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Old 08-17-2015, 11:43 AM   #2056
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I was kind of leaning towards the 3 gear as well, because it will only be raced on a indoor high bite track, And I seen that's what Ryan C. runs as well. Was getting other opinions on this I am just switching classes from the TLR Ten SCTE
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:51 PM   #2057
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Newbie here.

It's been almost 20 years I haven't raced an off-road RC. After visiting OCRC Racaway yesterday I've decided to buy a T5M with a 17.5 set up.

As I'm planning to build it with 3 gears and some Ti links, I was wondering what upgrades and spare parts I should buy.
Spare: arms, c-hubs,knuckles... ?
Hop-ups: springs, C/D/hinge mounts, brass weights... ?

Thanks for the help.

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Old 08-17-2015, 08:11 PM   #2058
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I run a 3 gear in my t5m with a regular Trinity 17.5 and it's quick but the temps are getting HOT. I put a fan on the battery brace.

I'm probably going to do the Slipper Eliminator and maybe MIP axles to lighten rotational mass.

I ran my t5m against the Pro 4's and I actually could have had 2nd place. It's one of my fav vehicles to race!
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Is there anyone from Associated or team drivers who watch this thread like they do in the TLR threads, just curious?
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Is there anyone from Associated or team drivers who watch this thread like they do in the TLR threads, just curious?
not really the top top guys. you won't see cav, rivkin, hartson, numendahl, etc pop in here. if you want that, your best bet is facebook/twitter/instagram. there are AE sponsored guys that are very helpful though.
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Newbie here.

It's been almost 20 years I haven't raced an off-road RC. After visiting OCRC Racaway yesterday I've decided to buy a T5M with a 17.5 set up.

As I'm planning to build it with 3 gears and some Ti links, I was wondering what upgrades and spare parts I should buy.
Spare: arms, c-hubs,knuckles... ?
Hop-ups: springs, C/D/hinge mounts, brass weights... ?

Thanks for the help.

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After much consideration I have only added 5 upgrades. The 3 gear, Ti turnbuckles, aluminum C & D blocks and aluminum rear hubs. I have the aluminum steering but haven't installed it yet. Going to run the plastic till it fails.
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After much consideration I have only added 5 upgrades. The 3 gear, Ti turnbuckles, aluminum C & D blocks and aluminum rear hubs. I have the aluminum steering but haven't installed it yet. Going to run the plastic till it fails.
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People sometimes snap the aluminum steering, so keep your plastic parts in your kit box.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:34 PM   #2064
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If you're overheating with a 17.5 I think its prudent that you post up some additional details such as the type & model of motor, timing on the motor, gearing, battery, total weight and a brief description of the track. I'm not overheating outdoors in 106 degree heat with 56 degrees of timing on my d4 1s 17.5 so I think that's fixable. I hit almost 170 on Sunday and while that's sort the limit of my comfort zone its tenable. It could be worse. Our track is 70-75 x 115 sugared blue groove. Its especially hot this summer. I'm geared at 24 or 25/75 and run a 4500 100c Orion Shorty. My truck isn't super modded. I have most of the aluminum stuff...hubs, C & D plates, ti turnbuckles, a schelle strap, 3 gear and a slipper eliminator. I'm also running a gear diff w/5k. The only special parts on my truck are the Kyosho gold springs. Unless you consider 170 overheating I think you should be able to get the temps down. If I get any hotter I'll get an MIP 3 gear box. If you are overheating that will lower your temps by double digits. The MIP box is actually a great buy. I use them in a few of my cars.
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Is anybody else running a savox 1258 in their truck? We have a high speed sweeper at of a straight and i seem to get what a fairly prominent wobble on the front tires, the inner one being the worst. I'm not sure if my servo is going out, if it just doesn't have enough Torque for the high speed to hold a line or what. There isn't excessive play and i confirmed that the wheel mooves freely when off the ground. Running the aluminum steering linkage and the stock servo horn which i confirmed was good and b not stripped.
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Is anybody else running a savox 1258 in their truck? We have a high speed sweeper at of a straight and i seem to get what a fairly prominent wobble on the front tires, the inner one being the worst. I'm not sure if my servo is going out, if it just doesn't have enough Torque for the high speed to hold a line or what. There isn't excessive play and i confirmed that the wheel mooves freely when off the ground. Running the aluminum steering linkage and the stock servo horn which i confirmed was good and b not stripped.
I run a 1257,which I believe is a bit faster but less torque than the 1258. Both have plenty of power and speed. If you have any "notchiness" (hope that's right) in the servo while turning,you might have a stripped gear in the servo. If that's the case they are easy to replace.
On a separate note,check to make sure the wheel bearings are good
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I run a 1257,which I believe is a bit faster but less torque than the 1258. Both have plenty of power and speed. If you have any "notchiness" (hope that's right) in the servo while turning,you might have a stripped gear in the servo. If that's the case they are easy to replace.
On a separate note,check to make sure the wheel bearings are good
Thanks. I did check the bearings as well. I'll open the servo up and see what is going on
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Where's the T5M Lite!?!?!?
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If you're overheating with a 17.5 I think its prudent that you post up some additional details such as the type & model of motor, timing on the motor, gearing, battery, total weight and a brief description of the track. I'm not overheating outdoors in 106 degree heat with 56 degrees of timing on my d4 1s 17.5 so I think that's fixable. I hit almost 170 on Sunday and while that's sort the limit of my comfort zone its tenable. It could be worse. Our track is 70-75 x 115 sugared blue groove. Its especially hot this summer. I'm geared at 24 or 25/75 and run a 4500 100c Orion Shorty. My truck isn't super modded. I have most of the aluminum stuff...hubs, C & D plates, ti turnbuckles, a schelle strap, 3 gear and a slipper eliminator. I'm also running a gear diff w/5k. The only special parts on my truck are the Kyosho gold springs. Unless you consider 170 overheating I think you should be able to get the temps down. If I get any hotter I'll get an MIP 3 gear box. If you are overheating that will lower your temps by double digits. The MIP box is actually a great buy. I use then in a few of my cars.
put a fan on, we run the f5 fan and I swear temps are 20-25 deg lower in the hot humid Fla heat.
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Thanks. I did check the bearings as well. I'll open the servo up and see what is going on
Sounds to me like the typical stadium truck wobble. Inside wheel on longer sweeping corners.

Every ST I have ever had has done the same thing, my RC10T, my T4.1 and my T5M. I wouldn't worry about it.
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