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Old 11-30-2015, 08:12 AM   #1141
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If it's really high bite lower your ride height . This does wonders for the truck. Also the 3 gear really helps. I'm at 35wt up front with the 1.5 pistons.
How much lower ride height do you recommend?

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Old 11-30-2015, 02:31 PM   #1142
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How much lower ride height do you recommend?

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I'm running on carpet and my ride height is sitting at 23mm. But part of it depends on the jumps you are dealing with. You may have to raise it if it's casing the jumps.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:26 PM   #1143
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I'm on super high traction carpet.
The truck feels amazing right now with this setup:
All the way up to 45 weight oil in the front and 40 in the back. 1.6 pistons. Lots of limiters; enough that with the zero mm spring retainers the springs are not loose at full droop with the collars all the way up.
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Ride height is only about 17mm. It's a carpet scraper, but the heavier oil stops it from bottoming out (too much). Most of the setup is to stop traction rolling while not pushing through the corners. It also jumps perfectly flat.
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:46 AM   #1144
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Ditch the 3 gear. I am about to do it even in my 17.5 car.
Im curious, why do you say to ditch the 3 gear?
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:23 AM   #1145
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So - did anyone notice that the SC5m was out of stock on the Team Associated site until AFTER the big Cyber Monday sale? 20% off and free shipping would have been nice. How convenient that it's back in stock first thing Tuesday morning.

I got mine coming from SpeedRC.com because they had a $40 off code (and free shipping). Hopefully I'll have it in a few days.
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:17 PM   #1146
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Has anyone else found that this truck needs lots of rear camber?

For outdoor racing I found I needed -3.5
I have tried lowering it to -2.5 for indoor but I'm going try -3 again. It's getting a little more tail happy mid corner then I prefer.

From looking at rear tire wear, it's rolling over on the outside edge more than it should.
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I don't use static camber to deal with that. I adjust roll centers front and rear, either with link length or mounting height. One of the other things I have found is that uneven tire wear is NOT ALWAYS the best method of determining whether your rear end us setup correctly. At times it is, but not always.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:09 AM   #1148
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Are you talking about running a high roll center to get more camber gain, instead of using more static camber?
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:22 AM   #1149
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Are you talking about running a high roll center to get more camber gain, instead of using more static camber?
Roll center is how you create chassis roll or eliminate chassis roll. Allowing your chassis to roll over in low bite conditions will transfer weight to the outside tires and increase grip. Chassis roll in high bite conditions will make you traction roll.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:27 AM   #1150
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This is the best video that made it click for me. What sounds strange is a high roll center is actually less chassis roll. A low roll center is more chassis roll.

http://youtu.be/tWdRQaz_Xq8
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So - did anyone notice that the SC5m was out of stock on the Team Associated site until AFTER the big Cyber Monday sale?
Didn't notice that but sice I'm living in Germany that hadn't been an option for me because of the taxes.

What I'm more worried about is that AE and/or Thundertiger seem to have miscalculated the christmas trade... no SC5M available in Germany and my hobby shop says it's not available until 21st january which is very reliable normally. Sucks


Even the gear diff #91461 isn't available until 4th february... ordered that in september...
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*wave* Hasi

As I told you before, get the Diff in Austria, took 4 days to get to me and payed 4$ more than in other shops. Problem solved
If you think of buying at sequoia here, he lists way shorter delivery times, but as I can tell you first hand:
I ordered some tires for my SC5M and he said: Tops 2 days and I got the other tires. Summarized: Took him 6 working days to get them, and two to ship

You should abandon the idea of builing a SC5M under the chirstmas tree
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Just picked up an SC5M which is also my first Associated vehicle. When installing the servo as recommended I noticed the link was hitting my servo (a Spektrum 6040). I took out the 1mm spacer from behind the ball stud it seems to clear but just barely.

Anyone else run into this?

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Just picked up an SC5M which is also my first Associated vehicle. When installing the servo as recommended I noticed the link was hitting my servo (a Spektrum 6040). I took out the 1mm spacer from behind the ball stud it seems to clear but just barely.

Anyone else run into this?

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Yes no spacer required. I've used reedy and spektrum.
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Just picked up an SC5M which is also my first Associated vehicle. When installing the servo as recommended I noticed the link was hitting my servo (a Spektrum 6040). I took out the 1mm spacer from behind the ball stud it seems to clear but just barely.

Anyone else run into this?

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Did the same with my B5M and T5M. No problems.
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