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Old 09-11-2015, 02:10 AM   #15496
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Yep i run 0 drag brake , 17.5 blinky
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I refuse to be part of the front wing mafia lol
That's what I said about mid-motor buggies.
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Front wing = just plain wrong
It worked great on my XXX in 1997.
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:33 AM   #15499
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Any tips to building the sway bars and the length of the tie rods?
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Any tips to building the sway bars and the length of the tie rods?
Make sure left and right tierods are equal length. Sway bars are not really used on the B5M. Use digital calipers to make sure the tierods are equal.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:21 AM   #15501
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yep, digital calipers....

So, am I the only one using higher drag brake on my B5m? I think I'm currently running 30%... i dunno, the drag brake doesn't feel that impactful either, I don't know if it's the Reedy Blackbox 410R, but it seems to be pretty smooth with how it's helping me shift the weight forward more quickly than using my throttle finger. I guess it could depend on the track layout too.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:26 AM   #15502
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all depends on layout to a point but most 17.5 no need for drag.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:45 AM   #15503
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So, am I the only one using higher drag brake on my B5m? I think I'm currently running 30%... i.
I run 15% drag brake on my hobbywing 3.1. Which is just barely noticeable... it just keeps the roll under control and doesn't really shift very much weight forward at all when I lift.

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all depends on layout to a point but most 17.5 no need for drag.
Were all very glad you're discounting somebody elses needs. Some people like a lot of drag brake, some people just a little, and some people prefer none.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:09 AM   #15504
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Ya, I agree. As with any car, radio, or esc setup you just need to experiment with this stuff and see what you like. Everyone likes a different "feel". So figure out what works for you by putting in the work. Keep track of what you like and the conditions they were run in, and you will find you can get the car to act the way you want quickly and easily as conditions change.
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I run 5% drag brake in my orion R10s with mod motors. It's pretty much my go to setting. I like just enough drag brake that my car doesn't "run on" and I can barely feel it. The number greatly depends on the controller too... like 10% drag brake in my orion makes me spin out when I let off the throttle in some corners, so it's too much for me.

Tebo once told me that he felt that you always need "a little" drag brake in 2wd for those corners you need a little brake for because you'll never get it right every time with just push brake. Remember that that does not equate to a number in a controller, it equates to a feel, and some motors already slow down well on their own without anything in the controller, and some motors will spin free for days.

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Were all very glad you're discounting somebody elses needs. Some people like a lot of drag brake, some people just a little, and some people prefer none.[/QUOTE]

Not discounting at all. I ment no harm in it at all. Like I said some layout people prefer more and other layouts 0 drag
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I run 5% drag brake in my orion R10s with mod motors. It's pretty much my go to setting. I like just enough drag brake that my car doesn't "run on" and I can barely feel it. The number greatly depends on the controller too... like 10% drag brake in my orion makes me spin out when I let off the throttle in some corners, so it's too much for me.

Tebo once told me that he felt that you always need "a little" drag brake in 2wd for those corners you need a little brake for because you'll never get it right every time with just push brake. Remember that that does not equate to a number in a controller, it equates to a feel, and some motors already slow down well on their own without anything in the controller, and some motors will spin free for days.

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Exactly. 5% on one esc/motor combo, might feel the same as 15% on another esc and motor combo. 15% on my esc with my 17.5s is just barely noticeable.

I run my drag brake just to keep the car's "run-on" in check. Just enough that it starts to slow the car down, but doesn't feel like it shifts any weight to the front tires. For example, the car would still roll the length of the straight-away. I like to do all my braking manually.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:35 AM   #15508
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I believe on the Reedy 410R when you switch to the default blinky mode, the standard setting is 30% drag brake... and what's odd is I didn't even think i had drag brake on while I was driving... but without it on, I really noticed the difference and quickly put it back on. I'll probably end up slightly turning it down, but it is kind of nice never having to break, just know when to let off.
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I run no drag brake on any of my vehicles. Most certainly don't need any for my b5m. The thing turns pretty aggressive already.
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Wondering if anyone knows why when I get on the throttle onto the straight, about 30'-60' later my buggy starts doing a wicked wheelie? There's nothing on the track causing the front end to lift I don't believe, no crazy bump. I'm not using turbo or boost either. My EPA is -20%. Running a 4 gear and a Schelle slipper. Two white pads and a red pad. Med-high traction clay.

Anyone?
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