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Old 06-22-2015, 12:09 PM   #14251
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Thanks Mike, I have had a hard time finding the size of wheel I need (hex size). One site says I need an adapter to run 12mm wheels.

Can you confirm or deny that? I want yellow proline wheels....that shouldn't be too hard should it?
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Thanks Mike, I have had a hard time finding the size of wheel I need (hex size). One site says I need an adapter to run 12mm wheels.

Can you confirm or deny that? I want yellow proline wheels....that shouldn't be too hard should it?
The B5 runs 12mm hexes all around..

http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/search?cID=&s=B5m+wheels
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:13 PM   #14253
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Hey guys just a heads up check your front tower when you get it , i got some attitude from associated b/c my kit was purchased 45 days ago, was out of warranty and is not a wide spread problem. Great build just a shame the hassle over a 4.00 tower.
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Hey guys just a heads up check your front tower when you get it , i got some attitude from associated b/c my kit was purchased 45 days ago, was out of warranty and is not a wide spread problem. Great build just a shame the hassle over a 4.00 tower.
I am actually running the MM arms and tower on my b5m stock buggy. I would worn both sets for tuning
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Cooper, just as Mason said, a 7.5 is a lot of motor and it takes a lot of skill to drive a car with that much power. Even on high grip surfaces, where it is easier to lay down that kind of power, you still have to have the control. There are lots of things you can do to mellow out the power, and lowering the EPA is not one of them. That is why speed controls have so many settings.

Gearing, motor timing, and the massive amount of settings you can change in the ESC are all correct changes you can make to mellow the throttle response of a 7.5. That said, if you make too many adjustments it can make the throttle feel weird, and make your car inconsistent. Ultimately, if a 7.5 is too much for you to handle, try a slower motor. All the power does you no good if you can't control your car.
The .5 motors tend to have more narrow power bands based on the onroad guys. The whole number motors will be more smooth. Most guys run 7.5 at the indoor off-road track I race at. So I run 8.0 sonic. No one is pulling away from me on the straight. Even if I wanted more torque I could adjust timing. I think even a 9.0 could be good if you are just starting out.
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Has there been any info on a new B5m? I believe it is around that time, no?
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Has there been any info on a new B5m? I believe it is around that time, no?
The B5M Lite just came out. Why on earth would you think that they are going to come out with another new car? Wow, just wow.
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Go mid-motor. Our track (Trackside Raceway in Wisconsin) is medium bite and mid-motors rock there!!!!
Lots of people "seem" to feel that you need very high bite for them to work--it's just not true. I think people have these ideas because certain "convertible" buggies (where you can switch from mid to rear) just don't work.
When you run a dedicated design (mid motor specifically) the geometry is such to maximize the buggy's performance.
Kudos to AE for releasing these dedicated designs!!
Our local track is loomy early in the season but gets more bite as the season progresses and both rm and mm have been competitive but when we go inside the mm buggy is hard to beat
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:37 AM   #14259
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I wouldn't be surprised if a Worlds Car comes out after the Worlds. Or at least the parts/conversion kit for our nearly full-time carpet brethren.
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I wouldn't be surprised if a Worlds Car comes out after the Worlds. Or at least the parts/conversion kit for our nearly full-time carpet brethren.
Historically, AE's platform cycles are about 1 year. The B5 platform came out in Jan and the B5m was like March of 2014. This April time frame the B5M lite came out..again, about 1 year. I would not expect any new platform updates until then, if at all. If they make their own low rider tranny, it will be separate, as that config is not hat popular in the US. Unless, thed decide to release a B5M European Edition. Many of the "Pro" drivers are using the 3 gear tranny in mod, so the "lite" car is also what most "pro" drivers would use, with what ever option parts they deem needed for tuning. AE has given drivers a lot of options. 2 different chassis, 2 different sets of front and rear arms, different front tower, 3 gear / 4 gear tranny and all the brass bling. With the number of options available, it is no wonder so many people get the MM car to work on just about any surface. And of course, there is the RM option. No way AE will ever put it all into one box...that is silly. So, the lite car is pretty much what most people would want. Then customize to your needs.
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With the new "V2" shock shafts that came out with the screws instead of eclips are you required to buy new pistons - or can you make the old ones fit?
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With the new "V2" shock shafts that came out with the screws instead of eclips are you required to buy new pistons - or can you make the old ones fit?
you need the new pistons
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Hey everyone I just picked up a b5m . I'm going to install a savox 1258tg servo I have a tlr 22 horn on the savox now I test fitted it but the ae ball stud for the steering don't fit into the 22 horn unless I drill it out im not sure if anyone has done this or if there's a different ball stud I need for the tlr servo horn. Any help is greatly appreciated

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I just run the stock servo horn. Never had a problem with it. Its the correct height for the car.
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Hey everyone I just picked up a b5m . I'm going to install a savox 1258tg servo I have a tlr 22 horn on the savox now I test fitted it but the ae ball stud for the steering don't fit into the 22 horn unless I drill it out im not sure if anyone has done this or if there's a different ball stud I need for the tlr servo horn. Any help is greatly appreciated

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The threads on the Losi horn are 4-40, the AE ballstud is 3mm. You could drill it out, but an aluminum horn with no servo saver is going to be really hard on your servo. If you crash more than maybe once a race, stick with the stock plastic AE horn.

There is a thread on here about a guy that had Savox servos with aluminum horns in AE vehicles, and now the servos have centering issues. When you crash a lot all the forces are transfered to the servo because an aluminum horn has no give.
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