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Old 09-16-2011, 11:21 AM   #361
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Wait a few days before receiving my R12.

Did the wide chassis conversion is a must have ?

Best.
Stopped my car from grip rolling, havent used the small chassis ever since.
Allthough I think different setup might have done the trick as well.
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Anyone have a complete R-12 front end they want to sell?
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #363
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Thanks Quante.

Overall do you like the car ? Read a lot of rather misreading comments, mostly negative regarding handling.

Not so much people run it, so I can't find any posts regarding how good or bad
it actually is compare to a 12R.1 or CRC.

I don't take it's results at the worlds either, Matsukura is crazy fast whatever car he runs.
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Thanks Quante.

Overall do you like the car ? Read a lot of rather misreading comments, mostly negative regarding handling.

Not so much people run it, so I can't find any posts regarding how good or bad
it actually is compare to a 12R.1 or CRC.

I don't take it's results at the worlds either, Matsukura is crazy fast whatever car he runs.
What posts say it's negative handling?

It is same as most 12th with more ft end fine tuning adjustments correct?

A car does what is does so how can a driver make a car do what it won't do hence I think the yokomo probably adds to naoto's extreme driving skills not negates it hmm... *yoda*

At a carpet track in the east coast his car was not set up correctly and he was not fast then he dialed in his car and was closer to the fast pace

It is both balance of car and driver that gives good results not either/or

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Old 09-16-2011, 10:00 PM   #365
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Thanks, just getting started running 1/12, although I raced Pro 10 back then and offroad currently.

The chassis was beautiful hence the choice.
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Thanks Quante.

Overall do you like the car ? Read a lot of rather misreading comments, mostly negative regarding handling.

Not so much people run it, so I can't find any posts regarding how good or bad
it actually is compare to a 12R.1 or CRC.

I don't take it's results at the worlds either, Matsukura is crazy fast whatever car he runs.
Yes, I like running the car but there are a few buts.
- The original shocks leak pretty bad. Using the asso plastic inside parts helps a lot but isnt perfect. 1 shock rebuild/ day instead of 1 every 3 batteries.
I converted mine to a hotbodies center shock, 2 dampertubes and am not using the front shock
- The front end is nice and works very well, but the preload is set with screws. Its very difficult to get this perfect (you cant measure this... mine is 0.2mm off left to right), but this will affect handling greatly!
- Yokomo tires arent really great ( I guess except for asphalt), but Mobgums now offer jaco tires on yokomo rims.
- Dump the battery holders so you can set the battery completely to the schock tower.

But the car runs really great when once setup correctly! And its a beauty
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Yes, I like running the car but there are a few buts.
- The original shocks leak pretty bad. Using the asso plastic inside parts helps a lot but isnt perfect. 1 shock rebuild/ day instead of 1 every 3 batteries.
I converted mine to a hotbodies center shock, 2 dampertubes and am not using the front shock
- The front end is nice and works very well, but the preload is set with screws. Its very difficult to get this perfect (you cant measure this... mine is 0.2mm off left to right), but this will affect handling greatly!
- Yokomo tires arent really great ( I guess except for asphalt), but Mobgums now offer jaco tires on yokomo rims.
- Dump the battery holders so you can set the battery completely to the schock tower.

But the car runs really great when once setup correctly! And its a beauty
Thanks for telling me about Mobgums tires

Anyone ever order from them?

What color are the yokomo rims they come with

I noticed they only provide:

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MobGums tyres, magenta fronts on Yokomo R12 wheels	 10,50
MobGums tyres, doublepink fronts on Yokomo R12 wheels	 10,50
MobGums tyres, pink rears on Yokomo R12 wheels	         11,50
MobGums tyres, magenta rears on Yokomo R12 wheels	 11,50
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Thanks for telling me about Mobgums tires

Anyone ever order from them?

What color are the yokomo rims they come with

I noticed they only provide:

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MobGums tyres, magenta fronts on Yokomo R12 wheels	 10,50
MobGums tyres, doublepink fronts on Yokomo R12 wheels	 10,50
MobGums tyres, pink rears on Yokomo R12 wheels	         11,50
MobGums tyres, magenta rears on Yokomo R12 wheels	 11,50
I drive with Markus on the track and thats about all the compounds that are usually driven there. As far as I know, its the std yellow Yokomo rims.
Just mail him, he's a really great guy.
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I drive with Markus on the track and thats about all the compounds that are usually driven there. As far as I know, its the std yellow Yokomo rims.
Just mail him, he's a really great guy.
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Well, I'm all set for the winter season
Did some maintenance work on the car and rebalanced it.
Not bad if I say so, the TQ wire helps a lot!
Only need to add the sensor wire.
I wonder how the new esc will go!

Greetz
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Well, I'm all set for the winter season
Did some maintenance work on the car and rebalanced it.
Not bad if I say so, the TQ wire helps a lot!
Only need to add the sensor wire.
I wonder how the new esc will go!

Greetz
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looks great! Are you running carpet or asphalt? What did you do for balancing? out of box seems balance but if you have some tips and tricks please share
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looks great! Are you running carpet or asphalt? What did you do for balancing? out of box seems balance but if you have some tips and tricks please share
For starters I dont think I did special things (btw, there's no sidesprings on the car ;-) ).
Balanced the center chassis first. Rear pod is well balanced.
I put the front end together very well, measuring from a flat surface up every step.
First I found out there was a 0.2mm difference in setting the bottom screw to the top of the whishbone (the ball actually).
After that I made sure the top of the axle to a flat surface was the same on both.
Then putting both suspensions on the car and checking if the springs were both equally compressed, I did that like you do on the regular front ends. Lifting the center of the chassis and checking if the springs compress the same under the car weight.

Then I found out the normal flex wires I used (already 1.5mm2...) created great imbalance (20gr on the front.)
Ordered some TQ wire and that did the trick!

I'm driving on a medium-high grip carpet at megadrom, Geilenkirchen:
http://www.megadrom-geilenkirchen.de...ress/strecken/
Great track, but I'm the only yokomo there and its no use trying to catch up with Mobers or Fischer
But my car is just as fast as the cars from the other, normally gifted, drivers.
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Quante what kind of central shock is that? Were do you have take it?

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