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Old 04-11-2016, 06:48 AM   #2956
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Yea I know Tires are part of it, and I didn't mention tires because I was using what others were using or very similar.
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:58 AM   #2957
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If it was just a rare occurrence for your track, then there's probably not much need to adjust your setup for that one time.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:37 AM   #2958
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Yes it was rare it was like that, but it was just annoying and others were having same problem was just looking for ideas on how to adjust better for it if it happens again. Also not sure if I should go back to the 4-gear, if it would be better suited to cover a wider spectrum of track conditions. And it was first time with shorty batteries, so not sure if I should add a little weight or not. It is a open class not stock.
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Yes it was rare it was like that, but it was just annoying and others were having same problem was just looking for ideas on how to adjust better for it if it happens again. Also not sure if I should go back to the 4-gear, if it would be better suited to cover a wider spectrum of track conditions. And it was first time with shorty batteries, so not sure if I should add a little weight or not. It is a open class not stock.
If you're running mod with shorties, add the weight back!
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:52 PM   #2960
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The pillowball suspension, or whatever it's called. If it's such a great thing on the 1/8th vehicles, wouldn't it make sense to incorporate on the 1/10th line as well? I just don't want my 2 month old T5M to be old tech already.
Pivot front ends have been used on/off for a long time.

No I very seriously doubt it'll be used in a 2wd application.

There is a tiny, remote chance youd see it on a 1/10 4wd.

The 5 platform isnt going outdated any time soon at all...
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:28 PM   #2961
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hey all curious if anyone has tried green truck springs front and rear? wondering what would be the diffence if i ran front and rear greens or white front green rears?
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:24 PM   #2962
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Green truck springs all the way around wasn't to bad on a small tight track, but on larger, faster tracks the white front springs were better. Less front roll.
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I'm running the stock springs and it didn't feel as planted as I wanted still I might as well try the new ones since I'm running on 1/10-1/8 track
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:09 PM   #2964
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New truck springs are stiffer than buggy springs so if you're lacking grip it would only be worse with the truck springs, aren't they meant for a sc5m which weighs alot more than t5m
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Looking on the Associated web site, and looking closely at Ryan's T5M pictures
https://www.teamassociated.com/pdf/c...ts_Desktop.pdf it looks like he has cut the cross brace off from behind the servo, and is running a brass weight under his battery (have to look at the top down pic) the setup sheet does not mention a weight if that's what it is. Does anyone know for sure and if it is how much weight was it? And would cutting the one brace out help? I mean he could drive a turd and win.
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New truck springs are stiffer than buggy springs so if you're lacking grip it would only be worse with the truck springs, aren't they meant for a sc5m which weighs alot more than t5m
No, they were made for the truck, anybody remember the T4? They made springs specifically for the truck, idk why they didn't for the T5M right away but thankfully they finally did! Since trucks have longer shocks than the buggy does, would make sense to make longer springs for the truck...
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Looking on the Associated web site, and looking closely at Ryan's T5M pictures
https://www.teamassociated.com/pdf/c...ts_Desktop.pdf it looks like he has cut the cross brace off from behind the servo, and is running a brass weight under his battery (have to look at the top down pic) the setup sheet does not mention a weight if that's what it is. Does anyone know for sure and if it is how much weight was it? And would cutting the one brace out help? I mean he could drive a turd and win.
Team associated sells the brass weight they run under the batteries.
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Looking on the Associated web site, and looking closely at Ryan's T5M pictures
https://www.teamassociated.com/pdf/c...ts_Desktop.pdf it looks like he has cut the cross brace off from behind the servo, and is running a brass weight under his battery (have to look at the top down pic) the setup sheet does not mention a weight if that's what it is. Does anyone know for sure and if it is how much weight was it? And would cutting the one brace out help? I mean he could drive a turd and win.
I believe Ryan was using a brass weight. Look at Brent setups it mentions how he is using 50grams under the battery. I've been using Yokomo weight plates, they're 50grams.
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No, they were made for the truck, anybody remember the T4? They made springs specifically for the truck, idk why they didn't for the T5M right away but thankfully they finally did! Since trucks have longer shocks than the buggy does, would make sense to make longer springs for the truck...
Yes the older trucks always had longer specific front spring, the rear springs were ways shared with the buggy.
When AE released the big bore shocks they determined through testing that just using different height cups and using the buggy springs worked very well... and it does. Since then, testing of these new springs has shown an improvement that's why they got made. It's not that they are just longer...They are wound differently! I've met several drivers who don't prefer them on really bumpy tracks though.
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Are you suppose to run the Reedy lipo weights with the saddle pack also
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