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Old 08-13-2015, 09:19 AM   #2041
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Oh I see, is the gear diff worth considering if you drive on high bite surface?
Depends, if you're running mod then it's a decent option but if your running stock or super stock the added weight isn't worth it. I'd just run a tight diff, even on a med traction clay track I run it hand tight and it's still fairly smooth and no barking.

Since the trucks have longer arms and bigger tires there's more leverage on the diff so running a little tighter is OK.
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:42 AM   #2042
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Is the rear sway bars worth the cost on this for an indoor high bite track, that's well kept. And I got a free X-Factory carbon fiber chassis kit with this, and was wondering if I am going to be running mod with it would I be better to go with the factory alum. chassis for weight or go with the carbon fiber chassis, will be running a 8.5 motor. Also does anyone make pre mount tires for this truck. I suck at gluing them and don't like to wast the time......LOL Man I got lots of questions. looking at parts and such for this truck I seen some that say hard like for the towers and chassis braces and front kick ups. what is the difference there. And the spring sets I see soft med and hard, if I am going to be racing on a indoor only high bite well groomed track which set should I get?
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:59 AM   #2043
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wow this is not a very active thread compared to others...
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:04 AM   #2044
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wow this is not a very active thread compared to others...
It's a moderately active thread, but you also have to get somebody that has the motivation to answer
As far as the sway bar goes I have not seen anyone running them or heard anything, but if you can spare the change to do some testing we would love to hear some results.
I think that's a good deal to get CF chassis with the kit, that is what I want myself! Though I will say I am unaware how it will hold up, but assuming it's tough as nails so long as it shows no damage, so if you are technically getting it for free run it!
Pre-mount tires... I had no luck at all just now on google...
Build it up and run it! This was my first ever ST and it has been nothing but a great experience. I just hope it sticks around long enough!
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:57 AM   #2045
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My brother train of thought on the CF chassis is good for stock because of being lighter, and factory chassis for mod because of increased weight. As far as strength goes CF is as good as Alum.
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:08 AM   #2046
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My brother train of thought on the CF chassis is good for stock because of being lighter, and factory chassis for mod because of increased weight. As far as strength goes CF is as good as Alum.
Well I'd buy it off you

My thoughts were if it was "free" then run it, but just my take. I run the aluminum chassis in 13.5 and have no issues being out front other than some skills issues at times.
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I'll keep you in mind if I do decide to sell it, I'd just like to get more opinions on it before I do. I had won as a door prize back in April at a race a CF X-factory chassis kit for the B5M and didn't own one so I sold it. they go for like 96$ and I sold it for 85 shipped.
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I'll keep you in mind if I do decide to sell it, I'd just like to get more opinions on it before I do. I had won as a door prize back in April at a race a CF X-factory chassis kit for the B5M and didn't own one so I sold it. they go for like 96$ and I sold it for 85 shipped.
I'll be holding out for a good deal, but thanks.
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:43 AM   #2049
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So I got my kit today and ready to start the build, and not decided on which way to go on the chassis go with the alum. chassis or go with the carbon fiber X-Factory chassis would going CF make a difference in a mod class or would it be to flexible or lite?
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if I want to switch to 3 gear, do I just need the transmission case, the motor drive plate, and the gear cover?
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if I want to switch to 3 gear, do I just need the transmission case, the motor drive plate, and the gear cover?
Think you also need the "3 Gear" Top Shaft 91606
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if I want to switch to 3 gear, do I just need the transmission case, the motor drive plate, and the gear cover?
That's all you need. The T5M comes with the V2 topshaft already. Another option is using the Schelle motor offset kit. I have it on the B5M and T5M and it really helps balance it left right in turns. Provides a more neutral feel mid to exit of a turn.

http://www.schelleracing.com/Schelle...ft-Set-SCH1099

It works with either 3gear or 4gear.
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I got my new truck Sat. and its all together Waiting on motor ESC and tires. As stated above I am going to be racing only, no bashing with it, is there any advantages, dis advantages to running the 4 gear over the 3 gear, or should I buy the 3 gear case and go that route for racing. I am going to be running the SMC 120A ESC and 8.5 motor combo.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:22 AM   #2054
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I got my new truck Sat. and its all together Waiting on motor ESC and tires. As stated above I am going to be racing only, no bashing with it, is there any advantages, dis advantages to running the 4 gear over the 3 gear, or should I buy the 3 gear case and go that route for racing. I am going to be running the SMC 120A ESC and 8.5 motor combo.
Run it as 4 gear and then swap it over to 3 gear. I noticed it was well suited for my racing needs. Ever since I felt comfortable with the chassis, swapping it over to 3 gear has done nothing but improve my abilities with it.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:53 AM   #2055
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I got my new truck Sat. and its all together Waiting on motor ESC and tires. As stated above I am going to be racing only, no bashing with it, is there any advantages, dis advantages to running the 4 gear over the 3 gear, or should I buy the 3 gear case and go that route for racing. I am going to be running the SMC 120A ESC and 8.5 motor combo.
Just got mine as well over the weekend and started the build. Will run a similar setup.

Everything I've heard and read about 3 vs 4 gear is that 3 gear makes the acceleration out of corners faster and changes the handling due to how the spinning motor affects weight transfer front to back and side to side. And I've only heard that the preference is 3 gear especially for med to high bite tracks and 4 gear maybe for very low bite. So it sounds like 3 gear mid motor is the future (for at least the next 10 years until things completely change again).

I don't have much time to experiment and test these days, so I'm starting with 3 gear and following the heard
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