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Old 01-29-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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Arrow FWD TOURING CAR FORUM - Tamiya FF, Yokomo YRF-2, Kyosho Mantis FF, etc......

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Old 01-29-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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i wish they still made them !!!
I raced teh Tamiya FF01 back in the day and boy was it a blast to run.
Always wanted and still want a Yokomo YRF-2.
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Mike... why do you have to post pictures of the car that "got away" from being part of my collection...

Just kidding bud... is that yours? Looks good... brings back the old days. I have an FF02 built up but never ran it though...
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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Yup, that Yoke is mine. I like the FWD handling and characteristics. I remember Masami drove a YRF-2 as fast as his YR-4M's laptime in a test (back in 97-98...).

eeyan, let's post your FF02 pictures here.

Anyone has Kyosho Mantis FF (EP version)?


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Old 01-29-2008, 07:27 PM   #5
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is there anywhere to get a fwd tamiya body, I have a new beetle that my mom bought me for xmas 5 years ago and It still has sentimental value and I would like to restore it. I would make do with any tamiya body for that car though.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:26 PM   #6
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At the risk of infuriating people in the 'I've got more YRF2's than you competition..."

These are just the ones I was able to find quickly. 2 MIB sealed YRF2 Specials, 1 MIB sealed YRF2 standard, I Mint built YRF2 standard, I Velo-Spec YRF2 standard race car, I YRF2 Special race car. There are two other built cars somewhere, plus a big plastic case full of new spares...

And no...don't ask, not for sale!

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Old 01-30-2008, 07:12 AM   #7
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Yes.....that was a fun class at the TCS.......when they dropped it is when I quit TCS. Too bad as it was a relatively cheap class to run and realistic as well. Seems like the FF02 never really caught on like the FF01. I remember the Clio as being the dominant car at TCS.
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Tony, your YRF-2 collection is awesome! You're the king of FWD. Do you have the latest version of motor mount which integrates with bulkhead? Looking for one...

I have a FF01 and it's very fun to drive and race with, indeed. Never tried FF02... is it better than FF01?
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Tony im green with envy but ill get one sometime in the future.
I have 6 FF01's and just love them.
Was the best and most competitive racing i have ever had.
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Not sure if I'm the king of FWD, but I've got a real thing for YRF2's. Between the major protagonists on rc-mini we've probably got 15 of them all up.

I just like the 'out there' design, so new, so original. Look at the all the Touring Cars today, virtually all of them can trace their design back to the Tech Racing MY02 from about 5 years ago. Boring, boring, boring.

Look at the YRF2 Special. Awesome! SO very different and innovative. Thinking outside the square.

I actually had the very first YRF2 outside of Japan when they were first released. Ran it in our then FWD class against a whole field of dialled FF01's Won by over 2 laps...and got banned.

What I really want, is a YRF2 Special - Mini...
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I've been trying to get one of these but no success.
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Forget it, Conamon are impossible to deal with.

I've even had rc-champ try and get one for me with no success.

For those who havent seen the car, here's the web address.

http://h196185.sharesite.com/eolgul/conamon/
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Lots of "recycled" Tamiya parts in there. IMHO, it just looks like a hacked project car rather than a complete kit.
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Tony, your YRF-2 collection is awesome! You're the king of FWD. Do you have the latest version of motor mount which integrates with bulkhead? Looking for one...

I have a FF01 and it's very fun to drive and race with, indeed. Never tried FF02... is it better than FF01?
Wow .I thought for sure that two wd drive TC is history....I alway have being favour of the Yokomo front wheel drive for years back in the days...won many national championship and club championship in two wheel drive class in stock and mod...

Yes they did have or make YRK2 hop up front motor mount for YRF2 and I tell you what it really help stop strip spur gear during the impack.
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Look at the YRF2 Special. Awesome! SO very different and innovative. Thinking outside the square.
Totally agree!

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Yes they did have or make YRK2 hop up front motor mount for YRF2 and I tell you what it really help stop strip spur gear during the impack.
Yes, that's the idea of that motor mount.

The motor rotate direction on that Conamon can cause more understeer problems... just look at its inertia.
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