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Old 01-24-2017, 09:40 AM   #2656
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Question what servo horn are you guys using to get full steering 20mm? What brand?
I run an 18mm KO propo one. You can also get away using any for the B5/6 and still get full steering. The kit comes with 2 lengths. The longer simply makes the steering quicker.
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I run an 18mm KO propo one. You can also get away using any for the B5/6 and still get full steering. The kit comes with 2 lengths. The longer simply makes the steering quicker.
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Looking into buying a new yz-2 dirt edition to get back into the hobby. Want to break up the monotony of a B6D. What are the mandatory upgrades while building other than the shock pistons and tie rods?
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Looking into buying a new yz-2 dirt edition to get back into the hobby. Want to break up the monotony of a B6D. What are the mandatory upgrades while building other than the shock pistons and tie rods?
Other that what you have listed, you are good to go. The car is race worthy out of the box. No need for aftermarket hop ups like another brand you might be familiar with. No need to send it to Exotek, JC, MIP, etc. to create an episode of "Pimp My RC"...

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I noticed the hubs are plastic, no issues with ball studs tearing out? Thanks!
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Looking into buying a new yz-2 dirt edition to get back into the hobby. Want to break up the monotony of a B6D. What are the mandatory upgrades while building other than the shock pistons and tie rods?
The car is fine as is. I'd give the CA a look however if you race on any kind of decent to good grip levels. The DT is great but I'd only use it if the B6 guys are running 3 gear stand up cars.

No need for hop ups really. However I do like the rear aluminum ball stud mount as well as the front aluminum one. I've never broken one but I have seen others do it.

In regard to the rear hubs. Use M3 grub screws to fill in any holes you're not using to strengthen the part.
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The track isn't open yet but I was told the local pros who have been on it have been running stand up. Is this car convertible to laydown?
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Is this car convertible to laydown?
Yep. Just need a few parts from the CA model. The DT and CA share the same chassis as well so no drilling.
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Yikes, the aluminum hop ups are pricey but it's all relative I suppose. Is there anything else I should buy or is most of it just bling? Or rather, has anyone else broken anything or found they should have upgraded something from the start? What parts break most often? Are shock towers an issue like the b6?

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Other that what you have listed, you are good to go. The car is race worthy out of the box. No need for aftermarket hop
ups like another brand you might be familiar with. No need to send it to Exotek, JC, MIP, etc. to create an episode of "Pimp My RC"...

Welcome to Yokomo!
Yep, you don't need to do a thing to the buggy outside of the shock pistons. The stock turnbuckles are fine but you can go titanium if you want. If you do upgrade anything down the road, I really like the Yokomo aluminum rear hubs. If you don't have these be sure and put set screws in the extra holes on the plastic ones to help with strength.

Enjoy it! Yokomo stuff is top notch and tons of setup sheets out there to get you started.
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Yikes, the aluminum hop ups are pricey but it's all relative I suppose. Is there anything else I should buy or is most of it just bling? Or rather, has anyone else broken anything or found they should have upgraded something from the start? What parts break most often? Are shock towers an issue like the b6?
I've been running 17.5 in the YZ-2 since June 2016 and have yet to break a part. The kit comes with most of the aluminum parts you will need. The rest are really clean looking bling. Also, if you get the CA kit, it comes with the aluminum front camber mount. The DT comes with a plastic front camber mount that has different dimensions. I bought both kits so it was interesting to see the differences between the two.

The recently released rear hub kit is pretty nice as well and so is the rear camber block. The car had more grip with the updated hubs. This hub kit from Yokomo does what the AE guys are currently piecing together for their rear hub mod (~67mm TLR dog bone, bore out hub so that the bearing is over the hinge pin, etc. I felt that the car had more grip after installing the hub kit. However, you will need to use the YZ-2 CA/YZ-4 rear arms for the kit.
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What was Maifield running at Reedy? Any special setup? Always read he laydown had traction issues and needed a lot of setup help for medium bite. Didn't look like it



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I've been running 17.5 in the YZ-2 since June 2016 and have yet to break a part. The kit comes with most of the aluminum parts you will need. The rest are really clean looking bling. Also, if you get the CA kit, it comes with the aluminum front camber mount. The DT comes with a plastic front camber mount that has different dimensions. I bought both kits so it was interesting to see the differences between the two.

The recently released new kit is pretty nice as well as the rear camber block. The car had more grip with the updated hubs. This hub kit from Yokomo does what the AE guys are currently piecing together for their rear hub mod (~67mm TLR dog bone, bore out hub so that the bearing is over the hinge pin, etc. I felt that the car had more grip after installing the hub kit. However, you will need to use the YZ-2 CA/YZ-4 rear arms for the kit.
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The track isn't open yet but I was told the local pros who have been on it have been running stand up. Is this car convertible to laydown?
For the laydown transmission, you will need:

CA Transmission Case
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CA Rear Arms aka "S4 Arms" (Z4-008RS4)
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What was Maifield running at Reedy? Any special setup? Always read he laydown had traction issues and needed a lot of setup help for medium bite. Didn't look like it
It appeared that he was running the CA, but had some prototype parts to use the DT rear camber mount and a brace against the rear tower. He also appeared to be using the DT steering plates. Other than these items, the car was a CA.
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Yikes, the aluminum hop ups are pricey but it's all relative I suppose. Is there anything else I should buy or is most of it just bling? Or rather, has anyone else broken anything or found they should have upgraded something from the start? What parts break most often? Are shock towers an issue like the b6?
It is all relative. However, I have noticed that Yokomo parts have gotten more expensive over the past few months as well.

I have had no issues with my shock towers breaking.
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