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Old 11-16-2001, 05:05 PM   #811
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Big Dog - Can you send me that MVP tune up info too?

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Old 11-16-2001, 05:38 PM   #812
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About yokomo tires, difference between 138 and 139 series is the thickness of the rubber. 139 has thinner rubber. But the surface shape of both series are the same. So when you use the same insert(say Yokomo 037F) in 138 and 139 tires, you will find that there is some space between the 139s and the insert but not(or less) on 138s.
Like NightKidZ said "2" just mean 2 pairs.
About hardness, its like this:-
M-----------------GS-----------G-----------GF-----------GH
extra soft-------soft---------medium----firm---------hard
There ya go johnbull

kentech-complements on the setup sheet you created. I also made one, down to how much traction compound you put on each tire, but I do not have acrobat 5, so I was forced to make it in jpeg, then convert it. The quality is not nearly as good.
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Old 11-16-2001, 09:39 PM   #813
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3 Rounds of Qualifying complete and the MVP has...FTD(Stock) and TQ'd
Of course tomorrow is another day(Finals), but I think the car is definately up to the task.

Big Dog, I couldn't get any of the items mentioned so I went with the closest alternative(spring wise) It's funny that the car was brutally and quite obviously faster than a lot of cars during practice, now its as fast, but there are now some going faster. I skimmed the motor tonight and look forward to racing the finals.

Saw my First XXX-S, they are nice but I've been spoiled with all the flash blue aluminium and Titanium goodies on the Yoke

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Old 11-16-2001, 11:03 PM   #814
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Simon- that's pretty much the norm for that motor- you ned to skim the comm and reserrate the brushes about every 2-3 runs. If you don't then you will notice a slight degradation in performance with every run.
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Old 11-17-2001, 01:21 AM   #815
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

SPEEDO. Thanks for info on tyres. I must print it and put it in my tyre box.

Now can anyone tell me where the new ones fit in.

I resurrected my stock touring car - the one I built myself with bits from virtually everything. home cut flat C/F 3mm chassis, TC3 drive train, MR4 susp arms and hubs, Predator motor mount, Schumacher shocks, heaven knows what else!

Seeing that all the stock guys are always at the track and happy to play, whilst most of our mod guys are very secretive and you only see their cars on race day, I thought I'd start taking it down to the track to have some fun, instead of running my mod Yoke on my own all the time.

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Just found out what will be the next releases from Yokomo...in DECEMBER probably...

- New inserts (that they used at the Japan nats), 039M and 039F
- New Beltec 7B, or ZR-139B, tyres
- Peak Matched Plus11 and 12 Sanyo HV batteries
- Yokomo Stratus Type C (also used at Japan nats)

also some nitro parts I think...

No more info on the products...
Thkx for the info Kentech : )
Hmmm just wondering, where did you get your inside info from? : P hehehehehe
Have you personally seen the new Type C Stratus before? Over here in Singapore, we find that the Andy's shells "SEEM" to be made of an inferior grade of lexan, they dont seem to take knocks very well : P
Juz a guess, but considering the cold temp in yatabe when the race was held, the new Beltec 7B should be low temp tires.
Any news whether Yokomo will be mass producing the revised MR4 SP Masami ran in Yatabe? TIA

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Old 11-17-2001, 04:48 AM   #817
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NightKidZ: It's no inside info! I found it on a Japanese website... I have not seen the Stratus C type and yeah, the Andy's shells break very easily at the front. Think they use quite a thin lexan sheet when they make the bodies... The 139B was not raced by the team at the Japan nats...they run Sorex 32R. Most of the parts they had on their cars were just testing parts and I doubt that the chassis mods will make it to production. But then, what do I know... Just wait and see.

daniz24: I'm waiting for that setup also so that's why i have not been able to post it.
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daniz24: I'm waiting for that setup also so that's why i have not been able to post it.
OK, thanks..
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Old 11-17-2001, 05:05 AM   #819
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Kentech, You have a great site-good work!

It's been very helpful to setup my Yoke. Next race we will be running with the new coated front belt. It feels very smooth on the car. I'm having trouble getting the front sway bar though. I though to try the TC3 sway bar since it could fit without too much fuss. Any thoughts?


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be careful Dragonxmx, the low-friction belt can be very harmful to your aluminum pulley (standard), you must use the hardened one...
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Old 11-17-2001, 05:29 AM   #821
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Daniz24. Thanks for the warning !
I have a plastic HPI pulley with the one-way, I'll keep a close eye on it.
I never liked the aluminum pulley, maybe it isn't hard anodized?
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Old 11-17-2001, 09:07 AM   #822
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There are two version of the 15 tooth pulley, center one-way, and center direct drive. There is a regular and hardened. The hardened ones are only about 3-4 dollars more, and well worth it.
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Who ever said that the Special doesn't work on carpet better say sorry now because Mo was on fire today. I'm sure that he will have his set up posted on his site sometime soon.
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Old 11-18-2001, 12:44 PM   #824
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Yes, I also run the car on carpet, and today it was friggin amazing! I changed the setup alot. Here it is...

front Orange spring, 40wt, #3. Outside hole on tower and arm. Upper hole on castor block for hinge pin, lower hole on bulkhead. Bronze (second hardest) swaybar. Upper inner hole for link.

rear Green spring, 40wt, #3. Outside hole on tower and arm. Lower hole for hingepin on bulkhead and block. Bronze (hardest) swaybar. Upper inner hole for link.

I ran the car with 139Gs, and amazingly it worked, I imagine it will be better when I stick sorex on it though. Also ran center one-way, not front though. TQ orange

I tried some old 28R sorex in the main, and it was bad, really bad. Shoulda kept the G's on. I'm going to try 24 and 20 sorex next weekend, track will be in the layout for the carpet champs.
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Here it is, my carpet setup. This setup was very fast and easy to drive. I tried 3 completly different setup yesterday and as soon as I hit the track with this one, it was game over. This setup had plenty of steering but was still very stable.

Front: Yellow springs, Yok 500 oil, 60.0mm, shock mtd on outer hole on tower, camber link in middle inside, -1 camber, silver front sway bar.

Rear: Orange springs, Yok 400 oil, 59.5mm, shock mtd on outer hole on tower, camber link on bulkhead, -1 camber, 1 deg toe in.

5mm ride height, front and rear.
Sorex 24R in rear & 28R in front. HPI Red inserts.

Speedo: does West Coast allow the use of any kind of traction compound?

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