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Old 04-29-2016, 02:30 PM   #2131
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I thought the front hexes remained at 4.3mm out of the box on both new cars? Did yours come with the 5.0mm ones?
Mine came with 5mm fronts and 6mm rears
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:39 PM   #2132
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I've driven the dirt edition yok on the same track I run my xb2 dirt.

Hated every moment of it. Car scrubbed tons of speed, and didn't have the pop off the corner the xb2 and b5m do. It did jump very nicely, but I think some setup work it can be as good as the other cars.
I think your on the wrong thread, my YZ-2 doesn't have no scrub problem
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:16 PM   #2133
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Mine came with 5mm fronts and 6mm rears
That's good to know; many of us with the "old" cars that were using them on carpet/turf went from the 4.3 to the 5mm front hexes to gain some stability/help with traction rolls and settle the front down a little. In your case, on dirt, going the other way effectively raises the CoG of the front slightly which should produce more steering by inducing more roll/weight transfer.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:54 AM   #2134
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Took me a while to track down the YZ-2 CA and DT manuals online.

Link to YZ-2 CA:

https://www.teamyokomo.com/download/..._201603_v1.pdf

Link to YZ-2 DT:

https://www.teamyokomo.com/download/..._201603_v1.pdf
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Whats the part number for the rear swaybar?
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:30 AM   #2136
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Hey guys,

Had a chance to try the previous astro YZ-2 and thought it was amazing on carpet. Yok already announced the new car, so I waited.

How would you describe the difference in handling characteristics with the new CA version?
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:11 PM   #2137
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hi guys, i am totally new to this brand of products. I am considering this buggy and want to know how well does Y support their products in terms of parts? I always have AE B4 B5 (now) and i have no issues to find parts. Once i own a buggy, i seldom sell it. Just afraid once YZ2 is discontinued, i will be out of luck. Thanks
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Well they just came out with 2 new cars so they probably wont DC it anytime soon. Parts are readily available through A-man and Yokomo europe. also of note is I've had my orig YZ2 for over a year and have broken and replaced only 1 part, (A rear arm after a nasty hit into a wall). They are very durable. I have replace shock pistons and O rings and again easily found on Amain and Y-europe.
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Well they just came out with 2 new cars so they probably wont DC it anytime soon. Parts are readily available through A-man and Yokomo europe. also of note is I've had my orig YZ2 for over a year and have broken and replaced only 1 part, (A rear arm after a nasty hit into a wall). They are very durable. I have replace shock pistons and O rings and again easily found on Amain and Y-europe.
How about the wear? Kyosho and xray seem to keep things tight the best. Is the Yokomo comparible?
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:19 PM   #2140
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Yz2s barely wear. They are very well engineered materials-wise.
They are the best kits I had in those terms. Including comparing to X-rays and others.

And their parts are cheap compared to Kyosho and Xray!
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Do Yokomo and Xray really make superior plastics ? It's starting to look like AE just makes CHEAP plastics. Don't get me wrong I like AE overall but another way of looking at it
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No. And to be clear, Associated's problems with the B4x series is that they didn't wanting pay for new molds and they wear out over time. As suck their arms were sloppy and the ones that fit a tad tighter usually had flash from the molding process, but a bit of run time usually wore out the flash and the slop was then evident.

Their B5 has really good and precise fitment of components, but the car is still fairly new.

Yokomo and X-ray have just as good quality plastics as anyone and the folklore that is X-ray is just that. There kits are stellar but far from the "luxury" moniker they speak of. In my experience the absolute best and most precise plastics are Durango. Ultra precise and quite rigid. At one point their curing process was off and a large batch of arms were breaking with regularity but they've since rectified the issue. The 410 doesn't develop any noticeable slop and mine still has the same rear arms for almost 3 years. Ridiculous!

I have yet to break anything in my YZ-2 outside of pop ball cups. This thing is solid and my buddy's B-Max hasn't broken in him in a year but his 22-4 hasn't done as well. It's difficult to say who's plastics are superior, but Yokomo's plastics are definitely quite durable and precise.
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Like Anitmullet said, parts for Yokomo are far cheaper than Xrays, this is what made me decide to get a YZ-4 instead of the XB4. I loved the YZ-4 so much, as soon as the YZ-2 DT came out, I ordered it and it is by far the best buggy I have driven, and has been quite durable. I now have 4 weekends of racing on it and only popped a ball cup after hitting a pipe quite hard. looked over the car and no other damage. I am really impressed with this car. Im sure the XB2 is a good buggy, but I can say you wont be disappointed with the Yoke.
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I'll add my 2 cents, my B max4 III has some of the best parts fitment I've every seen and as far as durability goes, that had a lot to do with me buying my YZ-2 DT, awesome company.
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Yes agreed I've been racing Yokomo cars for over 25 years and to me they have always been on the leading edge of design and quality, going back to my original YZ-10. I personally have had some durability issues with my YZ4 particularly with the front arms, (I also hit a lot of stuff at HIGH speeds!!!!) but really only that. I've boiled them and that seems to have solved the issue. I had absolutely no issues with my B max4 or either of my YZ2's
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