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Old 10-13-2015, 04:10 AM   #2296
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I am building a homemade track for myself. I plan on running a few stadium trucks. I like the idea of gear diff being maintenance free compared to ball diff. Would it be more beneficial for me to buy a T4.2 and upgrade it or buy a T5M and buy a gear diff. I don't have the time to mess with ball diff adjustments and rebuilds.
I would go to the T5m. The truck will be more durable compared to the the T4.2. Also, it will be what people are working on. You would have to buy a gear diff for either truck so that is a wash. Good luck.
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Old 10-13-2015, 04:38 AM   #2297
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I went with the square packs when I built mine, and I see Ryan's had the shorty packs, that is the only place I can see gaining any room removing the cross ribs. With mine I would only gain A 1/16 or so. but with a shorty pack I can see lots of room gained. My batteries fill the whole battery area except for maybe 6-7 mm front to back. And my batteries are brand new with 1 race day on them so I'd hate to sell them to take a loss and by shorty packs to go this way. but if it helps a lot I might have to.
I just cut all my braces last night soo I'm hoping for more flex and bite. What's the best stuff to use for holding down the battery without using the battery brace?

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Old 10-13-2015, 06:15 AM   #2298
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From the pics of Ryan's truck that I seen it looks like he left his battery hold down posts there, however with a shorty pack you would have to go with one of the aftermarket adjustable hold downs, or fabricate your own. Some people use tape or Velcro straps, but either one of them you would need to modify the truck more for slots or something. Here is a picture of mine with all the ribs, and battery in it. I still haven't decided if I want to switch to shorty packs and cut the ribs yet.



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Old 10-13-2015, 06:20 AM   #2299
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That's some scary wiring. What is that white build up near the switch?
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:29 AM   #2300
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That is a stick on lead weight I got to remove, and yes wiring is not done yet. I used to have the motor wires along right side of the battery in the side pod, so I put a weight on other side to balance it, just haven't finished it all yet .
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Anyone know what axles u have to get to use the 8.5mm clamping hexs and anything else u need to use them?
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That is a stick on lead weight I got to remove, and yes wiring is not done yet. I used to have the motor wires along right side of the battery in the side pod, so I put a weight on other side to balance it, just haven't finished it all yet .


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LOL thanks socket...........
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Use the 3m double sided tape. I get it from Home Depot and use the strongest they have. I have had my lipo stay put for a year without any problems.

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Use the 3m double sided tape. I get it from Home Depot and use the strongest they have. I have had my lipo stay put for a year without any problems.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Scotch...4-DC/203405976
Hey Kevin, just picked up one of these trucks. Do you have a setup for OC/RC?
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Ran my B5m lite last weekend for the first time and it was pretty good out of the box. Now I'm drinking the Kool-Aid and getting a T5m. This new generation of cars by AE are top notch.

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Ran my B5m lite last weekend for the first time and it was pretty good out of the box. Now I'm drinking the Kool-Aid and getting a T5m. This new generation of cars by AE are top notch.

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Anyone know what axles u have to get to use the 8.5mm clamping hexs and anything else u need to use them?
You'll need either AE pn 71013
Or there's the JC Titanium front axles pn 2440T
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You'll need either AE pn 71013
Or there's the JC Titanium front axles pn 2440T
Thank u sir
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What's the best stuff to use for holding down the battery without using the battery brace?
parma clear servo tape: http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...-par8044/p6183
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