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Old 01-28-2016, 09:17 AM   #1876
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What parts should I have on hand if i run this buggy?
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:39 AM   #1877
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What parts should I have on hand if i run this buggy?
The front top plate/bulkhead is the only thing I've broken more than one of in 90+ racedays with this car so far. Rear arms actually seem more likely to break than fronts - personally, I've broken one rear and zero fronts but have seen others also break rears but not fronts as well. Otherwise, anything else this car breaks will be such a fluke, you'd have to carry just about everything (I have a box full of almost every plastic part on the car that almost never gets opened) to be prepared for such a fluke or accept that it's probably the most durable buggy you'll ever own and not worry about it.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:57 AM   #1878
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Cool, I've been running a b5 which is pretty solid. Yokomo part will be harder to come by in a pinch because I live in Canada. So I'm just trying to be prepared
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:10 PM   #1879
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I have a pile of broken front arms from the B5m. I did just break one on the yz2 and you will find its allot EASIER to replace the are on the yz2 vs the b5m.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:49 PM   #1880
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I just scooped up a bmaxx to try the transmission out..
Question about the yz-2 I see there is a shim kit to get the trans up higher, how much does this help also was thinking if I shim the trans higher why not clock the motor mount??
The raisers push the weight up but don't redistribute it. It's a drastic change on carpet/turf (wheelies/traction rolls everywhere) but probably not drastic enough if you're considering the entire Bmax gearbox swap for dirt.
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The only thing I've broken so far is a PL Trifecta wing. That wing took a severe beating and not a single part on the buggy failed. I too have plenty of spares still in the package.
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The raisers push the weight up but don't redistribute it. It's a drastic change on carpet/turf (wheelies/traction rolls everywhere) but probably not drastic enough if you're considering the entire Bmax gearbox swap for dirt.
OK that is why I got the bmax, I mainly race on clay...thank you

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Old 01-28-2016, 06:18 PM   #1883
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Aside from one rear arm, I've broken 3 ball cups on the front upper links. They bend right at the end of the turnbuckle, and break fairly quickly thereafter. I haven't seen anyone mention this yet, but probably a good idea to grab an extra set of ball cups.
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Laydown 3-gear at the EOS race this weekend:

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Those are some LONG Axles.
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Any word on 3 gear laydown release date?
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:45 AM   #1887
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Any word on 3 gear laydown release date?
The RedRC article says March; Amain to finally stock them in July...
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Aside from one rear arm, I've broken 3 ball cups on the front upper links. They bend right at the end of the turnbuckle, and break fairly quickly thereafter. I haven't seen anyone mention this yet, but probably a good idea to grab an extra set of ball cups.
I replaced the ball cups with AE B5 style
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What will change in the CA edition? What hopups are needed in this car?
I will run on astroturf.
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What will change in the CA edition? What hopups are needed in this car?
I will run on astroturf.
They just announced it yesterday - they might be working on the packaging of what will be in it still.
To run the existing car on turf, you really need the machined shock pistons, probably the under-battery weights and that's really it.
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