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Old 02-07-2003, 06:40 AM   #2491
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www.speedworldraceway.com had two of the V.2's in stock last I checked. They're in California
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Old 02-08-2003, 05:18 AM   #2492
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I got my Special V2 from SpeedTech RC..www.speedtechrc.com
Got the Silver stuff installed..WOW..That is some sweet EYE CANDY..lol..We will see how much it helped or hurt the car this weekend..
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Old 02-08-2003, 05:27 AM   #2493
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Here's a pic of the SSG chassis pieces w/ the new Yokomo RTH body.
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Old 02-10-2003, 02:04 AM   #2494
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

I have a profound apology to make.

Some days ago I wrote that, having got and fitted the new SSG kit I thought it was a waste of money.

Well now that I've run the car with it, I have to take it all back.

Now the towers are the same, well almost - the rear one has one less hole. I don't have the chassis, so it must be the top plate that has made so much difference.

At our Nats on Sunday (a week ago) I ran 19 laps 5.13 in the final with a fastest lap in 15.60, with the old set up.

Testing this Saturday I ran a 19 laps 5.05 and a 5.03 with a best lap of 15 dead, and yesterday i ran a 20 5.11 with a best lap in 14.92.

That's some improvement. I haven't done anything else to the car, same motor, same gearing, same cells, same tyres, so it really must be that top plate that has worked wonders.

I TAKE IT ALL BACK. IT CERTAINLY WASN'T A WASTE OF MONEY. IT WAS MONEY VERY WELL SPENT.

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Old 02-10-2003, 05:50 AM   #2495
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Johnbull,

that's good news, when will you test the SSG chassis ???
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Old 02-10-2003, 06:29 AM   #2496
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Johnbull,

I would like to ask about the Gear Ratio for MR4-TC. What is the best Gear Ratio for 10 Turn Modified motor for this car.

I am very amaze at this car. This is just one car that can turn in and out so fast. I just got the new option parts and this car is just plain easy to drive.
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Old 02-10-2003, 07:10 AM   #2497
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an overall ratio of around 8.2-8.5 is what most of the locals at my track run with a 10 turn, it's a medium sized asphalt track
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Old 02-10-2003, 08:18 AM   #2498
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I agree with matt,

http://www.schumacher.clara.net/setupguidegearing.htm

has just about every motor covered,

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Old 02-10-2003, 08:06 PM   #2499
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What are the handling differences between these bodies?

What model has more steering,,downforce etc?

What model would you say is best for carpet??
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Old 02-10-2003, 10:26 PM   #2500
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I just spoke to Yokomo USA about this and if I remember right it goes like this
type A has the most steering
type B is the "carpet" stratus, meaning it has the least amount of steering
type C is a little more agressive than the B
type D is like the 2.0 stratus, supposed to have a little more rear downforce but still steer like the type C
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Old 02-11-2003, 12:13 AM   #2501
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Thank you for your help and I will try this next time on the track
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Old 02-11-2003, 01:25 AM   #2502
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

RALF. I haven't actually got a chassis yet, and would prefer to run the moulded Sp chassis if possible.

I like the way everything fits in the SP chassis so well. I have my servo turned around through 90 degrees, with the ears sawn off, so it is only held in place with double sided tape, but the chassis is just the right size so that the KO servo fits like a glove, and doesn't move.

Same with the batteries. The battery placement is more secure with the high chassis sides. I remember the problems I used to have with YR4s with batteries flying out.

I think the SP moulded chassis has many advantages, but I will certainly try the new SSG chassis at the first opportunity.

One of the guys at the track last Saturday - he's actually 2nd to my son Josh in the mod class and also drives a TC3 - had a session with my car and was impressed at how precise the handling was and how easy it was to drive. I told him I would take Josh's TC3 to the track for him to drive on Sunday. I did but he didn't turn up, so I had a couple of 5 minute sessions with it myself.

I must say I prefer my Yoke for handling. It could just be a case of transmitter settings of course. The TC3 handles well - it must do for Josh has won all 8 rounds of the mod championship so far - but it does everything too agressively for my liking. As I said, it could be transmitter settings - at 56 my reflexes aren't what Josh's are at 20 so i have to adjust my transmitter settings accordingly.

We race on the same track again Sunday. It will be interesting to see what race times I can do in race conditions, with race traffic, back markers, etc.

For a more detailed report of our club and the way we do it, go to our club website www.irmcc.com

Let me know what you think.

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didn't masami run the SP with bathtub chassis and different top deck and shock towers in the Worlds?

john, do you leave the brace on your top deck to stiffen it up? i'm thinking of making a top deck without the brace, just stiff permanently

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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

SANJ.

Interesting comment about Masami. It certainly seems to go OK.

I have just returned from the track. I usually go down between 2 and 3 pm - just burn a couple of packs and laze in the sunshine. A guy that runs a mod Yoke Sp was there. He had a go with mine and passed the same comments - glued to the track, so it obviously works.

I am running the SSG top plate without the stiffening brace so there is still quite a bit of flex. I will try it later in the week with the stiffening brace, and will let you know results.

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Johnbull: interesting results concerning the ssg top deck. since you were running the new top deck and it is still flexing almost as much as the old deck, any guesses as to why the new ssg deck is faster? did you change the camber link positions on the new shock towers? were you using the front kingpin ball link (aka tosolini mods)? i would like to know more from fellow yoke drivers concerning the new ssg stuff before i decide to put money on it, esp when yokomo plans to have a new car around the middle of this year. after all my yoke has already been upgraded with graphite f/r bulkheads and shock towers, and i do not cut my upper deck at all.
thks.

btw, i also prefer bathtub chassis as i tend to drive better knowing my batts are very secure and protected.

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