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Old 04-01-2016, 05:58 PM   #19366
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Yes that one. What servo are you using? Does it place the servo in a different position than with the stock mounts? I wasn't thinking that I would have to cut to make it fit...
I use a 1258 of i remember correctly off the top of my head. No, it was just a tight squeeze. I run a CF chassis and I also cut the brace just behind the servo to gain just a little more room. I figured added that would restore a little more rigidity back.
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:21 PM   #19367
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I use a 1258 of i remember correctly off the top of my head. No, it was just a tight squeeze. I run a CF chassis and I also cut the brace just behind the servo to gain just a little more room. I figured added that would restore a little more rigidity back.
That makes sense since it ties both sides back together. I guess I'll see what I end up doing Monday when it shows up...
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I realize in the front wheels there are a lot of articulations that inherently cause slop, but I was wondering if anything helped.
You can also use the 3mm x 8mm (PN #4670) set screws that go into all the holes in the hubs front and rear as well. This makes the outer hinge pin/block insert tighter and takes a surprising amount of slop out of the suspension also.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:03 PM   #19369
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You can also use the 3mm x 8mm (PN #4670) set screws that go into all the holes in the hubs front and rear as well. This makes the outer hinge pin/block insert tighter and takes a surprising amount of slop out of the suspension also.
Excellent info as well. I will also try that!
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:51 PM   #19370
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Where did you find slop and how did you address it? Would be helpful for the group to have 1 bulletpoint list to reference.

Slop:
1: left rear hingepin: space between d mount and rear arm. Need to place shim/washer between rear arm and d mount. Also, Check inserts in c and d arm and replace when worn.

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Hmm of all the places I HAVE found slop, that really isn't one of them. Not to the point that I would ever spend $24 on 4 screws at least. That's CRAZY

The gear set inside my servo has more slop than my rack actually does. LOL
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every single bottle of AE shock oil no matter how much i seal it leaks the oil out eventually and the bottle is covered when i pick it up. does this seep through the plastic eventually? I cant seem to figure it out anyone have any suggestions?
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I use avid wing buttons and screw right into the plastic. I didn't tap it. I just drilled it smaller and let the screw make its own threads to be tighter...
ill probably just get these as im tired of waiting for the set to come back in stock
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General Maintenance Schedule Question

What schedule do you guys follow on your B5m for regular maintenance with the exception of stuff breaking of course.

After being called out by the local pros at my track after they looked over my shock oil and how the diff felt im curious with what frequency you guys look to adjust /replace stuff.

Main things I know so far to check are
shock oil (Every 2 races)
Bearings (Every 5 or 6 races)
slop in rear and front hubs
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General Maintenance Schedule Question

What schedule do you guys follow on your B5m for regular maintenance with the exception of stuff breaking of course.

After being called out by the local pros at my track after they looked over my shock oil and how the diff felt im curious with what frequency you guys look to adjust /replace stuff.

Main things I know so far to check are
shock oil (Every 2 races)
Bearings (Every 5 or 6 races)
slop in rear and front hubs
Do you use the air compressor? After you give it some air sit down and start wiggling parts I have caught numerous malfunctions in time. Often take your 2mm driver and just start searching
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I use a 1258 of i remember correctly off the top of my head. No, it was just a tight squeeze. I run a CF chassis and I also cut the brace just behind the servo to gain just a little more room. I figured added that would restore a little more rigidity back.
So it came early. Servo fits well with no cutting. Car weighs in at 1585g
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General Maintenance Schedule Question

What schedule do you guys follow on your B5m for regular maintenance with the exception of stuff breaking of course.

Main things I know so far to check are
shock oil (Every 2 races)
Bearings (Every 5 or 6 races)
slop in rear and front hubs
When I was able to race weekly, I would do the following:
shock oil - once a week if was dirty. I would always bleed/re-bleed my shocks before racing to make sure they were consistent.
Bearings: I run partially de-shielded, so I would clean and re-oil before every race
Diff: I would rebuild every week, but that's my personal preference. To clarify, rebuild = clean and regrease
slop: monitor after every race and shim as necessary.

YMMV depending on your track, the dirt, dust buildup, etc.
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Damn i guess im slacking! Shock oil once a year, bearings when they go out, Diff oil never unless it leaks.
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every single bottle of AE shock oil no matter how much i seal it leaks the oil out eventually and the bottle is covered when i pick it up. does this seep through the plastic eventually? I cant seem to figure it out anyone have any suggestions?
I have the same problem. Trying to keep them stored upright seems to help I think. My guess is the cap just doesn't form a good seal.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:23 PM   #19379
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Damn i guess im slacking! Shock oil once a year, bearings when they go out, Diff oil never unless it leaks.
once a year man, i hope youre kidding I dont see how your shocks would even fire they would be so gunked up
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When I was able to race weekly, I would do the following:
shock oil - once a week if was dirty. I would always bleed/re-bleed my shocks before racing to make sure they were consistent.
Bearings: I run partially de-shielded, so I would clean and re-oil before every race
Diff: I would rebuild every week, but that's my personal preference. To clarify, rebuild = clean and regrease
slop: monitor after every race and shim as necessary.

YMMV depending on your track, the dirt, dust buildup, etc.
The diff every week is quite a commitment. I hadnt done mine since december so i can understand how i was slacking but man it takes awhile so hats off to you for doing it every week.
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