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Old 02-17-2016, 07:32 AM   #18391
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Are you supposed to grease the dog bones on the diff side? The manual didn't mention it. Seems like some lube would be beneficial but I could also see it attracting dirt and causing a problem.
Some people use wax chain lube, as it does not attract dirt.
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I would definitely go with a shorty. If you happen to go with a low rider trans it will work with that as well. Also with the shorty you can position it forward to improve weight distribution as well as being lighter. Many companies have them cheap including SMC, dinogylipos and plenty more.

Thanks, I ordered a couple from SMC yesterday
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What have you broken on your B5M?

I know I can't predict every failure but I'm wondering if there are any parts I should keep around to minimize down time at the track? I'm just starting to race and local shops aren't super well stocked with B5M stuff yet so I'm somewhat tied to the online shops for now.
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What have you broken on your B5M?

I know I can't predict every failure but I'm wondering if there are any parts I should keep around to minimize down time at the track? I'm just starting to race and local shops aren't super well stocked with B5M stuff yet so I'm somewhat tied to the online shops for now.
I broke a front hinge pin holder and bulkhead from a head on collision down the front straight
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I broke a front hinge pin holder and bulkhead from a head on collision down the front straight
Same here. Bulkhead and front shock pivot ball/eyelet were damaged after a crash (my fault though). Hinge pin was a little bent as well. Other than that I've had no other breaks.
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Anyone know if Team Associated is going to release the B5M to B5MCE kit to other stores or will it just be sold through them? Thanks
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:51 PM   #18397
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Anyone know if Team Associated is going to release the B5M to B5MCE kit to other stores or will it just be sold through them? Thanks
Looks like Tower and AMain both carry them. Both currently out of stock though.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...90002c/p486628

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFXSE&P=ML
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What have you broken on your B5M?

I know I can't predict every failure but I'm wondering if there are any parts I should keep around to minimize down time at the track? I'm just starting to race and local shops aren't super well stocked with B5M stuff yet so I'm somewhat tied to the online shops for now.
Top plate, bulkhead, rear ball stud so far.
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I do have to say though, these cars are pretty bullet proof. The amount if hard crashes I have had would have put my old touring cars into multiple pieces. It really is amazing how tough they are. Even without a full width front bumper protecting the arms.
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Looks like Tower and AMain both carry them. Both currently out of stock though.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...90002c/p486628

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFXSE&P=ML
They've never had them in stock. I'm wondering if they just put them up hoping to get the kit in? They've moved the date back once already.
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They've never had them in stock. I'm wondering if they just put them up hoping to get the kit in? They've moved the date back once already.
I know i saw them in stock at amain about a week or so ago....i dont know how many they had though.
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Are you supposed to grease the dog bones on the diff side? The manual didn't mention it. Seems like some lube would be beneficial but I could also see it attracting dirt and causing a problem.
http://images.amain.com/images/large/tkp/tkpc8006.jpg
I use this on lots of things. Works great.
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What have you broken on your B5M?

I know I can't predict every failure but I'm wondering if there are any parts I should keep around to minimize down time at the track? I'm just starting to race and local shops aren't super well stocked with B5M stuff yet so I'm somewhat tied to the online shops for now.
Between mine and my sons I think only a few arms have broken. Same with my T5M and his SC5M. The T5M did have a bent shock shaft but that was due to being rammed into by another vehicle. Oh and we have had a couple of front axles lose the screw and pulled off during quals, not broken though just fell out and cut the runs short.
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I use this on lots of things. Works great.
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Guys using the 3 gear mid motor what shock springs are you using on hardpacked clay with dust on the outside lines ? Right now im using Gray/F White/R with stock pistons and 32.5 W . Although i haven't tried out different tread tires for that condition only Typos, Dirtwebs which work better when the track has moist to it.
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