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Old 09-05-2002, 08:44 PM   #1921
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I just tested out my MR-4TC Pro with a 100t 64 pitch spur/28T pinion gear on a 11X3 motor. The car has good speed and great pick up of the line.
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Old 09-05-2002, 09:49 PM   #1922
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hehe, and you plan on being able to afford a new RC Car how? jk

Have you pretty much decided on the XXX-S?
The "graphite plus" model looks like a winner. I will make a decision in December as to what I'll buy.
Just hope that any possible alternative(new Yokomo?)breaks cover before then.

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The Authorities allow "Safe" mods, within reason.
They cracked down on noisy exhaust for a while but now the emphasis is on getting unlicenced drivers and potentially dangerous cars off the road. In Wellington, where I live there is the main entertainment district(A street about 300 metres long with many bars and cinemas) with another street intersecting the top of it. Along that are about 3 sets of traffic lights which the kids line up on most Friday and Saturday nights.

There's a webcam set up to show traffic(actually it was to cover the "Lord of the Rings" premiere) at this address. http://www.r2.co.nz/~wcam/2/
It shows the end of the "Entertainment" street and the beginning of the "Drag strip" street. You'll see some nice cars on it.
Check it out in about 6-7 hours time(11pm til about 2am NZ Time) and have a look at the "traffic flows".
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Old 09-05-2002, 10:23 PM   #1923
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NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo the yokomo mr4tc sp is no longer in production
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Old 09-05-2002, 10:24 PM   #1924
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Does anyone know what the new one will be like?
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Old 09-05-2002, 11:00 PM   #1925
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i wanna see a new car come out real soon!!
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Old 09-06-2002, 01:06 AM   #1926
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

So it really does look like the end of the road for the MR4.

Let's hope whatever Yoke replace it with, will have all the right things, like in line driveshafts, more adjustability, etc.

If the new car is any better than the MR4 SP then it will be a really great car.

Worth the wait.

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Old 09-06-2002, 06:34 PM   #1927
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The MR4 series has been around for awhile now but it does work great. Many new cars have come out from others but none are really any better than the Yoke. If I had to buy another car it would be the Mission but I don't so the Yoke is my weapon still.
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Old 09-06-2002, 06:36 PM   #1928
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Well the new car will be out at the wrong time for me :s
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Old 09-07-2002, 01:31 AM   #1929
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Last Saturday I was marshalling during the pro mod race at my track. I saw Chris Tosolini's car during a qualifier and it looked like he was just running the silver flake SP(last world's car). I'll post if I see that he testing the new car.
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finally racing again in a couple of weeks - haven't had a chance to race since december last year. it may only be a humble TCR, but last time I qualified second - should be interesting, now that I've had a chance to get to grips with my GM V12 XC.
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Old 09-09-2002, 09:43 AM   #1931
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Ran the Yoke SP for the first time with rubber tires and man did it really work well for me. I didn't have my one way in because it is (broke down at this time) but the car was still working great. A one way on this track would have been faster since it had some nice wide lanes and flowing turns.

I ran my normal foam setting and then just went a little softer spring in the front, green and yellows in the rear. When I run foams I normally run orange springs in the front and rear. Overall I could not be happier. I used Take Off tires for the first time and they were excellent as well. The wear was almost none and that was a first for me. I think when I have to run rubber tires they will be my tire of choice.
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What were you running for shock oil ?
Camber link positions ?
Could you post a setup sheet ? very interested in what you were running.

I'm thinking about running my SP with a diff in front and a direct center pulley.

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I ran 70wt oil in front with Yokomo flour. green springs and top mounting swaybar. All stock setup for camber location and stock shock locations as well.

I ran 50wt oil in rear with Yokomo flour. yellow springs and no swaybar. I ran the long rear ball ends on my shocks and used the outter most, lower mounting hole on the rear arm. All other positions are in stock locations. I also use GPM Alum. 2 degree toe in blocks.

I ran negative one degree front camber and negative 2 degree rear camber. I run the Protoform 2.0 Stratus on my car. I ran 5 mm of ride height in front and rear.

I run this same setup with foams but I run all Yoke orange springs with TRC double purple front foams and TRC purple rear foams. I normally run Trinity Red Dot tire compound. I do the hole rear tire and no more than 1/4 inch on the inside fronts. I might do less at first since with foams my car steers very hard.

I normally only run asphalt and almost never run rubber tires. It was a adventure until I tried those Take Off 27 (pre glue ones). I just can't get the tire wear I get with foams (4 to 5 weeks) at 7 to 9 runs a week.

Hope that helps some.
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Thanks!

#2 or #3 pistons in the shocks ?

Someone posted that the #3 postons were better for carpet -- could run lighter oil.
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Sorry about that. I ran #3 pistons in the front and rear. The car don't really feel too stiff. I was looking at many of the posted setups and most ran #3 pistons. Now when I ran the Pro I ran #2 pistons but it seems with the SP most ran 3's.

I think I might run a tad lighter spring next time just to see what happens. The track was a tad rough. The next time I think I will run rubber tires is at the Regionals. I run in Pa so it is the region 2.

I have only ran the SP version for 3 weeks on asphalt with foams and 1 week with the rubber tires on asphalt. I will be experimenting some with little adjustments. I just ordered some GPM front caster blocks (5 degree) so I should have a little less turn in off power and a little more on power steering so with my foams this might help to make my car even more stable. I would also like the try the lower swaybar setup as well sometime.
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