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Old 01-18-2019, 10:45 PM
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Picked mine up last nite, finished it last nite, ran it today.
It's really good.
SR kit
Here's my issue with 17.5 class, I'm very competitive in the Sportsman class, many wins and podiums.
So I'm in the Expert class, I get that.
Here in So Cal, that's a HUGE leap. 1 second a lap difference between the top of each class.
I'm moving out of the way every couple laps, throws off timing, now I'm that guy that crashes and messes up someone else' s good run as well as mine.
Don't really expect to win, aint gonna happen, no biggie
I hear, not to worry, hold your line, you'll only get faster running with the faster guys...
So I'm an in betweener, I call it Sportspert lol.
I prep and maintain my car like a Sportsman lol
I miss racing with the Sportsmen cuz it's always a battle but I know it's not cool to be that guy.
There, vented, all better now.

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Old 01-19-2019, 12:13 AM
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Unboxing video posted for those of you curious what's in the box:

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Old 01-19-2019, 04:34 AM
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Got a few laps in on another drivers fresh 5.0 SR. I liked how stable it was in the sweeper and it took the tight corners like a champ. I was expecting it to slap a bit with the smaller shock shafts but didn't really notice it get unsettled on the big jumps, lands good. I've had a 4.0 sr and now a b6.1d, and the 5.0 felt like a mix of the best straits of both. Very planted and great steering. Overall impressed with the limited time on it. He said he built it with minor changes from his experience with his 4.0 so it was not kit setup exact.
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by RazorRC View Post
Unboxing video posted for those of you curious what's in the box:

https://youtu.be/7cjPsMOFgnc
Differential differential and a lighter body what is the real difference between the SR and the AC models. Wondering if I should maybe just get the SR and replace the composite outdrives and differential with a gear diff
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Djr8505 View Post
Differential differential and a lighter body what is the real difference between the SR and the AC models. Wondering if I should maybe just get the SR and replace the composite outdrives and differential with a gear diff
Not sure but presume the ac will come with the raised roll centre front and rear along with anti roll bars.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:43 AM
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Not sure but presume the ac will come with the raised roll centre front and rear along with anti roll bars.
So it will be more than just slap in a gear diff and go for carpet.
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Originally Posted by Djr8505 View Post
So it will be more than just slap in a gear diff and go for carpet.
carpet car has lots of differences, shock pistons and springs, gear diff, sway bars, stiff rear arms, narrow front wheels, plus 3mm hubs, plus 3.5 mm diff height, wider front wing...
Franks video describing these kits is really good
just watched it again since just getting new car

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Old 01-20-2019, 03:40 PM
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If your on the fence about getting a 5.0 do it asap! What a great job from the whole team
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:01 PM
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The new longer 25T aluminum servo arm isn't available. I built with the plastic one but don't think it will last long. Anyone got any time on the plastic arm?
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:16 PM
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Ran quite a few packs with the plastic arm today and had no issues
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Roken View Post
We need a blank setup sheet. None in kits.
I sent it to the web team, should be on the site before too long.

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Does anyone know if the front and rear arms are the same as the 4.0?
They are different. 5.0 arms are in stock. 4.0 arms can fit with some minor dremel work.

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The new longer 25T aluminum servo arm isn't available. I built with the plastic one but don't think it will last long. Anyone got any time on the plastic arm?
The molded ones have actually been very durable. We are working to get the aluminum version into stock asap, however.
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:32 PM
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Just an FYI: There is a blank editable, kit setup, and a few others posted for the 5.0 on TLR's site.
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank Root View Post
The molded ones have actually been very durable. We are working to get the aluminum version into stock asap, however.
FWIW, I have only ever run molded servo arms in my 2wd buggy (AE & TLR), and I have never had one fail.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Davidka View Post
FWIW, I have only ever run molded servo arms in my 2wd buggy (AE & TLR), and I have never had one fail.
why have you only used the molded servo arms? I'm just curious that's all.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:40 PM
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I would assume because that's what comes in the kits?
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