Originally posted by Yokomo_King
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.