- Kyosho RB5 - Joe Pillars - New Parts Testing -

Update October 22, 2007

Front:

3-B Pistons
35wt Losi Oil
Orange Front Springs
No Limiters in shocks with shock ends unthreaded 4 turns
30 degree kick-up/no spacer used
Shocks mounted in middle location on tower and outside location on the arm
2-B Camberlink with no washers under the ball stud (middle on bulkhead/outside on caster block)
Spindles in upper position
1/4oz of weight under steering rack (fits great)

Rear:

3-B Pistons
30wt Losi Oil
Dark Yellow Rear Springs
No Limiters in shocks with New W5183-02 Shock Shafts (54mm) (The stock RB5 shock shafts are 50mm and are too short...do not use)
Shocks mounted in middle location on tower and middle location on New LA243 arm
2-B Camberlink with 1mm washer under ballstud on shock tower brace and no washers under ball stud on hub
(middle on shock tower and outside on hub)
Hubs spaced in the middle position
Hub height all the way down position
Stock Anti-Squat (2 degrees)
1/4 oz under rear tower

Extra Info:

Battery Position - Forward
Ride Height - 25mm Front / 23mm Rear
Pro-Line Cavalieri Edition Mid Wing

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- Kyosho RB5 - Joe Pillars - New Parts Testing -

 

I wanted to give everyone a heads up on some new parts we have been testing. At the Shootout Gil Losi Jr and Mark Pavidis were testing a new rear end for the RB-5. After the Shootout Ronnie Gardner and I have been running these new parts and comparing the two rear ends back to back for a few weeks now. These new parts make a big difference in the handling and overall performance of the car.

The RB5 rear end comes stock pretty narrow. The new arms widen the car 2mm on each side, 4mm total. This makes the width in the back very close to a B4/Losi car.

Here are the parts you will need:

LA243 Rear Middle Suspension Arm
LA232 Universal Swing Shaft 65.5 (use the dogbone/not the axle-too narrow)
W5183-02 Shock Shaft (L) (needed to run the middle and outer hole on arm)

This is the set-up Ronnie and I have been running with the new parts:

Front:

3-B Pistons
35wt Losi Oil
Orange Front Springs
No Limiters in shocks with shock ends unthreaded 4 turns
30 degree kick-up
Middle location on tower and outside location on arm
2-B Camberlink with 1 mm washer under the ball stud
Spindles in upper position
1/4oz of weight under steering rack

Rear:

3-B Pistons
30wt Losi Oil
Dark Yellow Rear Springs
No Limiters in shocks with W5183-02
Middle location on tower and middle location on LA243 arm
2-B Camberlink with 1mm washer under ballstud on shock tower brace and 2mm washer under ball stud on hub
Hubs in middle position
oz under rear tower

Extra Info:

Battery Position - Forward
Ride Height - 24mm Front / 22mm Rear
Pro-Line Cavalieri Edition Small Wing

Setup Sheet in PDF Format