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Old 10-27-2015, 06:38 AM   #976
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I finished my kit and took it to the track for testing yesterday. Somehow, I had messed up the ball diff and the thing had zero traction. Many thanks to Mike at Hobby Town Lake In The Hills for diagnosing and repairing the car.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:54 AM   #977
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Hi everyone. I am thinking of getting my son this truck for xmas. He has bashed around and is ready for his first team kit. I race the RC10B5M and love it. He has all the electronics and motor for the upgrade. (17.5/ Tekin ESC) Any suggestions for battery and upgrade parts? Thanks!
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Hi everyone. I am thinking of getting my son this truck for xmas. He has bashed around and is ready for his first team kit. I race the RC10B5M and love it. He has all the electronics and motor for the upgrade. (17.5/ Tekin ESC) Any suggestions for battery and upgrade parts? Thanks!
just titanium turnbuckles and the grey front truck springs.
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im still needing some serious help with ride height. with the 5mm shock cups and 54 mm gray springs up front and the shock white 72mm springs in the rear my ride height up front is 40mm and the arms are flat across and the shock collars are 7mm. this is with a battery and all electronics. any clue what could be wrong? im seriously getting frustrated.
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Any suggestions for battery and upgrade parts? Thanks!
You can go wrong with SMC batteries! Great price and excellent performance!

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Old 10-28-2015, 12:19 AM   #981
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Hi everyone. I am thinking of getting my son this truck for xmas. He has bashed around and is ready for his first team kit. I race the RC10B5M and love it. He has all the electronics and motor for the upgrade. (17.5/ Tekin ESC) Any suggestions for battery and upgrade parts? Thanks!
As far as the battery goes the SMC are great batteries!

But for upgrades I would for sure get titanium turbuckles, Lunsford makes a great kit or just the FT AE ones are good too. Then I would recomend getting a 3 Gear for it, it already comes with the V2 aluminum top shaft so all you need is the Trans case, gear cover, and 3 gear motor plate so a pretty cheap option that makes huge improvements.
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:45 AM   #982
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im still needing some serious help with ride height. with the 5mm shock cups and 54 mm gray springs up front and the shock white 72mm springs in the rear my ride height up front is 40mm and the arms are flat across and the shock collars are 7mm. this is with a battery and all electronics. any clue what could be wrong? im seriously getting frustrated.
If the arms are flat across your ride height is not 40mm, or you have some monster truck tires on..lol Where are you measuring ride height at? It is usually measured from the ground to the bottom of the chassis, just behind the kickup in the chassis.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:48 AM   #983
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Why are you guys recommending the Titanium turnbuckles? Have you been bending them. I have the kit turnbuckles on both my B5's, my T5m and my SC5m. Have not bent a single one.

Also, I am running the kit front springs with great success. Jumps amazing. Handles like a dream. I did lighten up the truck in some areas and added the brass blocks at the rear. Maybe that's why.
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I'm curious like Jim why folks are recommending the titanium turnbuckles. I've been running the kit turnbuckles on my B5M and SC5M for months now. I don't crash often (not that good...just pretty cautious). Maybe that's why.
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I'm curious like Jim why folks are recommending the titanium turnbuckles. I've been running the kit turnbuckles on my B5M and SC5M for months now. I don't crash often (not that good...just pretty cautious). Maybe that's why.
For me it's a strength and weight thing. I have seen the stock turnbuckles bend several times. I do wreck on occasion so I have always ran the titanium turnbuckles.
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Titanium Turn Buckles:
This is an upgrade I always make for same reason as others, I don't crash often but sometime it happens not to our own fault. I would hate to not finish a race because of a broken turn-buckle. I know some have bent the stock ones on the trucks.

Front Spring:
This is really subjective to your type of track and other setup options. I personally like the Gray truck springs in the front as it really plants the rear of the truck. This can be really helpful if you are also running a 3-gear trans as I have been as well. It is a good idea to have this spring on hand as a tuning option rather than consider it an upgrade.

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I have been running a Brass C block and and SMC 30g Brass Lipo weight at the back of the battery tray. I have felt my truck is amazing to drive and very planted without feeling pushy or loose. This combined with the 3 gear make for a great balance and it jumps perfect. Again not saying that this is a needed upgrade but again more of a tuning option.

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Apparently there are two different front gray springs. Which one is the one you all recomend?
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Apparently there are two different front gray springs. Which one is the one you all recomend?
I am only running the new Truck Springs from AE. Part Number 91637

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So...I am having issues with the rear hexes. It appears one of the hexes stripped out, even though I was extra gentle with it, since I heard people were breaking screws. Does anyone else make a better rear hex? Has anyone tried a longer screw? If so, how long?
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So...I am having issues with the rear hexes. It appears one of the hexes stripped out, even though I was extra gentle with it, since I heard people were breaking screws. Does anyone else make a better rear hex? Has anyone tried a longer screw? If so, how long?
Same here, screw just stripped as I was threading it in. Had to get a new set of hexes. Was not too pleased with that purchase. Truck is good though so i'm not too upset.
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