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Old 11-12-2008, 02:31 PM   #691
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Joost,

The rims in the picture you posted are Yokomo fronts for sure. The rear's are not the Yokomo's however. The Yokomo rims existed as far back as 1996. I raced at the 1/12th scale Worlds at Revelation Raceway in California. Master Masami was using both types of the real rims back then. I will attempt to find a picture of those rear rims.

I already asked your question that you are asking now on the worlds thread and RedRC answered by saying that the rear rim is an old Jaco rim from roughly the same era. Now at this point we must leave the smallest amount of wiggle room saying that I am not at this years race and new products could have been made recently, but this does not seem likely. I will find some pictures and post them soon.

Lastly, from what I understand the rubber that Naoto and Juho ran was not Kawahara rubber like sohlman posted. The Hot Bodies team was running that type of foam, where as Yokomo was running something else.

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Old 11-12-2008, 05:01 PM   #692
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Lastly, from what I understand the rubber that Naoto and Juho ran was not Kawahara rubber like sohlman posted. The Hot Bodies team was running that type of foam, where as Yokomo was running something else.
My sources could be wrong, but I heard from Kawahara importers in the US. And if that rubber is anything like the Kawahara nitro foam, that may be the reason for the 1 lap gap back to 3rd place.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:58 PM   #693
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Juho was running a reg Speed 12 with a spoiler.

I agree with Mike though, I normally start with Dbl. Pink or Lilac fronts, and Magenta rears. Very consistent
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:04 PM   #694
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The Yokomo rims are easy to find. We had access to plenty of them in '04 in Kissimmee. The problem is the foam that they use on the wheel is something you simply cannot get. You ask for the tire and they say it is a Yokomo L compound or Orange compound. It isn't and we went through this 4 years ago.

I went the Worlds in Japan in 2000 and the hot tire seemed to be JACO Aqua, which lasted one run. I still wasn't convinced that was the same tire as everyone else.

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Old 11-12-2008, 06:12 PM   #695
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Looks like Yokomo also has an aluminum stand-off for the cross brace.

Found these pics here:
http://cfdouze.blogspot.com/2008_11_01_archive.html

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Look closely, the bottom of the left bulkhead actually hangs out past the lower pod plate in the back.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:40 PM   #696
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Good eye guys.. Think mabe enough to put the yokomo name on some boxes now?lol
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:27 AM   #697
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I think it will be more likely that Yokomo will bring their own version of the R5 just like they did with the L4. They have made some nice option parts for the RC12L4 and I guess that these parts that we have seen @ the worlds now on the R5 will be the same... So maybe this year or spring 2009 there will be a Yokomo RC12R5Y... Time will tell...

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:28 AM   #698
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Do they work on carpet as well as the asphalt?
They seemed pretty decent at the Halloween Classic. I haven't run one as I'm a Parma only guy, so I can't say for sure though.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:57 AM   #699
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UPDATE!

Associated RC12R5 1/12th Electric On-Road screw kits are now in stock!



Associated RC12R5 1/12th Electric On-Road 122-piece high grade alloy steel socket head screw kit. Kit includes all applicable cap, flat and button head screws, as well as nuts, washers and set screws. The kit also includes the necessary hardware for the optional T-Plate conversion kit. Please note: The kit does not include the 2.5mm locknuts (AE Part # 4676). This is a specialty item and will not be included in the kit. Please order these from your nearest Associated parts supplier.

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My car is up in the For sale forum. Thanks
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:43 PM   #701
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Does anyone have a link that describes what effect changing side and centre springs and front springs has on the handling of the RC12R5? I recently built a RC12R5 to get back into RC racing so and info I can find to help me get the care dialed in would be appreciated.
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Does anyone have a link that describes what effect changing side and centre springs and front springs has on the handling of the RC12R5? I recently built a RC12R5 to get back into RC racing so and info I can find to help me get the care dialed in would be appreciated.
http://richardchang.com/hobby.php?topic=112setup
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Maybe another rear pod. Notice the different bulkhead.

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The new pod plate that Yokomo was using was due to the "old" wheels they were running. The black rims everyone is commenting on are the old 0 offset type. They were having problems getting the rear axle narrow enough to comply with the width rules, so they made a different left bulkhead to allow the left hub to move in 3mm. If you are running any of the wheels that are currently being sold it is un-necessary.

I didn't get a reason for why they made the different cross brace support they were running. Maybe they bent the stand offs during testing and wanted something beefier.
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The new pod plate that Yokomo was using was due to the "old" wheels they were running. The black rims everyone is commenting on are the old 0 offset type. They were having problems getting the rear axle narrow enough to comply with the width rules, so they made a different left bulkhead to allow the left hub to move in 3mm. If you are running any of the wheels that are currently being sold it is un-necessary.

I didn't get a reason for why they made the different cross brace support they were running. Maybe they bent the stand offs during testing and wanted something beefier.
Thanks, that's cool news. I wasn't really looking forward to more new parts...considering I'm running the 10R5 rear end for better spacing.
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If you are running any of the wheels that are currently being sold it is un-necessary.

Sean- I am running CRC rims on my 12R5 and I cnnot get the axle centered, and under legal width. running one thin shim on the right, and none on the left, it is about 171.9 mm or so wide with CRC wheels, offset too much to the left that way, I solved the problem by narrowing up the left side hub's inside shoulder a little, now it can be cntered, and under legal width, and shimmed out to legal if wanted... just my observation with my car....

I didn't get a reason for why they made the different cross brace support they were running. Maybe they bent the stand offs during testing and wanted something beefier.[/QUOTE]

The two standoffs to me are one of the weak parts in the kit, seems like soft aluminum, and very easy to strip. I myself ended up using longer screws on the standoffs, and a screw all the way thru the shock ball to make it much more secure and reliable... All in all, some very minor things to an AWSOME car, I love mine so far, had a bad servo saver that gave me some funny handling and tracking, but solved now and ready to go!
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