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Old 12-20-2015, 09:02 AM   #2596
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Is there a big difference between the 3 and 4 gear? What are the advantages and disadvantages between the two? Thanks lots for info all
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Old 12-20-2015, 09:55 AM   #2597
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Is there a big difference between the 3 and 4 gear? What are the advantages and disadvantages between the two? Thanks lots for info all
The difference is traction. Depending on the amount of grip on the surface your on. 3 gear will loosen the rear grip and 4 gear will give you more.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:02 AM   #2598
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Stadium truck guy, truggies are 4wd...

I would say Ions, Dirtwebs, Pressure Points, or Chain Links. Pretty much any small tread height tire. In either clay or super soft/Ultra soft compound.
Thanks for the correction, always assumed Truggy was generic for all stadium trucks. Can you tell I have touched nothing besides a buggy until now?

Thanks for the tire tips, so pretty much the same deal then as with a buggy from a tread perspective, got it.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:45 AM   #2599
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You'll get more initial turn in due to more weight transferring forward on braking. Too much weight transfer forward and the rear end can break loose. Without getting overly technical, changing the springs on the front of the vehicle will affect off-power steering. Changing springs at the rear will affect on-power steering. You can also experience nose down jumping if the front end is compressing too much.

Here's a great cheat sheet to troubleshooting your set-up. I'd suggest printing the PDF at the bottom of the page and keeping it in your toolbox.
That's a good post thanks for the info. I didn't know o-rings only last a month. How often are you guys changing them out?
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Old 12-20-2015, 01:41 PM   #2600
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Aright guys I am in need of some help. I am brand new to racing and picked up a used t5m for pretty cheap. I have installed all my electronics and am now trying to match a set up I found online. The truck is bone stock with a 4 gear tranny. Working on getting the 3 gear. My question is, with the standard rear hubs, I am getting a lot of rub between camberlink ballstud and the wheel. Anyone else have this problem? Should I shave it down?

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Aright guys I am in need of some help. I am brand new to racing and picked up a used t5m for pretty cheap. I have installed all my electronics and am now trying to match a set up I found online. The truck is bone stock with a 4 gear tranny. Working on getting the 3 gear. My question is, with the standard rear hubs, I am getting a lot of rub between camberlink ballstud and the wheel. Anyone else have this problem? Should I shave it down?

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Looks like the wrong rear hex bringing the wheel in too close.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:11 PM   #2602
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Okay that would make sense but I think this is the correct hex?
EDIT** Just measured and it does seem to be the 8.5mm
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That's a better pic! Those are the correct hexes but your hub carriers are on the wrong side.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:32 PM   #2604
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That's a better pic! Those are the correct hexes but your hub carriers are on the wrong side.
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Hey guys, just finished my T5M build, and I am looking for some tires recommendations. I am a buggy guy so this whole truggy thing is new to me.

The track that I am looking to run on is indoor clay, smooth, relatively high bite and sometimes wet.

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Electrons, dirt webs or chain links. Personal preference from there.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:26 AM   #2607
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Is anybody using T5M on Carpet Track ??!
Any setup help will be appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
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Is anybody using T5M on Carpet Track ??!
Any setup help will be appreciated.
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Stock setup plus the following, lower ride height, thicker shock fluid and maybe stiffer springs but not necessary, gear diff with 3 gear trans, tune camber links to suit.
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anyone know what a good shock length for the front would be using 1 shock limiter? Can u run it with no limiters in the shocks?

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Is anybody using T5M on Carpet Track ??!
Any setup help will be appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
Basically the stock set up. I'm running 35 front 30 rear shock oil. Ball diff ( Diff preference will come down to your driving style and preference.) The biggest thing in my opinion is tires. Schumacher staggered ribs or Vee 2s (front) / Micro Spikes in the rear. Worn Vee 2s work in the rear as well. Any minor up grades like harden A-arms, weight shaving upgrades are totally up to you. The truck handles great in stock build form on carpet.
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