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Old 08-02-2016, 09:41 AM   #20551
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Yes, you typically use 22-22.5mm with the 3rd hole
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What's the advantage in adding a third hole?
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:22 PM   #20553
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Hello all, I just picked up a B5M Factory Lite and wanted to know what type or maintenance do you do and when?

I'm new to racing and this car so any/all advice is appreciated.

Edit: I race on an outdoor clay track

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Hello all, I just picked up a B5M Factory Lite and wanted to know what type or maintenance do you do and when?

I'm new to racing and this car so any/all advice is appreciated.
I race on carpet, so all I do is blow the fuzz off, and check that the shocks, and gear diff aren't leaking fluid...
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Hello all, I just picked up a B5M Factory Lite and wanted to know what type or maintenance do you do and when?

I'm new to racing and this car so any/all advice is appreciated.

Edit: I race on an outdoor clay track
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:57 PM   #20556
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Hello all, I just picked up a B5M Factory Lite and wanted to know what type or maintenance do you do and when?

I'm new to racing and this car so any/all advice is appreciated.

Edit: I race on an outdoor clay track
My cars come almost all the way down after race days. Make sure bearings are clean and the drivetrain is free. Clean out all the clay that might still be stuck in crevices. Rebuild shocks. I'll usually freshen up my diff every few race days too.
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My cars come almost all the way down after race days. Make sure bearings are clean and the drivetrain is free. Clean out all the clay that might still be stuck in crevices. Rebuild shocks. I'll usually freshen up my diff every few race days too.
Wow, that's a bit on the extreme side... Overkill? Definitely!
weekly maintenance? I just pull the battery out, clean it up, pull the tires off, clean the tires, and put the car in the storage box... That's it... Of course I do a visual inspection to make sure nothings obviously broken or binding.

Maybe every 4 or 5 months do a diff rebuild and shock rebuild. That's basically a race season for us. Usually don't keep a car for over a season...
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Wow, that's a bit on the extreme side... Overkill? Definitely!
weekly maintenance? I just pull the battery out, clean it up, pull the tires off, clean the tires, and put the car in the storage box... That's it... Of course I do a visual inspection to make sure nothings obviously broken or binding.

Maybe every 4 or 5 months do a diff rebuild and shock rebuild. That's basically a race season for us. Usually don't keep a car for over a season...
I don't get to race weekly, so my cars sit for a few weeks between races. I take them down to make sure everything is fresh for when I do get to make it to the track. I'd still keep the same maintenance schedule if I could race weekly though. Gives me something to do, plus I always know my cars are ready to go. I wasn't suggesting that anybody else follow the same routine, just stating what mine was.
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I have a b5m that weighs only 1275 grams, with a rs gen 2 esc, and a 13.5 x20 lrp motor, being used on a indoor carpet track.
Will 14awg wire be ok for motor wiring, going to use 13awg for the battery.
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I have a b5m that weighs only 1275 grams, with a rs gen 2 esc, and a 13.5 x20 lrp motor, being used on a indoor carpet track.
Will 14awg wire be ok for motor wiring, going to use 13awg for the battery.
Well clearly since your track doesn't follow rules or enforce them use whatever you have. Since your buggy is way way way under weight, 14ga should be fine.
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Well clearly since your track doesn't follow rules or enforce them use whatever you have. Since your buggy is way way way under weight, 14ga should be fine.
I'm not racing in the club, I only go to the track to have fun, no racing. Either way I tried it and the 14awg are getting hot after only 1 minute. So I am going to try 13awg.
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Something seems strange there. With a 13.5 your wires should be ambient after 1 minute.
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Something seems strange there. With a 13.5 your wires should be ambient after 1 minute.
I thought so to, and I the esc in blinky mode too, and the motor timing is straight from the box.
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Is it just one of the wires getting warm? That could be a small short inside the motor.
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Is it just one of the wires getting warm? That could be a small short inside the motor.
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