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Old 04-04-2015, 07:59 AM   #1036
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Nope its the JConcepts Finnisher for the t5m
Nice paint job Bro That body looks so much better than the kit.. I wonder if the kit body performs better on larger tracks??
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:14 AM   #1037
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Got mine built last night. A little disappointed compared to my B5M build. The ball cups on my T5M were really bound up on the ball studs. The arms and steering rack were extremely free moving until I put the ball cups on. The front arms in particular would hang in the up position due to how bound up they were. The steering also had noticeable resistance.

I was also shorted two diff balls in my kit. Fortunately I had a batch of AE diff balls in my spare parts box so I could finish that part of the build.

I'm really surprised the T5M came with the traditional 2 pad slipper compared to the B5M's triple pad slipper. I don't think there will be a performance issue, but in terms of compatibility between the two kits, I was hoping they'd be the same components for the most part.

I was also disappointed to see there wasn't a set of wheels in the kit. I understand everyone has their preference between tires and inserts, but a set of white wheels everyone could use
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:38 AM   #1038
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Nice paint job Bro That body looks so much better than the kit.. I wonder if the kit body performs better on larger tracks??
Thank you, and yeah I agree it does look much better lol. I can ask what people at the track think I never ran the kit body lol
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Got mine built last night. A little disappointed compared to my B5M build. The ball cups on my T5M were really bound up on the ball studs. The arms and steering rack were extremely free moving until I put the ball cups on. The front arms in particular would hang in the up position due to how bound up they were. The steering also had noticeable resistance.

I was also shorted two diff balls in my kit. Fortunately I had a batch of AE diff balls in my spare parts box so I could finish that part of the build.

I'm really surprised the T5M came with the traditional 2 pad slipper compared to the B5M's triple pad slipper. I don't think there will be a performance issue, but in terms of compatibility between the two kits, I was hoping they'd be the same components for the most part.

I was also disappointed to see there wasn't a set of wheels in the kit. I understand everyone has their preference between tires and inserts, but a set of white wheels everyone could use
Not everyone can use white wheels... Can't stand em, always give em away. It keeps the price point down and allows AE to include the alum ball stud mount without jacking the price higher.

The 2 pad slipper is just plain better than the vts. I and many other team drivers stopped using the vts a long time ago.


Most of my ball cups were a bit snug... I pinched them and boom, they're just fine now.
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Truck tires are high dollar in my area. $94 to get a set tires. Can save $24 if using the blue foams sold with the tires. But in buggy I have been using AKA for the past couple seasons.

It has been 4-5 years since I ran truck. I don't remember if fronts burn down the same as rears, or how many weekends the tires last. In buggy, the rears last two weekends at most. Assume truck tires last twice as long and that is $100 per month to keep rears ready.

Buggy rear: $35 or $19 (I am finally reusing foams and wheels)
Truck tire pair: $51 until I can start reusing foam & wheel. Then only $25/pr.

So after a few months i'd be down to a more normal spendage I guess. So...nevermind. i'm complaining about initial cost and just remembered initial cost of anything is high.
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Purchased JConcept Ti turnbuckle set for T5M and can not adjust camber or toe without turnbuckles popping off ball studs. Used black grease but still way tight. Turnbuckle length per manual was off so am having a hassle to adjust since they pop off......bummer.
All good now. Removed turnbuckles and broke them in by screwing and unscrewing until they freed up.
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Just finished building mine,,another quality ae build,
All my parts were there,,build was smooth.

What hole are people using on the optional alloy rear hub?
I went with long link,,rear outer hole.
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Truck tires are high dollar in my area. $94 to get a set tires. Can save $24 if using the blue foams sold with the tires. But in buggy I have been using AKA for the past couple seasons.

It has been 4-5 years since I ran truck. I don't remember if fronts burn down the same as rears, or how many weekends the tires last. In buggy, the rears last two weekends at most. Assume truck tires last twice as long and that is $100 per month to keep rears ready.

Buggy rear: $35 or $19 (I am finally reusing foams and wheels)
Truck tire pair: $51 until I can start reusing foam & wheel. Then only $25/pr.

So after a few months i'd be down to a more normal spendage I guess. So...nevermind. i'm complaining about initial cost and just remembered initial cost of anything is high.
Where in the world are you buying from ?????

I got my AKA Chainlinks for $16.99/pr ( with great foams included) and $5.99 for AE wheels from Tower. That is only $46 for all 4. If you use Barcodes, then they are $2 cheaper, but then add $18 for AKA foam so a total of $62. There are a lot of coupons as well to bring the cost down.

For my buggy, the chainlinks are $18.99/ pr mounted and pre-glued.

There is no need to waste so much money on tires.
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T5m build went good for me. Everything was in the box. Ball cups were a little tight but a little pinching with pliers and the truck was good.

Went with box setup for a base line run and I am very pleased with the outcome. I went to yellow front spring and I liked it better. I have other changes planed but the setup is close to making me happy. 13.5 28/78 blinky max timing d3.5, shorty all the way back. Clay webs front and rear.


Sadly I forgot my saddle pack so I could not compare. Anyone run both back to back yet? If so, what are your thoughts?
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Just finished building mine,,another quality ae build,
All my parts were there,,build was smooth.

What hole are people using on the optional alloy rear hub?
I went with long link,,rear outer hole.
Thoughts?
The stock position on the alum hubs is back row inside hole.
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Where in the world are you buying from ?????

I got my AKA Chainlinks for $16.99/pr ( with great foams included) and $5.99 for AE wheels from Tower. That is only $46 for all 4. If you use Barcodes, then they are $2 cheaper, but then add $18 for AKA foam so a total of $62. There are a lot of coupons as well to bring the cost down.

For my buggy, the chainlinks are $18.99/ pr mounted and pre-glued.

There is no need to waste so much money on tires.
Where do you buy the pre-glued chainlinks?
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:27 PM   #1048
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just order one now at the lhs eta is late apil
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Yer Welcome LOL been fine took a year off but running at IE lately been lookin at b5m`s & t5`s lol they look sweet!!Need to get our track back!!!!!
Yeah man I live like 3 miles from peg and I drive to ocrc instead lol. Wish it was still alive
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Yeah man I live like 3 miles from peg and I drive to ocrc instead lol. Wish it was still alive
Have been to LRH? Closer for you than OCRC. Tacky clay.
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