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Old 12-01-2015, 11:46 AM   #2551
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try the 4 gear tranny.
I tried this my first time out with it and it didn't seem as good as it is now. However, that was with the box stock setup and I've changed that as well. I'm good with trying it again, if it'll help. It also seemed harder to control the pitch of the vehicle while in the air.
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:48 AM   #2552
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+1 and heavier D and C mount possibly.
I had the brass d block on. I put the brass c block on last night and that got me to 62.8 in the rear. Haven't had the chance to drive it like this yet tho.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:38 AM   #2553
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Do you really need to buy a new top shaft to convert to a 3 gear? The part numbers are the same. Am I missing something?
No, the topshaft in the T5m is the same in the 3 or 4 gear.

The confusion comes from the original B5m, it used smaller bearings for the stock steel shaft. They made a running change to put the same bearings as the idler gears use. This is now the V2 gearbox and shaft. The aluminum AE topshafts all use the V2 cases and bigger bearings.

What you will need to convert to 4 gear is V2 4 gear gearbox, 4 gear motor plate, 4 gear spur cover, idler gear, bearings, and either a steel or aluminum idler shaft.
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:11 PM   #2554
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just curious what battery type is working better on a med bite track shorty or square?
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:20 AM   #2555
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just curious what battery type is working better on a med bite track shorty or square?
Depending on car set up but square would help plant car.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:23 AM   #2556
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Depending on car set up but square would help plant car.
do u have a setup for a low/med bite track? i just cant get my rear planted
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:26 AM   #2557
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my truck is just very sluggish handling and rear grip is very lacking even with the go to tire. ive tried the new springs green and whites.
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would going from 2x1.7 to a 3x1.4 rear shock piston help plant the rear more? this truck is soo hard to get planted pretty close to selling it hate too but just really get annoying.
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:10 AM   #2559
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move shocks inward, and softer rear spring.
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move shocks inward, and softer rear spring.
ok right now i have greens on back with 30wt and shocks all all the way in. should i go with black springs?
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ok right now i have greens on back with 30wt and shocks all all the way in. should i go with black springs?
Are you sauceing your tires? I find this makes a bigger difference in this truck than on my buggies. Seems like I am,always fighting rear grip when I run my tires dry, but as soon as I sauce them I have all of the rear traction that I can use.

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Old 12-06-2015, 12:39 PM   #2562
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no im talking about my shock springs. we use m4 electrons with sauce at my track
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:27 PM   #2563
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Does anyone run one of these in their T5m's? If so what Spur and pinion gear ratio are you running for a 13.5 motor. Thinking about purchasing one of these for my truck.
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Please forgive me if I've missed this somewhere in the thread. When I scale my truck, it's 61.8% in the rear. I've been working with a very experienced 2wd driver and he said that the sweet spot is 64-65 rear. I've moved stuff around and the best I can get at the moment is 62.4 rear. I run on an outdoor track with medium traction. The track is a little bumpy and has some decent sized jumps. I just can't get the rear of the truck planted as well as I'd like. That being said, I also have a push in higher speed, sweeping turns. I have the 3 gear tranny and a viper 7.5 motor. Maybe it's more my throttle control but I feel that the truck could be so much better than what it is. The total weight of the truck is 1947 grams. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I kept the 3 gear in and added the brass c block. I also went to x-gear white springs in the rear installed kashima bodies, tini shafts, x-rings and Schelle 2x1.6f/2x1.7 rear pistons with 35/30 oil. I also moved my receiver and esc to the battery strap. That got me 64% in the rear. Man, that shock package is lights out! I ran green bar codes on all 4 corners. Sooooo much better. I felt a lot more in control of the truck. The rear end has calmed down a lot and I can give it a lot more throttle now. I think there's still a bit to do but feel like it's definitely headed in the right direction. Now, if I can just calm that trigger finger down a bit, I should be good to go. I chalk a lot of that up to running 2-4wd classes and 1-2wd class in the same race. It's a bit challenging for me.
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no im talking about my shock springs. we use m4 electrons with sauce at my track
I think you need to go back to totally box stock set-up and work from there. I have not changed anything in my truck since the day I bought it, except for the MIP transmission and I am REALLY tempted to put a 4 gear back in it just to try it because when I went back from 3 gear to 4 gear in my SC5M the truck went from junk to amazing with no other changes. I run an 8.5 in both of my trucks and never once felt as though it was too much motor, and never struggled with rear grip. I run Proline M4 Primes with sauce on both trucks.
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