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Old 05-05-2016, 09:28 AM   #20146
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Tower Hobbies has discontinued the B5m Limited Edition, the others are backordered.
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Do people get this upset when honda, ford, gm, dodge or anyone else comes out with a new car......
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I beat mid motor cars all the time on our big low grip outdoor track with my B5R. In fact, many times they seem confused, disappointed, surprised, upset, etc. when it happens. No matter what I did to my B5M it never felt as comfortable and easy to drive as the B5R on very-low to low grip. People are too quick to dismiss it and try to force the mid motor to work. In fact, rather than giving up on it, I wish AE would continue to evolve it also. Such as giving it the front end, shorter rear shock bodies / lower tower, and improved "C" and "D" inserts, cool new body, same as the B6D. Maybe it would drive even better (but give me 3mm trail pretty please). Won't happen, but hey I can dream...
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I beat mid motor cars all the time on our big low grip outdoor track with my B5R. In fact, many times they seem confused, disappointed, surprised, upset, etc. when it happens. No matter what I did to my B5M it never felt as comfortable and easy to drive as the B5R on very-low to low grip. People are too quick to dismiss it and try to force the mid motor to work. In fact, rather than giving up on it, I wish AE would continue to evolve it also. Such as giving it the front end, shorter rear shock bodies / lower tower, and improved "C" and "D" inserts, cool new body, same as the B6D. Maybe it would drive even better (but give me 3mm trail pretty please). Won't happen, but hey I can dream...
AE did evolve the B5m....It's called the B6D.
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AE did evolve the B5m....It's called the B6D.
He wants evolution of the b5r
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He wants evolution of the b5r
Now I see that. Honestly, it is probably based on sales. The mid motor stuff is selling significantly more than the rear motor stuff. Why spend more money on a platform to suit a handful of guys when it can be spent on the majority and see a return on that investment.
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True that.
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That's what the B6D is for.
Why fix it when its not broken? Imho TA was really designing a buggy for carpet so they can tap into that market ... especially in europe. I really think "D" version was just an after thought.
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Why fix it when its not broken? Imho TA was really designing a buggy for carpet so they can tap into that market ... especially in europe. I really think "D" version was just an after thought.
Honestly...without an engineering degree and being in on those discussions you have no idea what they learned, and how they planned to take the B5m to the next level. You need to understand that the B5m was AE's first mid motor 2wd...so they are still learning themselves how to make it better.
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I actually like the B6 and B6D. Its got carbon fiber shock towers.
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I beat mid motor cars all the time on our big low grip outdoor track with my B5R. In fact, many times they seem confused, disappointed, surprised, upset, etc. when it happens. No matter what I did to my B5M it never felt as comfortable and easy to drive as the B5R on very-low to low grip. People are too quick to dismiss it and try to force the mid motor to work. In fact, rather than giving up on it, I wish AE would continue to evolve it also. Such as giving it the front end, shorter rear shock bodies / lower tower, and improved "C" and "D" inserts, cool new body, same as the B6D. Maybe it would drive even better (but give me 3mm trail pretty please). Won't happen, but hey I can dream...
I am with you. We have an outdoor track in tucson. If I ever make it down there, I would prefer a RM car. That being said, I would only race there maybe 1-2 times a year....so buying a separate car for that would be silly. A MM car can be tunes to be fast on outdoor tracks, but it is more work. If I wanted minimal effort or had very little time to tune, RM outdoors would be my go to. So i am sad to see the RM completely go away. That being said, they may keep the b5rm and port it over to the rtr. Who knows.
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I actually like the B6 and B6D. Its got carbon fiber shock towers.
This is why I laugh at the FT car questions.....

The car comes with:

CF front and rear towers
Alum rear ball stud mount
Lightened Outdrives (B6D)
Alum front axles
Alum rear Hexes
Alum C mount (rear suspension)


They will never offer a car with every FT part, never never never never. But they are giving us a lot for a great price.
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Honestly...without an engineering degree and being in on those discussions you have no idea what they learned, and how they planned to take the B5m to the next level. You need to understand that the B5m was AE's first mid motor 2wd...so they are still learning themselves how to make it better.
Sure...its small toys for big boys....a hobby... but you know its all about making money right?
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Sure...its small toys for big boys....a hobby... but you know its all about making money right?
Should it be about losing money?
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Old 05-05-2016, 11:39 AM   #20160
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as long as people are will to pay $$$$ top dollar to pick up a few seconds
racing toy cars. companies will keep re-engineering about 5% of there lastest car
every 6 months to keep the junkies coming back for more.

funny thing is with most people it's not the cars not performing it's there need
of more skill driving it.
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