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Old 04-01-2015, 10:57 AM   #961
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Got my T5M all done i went ahead and just built it inline like my buggy since it works so well i figured i may as well run this the same way, it all went together great and all the parts were there...lol anyway here are a couple pictures, you don't have to cut into the waterfall there is enough room for the ECS i am going to start with the battery back ESC forward and see what happens we will see this Friday.
how's the fit and finish of the plastic parts tight or did you have to use washers to take up slack
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What brand would you recommend! Not sure if CRC makes them but really like there 64pitch

TLR pinions are VERY hard to beat.
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TLR pinions are VERY hard to beat.
+1 some of mine are a year old and show no wear.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:57 PM   #964
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how's the fit and finish of the plastic parts tight or did you have to use washers to take up slack
The fit is good they included washers for the slop in the rear arms not like my B5M were in had to shim it my self.
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The fit is good they included washers for the slop in the rear arms not like my B5M were in had to shim it my self.
The shims on the rear arm are for an additional WB adjustment.
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What brand would you recommend! Not sure if CRC makes them but really like there 64pitch
I use the Losi pinions also but just cause the LHS has them. Like Wildcat said, i have several that are years old and down to just one year old. They last long time if you keep dirt and stripped spur gear dust to a minimum.
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:37 PM   #967
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The shims on the rear arm are for an additional WB adjustment.
What do you think on durability ?any parts I need to get as extras
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:38 PM   #968
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Sounds good will buy the tlr
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What do you think on durability ?any parts I need to get as extras
Only thing I saw broke at Cactus was 1 front arm and 1 rear arm, but they were serious hits.
Kit parts are more durable than the hard ones.

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Old 04-01-2015, 03:04 PM   #970
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Hoping someone local will have one of these put together to try. Want to see if it's better then the RT6.. That RT6 is pretty dialed just heavy!
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how are you guys liking the updated ball cups?
I don't know about anyone that's built theirs but I just finished my kit and the damn ball cups bind up just like they did on my B5M. I thought this was fixed in the T5M.
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It's not too bad to set the ball cups. Just put a ball stud in and pinch them with pliers of some sort. When you pinch the sides the ball cup will oval slightly. Let loose with the pliers and the ball cup will go back to shape...only looser. Do that once or twice, maybe a third time and perfect.
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I never had ball cup issues on my B5M, but every cup on my T5M was tighter than a _____ on ______ night.
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Anybody else notice the length for the front camber turnbuckle in the manual seems to be way too short or is it just me?

Edit: nevermind just realized my calipers kept zeroing themselves and throwing me off.

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Anybody else notice the length for the front camber turnbuckle in the manual seems to be way too short or is it just me?

Edit: nevermind just realized my calipers kept zeroing themselves and throwing me off.
Front camber was fine, or at least close...the rear camber links in the kit setup were WAYYYYY off...following the kit resulted in like -5 degrees of camber. I used the kit hole locations and adjusted the turnbuckles for -1 rear camber
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