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Old 08-16-2016, 01:45 PM   #2386
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Any way to make my DT 4 gear?
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Does anyone know which car Carson ran at the Nats this past weekend in Omaha? I know laydown tranny's in other brands were the ticket there. In that condition do you run a DT with a laydown?

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Does anyone know which car Carson ran at the Nats this past weekend in Omaha? I know laydown tranny's in other brands were the ticket there. In that condition do you run a DT with a laydown?

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Not sure what they ran at the Nats, but the weekend before, Carson and Shin were at my local track (SDRC) for a few days preparing. They were running the YZ-2 with the laydown transmission and the YZ-4. I am not sure if the YZ-2 was the CA version of the car or a DT Hybrid with the laydown transmission.

SDRC is med to high bite clay/dirt. I would say about 75% of the racers are running cars with the laydown transmissions at SDRC (AE, TLR, KYO, and YOK). However, the results on the podium are mixed.

I run the standup transmission in my DT. I want to try the laydown and will probably just buy a CA kit and make a hybrid car. I run the new rear hubs (Z2-415RS) and they require the Z4-008RS4 rear arms. These arms come in the CA kit. Since I will need a new body and chassis soon, buying the CA kit makes the most sense since I have no spare parts.
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Not sure what they ran at the Nats, but the weekend before, Carson and Shin were at my local track (SDRC) for a few days preparing. They were running the YZ-2 with the laydown transmission and the YZ-4. I am not sure if the YZ-2 was the CA version of the car or a DT Hybrid with the laydown transmission.

SDRC is med to high bite clay/dirt. I would say about 75% of the racers are running cars with the laydown transmissions at SDRC (AE, TLR, KYO, and YOK). However, the results on the podium are mixed.

I run the standup transmission in my DT. I want to try the laydown and will probably just buy a CA kit and make a hybrid car. I run the new rear hubs (Z2-415RS) and they require the Z4-008RS4 rear arms. These arms come in the CA kit. Since I will need a new body and chassis soon, buying the CA kit makes the most sense since I have no spare parts.
How do you like the new rear hubs? Big difference? Not sure if it can be worth the money
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:07 PM   #2390
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How do you like the new rear hubs? Big difference? Not sure if it can be worth the money
I never drove the car with the rear hubs that came in the kit so I cannot provide a comparison. My understanding from the information I have read is that the revised geometry will give a better range of consistent grip, better jumping characteristics, and more fine tuning options for all surfaces.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:51 AM   #2391
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Looking to get a YZ-2 DT kit. What spares should I get first and foremost? Thanks.
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Nothing really. The car has been solid. Knock on wood I haven't broken anything.
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Ditto... Been running mine since February and not one part replaced. Actually still using same ball diff and it's still butter smooth
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:55 AM   #2394
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If anything, arms and front bulkhead.
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Nothing really. The car has been solid. Knock on wood I haven't broken anything.
Same here! The car is solid!
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Nope, nothing broken yet
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Thanks guys. Sounds like the ideal car for me then!
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:40 PM   #2398
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Reconfigured my YZ-2 DT tonight. Ready for racing the next time I get to the track. I got rid of my Reedy 3900 since it was going bad (puffing/high IR in one cell) and replaced it with a Yokomo Racing Performer 5000. I also swapped out my Reedy 800z for a Tekin RSX. The RSX is overkill for stock 17.5T, but I want to have the flexibility to try mod 8.0T. This buggy rocks and weighs in at 1541g.



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I have gotten mine down to 1522 running slicks and using a slipper Eliminator.
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Stock or not the car needs a bit added weight. Lighter isn't always better.
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