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Old 04-05-2015, 08:49 AM   #1066
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Does anyone know if these will work with the T5M ?

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These work and are a little narrower than stock. I think 4mm narrower per side??

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Old 04-05-2015, 08:57 AM   #1067
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These work and are a little narrower than stock. I think 4mm narrower per side??

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFCET
Those are for the buggy. NOT the truck....and since when is 4mm narrower per side just 'a little narrower'? That's 8mm overall.

The correct ones are actually in stock at tower.

(need x1) http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEZWD&P=7
(need x2) http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEZVT&P=7
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Amain lists those parts as B5m and T5m?

The 8.5mm hexes are and have been in stock at AE's site for like a week now. The front clamping axles seem to be the tough item to track down at the moment.

http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/team-as...c91609/p437505

http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/team-as...c91608/p437504
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You can use those 5mm hexes but they require you have the new aluminum +4mm C block along with the aluminum D block cause you need to flip the inserts. And then after all that who knows if you'd like it better or worse versus the stock width.
Those should still be for the buggy...(unless im missing something, dont know why they are listed under t5m parts on the site) You would use 6.5mm hexes in the rear of the truck when using the +4mm C Block as it adds 2mm to each side so you would need to make that difference up with the hex. The std hex for the buggy is 7mm. That 5mm hex would skinny up the rear 7mm overall.
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Yeah Matt been reading the past few minutes while you posted back. I'm not sure why Amain lists them as T5m.
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Yeah Matt been reading the past few minutes while you posted back. I'm not sure why Amain lists them as T5m.
Probably because AE lists them as B5m/T5m as well...which is confusing. When running the +4 block on the truck and using those it would make it 3mm skinnier than stock.
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:17 AM   #1072
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Those should still be for the buggy...(unless im missing something, dont know why they are listed under t5m parts on the site) You would use 6.5mm hexes in the rear of the truck when using the +4mm C Block as it adds 2mm to each side so you would need to make that difference up with the hex. The std hex for the buggy is 7mm. That 5mm hex would skinny up the rear 7mm overall.
You do know that track width is another method for tuning a vehicle? AE lists what they fit, which is the B5/T5 series of vehicles, it lets you know that those parts will fit your vehicle. I narrowed the rear of my Centro by 6mm (IIRC).
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You do know that track width is another method for tuning a vehicle? AE lists what they fit, which is the B5/T5 series of vehicles, it lets you know that those parts will fit your vehicle. I narrowed the rear of my Centro by 6mm.
Quite aware of this...it just seems like that is a fairly decent amount to narrow it by.
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Quite aware of this...it just seems like that is a fairly decent amount to narrow it by.
Umm yeah, I would never do this either on the truck. 3mm per side is HUGE!

I couple years ago at Nats at WCRC when we were all in the tech line. Brent and the rest of us discovered that the trucks were already a lot narrower in the rear than the max roar width.

I have not measured the width of the T5 yet. Basically I'll never change it anyway, especially not that much! Too narrow and the stability sucks and too wide and the grip goes away.

Using the buggy hexes to narrower it by 1.5mm per side is the Most I'd ever consider.
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Quite aware of this...it just seems like that is a fairly decent amount to narrow it by.
I figured you would, but I have been playing with track width of my Centro buggy and it is making HUGE differences, I figured wide would be better but it is in fact worse, at least for our current layout. I am currently testing SC10 hexes on my B44.1 to see how it affects the handling. I am pretty happy with the way my T5M handles right now so any changes I make will be extremely calculated.
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Umm yeah, I would never do this either on the truck. 3mm per side is HUGE!

I couple years ago at Nats at WCRC when we were all in the tech line. Brent and the rest of us discovered that the trucks were already a lot narrower in the rear than the max roar width.

I have not measured the width of the T5 yet. Basically I'll never change it anyway, especially not that much! Too narrow and the stability sucks and too wide and the grip goes away.

Using the buggy hexes to narrower it by 1.5mm per side is the Most I'd ever consider.
Yeah it is, but maybe huge is good. You never know until you try. Cant be afraid to step out of the box. That is what practice days for.
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Raced my T5M for the first time Friday night and it was amazing indoor clay high traction was able to run it pretty hard into the sweeper and corners and jumped great also, i ran the box set up with a couple changes i ran 35 oil front and 30 rear and gray springs all around with new dirt webs and i had more then enough traction with all most to much steering had to drive it, i have to say this is going to make me a nice second class.
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I used this in my B5M and probably will in my T5M...
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Does it raise the battery much in the battery compartment? Want to keep the battery as low as possible to maintain low center of gravity.
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I made the mistake of buying the hexes and rather then order (2) of the 8.5 I ordered (1) of the 8.5 and (1) 5. I had to reorder but now HRP is out of stock. Good thing is I can still use the stock plastic ones on the rear until the aluminum ones come back in stock.
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