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Old 09-22-2002, 02:22 PM   #1996
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where's the best place to buy replacement parts for the mr4sp?
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Old 09-22-2002, 09:05 PM   #1997
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Go to SpeedTech R/C:
http://64.70.208.72/speedtechrc/30.html
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Old 09-22-2002, 09:18 PM   #1998
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Also go to www.speedworldraceway.com
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Old 09-22-2002, 10:36 PM   #1999
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Guys. I am wondering why and how come Yokomo Japan is selling stuffs for Associate TC3?
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Old 09-23-2002, 01:30 AM   #2000
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I believe Yokomo is the distributor for Associated in Japan now.
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Old 09-23-2002, 04:01 AM   #2001
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Im beginner in this MR4TC Kit. Im trying to use the ballcup mod like being used by Masami...but i couldn't figure which ballcup he's using???? ccan anyone clear me on this mod? i've watch the pictures many times but still can't figure it out...pls hlp me
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Old 09-23-2002, 12:26 PM   #2002
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Do you mean the camber-link modification, or something different?
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Old 09-23-2002, 03:52 PM   #2003
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Quote:
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I believe Yokomo is the distributor for Associated in Japan now.
That is correct and they have been for a while now.
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Old 09-23-2002, 08:35 PM   #2004
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the old mr4 still has got what it takes to win the japan nats. from a business point of view i guess it's safe to say we won't see the new car for this year. probably masami has a hard time trying to get the new car to lap faster than the mr4, hence still no prototype pictures available. so fellow yoke drivers, don't feel that you need a new car to keep up with the latest releases from other manufacturers. the mr4 (together with the tc3) are 'old' cars that can still definitely perform.
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Old 09-24-2002, 02:47 AM   #2005
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From what I've seen Masami is defenitely the best TC driver in the world but lately he has been under a lot of pressure so I think he hasn't got the best car anymore.

Also the sales of the Mr 4 TC SP must have dropped because noone drives that car anymore.
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moonman: your point that masami's driving skills is the key factor in securing the win does hold some ground. but i prefer to believe that winning takes both driving skill and the right equipment (competitive car, motor and batts).

as for slower sales of the special, here's my view on possible reasons:
1. the rumours of a new yoke tc being floated around as early as dec 2001?

2. some factory drivers' (most notably barry baker and chris tosolini) reluctance to switch from the worlds chassis to the special and the negative publicity which resulted. i read somewhere that barry once said "my car sucks" in reference to the sp? any of our fellow yoke drivers from the US care to tell us more of the juicy details?

3. a lot of new and very competitive touring cars have been released this past 2 years


still, the fact remains that masami has used the mr4 sp to win the japan nats 2 years consecutively, and 3 cars managed to make the a final in south africa. so surely it can't be all bad?


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Old 09-24-2002, 09:22 AM   #2007
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No its not all bad.... especially when its in a club racers perspective. If the club doesnt consist of many many top notch racers, then why is the absolute BEST car needed? Its not, just good driving skill is. So when it comes to that kind of club racing, the SP will do just fine.
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hello, i'm new here (obviously). picked up an mr4tc pro in a trade with someone (barry baker edition? some sort of numbered chassis, but everything manual wise sez pro car) and i love it so far. i raced trucks once upon a time but then went off to college and spent all my money on beer and women. now i'm married with a kid coming soon so i still have no money but the r/c bug bit me anyway.

i've already learned a ton of info from just reading thru this monster thread, thanks alot guys.

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Old 09-24-2002, 04:21 PM   #2009
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If a car starts with a grea design then it will compete for years and still be a top level performer. Take the TC3 and MR4TC series. Both are still top level cars and no matter what comes out they still will be.

As for sales being down some remember the market is being flooded with other touring cars. We have so many out right now that everyone wants the newest car thinking that it will make them faster and that is just not always true. If I still had my Pro 2 I would still be fast and do just as well. I just like the Yoke layout better than the other touring rides out.

The better motors, batteries, and tires have been the real reason touring cars are getting faster, not really all the new cars out. Cars from 2 years ago are just as fast.

As for Masami and a new Yoke I think they only need minor things and not a total new machine. I would really like some of the silver graphite parts he has and if they come out I will have it.

I think they just need to get some more high profile drivers back and that takes money as they only need to offer other team drivers more and they will switch to Yoke. No one is that loyal in r/c as it is just a money thing!!!!
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LOL remember me talking about not getting the yok sp cuz a rumored car is coming out? Well on that, im gettin me a yok any day now after deciding against the other platforms.


Wyd- do you still race your yok? If so, which parts break the most so I can tell the LHS to get those. Thanks
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