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Old 08-02-2015, 12:09 PM   #14851
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What are you mod guys running for transmissions? Is the 3 gear transmission only good for stock, or better all around?
I like it better all around. Adds on power stearing and jumps a little better. Doesn't really seem to take away rear traction and I run the B5M rear arms. I only run mod.
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Anyone using any other ball cups or rod ends aftermarket or from other vehicles? I never was abel to get them free and just going through the car they are binding again.

It's really crap. My RC8B3 rod ends and ballstuds are a better setup, as I think the plastic is more of a stiffer and lower coefficient of friction and more importantly molded properly. So if there was a smaller version for 3mm turnbuckles I would go to those.
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Anyone using any other ball cups or rod ends aftermarket or from other vehicles? I never was abel to get them free and just going through the car they are binding again.

It's really crap. My RC8B3 rod ends and ballstuds are a better setup, as I think the plastic is more of a stiffer and lower coefficient of friction and more importantly molded properly. So if there was a smaller version for 3mm turnbuckles I would go to those.
I've had the B5 RM since it release...binding and hard to install and remove. But after a few runs, the start to loosen up.

with my new B5M lite, I believe that the ballstuds or cups have been revised for a better fit (read in this forum). They were easier to install and they are more free compared with the first release in early 2014.
Even though they are better than original, mine are still tighter than ones on my B5 RM and b44.3 that have been run-in.

Maybe you'll see the difference once you run a few packs
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Thought I'd show a pic of my B5M since it's a little different. KDRC carbon chassis. Ac rc gear tranny. custom motor plate. Battery hold down. Slipper eliminator. And brace.
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Anyone using any other ball cups or rod ends aftermarket or from other vehicles? I never was abel to get them free and just going through the car they are binding again.

It's really crap. My RC8B3 rod ends and ballstuds are a better setup, as I think the plastic is more of a stiffer and lower coefficient of friction and more importantly molded properly. So if there was a smaller version for 3mm turnbuckles I would go to those.
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Not been into rc cars since a local indoor carpet track closed it's doors back in 2003, minus a short stint in 1/5th scale in 2007. Recently my brother lost his job and oddly enough, found a position with a good company back where he grew up in Nor Cal, had to uproot family and move them across the country. His two boys, young teenagers, handled it well and never complained. I decided to do something fun for them and bring them into a hobby I loved so much at their age, rc cars, off road to be exact.

I do some searching on the internet and realize, a ton of stuff has changed since I stepped away, 2.4 ghz, everything is brushless and lipo's. So I look for something from Losi or Associated. I find the Losi Mini 8IGHT-T and decide to upgrade them to lipo for run time. I find out we have a new hobby shop in San Jose, actually one that had been around some time just moved quite a bit further South towards me, Nor Cal Hobbies.

So a week ago this last Saturday I place an order at Hobby King for some lipo's, suggested elsewhere on this forum, lipo chargers, nut and allan drivers and other goodies to work on the trucks (too bad they are all now metric ). After placing the order I head up to Nor Cal Hobbies to check out the Losi mini trucks and the indoor dirt track. Upon arriving I am surprised to see the place bustling, for a practice morning it has thirty plus folks working on and running buggies. Never seen an indoor clay track before and was impressed at the speed and grip these trucks\buggies had.

I probably wasn't there more than half an hour and knew that my nephews were not the only ones to be getting new rc toys that day. The funniest thing was that a guy shows up with a decked out Mini T, slaps it down on the track and was handling a good number of vehicles on the track, watching him weave through several of the 1/8 scale vehicles was awesome and comical at the same time. I was hooked

This track has a pretty well outfitted hobby shop attached and of course they have all the modern goodies to modify said kits. I get the basics out of the way and got on to what I wanted. After going over the available kits I opted for the 1/10th scale 2wd buggy class in 17.5. I really wanted that B44 but with only a handful of folks racing that class the 2wd option was the most sporting and went with the Associated B5M Lite and supporting goodies of a Hobby Wing V3.1 Stock Spec, some Orion 4500 shorties and a Powers Actinium 17.5 out back.

Took most of the week to get my B5M lite built and wired up, had like three parts missing from the kit and that meant an order to Amain for those parts and some other goodies, this hobby is evil I got to spend most of Saturday and today burning through battery packs and getting the car setup well enough to work on the basics of getting around the course in one piece and learning how to jump with brake and throttle, I have a really bad habit of braking at bad times and nose diving, old touring car habits die hard.

Having to start from scratch as my 12 year old gear was not gonna cut it, so a new radio that communicated to it's receiver in a high pitched alien voice. Motors that do not need my dyno or lathe to get up and running, sensored car motors\esc (it looks like there is nine wires between just these two) must be witch craft with no brushes. The manual for ESC, new radio and buggy kit amounted to something like War and Peace for the rc world I just wish these guys would print a proper manual that uses a font that is slightly bigger than what is on an Apple iWatch.

With a bit of help from some of the mod guys, I was able to get to the point of making multiple laps with only the occasional bobble, one section proved to be my bane, main straight ended at right hand ninety into a short run up to a big double over a gap, I either doinked to the opposing face due to hitting the brakes too soon or jumped outside to inside the opposing turn In probably twelve packs run, I beat the living crap out of this buggy and the only casualty was the wing, that poor bastard got drug for the last battery till it gave up the ghost and flew away landing the triple. I gotta say, I love clay, big air, big lipo's and torque heavy brushless motors. A couple more weekends of practice and I'll start racing again, fun weekend.
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Cool post fasttrack.... Enjoyed reading. Hope you keep us post d on your reunion tour

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Not been into rc cars since a local indoor carpet track closed it's doors back in 2003, minus a short stint in 1/5th scale in 2007. Recently my brother lost his job and oddly enough, found a position with a good company back where he grew up in Nor Cal, had to uproot family and move them across the country. His two boys, young teenagers, handled it well and never complained. I decided to do something fun for them and bring them into a hobby I loved so much at their age, rc cars, off road to be exact.

I do some searching on the internet and realize, a ton of stuff has changed since I stepped away, 2.4 ghz, everything is brushless and lipo's. So I look for something from Losi or Associated. I find the Losi Mini 8IGHT-T and decide to upgrade them to lipo for run time. I find out we have a new hobby shop in San Jose, actually one that had been around some time just moved quite a bit further South towards me, Nor Cal Hobbies.

So a week ago this last Saturday I place an order at Hobby King for some lipo's, suggested elsewhere on this forum, lipo chargers, nut and allan drivers and other goodies to work on the trucks (too bad they are all now metric ). After placing the order I head up to Nor Cal Hobbies to check out the Losi mini trucks and the indoor dirt track. Upon arriving I am surprised to see the place bustling, for a practice morning it has thirty plus folks working on and running buggies. Never seen an indoor clay track before and was impressed at the speed and grip these trucks\buggies had.

I probably wasn't there more than half an hour and knew that my nephews were not the only ones to be getting new rc toys that day. The funniest thing was that a guy shows up with a decked out Mini T, slaps it down on the track and was handling a good number of vehicles on the track, watching him weave through several of the 1/8 scale vehicles was awesome and comical at the same time. I was hooked

This track has a pretty well outfitted hobby shop attached and of course they have all the modern goodies to modify said kits. I get the basics out of the way and got on to what I wanted. After going over the available kits I opted for the 1/10th scale 2wd buggy class in 17.5. I really wanted that B44 but with only a handful of folks racing that class the 2wd option was the most sporting and went with the Associated B5M Lite and supporting goodies of a Hobby Wing V3.1 Stock Spec, some Orion 4500 shorties and a Powers Actinium 17.5 out back.

Took most of the week to get my B5M lite built and wired up, had like three parts missing from the kit and that meant an order to Amain for those parts and some other goodies, this hobby is evil I got to spend most of Saturday and today burning through battery packs and getting the car setup well enough to work on the basics of getting around the course in one piece and learning how to jump with brake and throttle, I have a really bad habit of braking at bad times and nose diving, old touring car habits die hard.

Having to start from scratch as my 12 year old gear was not gonna cut it, so a new radio that communicated to it's receiver in a high pitched alien voice. Motors that do not need my dyno or lathe to get up and running, sensored car motors\esc (it looks like there is nine wires between just these two) must be witch craft with no brushes. The manual for ESC, new radio and buggy kit amounted to something like War and Peace for the rc world I just wish these guys would print a proper manual that uses a font that is slightly bigger than what is on an Apple iWatch.

With a bit of help from some of the mod guys, I was able to get to the point of making multiple laps with only the occasional bobble, one section proved to be my bane, main straight ended at right hand ninety into a short run up to a big double over a gap, I either doinked to the opposing face due to hitting the brakes too soon or jumped outside to inside the opposing turn In probably twelve packs run, I beat the living crap out of this buggy and the only casualty was the wing, that poor bastard got drug for the last battery till it gave up the ghost and flew away landing the triple. I gotta say, I love clay, big air, big lipo's and torque heavy brushless motors. A couple more weekends of practice and I'll start racing again, fun weekend.
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Got some pics you can post up of wings and bodies? Would be interesting to see the look.
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:23 AM   #14860
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Does the b5 to b5m conversion kit come with the latest v2 gearbox. There was a review that it didnt on amain but just wondering if they fixed it or not
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http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/sworkz-...501800/p267309
This is what I have been using its a little heavy but indestructible.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:34 AM   #14862
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http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/sworkz-...501800/p267309
This is what I have been using its a little heavy but indestructible.

Does the wing with the holes line up perfectly with the associated mounts spacing or just get the version without holes?
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Ok guys, after searching several sites i want to get Everyone's opinion who RACES 17.5 Stock class with the B5m Factory Lite.
Please quote this post to help sort through the other discussion.

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i got the version without the holes it has marks on the bottom so its pretty easy to line up and drill.
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IT IS LIKE A BIG FLAPPER ON THE REAR OF THE CAR BUT IS INDESTRUCTABLE, I USED IT IN MY FIRST RACE WITH MINE THIS WEEKEND AND FELT GOOD IT IS THE SAME AS WILDCAT USES
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