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Old 09-22-2016, 05:40 PM   #20716
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My bad; nonetheless the kit bodies, ti-nitride shafts, and x-rings make for a smooth shock!
Oh no doubt. It's the best shock AE has ever made. Try the new machined shock internals. Amazing
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:51 PM   #20717
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I would do a YZ2 gearbox before the shapeways. Its a bit more work but alot better quality.
Are you running on clay or turf/carpet?.

Shapeways all the way. Awesome product for the price. $58 got me a 3gear laydown with battery strap and 30mm fan mount. Fitment was as good as stock and I only had to drill two holes and trim the motor plate. Piece of cake and made a huge difference. I plan to swap my t5m and mod my scx60 to take the same trans.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:28 PM   #20718
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Shapeways all the way. Awesome product for the price. $58 got me a 3gear laydown with battery strap and 30mm fan mount. Fitment was as good as stock and I only had to drill two holes and trim the motor plate. Piece of cake and made a huge difference. I plan to swap my t5m and mod my scx60 to take the same trans.
You got a good one, the problem is bearing clearance and stacking of tolerances. One loose
bearing is no big deal, all three and you have a car that sounds like a sawsall and eats top
shafts. But it really comes down to how much effort someone wants to put in. Both are
about the same price, the YZ2 conversion being more work with way better quality plastic,
or the shapeways thats easier to put in with 3d printed parts.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:00 PM   #20719
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My bad; nonetheless the kit bodies, ti-nitride shafts, and x-rings make for a smooth shock!
i think chrome shaft are better for smoothness
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:50 PM   #20720
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You got a good one, the problem is bearing clearance and stacking of tolerances. One loose
bearing is no big deal, all three and you have a car that sounds like a sawsall and eats top
shafts. But it really comes down to how much effort someone wants to put in. Both are
about the same price, the YZ2 conversion being more work with way better quality plastic,
or the shapeways thats easier to put in with 3d printed parts.
My local track has a few of these. Each one is quiet as a church mouse. I think they got a bad rep in the early production runs maybe. But I haven't seen a bad one yet. I'd like to try out their new design that uses a b6 top shaft and engine plate.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:40 AM   #20721
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i think chrome shaft are better for smoothness
You must've gotten a good set. After building 4 kits personally all of mine were serviceable at best, the Ti-Nitrides on the 2 I have now are night and day different than the kit shafts. The VRP pistons on my buggy are really NICE! I am thinking about getting some for my truck.
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You must've gotten a good set. After building 4 kits personally all of mine were serviceable at best, the Ti-Nitrides on the 2 I have now are night and day different than the kit shafts. The VRP pistons on my buggy are really NICE! I am thinking about getting some for my truck.
The kit shock shafts are raw steel, not chrome. these are the ones he is talking about.

https://www.teamassociated.com/parts...fts_v2_chrome/
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The kit shock shafts are raw steel, not chrome. these are the ones he is talking about.

https://www.teamassociated.com/parts...fts_v2_chrome/
I see! Never saw those!
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I just blew my motor and the only other motors I have are a 13.5T and a 3.5T. Even with turbo boost to the max the 13.5T is just too slow... would it be insane to try the 3.5T? I plan on limiting throttle to 80% on the radio but I don't want to damage anything :/
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:21 AM   #20725
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just wondering if people are converting there b5m to b6m and what success they have ????
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Everything you need for the conversion is in the B6/B6d kit
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There are a few options for b5m laydown gearboxes. I'd recommend searching a little.
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Has anybody used the front end parts off the B6 in the B5M? I'd like to replace the front hubs and steering blocks, so I don't have to glue the bearing inserts next time.
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Everything you need for the conversion is in the B6/B6d kit
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