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Old 01-19-2015, 08:36 PM   #226
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Man I can't wait for mine to get here too..My first Yok so I'll be back soon asking questions....lol
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:32 PM   #227
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So this brings up a good question for those who have the new YZ2 as well and the prev. versions.


-Are you starting with your prior working setup?
*it may be too soon to tell, but are you having to deviate much with the new car?
-Again, it still might be too new, but is anyone finding any neg. with this car over the prev. versions? Overall is this a better car that would make them replace the prev. version with YZ2?


-I plan to dedicate my Carpet action to the YZ2. My Bmax2MR is relegated to Dirt duty. Curious if others who have mult. track surfaces are planning to run separate cars, or are you seeing this car slowly taking the place of the Bmax2?

Can't wait to get one!

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I used to have an original B-Max2 V2, which I sold after switching to a VBC Firebolt. The FBolt has worked better for me on ("real" PL Holeshot) dirt than the B-Max2 MR with plastic chassis in RM configuration. As I mainly race on astroturf, I'll get a YZ-2 for sure and probably keep the Firebolt and install a carbon fiber chassis for even better handling on dirt.
If Yokomo comes out with a dirt-specific B-Max2 kit (flexible chassis, ball diff) sometime in the future, I'd probably get one and try it in MM configuration as I am a Yokomo guy by heart. Until then, the Firebolt will be more than up to the task for three or four meetings on dirt this year.
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I used to have an original B-Max2 V2, which I sold after switching to a VBC Firebolt. The FBolt has worked better for me on ("real" PL Holeshot) dirt than the B-Max2 MR with plastic chassis in RM configuration. As I mainly race on astroturf, I'll get a YZ-2 for sure and probably keep the Firebolt and install a carbon fiber chassis for even better handling on dirt.
If Yokomo comes out with a dirt-specific B-Max2 kit (flexible chassis, ball diff) sometime in the future, I'd probably get one and try it in MM configuration as I am a Yokomo guy by heart. Until then, the Firebolt will be more than up to the task for three or four meetings on dirt this year.
The current bmax line works in the dirt. The plastic chassis can be installed and give you the flex you are looking for.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:54 AM   #229
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The current bmax line works in the dirt. The plastic chassis can be installed and give you the flex you are looking for.
Sure, but current ft kits are not focused on dirt and including the plastic chassis and ball diff will be close to if not beyond the 400 euro margin. That is more than I am willing to pay for a car that I' d only use three or four times a year, especially considering I only sold one a few months ago...
Now I'll have to get a yz-2 first, which will hopefully see the track much more often!
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I also ended up with saddles with pink springs in front and orange in rear. This was a medium bite clay indoor track. Buggy is very light so running saddles or square pack makes sense. Extra voltage is great for stock racing, my buggy still had great punch at 7min.
Where did you get the pink and orange springs? Amain is still out of stock

I'll post pictures tonight, but I was impressed the buggy weighs 130g less than my B5m with all electrics and tires installed.
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Where did you get the pink and orange springs? Amain is still out of stock

I'll post pictures tonight, but I was impressed the buggy weighs 130g less than my B5m with all electrics and tires installed.
Mines is at 1506 RTR, lighter than my 17.5 22 2.0 with pucks, -2.5 chassis and other light weight stuff.
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Mines is at 1506 RTR, lighter than my 17.5 22 2.0 with pucks, -2.5 chassis and other light weight stuff.
have you run it on dirt yet?
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have you run it on dirt yet?
Going to run today on small indoor clay track.
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Going to run today on small indoor clay track.
cool. I race at SRS, where we run clay slicks. I am curious if this car will be a good high bite clay car. it is very sexy
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Mines is at 1506 RTR, lighter than my 17.5 22 2.0 with pucks, -2.5 chassis and other light weight stuff.
Lucky RTR I am 1446... only Titanium on the car is the turnbuckles...
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I dont see how the car is so light. The alum chassis is pretty wide like the b5m.
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cool. I race at SRS, where we run clay slicks. I am curious if this car will be a good high bite clay car. it is very sexy
Shin, Hara and Lee Martin have already informed that the car works extremely well down to a med bite clay track. You will not go wrong buying the car. With Reedy coming up, expect to see this car in the A in more than one position...
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you know, I have never owned a Yok. Always wanted to back when AE drove the yok 4wd buggy and masami raced. If I get one, I will keep my B5M as a backup, in case I break. since no one has parts. I will be watching this car for sure.
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cool. I race at SRS, where we run clay slicks. I am curious if this car will be a good high bite clay car. it is very sexy
Will say it's worth the price considering what you get. Do this to a B5M your over the price wise and don't even talk about RB6. I know it's carpet built in mine but hoping performs on dirt.

The previous posted video is promising.
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Yeah, honestly, if it is box stock that light, it already saves you a ton over the B5M. I dont even want to think about what I spent to make it how a fat pig, lol. If MIP makes pucks for this.....it will be WAY under weight though. I guess we can always strap on lead or brass. brass rear suspension holders might be the ticket for dirt
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