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Old 06-02-2013, 09:43 AM   #2251
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The exchange rate has nothing to do with it. It's the dollar that getting stronger anyway not the yen getting weaker.

I have heard some rumors about a new car coming out for at least a couple months. Getting stock of full kits outside of Japan has been difficult lately.

At any rate, if i was on the fence, I wouldn't be worried about buying one now because Yokomo has a good track record of releasing complete and reasonably priced upgrade kits for existing cars.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #2252
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How often do Yok usually release a new TC?
It's been off the radar over here until this year so I wouldn't know.
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Anyone know if the bd5 sway bars work on the bd7?
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:33 AM   #2254
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This is actually slow if you will for Yokomo to release something. I know they have released the new top deck, and the new shock caps, etc. I'm sure something is coming soon.
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I'm in no hurry to upgrade
BD-7 seems pretty epic as is
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:13 AM   #2256
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Whats the purpose of the new top deck?
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Whats the purpose of the new top deck?
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Compared to the kit standard 2.0mm thick upper deck, this thinner version will help improve overall grip on low grip surfaces. However this upper deck can also be used to optimize chassis stiffness where speeds are regulated as in stock class racing, and even in high grip conditions.
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A couple of us tried a thinner topdeck on a well known low grip track here and honestly it made things worse not better!
Total surprise to us, but we both took it back off. Not saying it won't work at other low grip tracks, just didn't at this one.
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A couple of us tried a thinner topdeck on a well known low grip track here and honestly it made things worse not better!
Total surprise to us, but we both took it back off. Not saying it won't work at other low grip tracks, just didn't at this one.
Interesting results

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Cornering speed increases, it leads to the average time up
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Interesting results

A bit more from Umino about it
Hi Dave
I did the same thing as well..I kinda agreed with cyclonetog .. if you are aggressisve driver may not work for them as the smoother driver..I norticed the car rotated too much compare the stock top deck...So far I'm running the Race Berry bottom chassis with the stock top deck ,is works great on low med grip condition...

I think running thinner stuff ,is required to run stiffer shock spring might help...
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Anyone tried the full Raceberry get up with the T-shox short?
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The exchange rate has nothing to do with it. It's the dollar that getting stronger anyway not the yen getting weaker.

I have heard some rumors about a new car coming out for at least a couple months. Getting stock of full kits outside of Japan has been difficult lately.

At any rate, if i was on the fence, I wouldn't be worried about buying one now because Yokomo has a good track record of releasing complete and reasonably priced upgrade kits for existing cars.
The exchange rate has everything to do with it. I am an importer in this industry and Japan is the only country that sells at YEN price in YEN, not dollars.

And yes, the Yen is getting weaker:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...94902T20130510
http://www.businessweek.com/articles...nese-companies
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...our-years.html

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Hey Christian: While we have your attention

Have you tested the RIDE springs with your superduperspringtester yet ?
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No, unfortunately. However, if you guys want to send them to me to test them, I will gladly do so and return them to you.
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No, unfortunately. However, if you guys want to send them to me to test them, I will gladly do so and return them to you.
If I ever do I'll take you up on that
Thanks

btw some of the locals swear by them

Does anyone use Tamiya springs on a car other than Tamiya ?
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