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Old 12-11-2015, 02:11 PM   #17221
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Our local dealer just got the B5M FL in stock for his christmas sale: 300$ (it's 275€ here in germany). Just thinking of, if the car is worth it (it is ) But due to I got my B5 it dont think I "need" a Mid Motor buggy
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I would get the lite, you get a good buggy for the money. Treat yourself!
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Old 12-12-2015, 06:36 PM   #17223
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Default b5m lite or champions kit - for mod motors?

Getting back to the track, running a Centro c4.2 and looking at going b5m.
Lite or CE kit? I run either a 8.5 or 9.5 motor with saddle packs... indoor medium traction clay, socal track/sdrc.

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Getting back to the track, running a Centro c4.2 and looking at going b5m.
Lite or CE kit? I run either a 8.5 or 9.5 motor with saddle packs... indoor medium traction clay, socal track/sdrc.

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CE kit. Has all the FL kit parts plus more.
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:25 PM   #17225
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CE kit. Has all the FL kit parts plus more.
Well maybe all except the light chassis.
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:46 PM   #17226
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Well maybe all except the light chassis.
Only medium grip, the heavy chassis might be the way to go.
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Old 12-13-2015, 12:00 AM   #17227
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so what's yall opinion on running +4 width C mount?
Did it help drastically?

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Old 12-13-2015, 10:26 PM   #17228
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Wonder if AE is going to come out with new buggy springs like T5 and SC?

Looking at setups mostly see flat Pistons in shocks, not a lot of tapers??
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Currently running a Centro c4.2 and getting back to the track (indoor clay) - looking at a new ride. b5m or b5m lite for running mod motors? main question relates to the 3 gear trans, no so much weight. Does the 3 gear trans still work well in the air?...brake to fly wing high. As I understand, with 3 gear, less force is put on the front of the car during braking, more on acceleration - I could have this backwards.

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With the 3 gear you get a more reactive on/off power action no matter whether accel or decel.

4 gear is generally smoother/lazier part throttle; yet takes a bit more power to drive off. It will make the car drive flatter on/off power and harder to correct in the air.

Having driven both; I will never go back to 4 gear. You can adjust for the difference in weight very easily with pack location and C/D hangars.
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:37 PM   #17230
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Getting back to the track, running a Centro c4.2 and looking at going b5m.
Lite or CE kit? I run either a 8.5 or 9.5 motor with saddle packs... indoor medium traction clay, socal track/sdrc.

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CE kit since all the major tuning options are in the box and use a 7.5 or 8.5 motor.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:35 AM   #17231
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Got a B5M FL and my rear hubs plays a hole lot and the rear arms to.
It feels like the plastic washers on the hinge pin is getting worn out.
Does anybody uses aluminium washers instead of plastics?
I´ve tried to search this thread but didn´t find any solution.
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I'm thinking about building a second car specifically for turf tracks. I saw the red workshops lowrider setup, but it's rather pricey for me to do. Just curious, what are the other options out there? Or is that my best bet for this car?
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Humpty just won the 17.5 class at the SDRC Topgun race and many other locals seem to be giving the "low rider" transmission a go locally. But like you said, pricey.
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:22 AM   #17234
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Has anyone else tried running a 34t pinion (B5m CE)? It seems the pinion is very slightly too big for the gear cover and is grinding against it. If I don't screw down the lower portion of the gear cover (which is where the pinion is) it seems fine, but that's not really ideal. I suppose I could grind off a bit of the inside gear cover if I have to but I didn't think a 34 pinion would be uncommon.
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Has anyone else tried running a 34t pinion (B5m CE)? It seems the pinion is very slightly too big for the gear cover and is grinding against it. If I don't screw down the lower portion of the gear cover (which is where the pinion is) it seems fine, but that's not really ideal. I suppose I could grind off a bit of the inside gear cover if I have to but I didn't think a 34 pinion would be uncommon.
Drill a hole in the gear cover or if you aren't running on a loose dirt track, just get rid of it.
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