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A 5ive-B for me

A 5ive-B for me

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Submitted By
Shawn Johnson
rancho cordova, Select, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title A 5ive-B for me
Vehicle Class Buggy, 5th Scale
Chassis Brand Losi
Chassis Model TLR 5ive-B
Body Brand Other
Body Model TLR 5IVEB
Other Body Brand and Model Stock body that comes with the 5iveB kit from DDM painted by Tim Green (TRG)
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Castle Creations 2028 1100kv brushless sensored 5th scale motor
Speed Control Brand and Model Castle Creations Mamba XLX 2 waterproof brushless sensored ESC
Battery Brand and Model Normally I run smc9700 120c graphene 4s packs but in the photo I have my Gens Ace 7500 Lihv 4s packs I'm series to make 8s power
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Mad Max giant grip tires and wheels with DDM bitelock blue and green beadlock rings. DDM bitelock screws in the beadlock rings
Shocks Brand and Model TLR 5ive B shock bodies with Angel and Demon offroad HD 3.5 springs for the 5ive T and DDM 50 Wt shock oil
Axles Brand and Model Fast Lane Machine (FLM) forever cvds front and rear with FLM drive cups for the 5iveT(the car has been upgraded to wider suspension so turnbuckle and axles are for the truck version of the 5ive)
Paint Brand and Model Tim Green custom Air brushed body . (TRG)
Graphics Brand and Model TRG paint on the body and darkside studios vinyl on the bottom of the chassie for protection
Radio System Brand and Model Futaba 4PM
Other Options Brand and Model Wforccustoms.com motor mount with rear clamp support, official TLR carbon fiber brushless conversion mounts for servo and ESC, MOD racing billet center diff mount, mod racing rear drive inserts. The Buggy has the wider 5iveT truck suspension arms on it giving it a wider stance. I had to upgrade longer turnbuckle and the longer FLM forever cvd axles to make this work also has a custom built motor fan setup with dual delta fans, powered buy a 1600mah 4s turnigy panther graphene battery. On the motor sits an atomic heatsink for the xmaxx and ALZA racing billet fan mounts . Steering it is a push pull billet TLR dual mount servo saver connected to a Histrionics Hercules 8000 high powered servo with adjustable billet DGI racing steering links . To protect the chassie bottom a darkaide studios vinyl wrap has been applied.
Further Description/Back Story I got into fifth scale last summer with a Dbxle 2.0. I fell in love with this car . It could handle as much power as I gave it and was an absolute blast to drive. So down the line I decided to take a stab at building the King of 5th scale . The Losi 5ive. I waited for DDM to re stock them and was able to pic one up November 2020. I slowly built this vehicle over the next few months paying attention to all the small details. Upgraded parts where they were needed and skipped the excess amount of billet aluminum some of these builds have. I wanted function and form. Theres an old saying about aircraft from ww2. They said if it looks good it performs good. I kept this in mind everytime I worked on it. Piecing together the best parts but keeping enough of the plastic in the suspension and running gear to keep it light, shes powerful and strong. Paired with the sensored xlx2/1100 this car is a dream to drive. It has as much power as you could ever need on the track and operates as smooth as butter. It really was a build of passion for the hobby. I hope it inspires others to build clean, high powered functional builds in the future! Thanks for taking the time to read this . Here is a link for some HD reso pictures of the buggy. https://www.reddit.com/r/rccars/comments/lruyt4/tlr_5iveb_high_resolution/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

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