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Old 04-16-2016, 08:43 AM   #19696
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Default Aluminum Bellcrank Set

Has anyone else purchased an Aluminum Bellcrank Set for there b5m or even t5m? Ive got the associated version and had to trim the servo case and chassis with a hobby knife to have enough clearance for the servo horn and ballstud. Im running a low pro savox and still had to trim. Now ive seen 3 other brands,jconcepts,rdrp,strc and every review is saying that they all bend and dont fit proper. Does anyone have any feedback??
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Has anyone else purchased an Aluminum Bellcrank Set for there b5m or even t5m? Ive got the associated version and had to trim the servo case and chassis with a hobby knife to have enough clearance for the servo horn and ballstud. Im running a low pro savox and still had to trim. Now ive seen 3 other brands,jconcepts,rdrp,strc and every review is saying that they all bend and dont fit proper. Does anyone have any feedback??
You may have to trim the servo case depending on servo. You should not have to trim any part of the chassis. When the T5m came out people started bending/breaking them and many went back to the plastic. JConcepts stopped production on theirs to revise it but havent seen anything come out stating that its been done. Most run the plastic version with no issues.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:46 PM   #19698
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You may have to trim the servo case depending on servo. You should not have to trim any part of the chassis. When the T5m came out people started bending/breaking them and many went back to the plastic. JConcepts stopped production on theirs to revise it but havent seen anything come out stating that its been done. Most run the plastic version with no issues.
OK thanks. Im j in the process of building a b5m from scratch. I just got the protek screw kit, fast eddy bearing and a prime waterfall brace. Ive heard that some bodies dont fit if you want to run a fan on the brace. I know that the jconcepts finsisher fits with no issues but I kinda like the proline phantom with the center spliter. Any idea if that would fit
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OK thanks. Im j in the process of building a b5m from scratch. I just got the protek screw kit, fast eddy bearing and a prime waterfall brace. Ive heard that some bodies dont fit if you want to run a fan on the brace. I know that the jconcepts finsisher fits with no issues but I kinda like the proline phantom with the center spliter. Any idea if that would fit
Doubt it, but couldn't tell you. The finnisher sits the highest so thats what most use with the waterfall brace fan mount.
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I'm just starting my B5M Lite. Any tips or things to watch out for during the build?
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I would get the caged thrust bearing just because I don't like to mess with building the kit bearing. If I were doing it again I would build it with the titanium screw kit to begin with but that only applies if you want to drop weight.
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I'm in the process of updating and verifying all the links in the first page's Aftermarket section (found a few that didn't work).

If there any links you want to see for products that are not already on there, please PM me or post to the thread.
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:28 AM   #19703
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I just finished my B5M CE a couple weeks ago. My advice on the ball cups is to use the boiling water method instead of the squeezing with plier method. I just heated up a cup of water in the microwave for a minute or two. After installing the turnbuckles to the ball cups, I put a mini screw driver head through the ball cup and just let them sit in the the water for a minute. Flipped them over to the other side and did the same. When I put them on the ball stud they moved freely. Unfortunately, I didn't do this the first time around and had to do some breakdown when my front suspension was so tight it would just stay up when I pushed it up.
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Is there a list anywhere of what parts are needed to do it three gear conversion from a 4?
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Is there a list anywhere of what parts are needed to do it three gear conversion from a 4?
You'll need the gear box, gear cover and motor plate for sure.. the only other thing I can think of would be the top shaft. Not sure if theyre the same or not. The CE topshaft does both.
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I just finished my B5M CE a couple weeks ago. My advice on the ball cups is to use the boiling water method instead of the squeezing with plier method. I just heated up a cup of water in the microwave for a minute or two. After installing the turnbuckles to the ball cups, I put a mini screw driver head through the ball cup and just let them sit in the the water for a minute. Flipped them over to the other side and did the same. When I put them on the ball stud they moved freely. Unfortunately, I didn't do this the first time around and had to do some breakdown when my front suspension was so tight it would just stay up when I pushed it up.
The best advice on tight ballcups, is IF you get tight ballcups, email AE and they will ship you out new ones as this issue has been fixed already.
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I advise you to do the glued in caster block insert (91400) alteration even though the set scew (4670) method would be superior
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building my first kit... b5m lite ,
after hours of contemplating between kits.... lol...
28 yrs in the hobby and this is my first kit...so should be interesting..

What are some must have upgrades? during the build?
Running mod set up, clay to hard pack dirt outdoor tracks
Thanks for the input guys !
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You have a good car to start with. Don't get caught up with the upgrade bug until you have run a lot of laps and feel the car is holding you back.
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building my first kit... b5m lite ,
after hours of contemplating between kits.... lol...
28 yrs in the hobby and this is my first kit...so should be interesting..

What are some must have upgrades? during the build?
Running mod set up, clay to hard pack dirt outdoor tracks
Thanks for the input guys !
If running mod, build the kit to box setup. Get the correct turn motor for your layout, a few pinions for gearing tuning and most importantly the correct tire package for your track. Once you can run 10 consecutive laps without a mistake, start making changes to shave tenths off your time. Modified cars really need nothing as far as hopups go on a lite.
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