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Old 05-26-2014, 12:34 PM   #4771
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just order a set of Lunsford ti front axle
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:43 PM   #4772
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As far as I know no way to take the anodizing off, but you can change the color with some 9 volt batteries and simple green. You can get some other colors with more voltage just not sure the amounts.

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What is the best way to remove the anodizing from the blue FT turnbuckles...on my b5m.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:45 PM   #4773
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I used my dremel and one of the buffing wheels in the buffing kit to get them off. I think I used the one for paint removal, not a real rough grit but enough to remove it and polish the turnbuckles
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:10 PM   #4774
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Got a great deal at Amain for a B5M with a huge discount this weekend. Looking forward to the build. Only bought B5 flat arms front and back plus the tower for it. Gonna keep the rest stock for now and see what it can do out of the box besides the arm changes.

May swap the Avid slipper off my 22, but giving the vts a try first in mod class.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:31 PM   #4775
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Hello again, All!

I think the biggest question here for the B5M official thread..would be the choice of Batteries!?

I am so torn apart between many brands and styles.
My decision so far-

Brands: SMC, Reedy, Thunder Power, and OR Max-amps.

Why those brands? Because they all carry great shorty, square or saddle packs.

Which style should I go with? My home Track is a medium sized indoor dirt track located at Gaithersburg, MD (rctrack.com)

The guy who sold me B5M swears by his Reedy Saddle Packs, then he told me he recently switched over to Reedy Square packs. I am unsure if he is just biased.

I don't want to spend too much for TWO racing lipo packs. ($150 max for 2 packs)
I do not want to put too much stress on one pack and I don't leave them on my vehicles. (I do NOT fast charge my LiPos)

So, I would like suggestions for two packs with an approriate mAh and C ratings - our track tends to run 5 min Qualifiers and Mains.

Please do not overlook this post and keep this discussion going!
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:00 PM   #4776
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This is a great place to buy quality batteries at a reasonable price.

http://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?...tegory&path=67
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:21 PM   #4777
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This is a great place to buy quality batteries at a reasonable price.

http://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?...tegory&path=67
I totally agree with you. The only reason why I had doubts, is that -a guy- told me not to get SMC packs, but run Reedy packs instead, he is probably biased.

I have bought a SMC full stick and it performed well. I just despite it when I get negative feedback over items of any kind- from people, it just makes you feel stupid, but who is really stupid?! Hah

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TWO SMC SQUARE PACKS (5800mAH and 70C!!!!!!) in my SMC Shopping Cart! - FOR JUST $119! I'm not hitting Checkout yet, until I feel I've received enough feedback
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:26 PM   #4778
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smc is good stuff. i used alot and still have. np
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:03 PM   #4779
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most of the batteries are pretty darn good now... you don't need the most expensive but something that works good.. I have seen smc's that were great ... turnigy's that were great and reedys and others that were great as well.. I wouldn't get any of the china super cheapies though. I have also seen all the above batteries puff up or separate too.. so take care of what you get, don't let them get to hot and store them correctly.

one big mistake I see is people leaving batteries out in the sun all day on their pit table.. they just cook in the sun. keep them cool , don't store them charged full only partial and charge them correctly.
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the smc packs are good i have a square a pair of saddles and a short pack and also 2 4s battery packs they are good
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:42 PM   #4781
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Their motors are very good but I didn't like how my shorty packs all puffed a little bit each run, including the first run. yuck.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:25 PM   #4782
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Anyone reduce the weight of their b5m to around 1500g? How does it handle? Been told that reducing weight of car to around 1500g affects handling and requires a whole new setup. Would like to go lighter but not if it is going to affect car in a neg way.
anyone?
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Hi mate,

I can't speak for the B5M specifically, but I think the lighter the better. Particularly if you can remove at least an equal percentage of mass from the un-sprung masses as from the sprung mass. You'll obviously have to soften the springs and reduce the amount of damping to suit. Rotating mass of course should also be a focus to reduce inertia. I also think that moving the mass to the center to reduce the polar moment of inertia can only be a good thing. You obviously want to lower the CoG as much as possible as well so focus on removing mass from the higher points of the car.

I think don't worry about what people have or haven't tried just go for it; maybe you'll find you have a better car than everyone else at the end of it. I would be surprised however if there weren't a bunch of 1500g B5Ms running around already?...

Are you running on low/no dust high grip tracks? If so then I definitely think lighter is better. Dusty tracks there may be merit in more mass purely to push the tire tread through the dust layer a bit better for potentially more grip.

I have a Kyosho RB6 mid motor with a standard 220g SMC shorty and full size servo that weighs in at 1465g and handles great; much better than when I added mass.
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Anyone the B5m with 0 anti-squat yet? Also, does the kit come with the aluminum C/D arm mounts or is this a must have upgrade beyond the kit?
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:34 AM   #4785
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anyone?
I'm at about 1530 right now. Biggest issue is corner entry steering which I've going to work on again this week. Just have a couple hours on it so far working through tuning. Other than that no problem. I'm running on med/high grip clay.
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