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Old 04-05-2016, 06:31 AM   #2911
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im leaning more towards the stadium truck actually since i dont really care for racing but whats the champions edition different from factory lite?
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:47 AM   #2912
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The T5m is good all around the spectrum. The B5m is narrow and requires less torque for turning the wheels and will have an overall greater top speed
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:37 PM   #2913
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i have a question that i have no idea about and would love some help on this. i run on a low bite indoor track if i run zero shock limters will that help give me more traction or should i run limiters and if so how many should i use? thanks alot of any help i can get.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:34 PM   #2914
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Been running this truck most of the winter indoor on clay.
2 things
the limiters will do you no good try tires and set the ride height to 30mm front and back.
the stock springs fatigue after a few races so check that and the tall spring perches are prone to crack watch that as well.
Some guys where I run use Kyosho springs front and back .
others use truck whites all the way around.
I still have the stock box springs on my truck but i store it on a stand all the time never sitting on the wheels.
The 1 thing I have noticed after all the racing this season with the truck is tires and ride height.
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:03 AM   #2915
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Does anyone know of a decent outdoor setup? I primarily run on a track that holeshots 3ds and even sometimes goosebumps hook up on. I haven't really seen anything online for a setup for these conditions.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:24 AM   #2916
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try it stock it may surprise you
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:23 AM   #2917
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Have both a B5M CE and a T5M, and while I love driving the B5, the T5 always feels like a handful and I would like some input on where I need should start looking at getting the T5 to be more controlled and predictable.

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- Both the B5 and the T5 are setup up to essentially the manuals' recommended configuration.
- Both running 4 gear transmissions
- Both have 13.5 motors with a mild boost setting on the ESC
- Both run shorty packs in the rearward position
- Both run blue-dot Electrons

Track (SMAC-Track) is med-high grip indoor clay, with a lot of tight corners.

The B5 feels very stable and predictable on track. Steering is reasonably tight and when the rear does kick out, it feels controlled and predictable. I am certain it isn't the fastest setup going (it's the driver certainly isn't) but it is a lot of fun to drive.

The T5 on the other hand is definitely more toward the twitchy side, and a lot less controllable than the B5. The T5 is far more likely to kick-out the rear end and far less predictable when doing so, making the truck a handful to drive compared to the buggy.

So before I go tweaking too many things, any experience on a good place to start. Once suggestion was to stiffen up the front springs to take out some of the steering, but I wanted get feedback here.

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Old 04-06-2016, 10:48 AM   #2918
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Have both a B5M CE and a T5M, and while I love driving the B5, the T5 always feels like a handful and I would like some input on where I need should start looking at getting the T5 to be more controlled and predictable.

Some background:
- Both the B5 and the T5 are setup up to essentially the manuals' recommended configuration.
- Both running 4 gear transmissions
- Both have 13.5 motors with a mild boost setting on the ESC
- Both run shorty packs in the rearward position
- Both run blue-dot Electrons

Track (SMAC-Track) is med-high grip indoor clay, with a lot of tight corners.

The B5 feels very stable and predictable on track. Steering is reasonably tight and when the rear does kick out, it feels controlled and predictable. I am certain it isn't the fastest setup going (it's the driver certainly isn't) but it is a lot of fun to drive.

The T5 on the other hand is definitely more toward the twitchy side, and a lot less controllable than the B5. The T5 is far more likely to kick-out the rear end and far less predictable when doing so, making the truck a handful to drive compared to the buggy.

So before I go tweaking too many things, any experience on a good place to start. Once suggestion was to stiffen up the front springs to take out some of the steering, but I wanted get feedback here.

Jake
I was told to run a square pack or the battery weighs to help settle the T5m down some. I raced it for the first time this past Saturday. I ran a square pack and the truck was very planted and stable
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:56 AM   #2919
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I have both packs for mine
practice on the shorty and race with the square
the trucks is much better with bigger battery or weight added
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:41 AM   #2920
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the factory lite kit seems nice it has the lightened chasis that the champ kit doesnt come with
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the factory lite kit seems nice it has the lightened chasis that the champ kit doesnt come with
I liked the fact that a three gear transmission was standard too
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:38 PM   #2922
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yea i wish tbey had a factory lite kit for the t5m
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this setup worked for me really well the last loose dirt race i ran, this is what im starting the season with. i ran double dees in the front with holeshots or flipouts in the rear.

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Old 04-06-2016, 03:27 PM   #2924
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will they be coming out with the lite version?
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will they be coming out with the lite version?
i would like to say yes my friend but i think AE has something else cooking in area51.
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