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Old 09-10-2015, 01:08 PM   #15481
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Anyone knows if these b4 parts will fit the b5m?

1. Front arms, c blocks n steering knuckles

2. Rear arms n hubs

And is there any other part that will fit? Thanks!
The slipper plates, pads, and body clips will work
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Oh shoot. At least the arms look like they'll fit!
Why would you want to put weak parts on the B5M?
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Team Powers seems to be a hot motor in Cali. Never saw one here in Michigan. Everyone at my track seems to be running short stacks.

We are allowed to run timing on our speed controls. Our track is a small indoor, rubber surface track. Traction is always through the roof. We run slicks all winter and summer.

My #1 concern with my motors is heat. I'm always squeezing every last bit out of my D4 to get it through 7 minutes. I need a motor that runs cool. I hear the short stacks generate less heat.

I've only ever run a D4 Maxzilla 17.5 as far as 17.5 motors go. I wasn't ecstatic about the performance but i wasn't pissed. Would like to try something this time, but don't mind staying with trinity.

So I guess I will do some more research on the TP motor
I've run both the Team Powers Actinium and the Trinity D4 1S SS. I prefer the TP. Running the same gearing at Nor Cal Hobbies the TP was faster and ran cooler. 135 vs 160. I was told the Trinity was more of a RPM motor than the TP but both were at max (printed) timing and with 72/29 gearing, the TP pulled harder with less fade.
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I've never seen a Team Powers motor. Are they their own or a warmed up version of something else like Fantom or Express?
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I dont recognize it as looking like any other main stream motor.

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Old 09-10-2015, 07:33 PM   #15486
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wow,

a lot of suggestions. seems to be on power push, and entry into corner.

I'll have to go thru everything and note again. I guess this buggy may require a different driving style, I've only driven it once so this Sunday I'll take it out to practice and work on it for a few hours.

I run on hard packed clay, a little bumpy, med to high traction with light dust.
I use Clay dirtwebs.

i'm going to check drag brake right now. I don't like to drive point to point.
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are white springs softer?
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Team powers motors are not a knock off of any other motor. They are there own standing motor company that's been around for awhile. Team powers is more known for its on road wins! The Actinum motor is a short stack motor for those of you wanting to run a short stack motor.
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are white springs softer?

from soft to hard it goes: green, white, gray
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wow,

a lot of suggestions. seems to be on power push, and entry into corner.

I'll have to go thru everything and note again. I guess this buggy may require a different driving style, I've only driven it once so this Sunday I'll take it out to practice and work on it for a few hours.

I run on hard packed clay, a little bumpy, med to high traction with light dust.
I use Clay dirtwebs.

i'm going to check drag brake right now. I don't like to drive point to point.
yes, the b5m is a little more forgiving to drive then other cars. Just play around with the setup and you will fine what you need. I dont enter turns on power. I layoff the power a split second to setup the car up and roll back into it. Maybe you need a front wing
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Front wing = just plain wrong
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I've run both the Team Powers Actinium and the Trinity D4 1S SS. I prefer the TP. Running the same gearing at Nor Cal Hobbies the TP was faster and ran cooler. 135 vs 160. I was told the Trinity was more of a RPM motor than the TP but both were at max (printed) timing and with 72/29 gearing, the TP pulled harder with less fade.
Not having actually raced this TP motor and only spending time doing practices, I settled on a final ratio quite a bit lower than you did. With your gearing you ended up at 6.455, running mine at 33\69 puts me at 5.436. If I stick to five minute intervals and timing on the end can turned almost all the way down, I am temping the TP 17.5 at around 145, pretty safe temp range from what I can gather.

I would be curious to see how your buggy handles a lower ratio and if you can see improved lap times or not. Since I am gearing to use the torque this motor provides, I found that adding timing brought on more heat with less ability to swing the lower gear ratio with out any added acceleration. Since the track is being reset this week, this might all be a moot point if it is a more open and flowing track come this weekend

With the setup I have now and the track as it was this last couple months, they had the AMB system on so you could get calls for lap times and I was able to turn a couple low sixteen second laps, almost always followed by a horrible lap or two. I am pretty impressed with the Team Powers ability to put a decent draw on my lipo and turn it into usable power. Now I just need to work on consistency which might take me a while
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Team powers motors are not a knock off of any other motor. They are there own standing motor company that's been around for awhile. Team powers is more known for its on road wins! The Actinum motor is a short stack motor for those of you wanting to run a short stack motor.
pardon my ignorance, but what is a short stack motor?
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I refuse to be part of the front wing mafia lol.

so since I am running a lightweight servo I added 10 g to the front of the servo

I rebuilt front shocks with 3 x 1.4's tapered in front and flat rears with 1.6 both FT machined pistons. Feel smooth as butter.

went crazy and got the fox shock bodies and Tin shafts.

32.5 ft/30 rr

I bumped drag brake from 10 to 15.

I generally like to let off the corner let the front tires grab, let the car rotate then hit it. Since this is a 3 gear I think you have to be smoother on throttle.

It should be a lot better. I bought it so I can run with the fast guys.

The only other thing I haven't torn back into is the diff to check the thrust bearing. might have to throw the schelle one in.

who knows I may be able to run it Saturday and miss the first round and wing it .


do you guys have to run a lot of drag brake in this car?
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I run 0 drag brake. If I need to slow I roll the throttle forward.
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