better. Also if I was you I would get the Schelle aluminum hubs I think those also made my car even better than the AE aluminum. You can fine tune the length of your camber links more and if you strip it or break a ballstud you just have to replace the cap instead of the whole hub.

Here is a link to the Schelle Hubs.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:01 AM   #14178
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Also less wear on the bearings...
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:05 AM   #14179
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Do aluminum rear hubs make a difference on the b5m?Besides making the car heavier. Is it worth the $40?
I like the added weight of the aluminum hubs as well as the simplicity of them.
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I added the Aluminum hubs this weekend after my plastic hubs failed. The plastic spacer at the top collapsed and caused the aluminum bit with the ball stud attached to fall through the hub and add a ton of slop mid race. Once adding the aluminum hubs the car had better rear grip. Plus I like the adjustment options. I would have gone with Schelle if they were in stock at the track
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I added the Aluminum hubs this weekend after my plastic hubs failed. The plastic spacer at the top collapsed and caused the aluminum bit with the ball stud attached to fall through the hub and add a ton of slop mid race. Once adding the aluminum hubs the car had better rear grip. Plus I like the adjustment options. I would have gone with Schelle if they were in stock at the track
Good to know. I am trying to get rid of rear grip, so I will stick with my plastic one . But yeah, I can see more weight over the rear wheels adding some grip. How much more does each hub weight? Just curious.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:01 AM   #14182
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If you bought a conversion and you need the other style gearbox call AE customer service and they will send you the correct one.
I needed it for tonight, so I just purchased the updated aluminum shaft and bearings not a big deal just annoying.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:20 AM   #14183
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Do aluminum rear hubs make a difference on the b5m?Besides making the car heavier. Is it worth the $40?
It's un-sprung weight. I like the stock hubs and if you install them using the updated T5M installation method using a washer, longer ball stud and locknut then you don't have any issues with crushed spacers or them coming loose. (manual for t5m shows this)

Annnnnd if you break a ball your not out 40 bucks, plus you can change the toe inserts around as things get loose.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:09 PM   #14184
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I got this off of Facebook, and the article was from Ernie Provetti from Trinity...it was an article about lipos that puff and such.
Seems to raise a lot of questions, conflicts with the experience of many. Although I could see how some might be misusing the high power chargers and experiencing issues. But this isn't the thread to get into it.

I do appreciate the reply and information though.
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Seems to raise a lot of questions, conflicts with the experience of many. Although I could see how some might be misusing the high power chargers and experiencing issues. But this isn't the thread to get into it.

I do appreciate the reply and information though.
I had a new Revtech puff on me and he did me right. I did have to take a picture of the receipt, but he got back to me right away and did the right thing. I appreciated it.
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Whos tried the kashima bodies?

They are hella sexy but is there an appreciable difference?
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:00 AM   #14187
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I forgot to put diff shims on b5m lite . Are they important? If they are I'll go back and put them on. Or is it not necessary
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Anybody know how to get an SLRC chassis? I'd like to get a spare B5m chassis and a T5M chassis too. I can't seem to find their website or facebook page...whatever they use.
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fb is the only way

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Sigh another saturday race washed out!! have had new B5M lite since May 1 and have had one complete race day outside SUCKS
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