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Old 04-03-2014, 07:29 PM   #3121
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I run mod also. 8.5turn feels great in this car on my track. Still curious about gear diff also. One guy with a Centro runs one and his car is always locked in.
Gear diff should only really be needed in 2wd buggy if you're on carpet or super high bite dirt/clay. You can obviously use it on any surface, but that is where it shines and is needed from my understanding.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:53 PM   #3122
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Yeah I never grabbed the old Avid slipper setup for my B4.1 (running stock at the time). I was running my B44.2 a lot which had the VTS when it was brand new from AE, and it was way more consistent and easier to set than the old style slipper on on my old B44.1 , so I was happy.

Just bought a bunch of other new goodies for my B5m, so I'll have to yet wait again to try the Schelle slipper setup.
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Most good indoor clay setups I've seen have been pretty similar, with very slight tweaks in oil / spring / roll centers
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Seems a lot are gravitating towards 3 x 1.4mm front pistons, and oils are getting lighter. Also the inside rear shock tower hole on the rear seems to be a popular option.
What'd you get? Maybe I'll see you tomorrow and you can tell me.

I'm surprised you never tried Kody's setup with the 1.4x3 pistons.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:41 PM   #3123
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So has anyone tried to put b4 a arms on the b5 yet? they look identical as far as mounting points go, same length, same shock mounting position, and even the spacing for the hubs and inner hinge pins are the same. Theyre just straight instead of gullwing. The hinge pin diameters might be different, not sure. Yeah the geometry for the straight arms might not be perfect without the tower but I might get you through a race. Im too lazy to tear the front apart and see if it will fit, but I did muster up enough energy to take a comparison pic.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #3124
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So has anyone tried to put b4 a arms on the b5 yet? they look identical as far as mounting points go, same length, same shock mounting position, and even the spacing for the hubs and inner hinge pins are the same. Theyre just straight instead of gullwing. The hinge pin diameters might be different, not sure. Yeah the geometry for the straight arms might not be perfect without the tower but I might get you through a race. Im too lazy to tear the front apart and see if it will fit, but I did muster up enough energy to take a comparison pic.
drill the b4 arms for 3mm hinge pin and you should be golden. I have the b5 hubs on my b4
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:32 PM   #3125
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as of late how dare you mention adding weight lol, im jk but alot of peers on here are doing everything in their power to shed weight. Car comes in at roughly 1550 gr. which in my opinion is pretty good. If i need a lil more steering or rear bite i will transfer a weight stack to either fron or rear and it seems to help. I run mod though, stock driver would probably frown on this tuning option.
Not sure about using front ballast unless you are using a shorty servo.
With a standard servo like a Xp ?


I'm adding the alloy front arm brace for its extra weight. So I do appreciate where your coming from though.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:39 PM   #3126
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as of late how dare you mention adding weight lol, im jk but alot of peers on here are doing everything in their power to shed weight. Car comes in at roughly 1550 gr. which in my opinion is pretty good. If i need a lil more steering or rear bite i will transfer a weight stack to either fron or rear and it seems to help. I run mod though, stock driver would probably frown on this tuning option.
Only weight I added was 10 grams in the nose, pull the front arm mount and there is plenty of room to stick a weight in the cavity there.
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It works! Of course doing this with b5rm tower.
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Ok so I moved my shorty all the way forwrd running 3mm front inserts and 1mm washer instead of 2mm washer on the front shock tower. This should fix my pushing issuee
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just shows there are several ways to tune the car to personal liking...
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Ok so I moved my shorty all the way forwrd running 3mm front inserts and 1mm washer instead of 2mm washer on the front shock tower. This should fix my pushing issuee
If that doesn't totally fix it, you could also try unscrewing the front shock ends a turn or two.
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xTotalghost.. can you post your complete set up again?
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Anyone else figure out how to alter the front axle height seeing how the setup sheet has a spot for it? Move the shoulder bushings to the outside and shim accordingly??
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Anyone else figure out how to alter the front axle height seeing how the setup sheet has a spot for it? Move the shoulder bushings to the outside and shim accordingly??
AE is releasing bushings that will allow you to do this...they just arent out yet. I took the ones on my rear motor and dremeled (took about 5 minutes) 1mm off 2 of them so that I could move the spindle up. I really liked it on my rear and plan on trying it on the mid next time out.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:40 AM   #3134
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xghost.. I am not sure the type of track your running on but if you need more steering try the 30 deg caster blocks.. or first try taking the 2mm spacer that's behind the front steering/axel block out and putting it infront of it. this will move the front wheels back 2mm and put more weight over front end giving more steering everywhere.

unless you like the battery all way forward... traction in back still?
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So has anyone tried to put b4 a arms on the b5 yet? they look identical as far as mounting points go, same length, same shock mounting position, and even the spacing for the hubs and inner hinge pins are the same. Theyre just straight instead of gullwing. The hinge pin diameters might be different, not sure. Yeah the geometry for the straight arms might not be perfect without the tower but I might get you through a race. Im too lazy to tear the front apart and see if it will fit, but I did muster up enough energy to take a comparison pic.
Wow... Too lazy ? It's 4 screws (2 front bumper, 2 front hinge block) plus the small capture screws to hold the hinges in. 90 seconds to find out dude

Since the actual B5 gullwing arms don't have the right geometry for the flat B5 shock tower, and vice versa, I'm guessing the B4 ones aren't going to work out. It might fit and work, but suspension travel will likely suffer. Guess we all won't know because you'd lose 20 seconds of your life to find out! J/K
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