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Old 12-30-2001, 08:51 PM   #991
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I like my MR4TC Pro on carpet, the chassis is stiffer and doesn't flex as much. I run a center one way, front and rear sway bars, 80wt oil all around, Sorex or Pit 20s on rear and 24s on the front. Orange springs on front and fl. yellow springs on the rear. I have received many tips from a person that races for Yokomo and he has helped me make my car work even better. I just have to find a way to sneak a 10D arm in my stock that can pass tech Also, has anyone ever heard of a Barry Baker edition Yokomo TC? I forgot to ask him when he raced at our track last night. Have a good week everyone!!!
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Old 12-30-2001, 10:27 PM   #992
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Anyone notices Yokomo's site is not working? A new site is coming soon. Hopefully.
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Old 12-30-2001, 10:34 PM   #993
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Anyone notices Yokomo's site is not working? A new site is coming soon. Hopefully.
The old site hadn’t been updated in six month's so hopefully the new one will be better.
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Old 12-30-2001, 10:36 PM   #994
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Also, has anyone ever heard of a Barry Baker edition Yokomo TC? I forgot to ask him when he raced at our track last night. Have a good week everyone!!!
It was a run of about 300 of the world’s (the kit with Hara’s car on the box) kits that included the setting wheels in the box so they renamed it the Barry Baker edition. That’s all I remember about them.
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Old 12-30-2001, 10:37 PM   #995
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I just went there and it worked for me. Not that I wouldn't want to see a new site though. :-(
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Old 12-30-2001, 10:39 PM   #996
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All I get from www.yokomousa.com is a message saying the new site is coming on 1-3-2002.
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Old 12-31-2001, 01:49 AM   #997
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

FLEX. Do we really want it. It all depends on 2 things. The surface you run on, and how good or bad you drive.

I consider our track grippy, and so do most guys who have visited. Yet I run a very flexible set up on my SP. The reason is that I keep riding the kerbs, and the flex is forgiving. With a rigid set up the car would flip every time I bounce it off a banking. With the soft set up it just rides it.....and i get away with my mistake.

A stiff chassis would be better, except that you need to know how to drive it. My son's TC3 uses the graphite chassis and most things standard, yet he doesn't seem to have too many problems.

Certainly our experience of carpet indicates that with the kind of grip carpet gives, you need a very stiff set up. I remember when we took Josh's car - a Schumacher at the time - to the Worlds in 1998, which was on carpet, as soon as he put the car on the track it just grip rolled everywhere. We ended up with almost solid tyre inserts, and the hardest springing and damping you have ever seen. And still he had top watch it.

Just my bit. Hope it helps.

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Old 12-31-2001, 07:55 PM   #998
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I picked up a set of GT4 springs, except I don't have the packaging anymore. I'm pretty sure they are the softest ones, they look like a brownish green. Except on kentech's site, they are apparently softer than the MR-4 oranges. They certainly don't feel this way, anyone know anything about this?
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Old 01-02-2002, 12:53 PM   #999
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my current kit:

Mr4 TCR
Tamiya Alloy Shocks + loads of springs
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do u think it will be worth getting a special conversion to give that extra bit of performance??
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Old 01-02-2002, 07:48 PM   #1000
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I would get the special conversion, it will perform far better, and is also nce to have something new. I'd get the MR-4 TCR special kit, the one with the few extra things that pro and worlds owners don't need.

I took all my MR-4 springs to my Dad's work, where they have precision spring testing equipment. We tested 4 orange springs, 4 dark green GT4 springs, 2 green springs and 2 yellow springs. Althought the dark green GT4 springs should be stiffer, they were actually softer. The orange springs measured 23lb/in and the dark greens measured 22lb/in. The orange springs were also stuffer when comressed just a little bit.

For the green and yellow springs, the yellows were 16lb/in and the green springs were 19lb/in. Thought this was something a few guys might be interested in.

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TCRboy- I may have to sue you for copy rights with your signature...LOL
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Old 01-04-2002, 01:49 PM   #1002
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So much for yokomo's 1-3-02 launch date
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Old 01-04-2002, 02:30 PM   #1003
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now we cant even look at the old page anymore. Anyways, i ran my new special a few days ago and it was awsome. The car is so easy to drive, and it is noticable how fast it is through turns.

speedo- i tried putting the 3hole pistons in the front and the 2 hole pistons in the rear, and that made the car more stable(like you told me to do). I run 45 oil all around with the standard springs.
Can you give me more advice on which springs to buy, and a setup that works on most tracks. I have read that many people use the orange springs in the front? And which do you use in the rear? Also, which swaybars do you use? Front uper, lower, rear?
There is alot of traction on carpet i run on, so i was thinking about putting 80 oil in the shocks until i get new springs to tune the car.?
i hope yokomo puts their site up again and support their great cars.

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Old 01-04-2002, 03:42 PM   #1004
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Pilot - You can still get access to the Yokomo forums.
http://www.yokomousa.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000243.html
You can also try:
http://www.mo-net.ws/
There is a good setup for carpet. Try the "special" carpet setup,
This JMO's carpet setup for Stockton, site of the 2002 ROAR Carpet Nationals.

Speedo - I think they meant 1/02/03 for the launch date!!LOL
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If you need to got to the forums there still up and running

http://www.yokomousa.com/cgi/Ultimate.cgi
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