Hi RAL, think you misread my post mate. I want to use the BD steering knuckles in the BD5 C-hub.
I've already done loads and loads of mods to my BD, its running a custommade chassis and top deck at the moment, flipped belts and the motor mount mod.
But like I said I fancy doing an even better top deck that totally misses out the mounting on the motor mount, should be even better flex. I'll post some pics of my car in a bit, I'll do a drawing of what I want to do with the top deck as well.
I have all the same experiences with people here in the UK, people come and look at my car and they don't even know what it is. Usually they think its a Tamiya lol. I call it my BDW, hehe.
So yea just need to know if the BD5 C-hub will work with BD steering knuckles. I only ask as it looked to me like Sammy is running his SD like that.
Originally Posted by RAL
I don't think the BD5 knuckles fit in the BD c-hub. Also the ball coming off the top of the articulation point exactly on the pivot axis(like the Hotbodies knuckle mod) on the hub is better then the funky setback ball stud setup on the BD knuckle. This is the main reason I did the conversion. To achieve what the Hotbodies mod was doing with all Yokomo parts. I've also added BD5 shocks and the BDM Masami rear tower. With BD5 shocks you need the BDM rear tower to get ride height and droop settings to function normally. I'm really happy with my BD2.5
Oh... and flip the belts too. There are plenty of former Yokomo USA drivers at my track WCRC in Los Angeles who have held my car and said to me, "Man...I miss my Yokomo
" I'm having fun with trying to make an old car new. It seems every former Yokomo owner has a soft spot for them and they are always wanting you to do well and offering help or advice regardless of what they are racing now. Its really sad there's no more Yokomo USA. I didn't race TC seriously when it was still existing as I was focusing on school(University) and had no time for RC. But it makes me wish I had experienced it.
The narrow bulkhead width on this car is the same as my T3 or most of the new cars. This design was so ahead of its time its not even funny.