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Old 10-01-2002, 06:09 AM   #2056
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007Yoshi you can use a .05 setscrew from a pinion gear. That will help you start a thread on your shock caps. You can also use a small 2/56 cap screw from like Associated.

I have a nice small screw driver from Bondus that fits them perfect but you still need a little pressure and need to make sure the srewdrver don't slip in the top of the phillips. Once you thread them once or twice they will be fine.
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Old 10-01-2002, 06:49 AM   #2057
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Hi. Again, how come Tamiya's shocks don't have the screw on the cap? And they feel like when you don't put a spring in it, they push back out more and faster than the Yokomo's shocks. For my Yokomo's shocks, they don't even push back out when I push the shaft in if I put the shocks upside down (without the spring). Is there something wrong with my shocks? Mine are from the Pro kit. But for Tamiya, they will push back out even you don't put a spring in it.
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Old 10-01-2002, 09:36 AM   #2058
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I am going to say that you have a Tamiya shock with too much oil making a more pressurized shock. Some people like a little more pressure in their shocks anyway.

The bleed screw in the Yok shock will allow you to have a shock that you can bleed out excess oil and air with ease. When I build Yok shocks I still have a little pressure but not much. IMHO the Yok shock is better.
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Old 10-01-2002, 09:40 AM   #2059
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Yoshi, I took one of the screws to Sears and tried several screwdrivers until I found one that just about fits perfect. It has a good size handle on it that will allow me to use a little pressure when I use it and not strip out the head.
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Old 10-01-2002, 09:46 AM   #2060
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Default New yokomo Mr4tc???

I was wondering if Yokomo is coming out with a new tc this winter before the holidays.

I am just curious.

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Old 10-01-2002, 09:48 AM   #2061
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Thanks pops and wyd

I doubt IMO that there wil be a new yok anytime before the summer.
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Old 10-01-2002, 09:54 AM   #2062
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WYD:
Which screws did you mean when you said 2/56 screws?
1. ASC3721 Associated, 2-56 x 1/4" SELF TAPPING SCREWS (12)
2. ASC4334 Associated, 2-56 x 5/16" BHS SCREWS (8) button head socket
3. ASC9146 Associated, 2-56 x 3/16" SCREWS (6)

Would one of those be it??? Thanks
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Old 10-01-2002, 11:35 AM   #2063
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Basically you want any small screw that is not too much longer than stock. When I had my first MR4TC Pro I had a problem with the screws in the shock caps as I had the wrong screwdriver so my screws stripped at the top. I just found any 2/56 screw that was short like the stock ones and I was fine. You can also use a setcrew for a pinion gear as it will also work very well. I actually like the set screw setup the best.

My new SP I have the stock setup in but if I have a problem it will get the set screw treatment.
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Old 10-01-2002, 11:41 AM   #2064
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I was wondering if Yokomo is coming out with a new tc this winter before the holidays.

I am just curious.

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Old 10-01-2002, 12:21 PM   #2065
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Don't look for a new Yokomo until the first quarter of 2003. Yokomo will not put out a car until they have one that is going to be good. Look for more improvements, add on parts, to the Special until then.
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OK thanks for the help. After this weekend I'll get me some of those 2-56 screws and give em a try. This way I wont need to buy new caps
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Re. Bleed screw stripping heads....
I bought the smallest black handled, Phillips screwdriver that Tamiya sell. It's perfect for the bleed screws and also the lower arm screws that hold the hinge pins captive.
Just make sure that you apply sufficient pressure when using it to stop the head of the screw deforming.

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Im gonna try Wyds setscrew method to get those threads made lol
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

Pops suggestion that Yoke won't be coming up with a new car until they know it's right, is fair comment.

Corally have the same attitude. Everybody is waiting for their new car but they will not release, or say much about it until they are sure it is perfect. That's the way it should be. Just like Associated did with the TC3, and look what a great car that was, straight out of the box.

Of course Corally have learnt the hard way. Firstly they loose their battery and motor expert who took all the technology and know how with him to another company, then they had their car copiedso blatantly by X Ray.

But what impresses me most with the X Ray / Hudy set up is that they have such a good publicity machine that they seem to be getting away with murder. They produce a car, which they don't sell cheap. When they realise that it doesn't work with the front set up they have on it, they market a "REVOLUTIONARY NEW FRONT END" which basically is what everybody else has been using since the Ark, and still manage to find idiots to sell it to, as a tuning option....at good money too.

They managed this with their set up kit. It's plastic and it's expensive. Fastrax sell an even better version, in anodised alluminium, in a smart black case, and lots cheaper, yet the magazines are all praises for the Hudy product, and hardly anyone knows that Fastrax make an even better one that's cheaper.

But then Hudy put lots of paid adverts in the magazines I suppose.

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Joe from sunny Malta.
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