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Old 02-01-2016, 05:37 PM   #18106
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I got a b5mce last wed night built it thursday and raced it saturday on a track i never seen or raced on before and this car was so good ot blew my mind. So i just wanted to share some pics of my new favorite rc car that i like to call b5sexy
yeah, the s2 body looks tight.
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Anybody ever use Traxxas X-rings in the shocks ? Just have the shocks and then done with my build and thought the CE kit would come with but only the basic o-rings. And my LHS doesn't have any so have to drive 30 minutes to one of the other shops to get them.
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Snap them on upside down, remove them, then install the correct way. That was enough to free mine up
I feel like after looking if I flipped it would snap the ball cup. The wrong side seems to small of an opening to force with put breaking..
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:16 PM   #18109
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One thing you could do is unscrew ball ends and squeeze the ball ends with them in the plastic rod ends that helped for sure.
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I feel like after looking if I flipped it would snap the ball cup. The wrong side seems to small of an opening to force with put breaking..
I got this tip from a local racer when I was building mine.

Snap them on. Then grab a rag or thick terry cloth towel and pliers. Put the rag over the ball cups and squeeze with the pliers. Do a little at a time until they feel good to you. Don't squeeze too hard. Otherwise you'll end up getting tool marks on your ball cups..
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I feel like after looking if I flipped it would snap the ball cup. The wrong side seems to small of an opening to force with put breaking..
Yep, it looks small and sounds off but it works like a champ. Some that were really tight needed it done twice. Quick and easy.
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I'm changing the oil in my shocks and am letting them drain out upside down.

What do you people use to clean the old oil out of the shocks? I was told to use brake clean but it seems a bit harsh for the seals. I'd like to get the old dirty oil out before refilling with fresh but don't want to pull the shafts right out to wipe the oil out from under the the piston
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I'm changing the oil in my shocks and am letting them drain out upside down.

What do you people use to clean the old oil out of the shocks? I was told to use brake clean but it seems a bit harsh for the seals. I'd like to get the old dirty oil out before refilling with fresh but don't want to pull the shafts right out to wipe the oil out from under the the piston
You could use soapy water
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I'm changing the oil in my shocks and am letting them drain out upside down.

What do you people use to clean the old oil out of the shocks? I was told to use brake clean but it seems a bit harsh for the seals. I'd like to get the old dirty oil out before refilling with fresh but don't want to pull the shafts right out to wipe the oil out from under the the piston
I use a micro fiber cloth. Only use brake clean or contact cleaner if you'd like to make the piston brittle, eat the seals, and also make the seal spacers brittle.
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To be honest i don't know why Associated hasn't came with the ball ends for the B5M that fixed that issue completely . Mostly i have the sticking problem on the steering turnbuckle ends .
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Have any of you use less anti squat on Med traction clay damp to semi dry ? The stock setting is 3 degrees just seems like a lot inless your on low grip I'm thinking of using 2 degrees .
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I THINK what you may want to do next time is glue your trailing axles into the hubs. Just a very small dab of ca glue and make sure none touches the bearings. Google "glue trail axles b5m" for better info. Take my advice lightly - still learning.
You were so right! I put on new C blocks and still had considerable wiggle in the front end. Tore it apart again and looked at the trailing axle blocks and sure enough, they were moving. It's pretty hard to see and if you don't look close, it looks like the front axle is under size and loose in the bearings. I had this apart 2 or 3 times in the last week and never noticed this. Thanks for bringing it up.

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To be honest i don't know why Associated hasn't came with the ball ends for the B5M that fixed that issue completely . Mostly i have the sticking problem on the steering turnbuckle ends .
I thought I read some where it was fixed so wasn't worried about it while building. It pisses me off to be honest as the buggy is useless if it don't operate smooth. I'm going to contact AE about it and see what they have to say.
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All the newer kits have smooth, free ball cups. Even the newer packs of ball cups have been good in my experience. I'm not sure what everybody is talking about.
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To be honest i don't know why Associated hasn't came with the ball ends for the B5M that fixed that issue completely . Mostly i have the sticking problem on the steering turnbuckle ends .
This is an old issue that has been fixed with the newer ball cups. Newer kits and packages have the new ones and they're great!
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