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Old 04-11-2016, 09:30 PM
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What is the best 2wd associated buggy for mod racing?

It seems like the B5M factory lite is the best value, but setup more for stock 17.5 racing. My local track doesn't run stock, only mod.

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The B5M Lite works well for mod.

Though if you're on a looser outdoor surface you may also consider a rear motor B5. Less expensive & ultimately easier to drive on a med/low grip outdoor track.

Keep in mind a mid can be made to work also but if you're not used to 2w buggy you'll need a bit more patience.
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Any buggy is fine for mod racing really.
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There are two tracks, one indoor and one outdoor. I would prefer to get one buggy that I can race at either track.

Indoor is Med/high grip. Outdoor is low/medium grip and a little bumpy.
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I'm in the same shoes. Bought a b5m and jconcepts sticker weights I use on a battery pack to add weight to the rear

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There are two tracks, one indoor and one outdoor. I would prefer to get one buggy that I can race at either track.

Indoor is Med/high grip. Outdoor is low/medium grip and a little bumpy.
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Kyosho RB6, built in Japan. It's really stupid good quality!

Wish I knew Kyosho was this good sooner.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:44 AM
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I'm in the same shoes. Bought a b5m and jconcepts sticker weights I use on a battery pack to add weight to the rear
A B5M or a B5M lite? How much weight do you add? What size/style pack are you running?

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Get the RM car. It'll work a lot better outdoors and the indoor track you're running at isn't high enough grip for an MM car to be a significant advantage.
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Added a 25 gram weight to stuck dt behind the small battery foam . Also put another 25 on the battery if it's loamy. I'm a noob and noticed a difference. also you can get a brass coming but obviously isn't removable=Justinmatt21;14488923]A B5M or a B5M lite? How much weight do you add? What size/style pack are you running?

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It comes down to either car can work in both situations.

The mid will need just a little help outdoors but not much. Grab a schelle steel C block; alum D & a pair of alum rear hubs & the car will be fine.

Indoors to out you should be able to change tires; rear spring/rear shock angle & move the pack rearward (2thin behind for indoor; 1thin behind outdoor)....and that should be all you really have to do to be fairly close to it working in/out, without a lot of work.
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Have you considered the 4-gear transmission B5m?
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Thanks for the feedback.

If I went with the B5 RM what upgrades or things would you suggest that I need to do to be competive both indoor and outdoor?

Also, what turn motor would you suggest? I will be using the Reedy Blackbox 410r, as I am running this in my SC10.2, so would like to stay with a Reedy Mach 3 motor, just not sure what turn will be sufficient.

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These are questions that are really difficult to ask on a website. Sure, many suggestions can be thrown out there, but no one knows your driving style, driving ability, setup ability, track layout, dirt and traction available.

It's proven time and time again, in the right hands, a mid motor car is faster. Right hands is the key part. On low bite, MM cars are more sensitive to setup and tire selection.

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Originally Posted by Justinmatt21 View Post
Thanks for the feedback.

If I went with the B5 RM what upgrades or things would you suggest that I need to do to be competive both indoor and outdoor?

Also, what turn motor would you suggest? I will be using the Reedy Blackbox 410r, as I am running this in my SC10.2, so would like to stay with a Reedy Mach 3 motor, just not sure what turn will be sufficient.

Thanks!
There's also a B5 rear-motor thread here:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...or-thread.html
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Originally Posted by Justinmatt21 View Post
Thanks for the feedback.

If I went with the B5 RM what upgrades or things would you suggest that I need to do to be competive both indoor and outdoor?

Also, what turn motor would you suggest? I will be using the Reedy Blackbox 410r, as I am running this in my SC10.2, so would like to stay with a Reedy Mach 3 motor, just not sure what turn will be sufficient.

Thanks!
The RM car is always more forgiving on lower bite tracks. On higher bite tracks, the car can be made to work, but I have zero experience with it.
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