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Old 01-16-2015, 01:08 PM   #10546
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Yeah carbide and ceramic are pretty damn similar when they're maintained well. Ceramic lasts a little longer, but for me it's a feel thing and that's why I prefer carbide. I ran ceramic for nearly a whole year once.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:27 PM   #10547
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Servo wire length will be fixed tomorrow, please excuse the mess!

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Old 01-16-2015, 08:03 PM   #10548
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"Plan B Racing, an aftermarket option parts company based in the state of Missouri, has kicked off the new year with all-new carbon fiber options for the Team Associated B5 and B5M buggys. First in line is a 5mm carbon fiber tower designed for both the B5 and B5M. The new tower incorporates the geometry of both the rear and mid motor towers into one. In addition, the new tower features additional camber link holes for further tuning options. The 5mm carbon fiber is tough, trick, and weighs the same as the stock molded tower."



"Next in line is the B5M adjustable battery strap. This 2.5mm carbon fiber beauty is slotted to allow for adjustable battery positions. This means no more foam blocks! Includes aluminum posts and screws, and weighs in at 7 grams."



"Last, but not least, is the B5M carbon fiber motor plate. This is a weight saving 3mm carbon fiber replacement for the standard aluminum motor plate, featuring milled pockets and sleek design. A unique idea that weighs only 10 grams."



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Old 01-16-2015, 10:10 PM   #10549
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Servo wire length will be fixed tomorrow, please excuse the mess!

My moto (and Vital) brother.. that looks bitchen!!
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:27 PM   #10550
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I ran my 5M today with the 3 gear and it's pretty nice. I did however have to gear down one tooth as it was a little higher then my liking. The car seemed to rotate a little better but I don't know. My lap times were still the same due to not be able to figure out a certain part on the track.
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:10 AM   #10551
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Would the carbon fiber motor plate deal with heat as well? Looks really cool.
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:22 AM   #10552
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anyone where i could find the setup Ryan Cavalieri was running atPremier RC Raceway in Portland, OR.
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:35 AM   #10553
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Servo wire length will be fixed tomorrow, please excuse the mess!

Nice paint scheme. I really like it. How did you do the little dots on the side?
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:41 AM   #10554
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Send a pm to colorsbydave on here. He calls them micro holes. He sells sheets of those holes that have adhesive on the back. They work great!

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For you stock guys that run MIP Pucks I have a question:

I have had the pucks for about 2 months and have replaced my pucks at least every 10-20 packs and they still looked fine when I replaced them. My question is that my out drives are ate to hell and are DONE! How can this be? I thought one of the major benefits to the "Puck System" is that you never have to replace dog bones or out drives again?

I must say I am really disappointed in MIP so far I have bent a dog bone and my out drives are now shot. I have invested probably $160 in this puck system now and I dont know that the benefits really outweigh the cost.

Do I need to replace the pucks after every race???
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"A new lite weight gear cover for the B5M. Made for 17.5 racing. The prototype Is 4 grams, think i can get it to 3 grams. The covers will come with out a hole for racers that don't run a slipper, for the racers that do there will be vinyl dots to cover the hole. The first run will in white. I'll have a three gear cover by the end of next week"

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Nice paint scheme. I really like it. How did you do the little dots on the side?
Paint was done by elex300 here. He's a badass.
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"A new lite weight gear cover for the B5M. Made for 17.5 racing. The prototype Is 4 grams, think i can get it to 3 grams. The covers will come with out a hole for racers that don't run a slipper, for the racers that do there will be vinyl dots to cover the hole. The first run will in white. I'll have a three gear cover by the end of next week"

We spent years buying RPM covers because the lexan covers were junk.

Now we're getting rid of hard plastic covers for lexan covers.

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I like the current cover. Hasn't failed yet and fits great. Don't care for white.

On the pucks, I replace ever 10 days or so in stock. I had one screw hitting an out drive. I have another car I passed on doing the pucks, definitely lighter but I don't care for the out drives going bad and replacing those tiny screws. Going to stay with OEM for now and not worry about puck maintenance.
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I like the current cover. Hasn't failed yet and fits great. Don't care for white.

On the pucks, I replace ever 10 days or so in stock. I had one screw hitting an out drive. I have another car I passed on doing the pucks, definitely lighter but I don't care for the out drives going bad and replacing those tiny screws. Going to stay with OEM for now and not worry about puck maintenance.
Ya thats about what I have done every 10-15 days and ya I completely agree with you I think I'm done with the pucks that is just BS that you spend that much money only to have to put more money and maintenance in it than the OEM ones. Hell the stock out drives last 10x as long! It just makes me sick that I've invested all that money into something that Im not going to use anymore!
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