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Old 04-24-2016, 06:13 PM   #2986
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Anybody know if there are any plans on AE making gold shock shafts for the T5M?
I just rebuilt my buggy shocks and truck shocks, the buggy shocks are WAY smoother than my truck shocks. Buggy has gold shafts and both have low friction X-Rings...
I am wondering if the Ti-Nitride shafts from the T4.2 would work?
Crap, nevermind, I fouind them on Amain! Lol!
There's 2 kinds of Ti-nitride shafts as well. The older ones from the t4 series work just fine with the older pistons and then there is the v2 Ti-nitride and even better buy pricey chrome shafts for the v2 pistons
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There's 2 kinds of Ti-nitride shafts as well. The older ones from the t4 series work just fine with the older pistons and then there is the v2 Ti-nitride and even better buy pricey chrome shafts for the v2 pistons
Thanks, I swear I was looking the other day and couldn't find them.
I ordered a full set of the Ti-Nitride shafts for the "old" piston design, not really excited to have to change everything with the Fox shocks...
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:13 PM   #2988
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Thanks, I swear I was looking the other day and couldn't find them.
I ordered a full set of the Ti-Nitride shafts for the "old" piston design, not really excited to have to change everything with the Fox shocks...
Nothing has to be changed with the fox bodies. All parts from the 5 series shocks work. V2 shafts and Pistons work just fine in the stock bodies and vice versa
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Nothing has to be changed with the fox bodies. All parts from the 5 series shocks work. V2 shafts and Pistons work just fine in the stock bodies and vice versa
I thought you had to change to the new V2 shock shafts and pistons with the fox bodies? So your saying you don't? Either way ~$60 is straight up highway robbery for shock bodies... I could gety an entire set of Kyosoh velvets for that $!
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I thought you had to change to the new V2 shock shafts and pistons with the fox bodies? So your saying you don't? Either way ~$60 is straight up highway robbery for shock bodies... I could gety an entire set of Kyosoh velvets for that $!
No change needed as the CE buggy came with fox bodies and the v1 shafts & molded pistons. If your taking the time to completly go through your shocks then at least upgrade the shafts & pistons, you will never lose a race again because of the eclip design
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No change needed as the CE buggy came with fox bodies and the v1 shafts & molded pistons. If your taking the time to completly go through your shocks then at least upgrade the shafts & pistons, you will never lose a race again because of the eclip design
Well I must be the weirdo cause with all the cars I have owned with e-clips inside shocks, never had one malfunction! I have however had 2 screws back off inside shocks, in 1/8th scale though. I got the V1 (e-clip) shafts in Ti-Nitride coming!
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Well I must be the weirdo cause with all the cars I have owned with e-clips inside shocks, never had one malfunction! I have however had 2 screws back off inside shocks, in 1/8th scale though. I got the V1 (e-clip) shafts in Ti-Nitride coming!
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But for fun I did order the X-ring rebuild kit, they were so good on the buggy I figured why not? BIG race this weekend! Want my stuff to perform well again this year. I got my first podium finish last year with my then new T5M!
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OK not sure if I am blind or what but I have been looking at ordering a set of the longer truck springs for my T5M and get away from the buggy springs that came with it originally I see under the T5M parts on AMain some that are 54mm and some that are 72mm is that the difference I need to order the 72mm ones? I want to get a full set that includes the whites as I want to try them first. Can someone help me out and let me know if this os correct or find me the correct part numbers.
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OK not sure if I am blind or what but I have been looking at ordering a set of the longer truck springs for my T5M and get away from the buggy springs that came with it originally I see under the T5M parts on AMain some that are 54mm and some that are 72mm is that the difference I need to order the 72mm ones? I want to get a full set that includes the whites as I want to try them first. Can someone help me out and let me know if this os correct or find me the correct part numbers.
54mm are for the front and 72mm are for the rear.
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But for fun I did order the X-ring rebuild kit, they were so good on the buggy I figured why not? BIG race this weekend! Want my stuff to perform well again this year. I got my first podium finish last year with my then new T5M!
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I added 49 grams of the sticky lead weights to my truck this weekend had it right in front of the shorty battery flat on chassis, only place I could get it and stay as low as possible. And the truck was awesome, had the steering I wanted and the rear end was no longer like a sprint car. So I am thinking if I get one of them 50g. under battery plates that will move some of it back even farther that will make it even better, wish I knew this a long time ago that they ran it, maybe with the brass D mount I wont need the whole 50g.
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Avid just released their updated bell cranks for the B5/T5M/SC5M Series.

http://avidrc.com/product/5/accessor...cessories.html
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I added 49 grams of the sticky lead weights to my truck this weekend had it right in front of the shorty battery flat on chassis, only place I could get it and stay as low as possible. And the truck was awesome, had the steering I wanted and the rear end was no longer like a sprint car. So I am thinking if I get one of them 50g. under battery plates that will move some of it back even farther that will make it even better, wish I knew this a long time ago that they ran it, maybe with the brass D mount I wont need the whole 50g.
The brass D mount adds weight to the very rear of the chassis which can cause swing weight. I hated the brass D block. The brass C is a good option though. The blocks should be considered after you get the battery weight were you want it.
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