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Old 03-24-2015, 03:43 PM   #811
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There's no issue with the steel turnbuckles. Only go Ti if you like them. They won't make you faster.
Less weight overall, less un-sprung weight, and a lower CG are all reasons to justify Ti turnbuckles. However, is someone is just replacing them justified on strength, then the steel ones are just fine (Yokomo uses ultra high-quality steel, they are not like stock AE or Losi turnbuckles)
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:43 PM   #812
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Because a top of the line $350 car should come with Ti turnbuckles.
Well I haven't seen any car come with them but I guess it wouldn't sway me either way.
The $450 rb6 doesn't come with them either.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:47 PM   #813
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Well I haven't seen any car come with them but I guess it wouldn't sway me either way.
The $450 rb6 doesn't come with them either.
the B5M lite comes with them
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:57 PM   #814
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Like I said I haven't SEEN one that came with them lol.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:48 PM   #815
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The ae blue ones don't count. They are weak and honestly alot of people change them out. Steel is nice because it let's each person decide what is better for them. Be it performance or looks. Like all of you here it didn't stop us from running the car so it's a a non-factor
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:52 PM   #816
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they are still Ti. Please dont defend the steel. it was just a money saver for them. the yz2 is nice and the steel maybe be "fine", but I am sure people want Ti
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:48 PM   #817
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low grade ti......I'd rather have steel. They sell the ti as a hopup. The aluminum steering. Front camber block. Toe blocks. Topshaft. hexes. Carbon towers and battery brace.......I'll buy the turnbuckle since I got all that in the box with the yoke.
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low grade ti......I'd rather have steel. They sell the ti as a hopup. The aluminum steering. Front camber block. Toe blocks. Topshaft. hexes. Carbon towers and battery brace.......I'll buy the turnbuckle since I got all that in the box with the yoke.
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Ti turnbuckles are cheaper than all those other parts. You have to draw the line somewhere when pricing these kits. If people don't complain about ti turnbuckles, they will complain about ti screws or ti axles etc...where does it stop?

This is not the cheapest kit nor is the most expensive. People can perfectly make their own judgement call whether or not it's a good value.

Let's break down what many might consider performance option parts available for one or another brand kit:
1. Aluminum Hinge Pin Brace
2. Aluminum Front Lower Suspension Mount
3. Aluminum Front Upper Suspension Mount
4. Aluminum Steering Arm
5. Aluminum Steering Rack
6. Carbon Front Shock Tower
7. Aluminum Front Clamping Wheel Hex
8. Carbon Battery Holder
9. Aluminum Top Shaft
10. Aluminum Idler Gear Shafts
11. Steel Gears for Diff
12.Aluminum Rear Inner Suspension Block
13. Aluminum Rear Outer Suspension Block
14. Aluminum Rear Clamping Wheel Hex
15. Carbon Rear Shock Tower

All of these are included with the Yokomo. A lot of these parts were even option parts that you had to buy separate for the older BMax-2 MR!

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they are still Ti. Please dont defend the steel. it was just a money saver for them. the yz2 is nice and the steel maybe be "fine", but I am sure people want Ti
Yokomo uses a way better steel than most companies. Just on their outdrives I burnt through 2 $50 diamond bits trying to make lightweight outdrives. The only real reason to go to ti from the steel would be the weight. These do not bend like the flimsy ones other companies put in their kits to force people to buy titanium. With most electronic setups these cars are under weight as it is with steel turnbuckles.
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Just on their outdrives I burnt through 2 $50 diamond bits trying to make lightweight outdrives.

That is purely from user error. A diamond jobber bit when used correctly should last through thousands of holes drilled. You were either drilling at too high of speed, or not using correct or any cutting fluid what so ever.
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One great thing about the Yok, parts are cheap for the best quality car in the market!
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Why am I having flashbacks about turnbuckle discussion on a new car? Oh yes. The early B5 days. Haven't seen wild cherry ever since.
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Why am I having flashbacks about turnbuckle discussion on a new car? Oh yes. The early B5 days. Haven't seen wild cherry ever since.
Luckily I missed all that
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Maybe it was ball cups.
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That is purely from user error. A diamond jobber bit when used correctly should last through thousands of holes drilled. You were either drilling at too high of speed, or not using correct or any cutting fluid what so ever.
That ironic cause I wasnt the one machining but an individual who worked as an aerospace machinist for 40 years. He warned me before trying that the steel is hardened too hard and that this would happen.
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