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Old 01-24-2016, 03:39 PM   #2701
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I just acquired a set of V2 Fox Kashima shock bodies for my T5M. What difference is there between the tapered pistons and the flat pistons?
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:30 PM   #2702
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I just acquired a set of V2 Fox Kashima shock bodies for my T5M. What difference is there between the tapered pistons and the flat pistons?
Your rebound rate with the tapered pistons will be faster than with flat pistons.

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Old 01-24-2016, 07:33 PM   #2703
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Yup, came with it from the get-go. No worries here! Not sold on the 3 gear in the truck personally. I feel the 4 gear is better on a dirt track. Carpet maybe?
I run on carpet thats why I'm going with the 3 gear! Also went 3 gear in my sc5
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I run on carpet thats why I'm going with the 3 gear! Also went 3 gear in my sc5
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:21 AM   #2705
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Never ran on carpet, is there a lot of difference between that and a high bits dirt/clay track?
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So I went with the Cav ROAR indoor setup right from the get go.
https://www.teamassociated.com/pdf/c...lieri_ROAR.pdf
It feels like the weight is transferring to the front too much and I have no traction after hard braking before a turn. Any thoughts?
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So I went with the Cav ROAR indoor setup right from the get go.
https://www.teamassociated.com/pdf/c...lieri_ROAR.pdf
It feels like the weight is transferring to the front too much and I have no traction after hard braking before a turn. Any thoughts?
well, I watched cav at nats and he was not on the brakes very hard. I run grey fronts at SRS on my truck and they seem fine most of the time. I drove a guys truck with white/white truck springs and it was fine also. Cav was very smooth on the throttle and brakes at nats.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:03 AM   #2708
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well, I watched cav at nats and he was not on the brakes very hard. I run grey fronts at SRS on my truck and they seem fine most of the time. I drove a guys truck with white/white truck springs and it was fine also. Cav was very smooth on the throttle and brakes at nats.
I have my brakes epa turned way down. It's mainly an issue at the end of the straight where I need to break and make a 90 degree turn into a sweeper. Trying to keep as much speed going into that as possible.
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I got bored at work and I've been wanting a spring chart for easy reference.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i79db158h5...pringChart.png
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I got bored at work and I've been wanting a spring chart for easy reference.
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I have my brakes epa turned way down. It's mainly an issue at the end of the straight where I need to break and make a 90 degree turn into a sweeper. Trying to keep as much speed going into that as possible.
Well I feel like an idiot. I somehow mixed up the old white springs with the new ones so I was running the old AE whites instead of the new truck springs. Live and learn.
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Without reading all 181 pages, can anyone provide an opinion between this and the Kyosho RT6, considering my options, cheers
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It's really a preference on your end, but the Losi 22T and T5M are in the same league as the Kyosho, but at about $200 less for the kit.

I've ran Associated stuff for years, and it's top notch as is the Losi stuff. I've never ran a Kyosho before, but if you want a competitive option for $200 less, the T5M is a good as anything out there.

Again, really all about your budget, but if you get a T5M, you can get all your electronics for the price you would pay for the Kyosho kit without them.

Hope that helps a little.
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It's really a preference on your end, but the Losi 22T and T5M are in the same league as the Kyosho, but at about $200 less for the kit.

I've ran Associated stuff for years, and it's top notch as is the Losi stuff. I've never ran a Kyosho before, but if you want a competitive option for $200 less, the T5M is a good as anything out there.

Again, really all about your budget, but if you get a T5M, you can get all your electronics for the price you would pay for the Kyosho kit without them.

Hope that helps a little.
Ok cool, I've got an option on a lightly used RT6 with all hop ups for about the same money as a new T5M, hence my question. Thanks for your response
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:11 PM   #2715
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Could someone help me understand a little more clearly on when you would want brass blocks on the rear (more weight) in lieu of the aluminum C&D's?

I'm also new at understanding the lightening of the truck overall. Clearly lighter is faster given a given motor until you introduce external factors. Is there a point in which it pays to have your truck heavier (if allowed at your track for example, and if you have ample power)? As an example heavier truck w/7.5 vs lightened truck/shorty/10.5?

Gut says I am opening a can of worms.
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