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Old 11-30-2014, 01:05 PM   #9391
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Soooo..Where does the B5M leave X-Factory actually? As far as the 2wd buggy class. Before the B5m they seemed to be moving towards becoming more of a complete car company vs. making conversions. Now it seems AE put a big hole in that boat. Their CF B5m chassis looks fantastic but AE also has the ability to engineer their own CF chassis within a couple weeks and have it programed into a CNC in a day.

Again, their stuff is cool but it would seem to me they took a big hit as far as where they were taking the company.

For obvious reason I'm asking here and not in the X-Factory thread..The Mafia would put a hit out on me

When your number 1 reason for the upgrade is this:

Totally dialed CF look nothing else like it for your B5M.

You know you're grasping at straws.
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I bought a b5mm used off RCT. I'm curious if it already has the b5rm rear a arms on it already. The seller stated there were b5rm arms as part of the package but I'm uncertain if they are installed. I suspect the are not since the left rear arm is marked left and not reversed. Can someone please confirm? Also for those that have made the change how did it change the handling and how significant was the change.

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Old 11-30-2014, 07:36 PM   #9393
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I bought a b5mm used off RCT. I'm curious if it already has the b5rm rear a arms on it already. The seller stated there were b5rm arms as part of the package but I'm uncertain if they are installed. I suspect the are not since the left rear arm is marked left and not reversed. Can someone please confirm? Also for those that have made the change how did it change the handling and how significant was the change.

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If its a RM rear arm it will have two of the little sway bar nubs on each arm. The MM ones only have one
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:38 PM   #9394
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It will give the car more forward bite but we wont get into the draw backs of running them. If the track you run on is loose then they might be a good idea to run.
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:46 PM   #9395
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I bought a b5mm used off RCT. I'm curious if it already has the b5rm rear a arms on it already. The seller stated there were b5rm arms as part of the package but I'm uncertain if they are installed. I suspect the are not since the left rear arm is marked left and not reversed. Can someone please confirm? Also for those that have made the change how did it change the handling and how significant was the change.

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As stated above it seems you have the stock MM rear arms. He could have meant the front arms were from the RM. The RM front arms are flat, compared to the "gullwing" MM front arms.
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As stated above it seems you have the stock MM rear arms. He could have meant the front arms were from the RM. The RM front arms are flat, compared to the "gullwing" MM front arms.
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Going to rewire mine this week. Hopefully I'll be able to figure out a way can run inline and standard without moving the electronics at all.
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I was able to make it so that I can run in any number of setups without having the re wire.. I can run inline, battery forward and the ESC mounts between the waterfall and the battery. If I move the battery back, I need to put the ESC on top of the battery, keeing the ESC as close as I can to the waterfall and still clearing the body. If I mount the battery sideways (stock) I can move the ESC to the top of the battery or in front of it.

When I wired the motor, I just left a little extra wire, then spun the ESC a couple of times to twist the motor wires... This takes up the slack and I can go back when I need the extra wire. Seems to work well for me.
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I have run my b5m a total of 4 times, front bearings feel very gritty and do not spin freely when put together in the steering block.

Is this a bearing issue or some type tolerance issue?
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Have you cleaned the bearings? Might just have to replace them. I purchased a revolution kit from Avid so that I can replace the factory bearings as they wear out. $22 shipped to my door.
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What's the predecessor to the square fuzzie? Is it the holeshot?
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What's the predecessor to the square fuzzie? Is it the holeshot?
I believe you are correct. hole shot, square fuzzy, evil twin.
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I have run my b5m a total of 4 times, front bearings feel very gritty and do not spin freely when put together in the steering block.

Is this a bearing issue or some type tolerance issue?
You're not alone on this, the bearings do wear out faster than normal for some reason. I though gluing the inserts into the C-hub would fix it, but they still get gritty fast.
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What's the predecessor to the square fuzzie? Is it the holeshot?
I think there was a fuzzie, flat fuzzie, then square fuzzie.
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I have run my b5m a total of 4 times, front bearings feel very gritty and do not spin freely when put together in the steering block.

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You're not alone on this, the bearings do wear out faster than normal for some reason. I though gluing the inserts into the C-hub would fix it, but they still get gritty fast.
It has to do with the crush sleeve in between the two bearings in the hub being out of tolerance. Solution is place (1) .20mm shim along with crush tube. This will give the additional support the bearings need when you tighten down the wheel.
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