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Old 03-01-2003, 01:26 PM   #2566
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I know thats what I said

Looks to be a Fresh change fron the norm....Yokomo's 1st shaft car I belive too
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Old 03-01-2003, 03:27 PM   #2567
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Yokomo_King: AE started thje new concept of Shaft and Soon it will be all shaft no more belts.
As someone else mentioned, AE was not the first. Also, let's not forget the Tenth Technology Preadator (also shaft drive), and also at least 2 years before the TC3.
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Old 03-01-2003, 03:42 PM   #2568
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Yeah its about time they put the MR4 series to rest they done alot to it. I was looking more into the SD and it reminds me of a MR4 still just NEwly Shaft thats all.Look carefully and youll see its A MR4-SP with SSG and Electrionics place like a TC3 and its shaft like a TC3.I my Mind the MRTC-SD is just a Yokomo MR4-TC SSG with Just a Shaft sorry to say but you know its True.Im For yokomo dont count me Out ill be getting there new car.But You know yokomo will come out with MRTC-SD 2 or SPecial etc. etc.AE started thje new concept of Shaft and Soon it will be all shaft no more belts.
It's too easy now to call anything with shaft a copy of the TC3 when it's anything but. The reality of it is that there have been so many touring cars released in the last 3 or 4 years with so many different designs that anything that comes out now is going to resemle some cars in one way or another.

Electronics on the same side as the TC3? What do you expect them to do? As far as I can tell, there are only two sides they can put them on

Looks like the rear swaybar is similar to the TC3 bar as it mounts onto the rear bulkhead in the same fashion, while the front bar stays like the current Special front bar.

Steering looks almost identical to the MR-4, just with the servo on the other side. Shame they didn't rotate it 90 degrees but I'm not convinced there is that big of a bennifit there anyway.

It looks to have the newer style steering hubs with the ballstud moved back a bit to smooth out the steering. A few guys at my track have been trying this with the TC3 so I tried it and it really works, on the TC3 with foams at least.

Nice looking battery strap. Roll center should be easy to adjust on the arms, as well as kickup, anti-squat, rear toe. The blocks look similar to those of the TC3 so I imagine they will follow AE's example and sell multiple varieties for tuning.

Still remaines to be seen how flexable it will be. I'm not convinced that that top deck is going to do alot to incread stiffness.
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Old 03-01-2003, 04:09 PM   #2569
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What i was talking about the AE bein the First shaft i ment A Raceable Shaft that you know is performance. its going to be a great car non the less. Yokomo Will be a trend again but all the racer such as i that sticked with yokomo through out the Years will always be with yokomo.I just wish they would have givin a better name besides MRTC-SD. I think you could use the Aluminum Battery brace from the SP on the SD
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just guessing by the way it looks I bet it will be killer outdoor but will be lacking for carpet with foams. I would have liked to see a Tub chassis.
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Ummmm... tub or 2deck has almost nothing to do with performance on carpet
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just guessing by the way it looks I bet it will be killer outdoor but will be lacking for carpet with foams. I would have liked to see a Tub chassis.

Most of the tracks here in Japan... are indoor asphalt or outdoor large tracks 97% of them are this way.... I would have to say the other 3% are carpet.

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the suspension geometry may be similar to the mr4 special, but i do not see any parts compatible with the new car. the arms are different, bulkhead is obviously different, upper deck is different, rear hubs look different, etc. they may call it the mr4tc sd, but it is a totally new car as far i can observe from the pics on the yokomo japan website.

chances are it will be a great handling car, but so is the existing mr4 special. yokomo is basically following the current trend in japan for shaft driven cars which, besides the advantage of an efficient drive train, can also handle the awesome power of those 6/7 turn single motors.

i think i'll start saving for it. anyway, with the new car, yokomo drivers can be competitive again in carpet races which use foams.
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I hope it comes with the silver graphite, looks like I might have to ditch the losi and go back with yokomo. cant wait!!
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Are there droop screws on the MR-4TC SP2? or how is droop set? Easy? difficult?

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There aren't any droop screws on the mr4tc sp, you adjust the droop by the shock length. It's kind of a pain in the butt to adjust it that way, the new car will have the droop screws
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Damn. How do you adjust the shock length?

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Old 03-04-2003, 12:56 AM   #2578
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By undoing or doing up the eyelets on the bottom of the shock shaft
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Ahh... I see. I was scared that it was like putting stuff inside the shock on the shock shaft to limit movement. That doesn't sound as bad... Thanks guys.

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theres a limit to how much you can undo it, if you have a very stiff spring and wind the eyelet out you risk the plastic stripping when you go over a big bump (or in my case, roll!)

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