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Old 04-09-2014, 10:36 AM   #3331
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Say you need to work on the front tires.
Either a different insert or wear them end some more.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:36 AM   #3332
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So I have decided that I want to get started racing sooner than later, so I am going to pick up the B5 from my LHS instead of holding out for the B5m.

It's been so many years since I have raced, that I am more or less a beginner again and probably wouldn't notice a difference anyway. Not to mention the price is $20.00 cheaper! I can use the extra $ to buy a couple of practice days!
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Yes it's a b5m. And yes that's running weight. There are pics on here posted on the scale
I cannot see how you can drop 100g+ on this car. When running a shorty pack, the average weight is around 1600g. Scale is off or something.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:06 AM   #3334
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This is the Mid Motor thread -- there is NO WAY your car is under 1500g at running weight (battery, tires, body).

I'm assuming you have a RM B5. If so, just add 20-25g of weight somewhere.
You'd be surprised...
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I cannot see how you can drop 100g+ on this car. When running a shorty pack, the average weight is around 1600g. Scale is off or something.
Yes, guys are getting the B5m down to under 1500 if they really choose to. I know a couple locally @ OCRC that have done so. Some lipos are lighter than others. Same for motors. Same for tires even! It can be done.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:11 AM   #3336
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Default b5 mid motor goid for bashing

I am going to buy a b5 kit most of my driving will not be on a track. I have never owned a 2wd buggy. I was thinking the mid motor would give me a better Platform for my everyday bashing am i correct or better to go rear motor. Thanks johnnie
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I cannot see how you can drop 100g+ on this car. When running a shorty pack, the average weight is around 1600g. Scale is off or something.
Mine is a happy 1535g with shorty. Getting better each time out to the track as well.
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I'm trying to find a set up for this weight. Car is faster motor runs cooler. Don't want to get back to 1578 grams. Car is more forgiving just need to get it to stop pushing

Was thinking if going to 3x1.4 pistons all around. But not sure that would help
As Bkautz said. You need to add weight so add it somewhere in the front as far forward as possible
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:16 AM   #3339
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I cannot see how you can drop 100g+ on this car. When running a shorty pack, the average weight is around 1600g. Scale is off or something.
Scale is dead on man. Not to sure what else to say. Its not hard to drop 100 grams. My shorty pack is 155 grams. Were most are 210-212 grams. Thats were most of the weight drop has come from along with alot of other parts and chassis mods.
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Going to buy a b5 kit. Is the mid motor goid for bashing. 90 percent of my driving wont be on a track. Or should i go rear motor.
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Going to buy a b5 kit. Is the mid motor goid for bashing. 90 percent of my driving wont be on a track. Or should i go rear motor.
For bashing i would go rear motor....or an SC.
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As Bkautz said. You need to add weight so add it somewhere in the front as far forward as possible
OK ill add more. I added two weigh packs to the top of servo. Didnt help at all. Im going to try a different set of front tires like Wild was saying or get more run time on these AKA typo's
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:44 AM   #3343
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Tires are 90% of it.

Oh and splking1, in response to your q a few pages ago, 35f 32.5r.
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OK ill add more. I added two weigh packs to the top of servo. Didnt help at all. Im going to try a different set of front tires like Wild was saying or get more run time on these AKA typo's
Where do your race at. If W3 try SS Ions up front
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You can definitely get this car down under 1500g. Mine with the B4.2 pucks, v2 slipper, ti-turnbuckles, and all else stock running a Nano-tech shorty (195g) rtr was at 1548g. using a battery that weighs 150g, aluminum top shaft, ti-screws, lighter motor (like a schuurspeed etc) its easy to see this car coming in at sub 1500g.
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