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Old 04-27-2015, 05:17 PM   #1531
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RCShox Garodiscs work great with the AE 2 pad slipper.
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I run a square in mod. If running stock, get a shorty. I am getting a schelle slipper clutch since I am not happy with the kit slipper.

thank you sir. so if im running 13.5 i should run a shorty?
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I run a square in mod. If running stock, get a shorty. I am getting a schelle slipper clutch since I am not happy with the kit slipper.
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thank you sir. so if im running 13.5 i should run a shorty?
do not know. I will let some others chime in who run 13.5. my guess is a shorty is the way to go.
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Anyone have a link to a good spring comparison chart, with lengths included? I want to try out a set of stiffer springs that are also a bit longer than the AE springs.
Here's a chart I made for my Kyosho SC6 springs. They fit fine on the T5M just have to use the 5mm cups. They are also longer too. The ones without any info listed, I don't have to measure.

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Old 04-27-2015, 07:08 PM   #1536
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anybody running the D4 short stack in there truck if so what gearing you going with 28 seems to spool up to slow .thanks
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About the start a T5M build for an indoor clay track, any recommendations? I am thinking of putting in a 120 amp hobby king ESC with their truing 8.5T motor. Any recommendations for gearing and Oil weight in the shocks?
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:57 PM   #1538
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About the start a T5M build for an indoor clay track, any recommendations? I am thinking of putting in a 120 amp hobby king ESC with their truing 8.5T motor. Any recommendations for gearing and Oil weight in the shocks?
I went with rear links as long as possible and fronts as short as possible, then ended up going to the inside hole on the front. Short wheelbase. 25 degree bulkhead and 5 degrees in the hubs. 4mm trailing. Removed inside ball stud spacer in front and removed 1mm out of rear ball stud spacer. Running Panther slicks, but just switched over to Proline Primes and they are both great and have different styles of drving, Primes stick better, I like them more for my style. I drive heavy on the front end.

I also trimmed the extra lip off the front of the body too.

Shock oils I went pretty light, 27.5 front and 25 rear. Shocks layed down all the way in front and middle hole in back. Ride height is bones level and 2mm higher up front. Kit springs. Running a Hobbywing stock spec v3.1 with a Reedy 8.5. Cant remember what pinion right now but am running the bigger spur the kit came with. I am also running a saddle pack too, with no weight reduction at all.

Our track is 80'x35' so not that big, but big enough, with smaller jumps in the current layout.
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1/4milecrazy, thanks for the info on your build, I will look to that as I start my build, I won this kit in a raffle of all things! Wasn't really into stadium truck but oh well, I really want to get the new B5M Lite as I have a B5M too with a 17.5.

I think I will try out the T5M and if I don't like it, probably sell it. Your shock weight is pretty light all around, let me know your pinion size if you get a chance, and thanks again!
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1/4milecrazy, thanks for the info on your build, I will look to that as I start my build, I won this kit in a raffle of all things! Wasn't really into stadium truck but oh well, I really want to get the new B5M Lite as I have a B5M too with a 17.5.

I think I will try out the T5M and if I don't like it, probably sell it. Your shock weight is pretty light all around, let me know your pinion size if you get a chance, and thanks again!
Kit pistons. Our track is not smooth as glass so the soft oil keeps the tires on the ground. I went from 30f/27.5r in my 17.5 B5M to 27.5f/25r and picked up almost a half a second. This is on a car that was already in the top 5 A-main cars.

If you like the B5M you will LOVE T5M. Its kind of precise like a buggy but a little more forgiving and doesnt mind being a little more over driven, unlike the buggy. But stay a little further away from the pipes, get the tires a little too close and they suck themselves into the pipes hard, lol. My 8.5 Reedy seems like just a little too small of a motor. I am thinking about going down to a 7.5. I am also thinking about putting a 6.5 in my wheeler then I will try my D3.5 8.5 in the truck instead of the Reedy.
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maybe I ll try 27.5 fr and 25 rear and see what happens! I ll be using a shorty pack as I have left over from the B5m.
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About the start a T5M build for an indoor clay track, any recommendations? I am thinking of putting in a 120 amp hobby king ESC with their truing 8.5T motor. Any recommendations for gearing and Oil weight in the shocks?
I run the X-car 120 from HK with the 8.5t Turnigy (4620kv one). I use a 20 tooth pinion and 81 tooth spur. Seems like a good setup for our 50' x 100' carpet track.
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About the start a T5M build for an indoor clay track, any recommendations? I am thinking of putting in a 120 amp hobby king ESC with their truing 8.5T motor. Any recommendations for gearing and Oil weight in the shocks?
Theilke has a great setup for indoor clay - I would try stock and if you don't like it, move to BT's setup.

For gearing - the manual's suggestions are really good - infact, they're about dead on in my experience.
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Here's a chart I made for my Kyosho SC6 springs. They fit fine on the T5M just have to use the 5mm cups. They are also longer too. The ones without any info listed, I don't have to measure.

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