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Old 07-25-2014, 04:45 PM   #6331
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Just finished converting my b5 over to a b5m. What are people's thoughts on the 3x1.4 TAPERED pistons vs flat in the rear?
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:51 PM   #6332
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I'm running good ol 2 hole 1.6s all around as many others do. For some reason they seem to work very well in these cars. I did notice today that the setups for the B5M and RB6M are very different. I run 3x1.4 fronts and 1.6x2 in the rear on the RB6.
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I'm running good ol 2 hole 1.6s all around as many others do. For some reason they seem to work very well in these cars. I did notice today that the setups for the B5M and RB6M are very different. I run 3x1.4 fronts and 1.6x2 in the rear on the RB6.
On my RM, I was on 3x1.4 flat all around. I intend to do some running on an outdoor track. I was running rear but wanted to give mid a try and figured the tapered pistons were the ticket for the bumps I might encounter.

I've done extensive testing on the RM side with 1.6, 1.7, 3x1.4 flat, but have never tried the tapered pistons. I'm curious, in general, what the difference between the 3x1.4 tapered and flats are like if anyone has tried them?

3x1.4 is just my starting point since the latest team setups use them and they're hands down my favorite piston. I have some big jumps on our outdoor track so I don't want the 1.7s, and the traction can get pretty low when the sun is out and it gets loamy, so 1.6 or 3x1.4 is what I'll be on. I prefer the damper steps in shock oils that the 3x1.4s provide, but I'll keep the 1.6s on the short list.

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Old 07-25-2014, 05:32 PM   #6334
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I just found the post where WildCat answered this. "between the bearing on the plastic rack. those a are crush tubes"
Maybe Jason could add to first page, question everybody has until associated makes a diagram and sends with part.
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:23 PM   #6335
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Maybe Jason could add to first page, question everybody has until associated makes a diagram and sends with part.
He's moved on to Serpent.

*If a mod lets me take the first post, we could get information up on there a lot faster.

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Old 07-25-2014, 06:43 PM   #6336
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Pistons

Flat better on smooth and higher grip surfaces

Taper for lower traction and bumps..
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I'm running good ol 2 hole 1.6s all around as many others do. For some reason they seem to work very well in these cars. I did notice today that the setups for the B5M and RB6M are very different. I run 3x1.4 fronts and 1.6x2 in the rear on the RB6.
Quite a few B5M setups are 3x1.4 fr/2x1.6 rr. Personally I think the setups for the Big 3 (AE/KYO/TLR) were getting similar...until Maifield went and ran 1.5x2 fr in his 22 setup.

I'm still looking for more turn in on my B5M. I would rather have too much and take it out.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:39 PM   #6338
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I ran my b 5 m kit AWESOME love it
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:47 PM   #6339
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I will probably get some kickback on this comment but just want to throw this out to all of you.
I own the following offroad AE cars, Rc8.2e, B4.1, RC10 4X4 and now the B5M.
I was always been impressed at Associated's quality, engineering, build plans, but have some criticism on the B5M.

I know it is great to save weight, reduce size but I think the AE crew went too far with the B5M. The 2 biggest problems I have encountered are ones which do not have to be given just a little more room in the chassis and a little more height on the body.
1. If the front area were just a little bit wider, perhaps 10-15mm, I would not have had to buy an extra small reciever to fit along side the ESC.
2. If the body height had been just 10mm higher, I would not have be installing the low profile 4mm battery bullets to keep wire height down so I can fit the body far enough down to velcro it to the sides of the chassis.

I know many will say the engineers put a lot of work into design, but would just a little larger area in these places REALLY matter that much in performance? I am disappointed in how I needed to buy unnecessarily different parts to accommodate this recent build.
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I know many will say the engineers put a lot of work into design, but would just a little larger area in these places REALLY matter that much in performance? I am disappointed in how I needed to buy unnecessarily different parts to accommodate this recent build.
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There are certain airflow characteristics they are looking for when designing the body. I feel your pain as i had to buy a micro receiver to make it all work. but let me tell you that if your a racer im not aware of a better 2wd on the market currently. i own a 22 2.0 and an RB6 and i prefer the B5M. It drives and lands so much smoother than anything that its comforting to drive.
If your that worried about space look into buying a pro-line phantom body, they have a bit more clearance. I hope you enjoy the car
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I find that running saddles in mod with an 8.0 is much better than a shorty and going light.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:54 AM   #6342
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What are the reasons for using the offset caster block bushings? What is the change to the car and why?

http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...lock-Bushing-4
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Raised steering axle adds more on power steer.

Suggest leaving the axle in the middle...
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Thanks, Currently have in middle just trying to learn why and when to do something.....not just because .
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Racing stock ang you get your car to 1500 grams, what shock packages change should be made from stock set up of 32.5 white fronts and green rear?
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