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Old 01-15-2016, 10:49 AM   #17836
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I just got the new b5mce last week and ran it a few times. Im having a hard time getting the car to stop pushing/understeering on sharp right or left handers and causing me to have to wait till im straight to put the power down.

Also in high speed corners im almost coilbound on the rf and causing oversteer on exit.

Im running the Gullwing aarms setup and stock springs u build it with in the kit.

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Make sure your ball diff isn't slipping and the slipper isn't slipping to much i had the same problem with pushing to much . Once i did that and reduced the Rear grip, went to 23mm height , Battery forward it helped for sure . I use White springs all around .

With the Gullwing arms it shouldnt push at all though .
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:55 AM   #17837
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If your diff is really tight it'll make it harder for the rear end to rotate. I suggest you check your diff and try to loosen it. Diff tightness plays a pretty big role in how the rear end rotates.
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:06 PM   #17838
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I just purchased a B5M Lite and a CE. The CE ball cups were fine, but all of the ball cups on the Lite bind. I thought AE resolved this issue. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, what are you doing to resolve the problem. I've tried pinch the ball cups and it helped a little but they still bind.
I ran into the same problem with a new set of ball cups that I bought. They bind like hell... Even popping them on backwards didn't help! The ball studs were already polished.
I called AE (Don, I believe). He acted like this was the first time he's ever heard of this. I told him I didn't have a receipt, He didn't want to help anymore at that point... I made a couple of short videos to send to them but they are too large to E-mail.. I give up.
My B5 rear motor car had binding ball cups that I was able to free up. My B5m Team Kit had relatively nice ball cups in the box. My B5m CE's ball cups were great. I'm hoping someone at associated will understand that this is a case of a bad set that I received, and offer to send me new ones.
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:39 PM   #17839
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I ran into the same problem with a new set of ball cups that I bought. They bind like hell... Even popping them on backwards didn't help! The ball studs were already polished.
I called AE (Don, I believe). He acted like this was the first time he's ever heard of this. I told him I didn't have a receipt, He didn't want to help anymore at that point... I made a couple of short videos to send to them but they are too large to E-mail.. I give up.
My B5 rear motor car had binding ball cups that I was able to free up. My B5m Team Kit had relatively nice ball cups in the box. My B5m CE's ball cups were great. I'm hoping someone at associated will understand that this is a case of a bad set that I received, and offer to send me new ones.
Upload the video to youtube, and email them the links. What is it you're asking of Don, though?

My fix was to chuck up the ballstud with some toothpaste and run it on low in my dremel for a minute. This cured all of my stiff cups.
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:41 PM   #17840
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The set that came with my FL kit were the best set I've seen, made me very proud. This was a kit from Tower Hobbies 2 weeks ago. Good kit except for a missing 10x5x4 idler bearing......The EA representative on the phone was happy to send me one in the mail.
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I'm curious. Is running on carpet basically like running onroad? What do jumps and "features" look like? It seems to me that its not really off-road. I understand that certain types of carpet are super-ultra high bite but at what point is it not really offroad?? I've always thought racing on clay was a novelty. Carpet sees a little sci-fi to me. How big is the typical carpet track?
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Upload the video to youtube, and email them the links. What is it you're asking of Don, though?

My fix was to chuck up the ballstud with some toothpaste and run it on low in my dremel for a minute. This cured all of my stiff cups.
I'm asking Don (Team Associated) to send me a new set of ball cups that work just like the ones in the CE kit, and not some poorly manufactured ones. The Hobby Shop that I frequent just gives register tape for a sale, not an itemized receipt. Don acted like I was trying to rip them off when I explained this. I even offered to give him the number to Grandview Hobbies in Columbus, Ohio, to validate my purchase.
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My CE cups were just fine. No binding at all. If I were you I would do the toothpaste thing to get to the track as soon as possible.
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:25 PM   #17844
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I'm asking Don (Team Associated) to send me a new set of ball cups that work just like the ones in the CE kit, and not some poorly manufactured ones. The Hobby Shop that I frequent just gives register tape for a sale, not an itemized receipt. Don acted like I was trying to rip them off when I explained this. I even offered to give him the number to Grandview Hobbies in Columbus, Ohio, to validate my purchase.
When I called AE about some bad parts in my FL kit I spoke to Nick. A few days after I emailed him the info I had my parts. Overall it was a good customer service experience.

The ball cups in my FL kit all worked great. Kit was purchased at tower a month ago.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:17 PM   #17845
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Guys using the Gear diff on the B5M it says use two 5x14mm shims, on both sides of the diff halfs however on the part where its just the bigger crown gear no spider gears using the 2 shims makes it to tight and binds when i tighten it down also .

So is just 1 shim fine it does have some play though with just 1 but its spins smooth .
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Stumbled upon this handy magnetic, ratcheting micro screwdriver set at Lowes for $5. Has the correct Hex head tips and an extension perfect for building this kit. This has been a huge time saver. Get one and you will thank me later.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:41 PM   #17847
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This is a bad boy for building B5mce kits.


http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCF680N...ic+screwdriver
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can anyone tell me if the B5MCE comes with plastic hexes? I bought some axles from an online chop shop. They look slightly different than my lite axle. But all surfaces measure the same. Just a little different machining. It was suppost to be from a CE kit. they were sealed in a bag with plastic hexes.
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can anyone tell me if the B5MCE comes with plastic hexes? I bought some axles from an online chop shop. They look slightly different than my lite axle. But all surfaces measure the same. Just a little different machining. It was suppost to be from a CE kit. they were sealed in a bag with plastic hexes.
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the CE kit comes with both plastic and alu.(7mm) hexes;
and both std and HD axles.
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