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Old 01-09-2003, 06:17 AM   #2386
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

MOONMAN.

You have a point there. I too feel that the present "new bits" situation from Yoke is just a filler.

Certainly a good Yoke can still keep up with most cars, as Masami had been proving everywhere he goes recently. I don't know if any of you have seen the video of the recent Worlds in South Africa. Those who have will have noticed how competitive Masami's car was. Since then he has had a couple of big wins in Japan, all with the MR4, so there's still life in the old dog....the car I mean, though there's still plenty in Masami too.

All the same, I don't think this delay is doing much for Yokomo sales. They need to get that new car out PRESTO.

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Old 01-09-2003, 01:00 PM   #2387
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I've got my car all finished with the all the new SSG parts, I'll try and post a pick tonight after I install the electronics. The car is much stiffer and it looks killer
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Old 01-11-2003, 09:56 AM   #2388
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am i correct in thinking you need an SP before you can get the SSG chassis?

what are everyone's views on the gaping holes for the diff and spur gear?

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Old 01-11-2003, 10:43 AM   #2389
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I just finished converting the SP to the SSG last night. It has been a long time since I converted the Pro to the SP, but I see no reason why you need an SP to convert over to the SSG. I would say you would at least need a Pro or a Worlds in order to convert the car. The SSG looks really good, I hope it runs as good as it looks!
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i think you'd need the SP motor mount? but other than that I think the rest of the parts from the custom/R (well any car with a top deck) would fit.

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Old 01-11-2003, 08:28 PM   #2391
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Your right you would need a SP motor mount, I forgot about that...
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Pops: how or did you secure the front hingepins on the lower arrms on the frnt bulhead? The SP chassis had the lip on the tub chassis to keep it from backing out all the way!
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am i correct in thinking you need an SP before you can get the SSG chassis?

what are everyone's views on the gaping holes for the diff and spur gear?

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Abt the holes, actually all the Yokomo drivers here in Singapore has cut holes under the rear diff and spur. It allows debris which would have otherwise accumulated under the said items to grind them to failure. I lost two rear belts and three spurs before doing that mod Yes, it probably compromised chassis stiffness.. but well, we think its worth it.
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Old 01-12-2003, 11:40 AM   #2394
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You need to drill a hole in both sides of the front bulkhead, aft of the hinge pins, then install a screw to keep the hinge pins from working their way out. I used the standard front kingpins, they look like they were made for the job.
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Old 01-13-2003, 09:31 PM   #2395
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What is the difference between the worlds and sp motor mount?
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Old 01-13-2003, 10:07 PM   #2396
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The chassis mount screw holes are in differnt locations.
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Even though the mr-4 special is an older car I'm still faster with it than I am with my xxxs plus.I want a new Yokomo.
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Old 01-14-2003, 05:36 AM   #2398
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nightkidz,

if you've got a hole in the bottom doesn't more dirt and crud get into it? My local carpet track is dominated by Losi's every other car is a losi, not many other makes.

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sanj : What we found out was that the hole on front of the spur and pinion gear (beside the transponder mount) was letting in debris. The holes actually allows the debris to fall relatively harmlessly out under the car instead of getting trapped in the tiny space btw the chassis and teh rear pulley or spur and grinding the rear belt or spur into failure. Well, thats what we found out anyway. The only way to seal up the rear "gear box" would be to seal up that hole (besides the transponder), but that would make gear mesh a hell of an issue Plus the rotating front belt would "transport" some debris too into the rear gear box.
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thanks nightkidz,

I'll bare that in mind, if I do get teh SSG, looking unlikely if yokomo are bringing out a new car this year. Don't know if CML (Uk distibutor) will actually bring in teh SSG chassis anyway.

even if they do i hope they don't price it at 129 (170USD) like the special conversion kit.

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