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Old 10-12-2014, 10:08 AM   #8386
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Question, what difference does a tapered verses standard shock piston do as far as car handling?
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:14 AM   #8387
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I see people using the rear motor arms, can someone please explain what this does for handling?
Rear motor front arms (flat) smooth out the steering and the rear arms push the hubs forward and shorten your wheel base to give you a little more rear traction
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:36 AM   #8388
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Cab back bodies are fugly! All about cab forward!
Exactly they have no design ques. They look like a slice of cake turned sideways
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:08 PM   #8389
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I have used the search function to research this tuning tip of running the B5R front tower, as well as front and rear arms for "better traction" and i see it referanced all over, but cannot find the explanation of why it provides better traction. Does anyone know, and if so, do you order the "hard" arms and shock tower? Thanks
I order the "softer" arms because I am a poor driver and they are much more durable when examining a pipe or wall close-up. I'm sure that I couldn't tell the difference in the car's handling.

I don't think that anyone answered the "why" of the RM front arms.

Draw it out on paper and watch how the arc of the shock is different between the two when going from full extension to full compression. Starting from full extension you can see that the lower shock pivot moves toward the centerline of the car quicker (thereby less leverage) with the flat arms. In short the progression of the shock and spring are different. The tower is used to correct the droop when using the flat arms. I liked the improvement of the flat arms and tower though, I found it easier to drive regardless of the physics.
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:29 PM   #8390
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The HW v3.1 stock spec is great esc. Amain has some pretty good pricing on them with their coupons.
Any advantage of the normal 3.1 other than it being 120a vs the stock spec 100a?
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:33 PM   #8391
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What's the reason behind running 3X1.4 pistons up front?
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Any gearing suggestions for running a Trinity 10.5? Going to order an avid slipper and can select which spurs are included
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I am running 76/25
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Well, I decided to run some mod buggy tonight because a friend of mine wanted to, and I got the pleasure of putting in some racing against Brian Kinwald and Spencer Rivkin. Sure, I got spanked, but I put on some of the best laps I ever have with the B5M. Funny thing is, my car felt like crap. was pushing hard. Maybe I just make less mistakes with a pushy car. Anyway it was fun.
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Well, I decided to run some mod buggy tonight because a friend of mine wanted to, and I got the pleasure of putting in some racing against Brian Kinwald and Spencer Rivkin. Sure, I got spanked, but I put on some of the best laps I ever have with the B5M. Funny thing is, my car felt like crap. was pushing hard. Maybe I just make less mistakes with a pushy car. Anyway it was fun.
Spencer is crazy fast! The new RM!
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yeah, laps were about 22-24 seconds. I was in the upper 23 second range. Spencer was in the lower range
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Does anyone agree that practicing with a mod motor and racing with a stock motor will make you a better racer?
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Interesting question, thought the same.
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