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Old 03-01-2015, 08:35 PM   #631
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FYI guys,

I have started to compile a YZ-2 wiki on the opening thread post. If you have anything to add or suggestions please feel free to PM me and I will get it up ASAP.

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I have started to compile a YZ-2 wiki on the opening thread post. If you have anything to add or suggestions please feel free to email me and I will get it up ASAP.
Good job on the update!
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More information and parts added to front page...
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I have found one other body for the buggy. Anyone familiar with this company?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yokomo-Yz2-Y...item3f47412191

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I have found one other body for the buggy. Anyone familiar with this company?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yokomo-Yz2-Y...item3f47412191

Yes, Search for Pengiun Bodies on Ebay. I know Steve very well and more or less exclusively use his bodies. They are very good quality but often don't have definite cut lines so offer them up before painting.
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Whats to upgrade?
Turnbuckles
Shock Pistons
Rear Hubs

Mind you, a kit of this price should COME with those upgrades out of the box, but IMO those 3 things are upgrades that are almost required.
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Turnbuckles
Shock Pistons
Rear Hubs

Mind you, a kit of this price should COME with those upgrades out of the box, but IMO those 3 things are upgrades that are almost required.
Honestly with the weight of the car as it is, you don't need titanium turnbuckles.

Shock pistons have always been a tuning aid not an upgrade. the car come with 2x1.5, 2x1.6, 2x1.7 with the kit build of 1.6 front and 1.7 rear.

Rear hubs are a tuning aid as well. The flex characteristics change when you run aluminum or plastic. Ask any of the associated guys.

The price you pay for on this kit is still cheaper than Kyosho, Schumacher, Xray and TLR without the hop ups you get with this kit. Now if you consider the Durango or Associated, look at what you need to buy just to equal this kit. Do they work out of the box, yes. But factor in the parts and quality you need to get them up to racing level, you're nearly at the price of the YZ2.
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FYI guys,

I have started to compile a YZ-2 wiki on the opening thread post. If you have anything to add or suggestions please feel free to PM me and I will get it up ASAP.
I can generate a cross compatible table (w/ B-Max4 included as well) asap. I'm working on it the last days. Will provide you with a link soon.
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Honestly with the weight of the car as it is, you don't need titanium turnbuckles.

Shock pistons have always been a tuning aid not an upgrade. the car come with 2x1.5, 2x1.6, 2x1.7 with the kit build of 1.6 front and 1.7 rear.

Rear hubs are a tuning aid as well. The flex characteristics change when you run aluminum or plastic. Ask any of the associated guys.

The price you pay for on this kit is still cheaper than Kyosho, Schumacher, Xray and TLR without the hop ups you get with this kit. Now if you consider the Durango or Associated, look at what you need to buy just to equal this kit. Do they work out of the box, yes. But factor in the parts and quality you need to get them up to racing level, you're nearly at the price of the YZ2.
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IMHO the YZ-2 is a really good package despite its comparably high USD price, and I even was willing to pay the 379.- euros it costs here in Germany. The only reason why I decided for a B5M plus the soon to be released Redworkshop low rider conversion was that I was sick of having to figure everything out myself when I used to run the B-Max2 and also the VBC Racing Firebolt. The only other guy in our club racing a Yokomo always relied on my set-up skills, which are hit or miss...
Once I have the AE car at a point which is almost comparable to the Yokomo (parts quality never will be...), I'll easily have ended up spending the same if not more. To be honest, I'd probably not need all of the stuff I'll most likely buy, but there are so many nice bits available. My third body to be painted is already on its way before I've even run the car, and the boring kit body is still lying in a corner somewhere...
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I have found one other body for the buggy. Anyone familiar with this company?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yokomo-Yz2-Y...item3f47412191

Yes, had one of their bodies on my B-Max2MR. Good quality at a decent price!
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The only reason why I decided for a B5M plus the soon to be released Redworkshop low rider conversion was that I was sick of having to figure everything out myself when I used to run the B-Max2 and also the VBC Racing Firebolt.
The thing about setup is... it carries over from car to car. A key factor to helping advance your setup is to have someone watch your car and give you good feedback as to what it looks like its doing. EVERY racing organization can not really be ran by 1 person. Crew chiefs can't make adjustments without the drivers input. Now if it is bad input, you might as well shoot your foot and try and run a marathon. There has to be someone to bounce information off of to make sure your going the right path. Practice helps out on this. I will spend 12 hours a week practicing to learn what my car is and isn't doing. I normally drag out a few friends and make it a great day of trash talking and laughs. The key thing is to be open about criticism. Sometimes we can think our car is working great when it actually is off pace by a lot.
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The thing about setup is... it carries over from car to car. A key factor to helping advance your setup is to have someone watch your car and give you good feedback as to what it looks like its doing. EVERY racing organization can not really be ran by 1 person. Crew chiefs can't make adjustments without the drivers input. Now if it is bad input, you might as well shoot your foot and try and run a marathon. There has to be someone to bounce information off of to make sure your going the right path. Practice helps out on this. I will spend 12 hours a week practicing to learn what my car is and isn't doing. I normally drag out a few friends and make it a great day of trash talking and laughs. The key thing is to be open about criticism. Sometimes we can think our car is working great when it actually is off pace by a lot.
Agreed, practice will help a lot. Unfortunately the last few years I've considered myself lucky if I got to practice 12 hours in two or three months. This year I plan to race at least once per week as soon as the season really kicks off in May. With the AE, I am in the position to have a decent basic set-up and pit advice for each of the tracks I'll be heading to. Having a former national champion in your club who happens to run the same car will not hurt...
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Agreed, practice will help a lot. Unfortunately the last few years I've considered myself lucky if I got to practice 12 hours in two or three months. This year I plan to race at least once per week as soon as the season really kicks off in May. With the AE, I am in the position to have a decent basic set-up and pit advice for each of the tracks I'll be heading to. Having a former national champion in your club who happens to run the same car will not hurt...
Honestly, from the b5m - bmax2 v3 - yz2... I use the same shock package and nearly identical camber link settings.
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Honestly with the weight of the car as it is, you don't need titanium turnbuckles.

Shock pistons have always been a tuning aid not an upgrade. the car come with 2x1.5, 2x1.6, 2x1.7 with the kit build of 1.6 front and 1.7 rear.

Rear hubs are a tuning aid as well. The flex characteristics change when you run aluminum or plastic. Ask any of the associated guys.

The price you pay for on this kit is still cheaper than Kyosho, Schumacher, Xray and TLR without the hop ups you get with this kit. Now if you consider the Durango or Associated, look at what you need to buy just to equal this kit. Do they work out of the box, yes. But factor in the parts and quality you need to get them up to racing level, you're nearly at the price of the YZ2.


Alloy rear hubs for Low grip ?

I didn't think back when the car was presented that it will be that fast and easy to drive, really happy with the car and for once no need for anything besides springs and maybe turmbuckles. Bought a lot of 2wd and I always had to buy things before running it.
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Looking for little more traction coming out of the turn. Currently running 1.6 F/R will going to 1.7 rear help.
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