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Old 03-03-2014, 01:26 AM   #1411
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I ended up using the shocks off my B4.2 built with CSI blue pistons. I also pulled off my aluminum rear axle hexes from the B4.2 and used them. I ran stock today at OCRC, the last race on the reedy track. For the most part I used Kody's setup but went with 32.5 front and 27.5 in the rear along with green springs up front and white in the rear. I also used a Titanium link kit and aluminum screws replacing the stock ones in about 90% throughout.

I ran a hobbywing 3.1 with a Reedy 17.5t in the stock class. I missed the first heat due to not having the car done, finished the car and ran in the 2nd heat. It ran good, but I needed to shift my battery forward. I started in the rear of the Bmain and ended up finishing first and bumping to the Amain. At the start of the Amain the screw came out of the right front axle. Needless to say the lock tight wasn't dry.

Here is a middle of build picture, I'll try to get a finished pic up soon.

Servo Note: I'm using a shorty servo, in order to get it fit with the wire coming out I cut off the plastic/rubber boot that hold the wire and protrudes out the side around the actual wire. I was then able to fit it in, albeit tightly.

Overall the build was very impressive, and the car handles and feels even more so!
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:52 AM   #1412
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Thanks for replies re wheels/ESC space dimensions, appreciate it.
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I ended up using the shocks off my B4.2 built with CSI blue pistons. I also pulled off my aluminum rear axle hexes from the B4.2 and used them. I ran stock today at OCRC, the last race on the reedy track. For the most part I used Kody's setup but went with 32.5 front and 27.5 in the rear along with green springs up front and white in the rear. I also used a Titanium link kit and aluminum screws replacing the stock ones in about 90% throughout.

I ran a hobbywing 3.1 with a Reedy 17.5t in the stock class. I missed the first heat due to not having the car done, finished the car and ran in the 2nd heat. It ran good, but I needed to shift my battery forward. I started in the rear of the Bmain and ended up finishing first and bumping to the Amain. At the start of the Amain the screw came out of the right front axle. Needless to say the lock tight wasn't dry.

Here is a middle of build picture, I'll try to get a finished pic up soon.

Servo Note: I'm using a shorty servo, in order to get it fit with the wire coming out I cut off the plastic/rubber boot that hold the wire and protrudes out the side around the actual wire. I was then able to fit it in, albeit tightly.

Overall the build was very impressive, and the car handles and feels even more so!
Hope u dont mind me asking why u used the b4.2 shocks instead of the b5? I'm waiting for my car to come in and wanna have a feel of what needs to be done from the word go. Am considering K shocks
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Hope u dont mind me asking why u used the b4.2 shocks instead of the b5? I'm waiting for my car to come in and wanna have a feel of what needs to be done from the word go. Am considering K shocks
I am only guessing it was because he was in a hurry as he was building the car while at the track.
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Is anyone running this car outdoors on tracks that favor DD's, holeshots or tazer type of tires? Like a watered outdoor mixed traction style of track. I am sure it will work great indoors.
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do we have to use a "shorty" servo or is normal servo size still Fitting?
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do we have to use a "shorty" servo or is normal servo size still Fitting?
Full size servo fits fine, the car was designed to use a full size servo.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:03 AM   #1418
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Is anyone running this car outdoors on tracks that favor DD's, holeshots or tazer type of tires? Like a watered outdoor mixed traction style of track. I am sure it will work great indoors.
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Sounds like the track by me.
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I do know there was not enough B5m supply for many or possibly all of the 50% AE chassis sponsor drivers.
I'm sure there are 100% sponsored guys who haven't gotten them as well
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do we have to use a "shorty" servo or is normal servo size still Fitting?
I just wanted a low profile to save weight. Full size actually works easier with the new mounts.
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I don't plan on taking the setscrews out of the axles, hence the use of the red Loctite. No Loctite on the lock nuts, that's why its a lock nut.

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Use green for this application, it will NEVER move, um ever, lol

good idea, I still haven't had any trouble with my front axles after about 30 packs through my rear motor, waiting anxiously for my mid motor
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Shorty's lighter weight helps improve forward traction.

Ordering a shorty myself for my car.
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Shorty's lighter weight helps improve forward traction.

Ordering a shorty myself for my car.
Whaaaat? I just sold all of mine because "I didn't need them". Sigh.

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Whaaaat? I just sold all of mine because "I didn't need them". Sigh.

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Whaaaaaat ?
Looking at the Turnigy track star myself or the Airtronic.
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Hope u dont mind me asking why u used the b4.2 shocks instead of the b5? I'm waiting for my car to come in and wanna have a feel of what needs to be done from the word go. Am considering K shocks
I don't mind at all. A couple reasons.
It looks like the B5m shocks aren't coated, I could be wrong but when feeling and checking the coating on the shock bodies themselves it appears that the Factory Team B4.2 coating is better.[/LIST]The shock shafts that come with the B5M aren't coated like the Factory Team B4.2's.[/LIST]Aluminum Shock Caps which require the bolts and shock bushings from the B4.2 to be used[/LIST]The Shock shaft end eyelets appear more lightweight as well since they too are aluminum on the factory team 4.2 vs the B5M stock stuff.

Oh, and regarding loctite. Never use RED on R/C cars as it's simply not needed. If you're using red you may as well just glue shit in. Blue works great for any loctite needs in the R/C world.
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