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Old 08-04-2016, 09:37 PM   #3166
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What spur & pinion for 17.5 On your T5M? I just picked up a T5M for practice & will be running 17.5.

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Last time I ran stock, I was at 32-33/69 on mine
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:03 PM   #3167
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32/69? That seems more like buggy gearing. Kit recommendation is 29/78 IIRC. I think I have mine geared at 27/78 for a small indoor track.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:04 AM   #3168
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Pretty stumped here. Hope someone can help.

front camber on one wheel looks incredibly off. and it is by more than a few degrees. they were both perfect and matched but i am starting to think something broke or bent and i cannot figure out what.

the camber links are exactly the same length and has been verified with digital calipers.. many times. I actually measure the outside dimension to verify it.

Is there a component in the steering assembly i should look into that is prone to damage/breakage/bending?

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did you use a camber gauge to check camber while sitting on a flat surface? is the camber the same on both sides?
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:23 AM   #3170
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did you use a camber gauge to check camber while sitting on a flat surface? is the camber the same on both sides?
Yes with camber, and no they are different. I am baffled because the camber length NEVER changed and all of a sudden its off.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:25 AM   #3171
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what type of front axles? maybe a bent front axle? if you spin the front tires, does the tire in question wobble?
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what type of front axles? maybe a bent front axle? if you spin the front tires, does the tire in question wobble?
nope, stock axles, I checked it and it spins true.
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are all the ballstuds in the correct location? maybe a bent ballstud?
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:25 PM   #3174
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So with XRay confirming that the XT2 will be coming out soon hopefully it will spark some more interest in the stadium truck class. I don't see the XRay making a huge impact on its own, but if it drives TLR, Koyosho, and AE to bring their stadium trucks up to their current buggy designs the cumulative impact could lead to increased stadium truck participation for a little bit anyways.

The T5M is probably the least in need of an update but I'd be all about a T6D.
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I just bought a new t5m, havent even built it yet. so im good with the current model.
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It's the normal progression of a product line, so the safe bet says a T6 is coming. Just a matter of when.
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are all the ballstuds in the correct location? maybe a bent ballstud?
figured it out. turns out earlier i broke a rear arm and replaced it. replaced it with the wrong side. undfortunately there is no way to know which is left or right but i noticed the lower shock mounting positions were not shaped concave up like they should have. instead it was shaped concave down, opposite of what the other arm looked like (which was not replaced).

I did wonder why the truck was not as "dialed" the last race and well.... found the answer.

Appreciate your efforts in trying to help me with this! Thank you!
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32/69? That seems more like buggy gearing. Kit recommendation is 29/78 IIRC. I think I have mine geared at 27/78 for a small indoor track.
You are correct, even though I have ran my truck only a few times in stock, I am pretty sure I was around 30-31/72 med sized track with a pretty ballsy 17.5t.
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figured it out. turns out earlier i broke a rear arm and replaced it. replaced it with the wrong side. undfortunately there is no way to know which is left or right but i noticed the lower shock mounting positions were not shaped concave up like they should have. instead it was shaped concave down, opposite of what the other arm looked like (which was not replaced).

I did wonder why the truck was not as "dialed" the last race and well.... found the answer.

Appreciate your efforts in trying to help me with this! Thank you!
great! glad you got it all figured out
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76x29 on a larger track, 76x26 for small track when running a 17.5
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