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Old 02-23-2015, 08:26 AM   #11866
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Wow that track looks really awesome. Do you guys run slicks on that track? The B5 looked dialed and made the quad with ease.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:26 AM   #11867
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Hi all! Long time reader, first time poster.

Ran my B5M up at LSR Speedway in Sacramento, CA this past Saturday and had an issue with the turnbuckles. I'm running the JConcepts titanium turnbuckles and when I was trying to make camber adjustments, with every turn of the wrench, the ballcups kept popping off of their mounts. Make a quarter turn, pop goes the ballcup. It got to the point where I had to take them totally off, make the adjustments, and pop them back on.

When I first installed them, made sure there were no stiction issues and they freely moved. They move freely, but for something as simple as camber adjustments, they move too freely?

Any ideas on how to remedy this? Thank you in advance.
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Check first page of the thread for turnbuckles suggestions.
Pinching the ball cup with the ball stud in place works good for me. Also cleaning the inside of the ballcups helped mine a lot.
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Hi all! Long time reader, first time poster.

Ran my B5M up at LSR Speedway in Sacramento, CA this past Saturday and had an issue with the turnbuckles. I'm running the JConcepts titanium turnbuckles and when I was trying to make camber adjustments, with every turn of the wrench, the ballcups kept popping off of their mounts. Make a quarter turn, pop goes the ballcup. It got to the point where I had to take them totally off, make the adjustments, and pop them back on.

When I first installed them, made sure there were no stiction issues and they freely moved. They move freely, but for something as simple as camber adjustments, they move too freely?

Any ideas on how to remedy this? Thank you in advance.
lube the threads and run them in and out a few times. you just need to break in the threads on the cups. chapstick or grease work great on the threads
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:42 AM   #11870
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Hi all! Long time reader, first time poster.

Ran my B5M up at LSR Speedway in Sacramento, CA this past Saturday and had an issue with the turnbuckles. I'm running the JConcepts titanium turnbuckles and when I was trying to make camber adjustments, with every turn of the wrench, the ballcups kept popping off of their mounts. Make a quarter turn, pop goes the ballcup. It got to the point where I had to take them totally off, make the adjustments, and pop them back on.

When I first installed them, made sure there were no stiction issues and they freely moved. They move freely, but for something as simple as camber adjustments, they move too freely?

Any ideas on how to remedy this? Thank you in advance.
I had a similar problem with a few of mine. I took the ball cups completely off and put some oil inside then threaded it back on. Shock oil works well too. That solved the problem for me.
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Nice. Did David Joor and Ron atomic come out? I am told they have been running the b5m and the yz2 on that track.
They were out the previous week running the yz2. They got them going pretty good. Ron won Stock that week and Joor was 2nd behind myself in Mod.
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Wow that track looks really awesome. Do you guys run slicks on that track? The B5 looked dialed and made the quad with ease.
Normally have to start out with a scrubbed set of electrons, Then as the groove comes up, I switch to primes, All in MC Compound.
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Normally have to start out with a scrubbed set of electrons, Then as the groove comes up, I switch to primes, All in MC Compound.
Now you guys need to bring John Hale out of rc retirement, lol. I do miss racing in texas.
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lube the threads and run them in and out a few times. you just need to break in the threads on the cups. chapstick or grease work great on the threads
Chapstick works the VERY best! (or bees wax)
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:14 PM   #11875
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Chapstick works the VERY best! (or bees wax)
yeah, I was using some pinapple chapstick. But the car smelled fruity, lol. Looking at getting a block of beeswax next
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Hi Guys, anyone install a Revolution Design Front Bulkhead??? I just got the Brass one, but cant find instructions on how to set up for 25* or 30* with the inserts (I need 25*), wrote to them but have not heard back. Thanks.
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What do you guys set Your timing at for 17.5? I'm running my reedy Mach 2 at 30 degrees, and it's not getting too hot. If I keep bumping up the timing, do I need to worry about more wear on the motor? Or is temp the big thing to look out for?
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What do you guys set Your timing at for 17.5? I'm running my reedy Mach 2 at 30 degrees, and it's not getting too hot. If I keep bumping up the timing, do I need to worry about more wear on the motor? Or is temp the big thing to look out for?
I set mine for 5 amps of free spin amp draw on a wattmeter on 2s. Then I gear accordingly. Going past this point will quickly ramp up amp draw and heat. At least in my experience. Don't do the free spin amp draw with a mod motor or you may frag the rotor. .
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lube the threads and run them in and out a few times. you just need to break in the threads on the cups. chapstick or grease work great on the threads
Or u can use shock oil bc in the tip notes in the manual says shock oil
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