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Old 07-10-2016, 07:41 PM   #3121
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Just from the parts being stronger I would say up yes, for finishing more races.
Braaaap, I will admit my T4 has been near bullet proof in races. I remember breaking a front arm once in Port Huron, but it still finished the race I'm a guy who races for fun, so pushing for the win is not something I do often, and due to this fact I rarely win, but also rarely break my cars.

My buddy raced a new to him T5M today for the first time ever. He beat me. We usually are within seconds of each other in our races together. He beat me soundly. I'm rusty though, but not that rusty. But he said the truck was great. I'll have the opportunity to try it out next week and see how I like the mid motor configuration. He said he felt like it jumped better and everything else about it was at least equal to his t4.2

Thanks for everybody's replies. I'm more bench racing than anything with my question. I am looking forward to trying it out though, for sure. I really hope I don't like it too much though..
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:25 AM   #3122
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Anybody running 13.5 what gearing is working best for you
I have a reedy 13.5 in my T5m and it seems to be a dog.
Tried different gearing and different end bell timing. Lots of top end but no punch to make the doubles.

Any suggestions?
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I have a reedy 13.5 in my T5m and it seems to be a dog.
Tried different gearing and different end bell timing. Lots of top end but no punch to make the doubles.

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faster motor. I had a 13.5 in mine as well, it was a turn. try a 9.5 or faster. the added torque from the mod rotor in a 9.5 is the big benefit.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:07 PM   #3124
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If you are looking for aluminum bell cranks, avid has them at reduced pricing. I have these in my sc5m.

http://www.avidrc.com/product/5/acce...cessories.html
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:55 AM   #3125
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Raced my T5M since the start of our local Winter racing league last year really like the truck and am seeing improvements in my driving which I am pretty sure has been only thing holding it back. I only race indoors with it, and the track is always a good track med to high grip. My question is I seen on Ryan's car he cuts the cross support out behind the servo, and I believe the one between the front battery strap hold downs. I also noticed his weight under the battery in one pic, once I did that it made a world of difference in my truck. But back to the cross member removal would that be a easy thing to do to mine to help on my type of track conditions? We have a big race first weekend in Aug. and looking to find stuff to help more.
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:17 PM   #3126
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Always cut the brace behind the servo, between the battery posts and the piece between the waterfall screws.
Running mod the weight under the shorty is a huge help!

Drilling the 3rd hole in the front arms just like the b5 is huge as well!! This helps so much on med to high grip. Just increase the the front droop 1-1.5mm
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:39 PM   #3127
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do you have a pic on the 3rd hole?
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I don't. You drill another shock mount hole the same distance as the others just further out. Then remove enough material to let the shock eyelet go in and move freely
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ah so your standing them up more.
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No, further out.
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Raced my T5M since the start of our local Winter racing league last year really like the truck and am seeing improvements in my driving which I am pretty sure has been only thing holding it back. I only race indoors with it, and the track is always a good track med to high grip. My question is I seen on Ryan's car he cuts the cross support out behind the servo, and I believe the one between the front battery strap hold downs. I also noticed his weight under the battery in one pic, once I did that it made a world of difference in my truck. But back to the cross member removal would that be a easy thing to do to mine to help on my type of track conditions? We have a big race first weekend in Aug. and looking to find stuff to help more.
Well personally I don't have all that stuff above and my truck is amazeballs! The best upgrade for me was the truck springs. I have a few other upgrades but that was the best upgrade so far for me.
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I have a reedy 13.5 in my T5m and it seems to be a dog.
Tried different gearing and different end bell timing. Lots of top end but no punch to make the doubles.

Any suggestions?
I'm guessing the 17.5t guys can make that jump? If they can and you can't I would say there could be a few problems.
1: Lower your pinion to get more torque.
2: Slipper slipping?
3: Is your drivetrain free? (Possible bad bearing/s?)
4: Motor is going bad
5: Lipo lacks enough C for punch
6: ESC lacks punch or current to provide enough punch
7: Combination of many above?

If they can't AND you can't then there's other possible problems.
1: 13.5t still isn't enough motor
2: Right tires? Track conditions?
3: Who can make that jump? Ask for some advice.

Just my $0.02
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I am looking for a setup station to use. I want one that I can also use on my B5M as well. Can the Hudy ones work for this truck? I looked on their website and can not seem to find any definitive answers.
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I am looking for a setup station to use. I want one that I can also use on my B5M as well. Can the Hudy ones work for this truck? I looked on their website and can not seem to find any definitive answers.
HUDY 1/10 off-road should work if you also buy the additional 1/8 off road top plate. At least it does for my 22T and Slash.
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I am looking for a setup station to use. I want one that I can also use on my B5M as well. Can the Hudy ones work for this truck? I looked on their website and can not seem to find any definitive answers.
the 10th scale offroad one, should work. I am looking at the arrowmax offroad one myself. cheaper and comes complete with wheel adapters
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