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Old 09-27-2015, 09:48 AM   #15736
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I'm a firm believer that the Lite kit doesn't actually need anything. Nobody spends more on their stuff than me and I'm telling you the car out of the box is perfect. I'm willing to bet a new kit that if I took the electronics out of one of my cars and put them in a box stock Lite and used the same tires my lap times would be the same. The only couple of things that I would upgrade are the shock O-rings and the the thrust bearing....and I like using a slipper eliminator although I'm not sure any of those things would add so much as a tenth to my lap times, they just reduce maintenance a little. Ceramic bearings, ti screws, motor centering kits etc etc are improvements but aren't value added. If the money isn't important to you than do what you want but the Lite comes upgraded enough that if you set it up right its ready for any top guy to win any race. Cavs cars don't have much on them. Most people are better served by learning how to properly set up their cars, maintain their cars, and even learn how to properly glue up tires. I'm sorry to be the bearer or bad news but the best mod is practice.
You sir must remove yourself from the internet immediately as logic and truth are not allowed. Seriously though your last few sentences should be read repeatedly by everyone here as there is so much truth in them it isn't funny
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I'm a firm believer that the Lite kit doesn't actually need anything. Nobody spends more on their stuff than me and I'm telling you the car out of the box is perfect. I'm willing to bet a new kit that if I took the electronics out of one of my cars and put them in a box stock Lite and used the same tires my lap times would be the same. The only couple of things that I would upgrade are the shock O-rings and the the thrust bearing....and I like using a slipper eliminator although I'm not sure any of those things would add so much as a tenth to my lap times, they just reduce maintenance a little. Ceramic bearings, ti screws, motor centering kits etc etc are improvements but aren't value added. If the money isn't important to you than do what you want but the Lite comes upgraded enough that if you set it up right its ready for any top guy to win any race. Cavs cars don't have much on them. Most people are better served by learning how to properly set up their cars, maintain their cars, and even learn how to properly glue up tires. I'm sorry to be the bearer or bad news but the best mod is practice.
Alright who let the truth speaker in?

You are very correct on this big time. I have the lite kit and I took it out box stock besides doing 1* camber all around and 30wt rear and 32.5wt front. It does amazing at the track and hooked really well. Only thing I have really been doing to it is a slipper eliminator, remove the rubber seal on the bearings, and order a waterfall for a fan. Other than that I have been trying different tires at my track to se what works. I finally found some tires that hook really good and now I am just fine tuning to my liking.
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:08 AM   #15738
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I spend an unlimited amount of money on my stuff and I can tell you that my lap times are the same with a $800 roller with all the best stuff as they are with a virtually out of the box Lite with a cheap speedo, ok servo, and old motor. On that note, the best buy in RC is the Hobbywing Justock speedo (if you're running stock). They are smooth, simple, and throw away cheap @ $50.
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On that note, the best buy in RC is the Hobbywing Justock speedo (if you're running stock). They are smooth, simple, and throw away cheap @ $50.
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For 17.5 there is absolutely no need for anything else. To get a $180-$200 speedo for running 17.5 is just throwing money away!
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:28 AM   #15740
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I have the tekin RSX and I am running 17.5. I went with it just in case I want to run mod later on. Yes it's overkill but I just planned ahead incase I wanted to run mod.
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I'm a firm believer that the Lite kit doesn't actually need anything. Nobody spends more on their stuff than me and I'm telling you the car out of the box is perfect. I'm willing to bet a new kit that if I took the electronics out of one of my cars and put them in a box stock Lite and used the same tires my lap times would be the same. The only couple of things that I would upgrade are the shock O-rings and the the thrust bearing....and I like using a slipper eliminator although I'm not sure any of those things would add so much as a tenth to my lap times, they just reduce maintenance a little. Ceramic bearings, ti screws, motor centering kits etc etc are improvements but aren't value added. If the money isn't important to you than do what you want but the Lite comes upgraded enough that if you set it up right its ready for any top guy to win any race. Cavs cars don't have much on them. Most people are better served by learning how to properly set up their cars, maintain their cars, and even learn how to properly glue up tires. I'm sorry to be the bearer or bad news but the best mod is practice.
I'm coming back to mod racing..... TLR guy.... I'm seriously considering the car for these reasons. Haven't had the balls to pull the trigger yet haha !!
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Is it worth getting the Reedy m3 short stock over the regular one?
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I'm coming back to mod racing..... TLR guy.... I'm seriously considering the car for these reasons. Haven't had the balls to pull the trigger yet haha !!
If both cars are set up well there's not a world of difference but I like the B5M better. I think its marginally better on the track but the biggest difference is in the design and quality. The B5M was designed as a mid motor car and working on it is a pleasure. The only single thing that can be a pain is running the 2 long screws through the bottom of the chassis into the rear shock tower. For me its only a pain because I run TBone skid plates. Anywho, I have a general distaste for all TLR stuff. My early 22s had such poor quality parts as did my SCTEs. There's no reason not to like the B5M Lite. Its the best deal on a car out there and is good stock or mod.
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If both cars are set up well there's not a world of difference but I like the B5M better. I think its marginally better on the track but the biggest difference is in the design and quality. The B5M was designed as a mid motor car and working on it is a pleasure. The only single thing that can be a pain is running the 2 long screws through the bottom of the chassis into the rear shock tower. For me its only a pain because I run TBone skid plates. Anywho, I have a general distaste for all TLR stuff. My early 22s had such poor quality parts as did my SCTEs. There's no reason not to like the B5M Lite. Its the best deal on a car out there and is good stock or mod.
Perfect explanation! Only lost cars I have are the ten-t nitro and the mini 8ight-t. Both are beasts and haven't had issues but I still think the build quality of the associated is a bit better. Everything just fits perfectly how it should. With my lost cars I have had to sand the arms where the hinge pins go because they were so tightly squeezed between the suspension mounts.

Never ran the 22 but have heard a lot of guys switching to A.E because of quality and they just work out of the box with very minor tweaks
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Just wanted to let you guys know, the reedy mach 3 17.5 ss 1s motors are in stock at Tower. Just bought mine. Use code 014KK to get $10 off it. Hard to find these bad boys.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFRFF&P=7
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Just wanted to let you guys know, the reedy mach 3 17.5 ss 1s motors are in stock at Tower. Just bought mine. Use code 014KK to get $10 off it. Hard to find these bad boys.

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How are these compared to the D4 1s?
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Some b5m pron hot from the track
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u guys think the front wing on the b5m really does anything?
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How are these compared to the D4 1s?
I never tried a D4 1s. I currently have a D4 Maxzilla. I was going to buy a d4 1s until I saw that reedy had just released a ss. Always liked reedy motors so am going to try it.
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I never tried a D4 1s. I currently have a D4 Maxzilla. I was going to buy a d4 1s until I saw that reedy had just released a ss. Always liked reedy motors so am going to try it.
Nice mine is the 1s ss motor. It's not the certified version. Reedy does make nice motors and curious if the reedy is as fast or faster.
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