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Old 03-21-2016, 05:00 AM   #2866
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No, the o-ring setup is always the same. When people talk about adding spacers, it's on the shock shaft. They go just below the e clip that holds the shock piston. Inside the shock body, from the top. Not from the bottom where the seals go. I hope this helps. Let us know if you need more help.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:02 AM   #2867
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I think I got it now- spacers above the shock hat bushing. Then O-rings, etc.?
Sorry for all the questions. I guess I need to be beat over the head with it. If I was smart, Blake Boggs was at our race Sunday. Should have just gone over to his pit area and asked him....
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:30 AM   #2868
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I think I got it now- spacers above the shock hat bushing. Then O-rings, etc.?
Sorry for all the questions. I guess I need to be beat over the head with it. If I was smart, Blake Boggs was at our race Sunday. Should have just gone over to his pit area and asked him....
No they are completely out of the o ring area...they are inside where the oil is on the shaft before you slide it thru the body and o rings.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:33 AM   #2869
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Chris- I just looked a little closer at the manual. For some reason I was thinking all those o rings and whatnot I was referencing were inside the shock body. I was looking at your post thinking, "All that crap is inside where the oil is." I see now the orings and spacer are on the bottom between the shock body and bottom cap. Like I said, the lightbulb finally came on, just took some time for it to illuminate.
So now that I've FINALLY figured out where the limiters go, next question is what do you all use for limiters? Is there a part number?
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Chris- I just looked a little closer at the manual. For some reason I was thinking all those o rings and whatnot I was referencing were inside the shock body. I was looking at your post thinking, "All that crap is inside where the oil is." I see now the orings and spacer are on the bottom between the shock body and bottom cap. Like I said, the lightbulb finally came on, just took some time for it to illuminate.
So now that I've FINALLY figured out where the limiters go, next question is what do you all use for limiters? Is there a part number?
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:48 AM   #2871
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Hey guys, looking at picking up a t5m for this season and had a few questions before I purchase. Does anyone know if they plan on releasing a factory team kit or championship edition of the t5m? Id hate to purchase a new team kit, only to have a newer factory team kit released within a few months. Is anyone here selling a used roller with hop ups that's in good condition?
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:52 AM   #2872
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I doubt there will be a CE version out since they don't race stadium truck at Worlds.
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:51 PM   #2873
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Hey guys, looking at picking up a t5m for this season and had a few questions before I purchase. Does anyone know if they plan on releasing a factory team kit or championship edition of the t5m? Id hate to purchase a new team kit, only to have a newer factory team kit released within a few months. Is anyone here selling a used roller with hop ups that's in good condition?
Look in the for sale section.
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I am switching batteries from square packs to the shorty packs, what kind of handling differences should I expect?
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I am switching batteries from square packs to the shorty packs, what kind of handling differences should I expect?
A huge difference. The weight difference is typically about 50-60 grams. If you're running stock just make some setup changes. If you're running mod you need to look into using plates under the lipos to add back the weight. That is what every team setup is based around when using shorties.
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A huge difference. The weight difference is typically about 50-60 grams. If you're running stock just make some setup changes. If you're running mod you need to look into using plates under the lipos to add back the weight. That is what every team setup is based around when using shorties.
you just using the reedy weights?
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you just using the reedy weights?
I haven't used them yet. I've been using the Yokomo weights as they come in 2 25gram pieces and together are the size of a saddle/square pack and fit awesome in the batter tray! Works perfect!
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I haven't used them yet. I've been using the Yokomo weights as they come in 2 25gram pieces and together are the size of a saddle/square pack and fit awesome in the batter tray! Works perfect!
cool, good to know. thanks
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:42 AM   #2879
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As a new T5M owner looking to make his first spares order: does this sound reasonable?
  • Basics: F+R arms and shock towers, spur gear, aluminum steering bar, front bulkhead (top+bottom), idler gear, rear axles, (metal servo horn?)
  • For Carpet: 3-gear transmission and gear diff
  • Optional/Future: Vented motor mount, ti turnbuckles, adjustable carbon battery strap

That should cover the most common things that break?

Bonus Question: When do people use the axle+hex system? (e.g. Jconcepts titanium):



vs. the combined axle+hex? (e.g. Lundsford titanium):



Combined system is a tiny bit lighter, for stock racing? Thanks!
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As a new T5M owner looking to make his first spares order: does this sound reasonable?
  • Basics: F+R arms and shock towers, spur gear, aluminum steering bar, front bulkhead (top+bottom), idler gear, rear axles, (metal servo horn?)
  • For Carpet: 3-gear transmission and gear diff
  • Optional/Future: Vented motor mount, ti turnbuckles, adjustable carbon battery strap

That should cover the most common things that break?

Bonus Question: When do people use the axle+hex system? (e.g. Jconcepts titanium):



vs. the combined axle+hex? (e.g. Lundsford titanium):



Combined system is a tiny bit lighter, for stock racing? Thanks!
To be honest I haven't broken anything yet, I did strip out a plastic steering bellcrank but the ballstud just pulled out. Cheap fix for now. Plan on aluminum somewhere down the road as the plastic seems to strip rather easily for some reason (never had that issue on the B5M). As far as the hex question, I built mine out of the box with aluminum hexes all around with the AE front axles, but the titanium ones do look pretty sweet though.
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