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Old 05-01-2016, 09:08 AM   #20086
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I've been having a hell of a time getting my B5M CE with the shapeways LCG dialed in. My standard B5M is so much easier to set up, making for more consistent lap times. The LCG is quicker over one lap, but I just can't get consistent with the damn thing. The handling changes throughout the session, sometimes drastically from oversteer to massive understeer.

I'm running on a carpet track with high grip using sauce and slicks, just like all the other racers.

FWIW, I've been away from RC racing for 20 years after running a JRX-Pro. Picked up a used B5M on ebay, then built a CE for racing and a standard B5m for my 11 year old son.

I'm pre-ordering the B6 and gifting the used B5m to my 8 year old son.

Question is, will the B6 be as tricky to set up, or is it possible that I have no idea what I'm doing with the LCG CE?
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I've been having a hell of a time getting my B5M CE with the shapeways LCG dialed in. My standard B5M is so much easier to set up, making for more consistent lap times. The LCG is quicker over one lap, but I just can't get consistent with the damn thing. The handling changes throughout the session, sometimes drastically from oversteer to massive understeer.

I'm running on a carpet track with high grip using sauce and slicks, just like all the other racers.

FWIW, I've been away from RC racing for 20 years after running a JRX-Pro. Picked up a used B5M on ebay, then built a CE for racing and a standard B5m for my 11 year old son.

I'm pre-ordering the B6 and gifting the used B5m to my 8 year old son.

Question is, will the B6 be as tricky to set up, or is it possible that I have no idea what I'm doing with the LCG CE?



You probably like me back then raced on well groomed raked and watered dirt track that spiked pins tires were useful and the racing was really fun. Lots more work on setup and your trigger finger with the cars in 2WD these days.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:02 AM   #20088
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How could he not know, if the B6 body is JConcepts.
I'm sure he did know, he's just respecting AE's new product embargo, which is common practice.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:21 AM   #20089
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You probably like me back then raced on well groomed raked and watered dirt track that spiked pins tires were useful and the racing was really fun. Lots more work on setup and your trigger finger with the cars in 2WD these days.
Exactly! Lol...
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:21 PM   #20090
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Does anyone know which of these two motors would be faster/better for my B5m Lite?

Tekin Redline Gen3
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Team Trinity D4 "MAXZILLA"

Thank you!
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:48 PM   #20091
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Does anyone know which of these two motors would be faster/better for my B5m Lite?

Tekin Redline Gen3
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Team Trinity D4 "MAXZILLA"

Thank you!
Flip a coin. They will both work really good. I raced a Fantom version of the Trinity D4 during the winter racing season and have zero complaints. You might want to go high RPM over high torque for 2wl buggy racing though
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:17 PM   #20092
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Does anyone know which of these two motors would be faster/better for my B5m Lite?

Tekin Redline Gen3
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Team Trinity D4 "MAXZILLA"

Thank you!
Also consider the D4 1s. It's a great motor for 2wd buggy. Popular at my track and I just picked one up myself.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...1702rm/p416687
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I already own both motors. The Tekin is in my B5 now, and the D4 is in my Short Course (which I don't race at the moment).
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:25 PM   #20094
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I guy did a comparison on the Tekin Gen 3's Regular and shorter can RPM one. The RPM had barely if any gain in RPM!
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:43 AM   #20095
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I already own both motors. The Tekin is in my B5 now, and the D4 is in my Short Course (which I don't race at the moment).
If you already own them both, try them both and see which you like better in the buggy!
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:47 AM   #20096
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Does anyone run sway bars for high bite clay track? Does it help with traction roll?
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Does anyone run sway bars for high bite clay track? Does it help with traction roll?
maybe one of the SRS racers will chyme in. SRS is where Spencer Rivkin has raced alot.

at the outdoor track i race, they had a trophy race event last weekend, this attracted a lot of racers for 3-4 weekends prior that normally race in Phoenix AZ at SRS-Hobbytown on the indoor clay track. i noticed several B5Ms had front sway bars which they removed for the outdoor track.
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maybe one of the SRS racers will chyme in. SRS is where Spencer Rivkin has raced alot.

at the outdoor track i race, they had a trophy race event last weekend, this attracted a lot of racers for 3-4 weekends prior that normally race in Phoenix AZ at SRS-Hobbytown on the indoor clay track. i noticed several B5Ms had front sway bars which they removed for the outdoor track.
some locals at srs are using sway bars. It is more common on the t5m and sc5m though. I dont recall if Spencer runs them locally or not. The last time i looked he was not, but things change. I have seen a few random people running the rear sway, not sure if I have seen any front sway bar mods. I was about to order a rear sway bar to try and then the b6 dropped. So no point now. BK often runs more creative setups. Never know what he will show up with.
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I'm sure he did know, he's just respecting AE's new product embargo, which is common practice.
Heck even Larry Genova didn't know, he just thought it was a new B5M body...
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What bearings work best and or last longer on B5M front hubs?
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