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Old 02-04-2020, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rcgod
I know this is the tlr thread, but can anyone give me an honest opinion how the elite compares to the b6.1/6.2? My son drives a b6.1 factory light. Iíve driven it and itís good. But the losi seems like a better deal. And Iíve always preferred tlr to ae. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-04-2020, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by rcgod
I know this is the tlr thread, but can anyone give me an honest opinion how the elite compares to the b6.1/6.2? My son drives a b6.1 factory light. Iíve driven it and itís good. But the losi seems like a better deal. And Iíve always preferred tlr to ae. We run on pretty high bite clay (slicks) so my concern is does the car work well on high bite? Most of the fast locals run ae, so that would be an easy choice for setup help. But I really like the design of the 5.0 minus not having a quick access diff.
After seeing the 5.0 dc is $229 how much to upgrade to elite?
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Old 02-04-2020, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rcgod
After seeing the 5.0 dc is $229 how much to upgrade to elite?
I paid about $80 total to add the VHA Conversion kit TLR334069 ($45) and the Adjustable Pivot Set C & D block and pills TLR334062 ($35) to my 5.0 AC to make it Elite-ish.
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Old 02-04-2020, 09:23 PM
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by zipperfoot
You seem to be a bit in the dark about this, but the Elite is a bit different from the 5.0 SR to say the least. Different parts, diffs, direct drive vs slipper, shocks, set up sheets are different... The list goes on. Driving both I can say they are totally different animals. Not exactly a direct companion let alone to the 6.2 he was asking about. But a good plug for your videos.

If anything the 5.0 SR would have been much closer matched to the 6.1 Factory Lite.
I'm pretty aware of the differences with the Elite, but I don't own that kit so can't compare it directly to the B6.1/6.2. Maybe if you own an Elite you could actually be helpful and answer his question? I don't see anyone else comparing the 5.0's and 6.1/6.2's, so I think I'm leading in the helpful category at the moment.
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:41 AM
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Simply put your driving style and setup is everything. A 6.2D or an Elite 5.0 DC makes no difference expect where your pocket book or allegiance lies. The nice part is the Elite comes with a lot of nice Aluminum pieces. Granted the 6.2D comes with most of them too. They are both going to be competitive out of the box with minor setup tweaks. The real question is which one do you want. Frankly if I were paying for a car right now they are closer overall the 6.2D is cheaper. I know that in the past the arms would show that but I haven't build a 6.2D but I've seen one. Go with what you want and just hit the track and work on setup and driving style and you will be good to go.

RazorRC Disappointed you aren't giving Yokomo any love. Good video otherwise.
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:53 AM
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The biggest gains on the DC Elite are:

- The VHA rear arm set up. Much more adjustable than a standard 5.0 rear.
- The updated C/D blocks. These give you more toe/anti-squat/roll center options than the standard C/D blocks
- The aluminum steering assembly. Perhaps a ďblingĒ upgrade, but I find it to be very smooth, and feels very precise.

The other things in the kit really arenít super necessary, but if you bought them anyway for a standard 5.0 DC, youíd end up spending over $200 additional (including the cost of the above), bringing your total cost to over $430 easily... So if you are getting a DC, itís worth considering spending the extra $140, especially since buying the ones I mentioned above will get you close to that.

If you were getting the AC, it gets a little trickier, given that for the Elite, youíd have to buy some more stuff anyway.

All that being said, if you plan on running only on dirt (and maybe just the one track), are not expecting to upgrade anything, and are fine with adapting to driving the buggy with minimal tinkering to the base set up, then $229 is a heck of a price for this buggy while itís still available. I think itís pretty clear by now that the Elite will probably be the DC option from here on out after all existing DC stock is depleted.

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Old 02-05-2020, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by NolanP
RazorRC Disappointed you aren't giving Yokomo any love. Good video otherwise.
I would like to pick up a Yokomo, but I've already owned 5 of the most popular current wheelers (22-4 2.0, EB410, D418, B74, CAT L1 Evo), and my pocketbook is unfortunately not bottomless. So I gotta draw the line somewhere...
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I just bought the jcon f2 body and ready to cut it out but I see thereís 2 lines in the front which line do I cut for the 5.0 inner or outer line,
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Emery1
I just bought the jcon f2 body and ready to cut it out but I see thereís 2 lines in the front which line do I cut for the 5.0 inner or outer line,
Inner line so the front is narrower to fit through the opening below the shock tower.
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Originally Posted by Eli
Inner line so the front is narrower to fit through the opening below the shock tower.
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Originally Posted by RazorRC
I would like to pick up a Yokomo, but I've already owned 5 of the most popular current wheelers (22-4 2.0, EB410, D418, B74, CAT L1 Evo), and my pocketbook is unfortunately not bottomless. So I gotta draw the line somewhere...
Cool. Just out of curiosity why not go with a World Championship winning car like the Yokomo that has more support than a Hot Bodies or Schumacher? asking for a friend.......
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Quick question. Will the serpent gear diff fit the 5.0?
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by rcgod
I know this is the tlr thread, but can anyone give me an honest opinion how the elite compares to the b6.1/6.2? My son drives a b6.1 factory light. Iíve driven it and itís good. But the losi seems like a better deal. And Iíve always preferred tlr to ae. We run on pretty high bite clay (slicks) so my concern is does the car work well on high bite? Most of the fast locals run ae, so that would be an easy choice for setup help. But I really like the design of the 5.0 minus not having a quick access diff.
current advice given is run the car with the most support, I have both and run on carpet, and out of the box the B6.2 took way less time getting right then the 22 5.0 Iím running. The 22 5.0 is good, out of the box the B6.2 is better.
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TonyD.
Quick question. Will the serpent gear diff fit the 5.0?
If it fits in the 4.0, it will fit in the 5.0. They are the same gear box. I have not used one myself, but I remember reading they require shim to take up side to side slack as they are narrow than a TLR diff.
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