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Old 09-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #2716
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Hi All,

Apologies if this has been asked before, is anyone aware of a new chassis for the 2014 WC season. I am currently reviewing whats available and imagine a new chassis is being developed, just like the 418.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:31 AM   #2717
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The good thing about Yokomo If their current touring is very competitive they will not change anything maybe a little refinement at IFMAR worlds.. Just expect Yokomo will release the world edition of the BD7...
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #2718
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What is great is that yokomo historically release an upgrade kit and judging by the car's relative pace now, it shouldn't be a dramatic change.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:41 PM   #2719
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Does anyone have any idea how to get ahold of the current carpet setup Hardman is running?
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:05 PM   #2720
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Does anyone have any idea how to get ahold of the current carpet setup Hardman is running?
We were testing at a carpet track this weekend (the new carpet at The Gate) and just got home tonight. I can ask Corey (Andrew's mechanic) to put together a sheet of what we ended up with.

The car worked very well - we were really pleased with it. The new carpet at The Gate is a great place to test ahead of the IIC. We will be back there next weekend for the IIC Warmup race and can give more feedback after that practice/race weekend.

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:38 AM   #2721
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Hey guys,

as you know there are two ways of setting droop as per the setup sheet.
There is the (for me) conventional method of measuring under the arm.
But there's also the option of measuring under? the pin.
Could someone please explain how to do that, and maybe how to convert the different types of measuring?

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:43 AM   #2722
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On another note:

Does anyone here own both a BD7 and an Xray T4?
I'm quite happy with my Xray on Asphalt (and very happy with it on Carpet) but it just seems to create much less mechanical grip than the Bd7 which becomes quite evident on medium and low tracion tracks.

As I'm considering to switch to the new Yokomo, a comparison would be much appreciated.

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:46 AM   #2723
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The measurement is to the centre of the pin, the easiest way I find is to use a steel rule to measure the height of the pin off your setup board.
As the arm is a set thickness it's trivial to use 1 measurement to calculate the other, but the pin is regarded to be more accurate because the moulded parts can contract after moulding and/or get scuffed up/worn down from accident or other damage.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #2724
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Will new model or upgrade be released by end of the year?
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:08 AM   #2725
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sure no new car, maybe small update (2-3 parts), but no new car sure. Car work prefect in booth conditions… thats what yokomo europe says
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Not heard of anything.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #2727
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Thanks guys what other spare/after market parts is recommnded to run modify on asphalt? Carbon C hubs front and rear? Any build tips I should look out for?
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:30 AM   #2728
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Actually the C hub is about the only moulded part to always run the kit item.
If your carpet is high grip you'll probably want graphite arms, knuckles and rear hubs.
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No new car for sure unless their rival Tamiya pick up the phase with their new up-coming 418..
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:25 PM   #2730
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After seeing Andrew run this weekend it has me really thinking about one. But, if Andrew ran an old Nikko car it would probably look good also. Andrew, Corey, and his father have a great system in place and the Yokomo team is very lucky to have them. I wish this great bunch of guys much luck, until I finally step up to feeling comfortable with Mod, then I wish you consistent 2nd place finishes behind me.
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