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Old 12-09-2014, 01:43 PM   #376
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I was advised to stay away from it! I see the tc4 is still popular tho
Well I definitely wouldn't recommend paying money for a JRX-S. Or a TC4 for that matter if you want to do more than parking lot racing, they can get you rolling but will rarely be worth your time unless you already have the car. Picking up a modern budget TC or getting last years model like a T4 2014 can save you hundreds in the long run, and will be supported by your LHS so you won't have hundreds in parts just sitting around.
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Yes you are correct, there was the SD line of cars including the awesome SDW in between, I was just thinking about the belt cars!
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yokomo had shaft drive sd and lcg between the mr4tc and bd
Technically, the shaft cars were still MR4TC cars.

Mine is an SD-SSG, but looking at the top deck of the one above and seeing the similarity, I thought maybe someone made a SD conversion kit to place the motor across (like current shaft cars).
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I had two sd-ssg yokes. put the lcg kit on one that basically make it a worlds edition and that is what i run for a touring car now.
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I had two sd-ssg yokes. put the lcg kit on one that basically make it a worlds edition and that is what i run for a touring car now.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:02 AM   #381
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I have recently had issues with handling on my old kawada. I suddenly remembered that it has positioning options for the arms..whereby you can change the angle of attack of the arms. I increased the front to 2 and rear to 1 and its awesome again. I notice that my oldie does not work well with ride tyres but works excellent with sorex.
this car handles great and is on rails..but i find the shorties limit its punch and power above 3 minutes. my friends has been pestering me these last few months to buy a modern car and i finally relented when a friend of mine gave me a great deal on a vbc d06 with lots of spares.
The kawada has the same layout with a ta04 and with a full sized 6000mah pack its weight with body is a whopping 1460g.
contrast against the wildfire which only weighs 1380g right on the modern weight limit.
i bought the d06 but will be running my oldie with full size packs even with the weight penalty for a few weeks before i say goodbye to it permanantly. Its been a good 12years with my trusty old car..but i just cant reduce any more weight on it..most of it comes from the bulkheads which are high and very dense. I will miss its reliabilty though as nothing on my old tc breaks..unlike my friends with modern cars..i guess thats the trade off.
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It took me a while but I managed to get the TRF414M out onto the track. The club race was 17.5 blinky,24R rubber tires, on a technical asphalt track. I was up against the latest and greatest 419's, BD7's, 3 Racing Sakura's, and so on.

It was the 414's first time out on this asphalt track. I had a bit of work to do with the setup. Also, I was a little apprehensive about driving it hard, since parts are a little scarce... However, to my surprise, the car worked flawlessly without any mechanical issues. The only hiccup was a stone getting into the spur gear.

Testing and setup.

For shits and giggles, I decided to run the suspension blocks with no spacers. Just to see and get to a feel of the handling characteristics. "Yikes!" Is all I can say. It honestly felt like driving a piece of ply-wood around a track. There was no chassis roll what so ever. Luckily for me, Juan A's posted information about using 2 mm spacers under the EVO blocks to help the car roll. I followed his instructions and this made a huge difference. This let the chassis roll more into the corners, and made the handling more fluid on the tight technical track I was racing on. No more ply-wood handling car!

So, after a few changes with spring rates, shock hole and camber link locations, she was working well. Not great, but good enough for the short setup window I had before the 2 qualifiers.

I ended up qualifying 2nd for the A-main and won. I also clocked in second fastest lap. Not bad for a 10+ year old car. But, there is a lot that needs to be done with the setup, and fortunately for me I have RC Crew Chief to help me.

I must say, there is not better feeling to win with such an old car.

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Old 01-26-2015, 12:36 AM   #383
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I recently picked up this Yokomo MR-4TC Special off ebay.

set it up with a 17.5 right now but I'm working getting the gear to run VTA.
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Measured out all the geometry for my 414M and loaded it into RC Crew Chief. Time to start tinkering
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:46 PM   #385
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Well that's not what I expected to find on Ebay today:

New In Box Losi Type R Kit:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Team-Losi-Jrx-s-Type-R-NIB-factory-sealed

Personally I would rather just have a new Yokomo for what this guy wants but to each his own. My bet is no-sale.
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Well that's not what I expected to find on Ebay today:

New In Box Losi Type R Kit:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Team-Losi-Jrx-s-Type-R-NIB-factory-sealed

Personally I would rather just have a new Yokomo for what this guy wants but to each his own. My bet is no-sale.
That price is a bit too high IMO, but there are some fans of the JRXS-R still. Someone might be willing to spend this much on a NIP one. Too bad you can't tag people on here. I was racing with someone driving a JRXS-R, just yesterday.
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Well that's not what I expected to find on Ebay today:

New In Box Losi Type R Kit:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Team-Losi-Jrx-s-Type-R-NIB-factory-sealed

Personally I would rather just have a new Yokomo for what this guy wants but to each his own. My bet is no-sale.
That price is a bit too high IMO, but there are some fans of the JRXS-R still. Someone might be willing to spend this much on a NIP one. Too bad you can't tag people on here. I was racing with someone driving a JRXS-R, just yesterday.
I agree. Waaaay too much $$$ for an old car kit with no spare parts. I would much rather buy this used one for $188.00.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281600260736
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They are a lovely design though!
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Another old Yokomo MR-4TC just about ready to go, love these old Yok's
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I agree. Waaaay too much $$$ for an old car kit with no spare parts. I would much rather buy this used one for $188.00.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281600260736
He's about $325 too high on his price. When Losi was busting those out wholesale-style they were $183 for a fresh kit, back in 2010 or so. I wouldn't even give that VTA car on the bottom a second glance, it looks like it's been pretty well abused and I wouldn't be surprised if the chassis is as tweaked as a potato chip.
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