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Old 01-02-2016, 10:26 PM   #2641
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Here's a simple question I CANNOT seem to find an answer for... I've been looking for the battery tray dimensions for this truck and NO ONE seems to have measured them out and posted online.
Can someone please help a prospective T5M brother out?
I don't want to pull the trigger on some batteries before I know they will fit in the truck.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:38 PM   #2642
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i got about 96mm x 73mm
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:10 PM   #2643
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perfect! Im guessing about 30mm in height?
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:15 PM   #2644
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didn't measure that but the heights of full sized shorties/square packs/saddle packs are pretty much the same. only thing you'd have to worry about are the slim shorties and then you can just put foam under the battery strap.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:31 PM   #2645
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Good deal, thank you very much! I have seriously searched for over 3 hours to find that info haha
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:43 PM   #2646
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I just got mine finished up. Having some issues setting up the ball diff but I'm hoping to get up to one of the local tracks soon to see if the smart guys can help me out. Anyway, here she is:
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I just got mine finished up. Having some issues setting up the ball diff but I'm hoping to get up to one of the local tracks soon to see if the smart guys can help me out. Anyway, here she is:
What seems to be the problem with the diff?

Theres a great video on youtube
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:05 AM   #2648
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Well I followed the instructions for the gear diff break in per the sticky on this forum. Looking at this video, I might have the spring on the wrong side of the diff? But if I slowly turned the spur gear, at a certain point I could actually see the left rear hub picking up (rising) as if something was binding. The guys at the lhs told me to tear it down and start over. I guess I'm just paranoid that I'll set it too loose and destroy the diff on my first outing. I'm almost tempted to use a gear diff. I just got back into rc a year ago, my last vehicle was a RC10T3. So to get into it a gain I bought a T4.2 rtr and got spoiled by having it put together and no fuss gear diffs. But grew tired of putting money into a (now) 2nd tier vehicle. So the T5M landed on my workbench and I just don't want to destroy the diff the first time I throw it onto the track.
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Well I followed the instructions for the gear diff break in per the sticky on this forum. Looking at this video, I might have the spring on the wrong side of the diff? But if I slowly turned the spur gear, at a certain point I could actually see the left rear hub picking up (rising) as if something was binding. The guys at the lhs told me to tear it down and start over. I guess I'm just paranoid that I'll set it too loose and destroy the diff on my first outing. I'm almost tempted to use a gear diff. I just got back into rc a year ago, my last vehicle was a RC10T3. So to get into it a gain I bought a T4.2 rtr and got spoiled by having it put together and no fuss gear diffs. But grew tired of putting money into a (now) 2nd tier vehicle. So the T5M landed on my workbench and I just don't want to destroy the diff the first time I throw it onto the track.
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I got a question on batteries for this, when I got mine I went with the square packs and 5800's 70c. our track runs 5 min quals. and 7 min mains. And I run the hobbywing esc and 8.5 motor in a 5 min qual I only use maybe 1200 mah of the battery, what are others using size wise as far as MAH I think 5800 may be a little over kill, but I don't want to go to small and take the chance of dumping.
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I got a question on batteries for this, when I got mine I went with the square packs and 5800's 70c. our track runs 5 min quals. and 7 min mains. And I run the hobbywing esc and 8.5 motor in a 5 min qual I only use maybe 1200 mah of the battery, what are others using size wise as far as MAH I think 5800 may be a little over kill, but I don't want to go to small and take the chance of dumping.
The larger the capacity of the battery the less voltage drop you'll see over the 5 or 7 min main. I usually use between 1300-1800 in a 5 min qualifier and run 4200mah packs and haven't noticed a significant voltage drop by the end.
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The larger the capacity of the battery the less voltage drop you'll see over the 5 or 7 min main. I usually use between 1300-1800 in a 5 min qualifier and run 4200mah packs and haven't noticed a significant voltage drop by the end.
Same, I picked up some 5000-5100mah packs to practice with but will end up getting some 4200's to race.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:53 AM   #2653
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Thanks for the feed back, what are some good name brands that wont break the bank, I have been running SMC and that seem to do a very good job.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:20 PM   #2654
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I run either a ProTek 4900 100C square pack or Protek 4250 Shorty. Depends on traction. More traction- lighter pack, less traction- heavier pack.
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I searched Jason's channel but didn't see anything about differentials?

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