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Old 11-10-2014, 07:40 AM   #9001
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Learned allot of things from going down to Trackside to check out the Spektrum Nationals, which were run on a very high bite track. First, B5M's dominated buggy without a doubt and all the guys appeared to be using the flat front arms and Dirt Webz. The one thing that did shock me while checking out Cavalairi's (sp?) BM5, was how out of the box it looked! I see all these pictures of the battery trays hacked apart, esc's stuck to batteries that are run length-wise, ect... and all the winning B5M's down there looked out of the box except for the rear aluminum ball stud mount, aluminum rear hubs, aluminum front pin retainer and a set of clamping hexes.
One question i do have, in regards to the aluminum rear ball stud mount, depending on which way you mount it, is either +2 or -2. On medium bite tracks, does anyone have an idea which way would help the car more? What exactly does raising or lowering the rear ball stud mounting accomplish? thanks!
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I rub mine -2 because you can still run 4mm of washers getting the +2 roll center without having to flip the mount. Plus the CG is lower lol
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:12 AM   #9003
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See, roll center. That was what I thought this affected... but all the tips I see out there, is everyone says the looser the track, lower the ball studs. Wouldn't this take away from side bite though? I could see how it would help forward traction, but to get the car to roll over and induce side bite... wouldn't you want to raise the ball studs/roll center to induce a bit more chassis roll?
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When ever I lower the link, I feel like side bite is lost. It is one of the things I do when traction rolling and always seems to make it better.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:17 AM   #9005
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Raise ballstuds = lower roll center = more chassis roll.
Lower ballstuds = higher roll center = less chassis roll. Raising ballstuds on low grip increases chassis roll which should theoretically increase grip. Sounds like you have roll center and center of gravity a bit mashed up.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:33 PM   #9006
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anyone have trouble fitting the exotek slipper eliminator.

It did not finish correctly on the top shaft... The 3mm screw holes seemed under sized... Quality control these days is non existent.
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anyone have trouble fitting the exotek slipper eliminator.

It did not finish correctly on the top shaft... The 3mm screw holes seemed under sized... Quality control these days is non existent.
pretty sure they are 4-40 screws....
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:41 PM   #9008
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Looks like Kody ran the 3 gear in his MM at the spectrum race.
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Anybody have any experience with a gear diff in mod on medium to medium high bite light dust? Curious on how you changed your setup and the differences. Mine is on the way. Also any tricks like different gasket or different orings
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Learned allot of things from going down to Trackside to check out the Spektrum Nationals, which were run on a very high bite track. First, B5M's dominated buggy without a doubt and all the guys appeared to be using the flat front arms and Dirt Webz. The one thing that did shock me while checking out Cavalairi's (sp?) BM5, was how out of the box it looked! I see all these pictures of the battery trays hacked apart, esc's stuck to batteries that are run length-wise, ect... and all the winning B5M's down there looked out of the box except for the rear aluminum ball stud mount, aluminum rear hubs, aluminum front pin retainer and a set of clamping hexes.
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Were the Dirt Webz the 2.2 or the 2.4?
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2.2 for the dirt webs. We had the 60mm rims but not the tire....
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:23 PM   #9012
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wouldn't you want to raise the ball studs/roll center to induce a bit more chassis roll?
Raising the inner ball studs doesn't raise the roll center, it lowers it.
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anyone tried bladder build shocks on their cars?
I assume that means no.lol
Well I have, hope to try it out car for first time Wed. Unless another auto I am apparently responsible for breaks down between now and then.
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I assume that means no.lol
Well I have, hope to try it out car for first time Wed. Unless another auto I am apparently responsible for breaks down between now and then.
i do not believe that AE makes a bladder conversion for the 12mm shocks.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:43 AM   #9015
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I'M going to try and answer your Ball stud question. What I'M going to tell you will give you all the info you need for how raising /lowering ball stud feels to you on the track.

Are you ready:

1) Go to your local track

2) Drive the car (get a good feel for it)

3) Now raise/lower ball stud

4) Go drive the car

5) Think about how your car preformed. look at your lap times

Now you can tell us what you found out.....
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