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Old 01-01-2014, 10:37 AM   #3316
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Can anybody post the 2014 assembly instructions in English? Pdf file or something. Thanks
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:53 AM   #3317
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Honeymoon over with the T4 ?
The 2014 t4 is a fantastic car and I have nothing but great things to say about it, with that said I'm no longer running xray cars.
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anybody compare the top deck of the original BD7 to the 2014? have a few spares leftover that are new so curious if i can carry them over to the 2014
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:16 PM   #3319
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anybody compare the top deck of the original BD7 to the 2014? have a few spares leftover that are new so curious if i can carry them over to the 2014
From what Ronald said at AOC Japan. It is only the screw for the motor mount that is different on the top deck. It is more forward than the old one
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:08 PM   #3320
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From what Ronald said at AOC Japan. It is only the screw for the motor mount that is different on the top deck. It is more forward than the old one
Thanks for the reply - curious because they list different part numbers for the standard top deck with the BD7 vs the 2014, but list the same part number for the high traction top deck BD-003H on both.

Maybe the 003H is meant to be installed without the motor mount screw
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:26 AM   #3321
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Do the holes in the Body line up on the 13 and 14 BD7s?
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:48 AM   #3322
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The 2014 t4 is a fantastic car and I have nothing but great things to say about it, with that said I'm no longer running xray cars.
Let me know how this car compares to the Xray
Most people at the club are now running Yokomo and VBC racing and I'd like to try one of them too.

The Xray is a very nice great and top notch quality, but I don't think it's the fastest car around.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:33 AM   #3323
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From what Ronald said at AOC Japan. It is only the screw for the motor mount that is different on the top deck. It is more forward than the old one
Can't be true, sorry.
If you look at the front they have removed the forward steering bridge mounting hole and reshaped the top deck to suit.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:51 AM   #3324
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The 2014 with the original BD7 top deck in my hand. The only difference is the rear motor mount hole which moved forward on the 2014. You still could use the original top deck albeit without the motor mount screw.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:18 PM   #3325
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Question for you lucky '14 owners. Are the steering (rack) arms longer on the '14?
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:48 AM   #3326
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Question for you lucky '14 owners. Are the steering (rack) arms longer on the '14?
As the ones from the BD7? I'll measure them tomorrow while preparing my car for sundays race.
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+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

Build my Black Edition tonight. Thought it would be fun to time lapse it.
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Lol @ the beer showing up at around 4:25!

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Old 01-03-2014, 06:53 PM   #3329
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I recieved a few questions on the parts compatibility and differences between the original BD7 and the 2014 edition. I ended up getting the normal blue edition to match my electronics. Here's what I noticed:

1. 2014 includes all graphite suspension parts vs. the plastic of the original release.
2. 2014 has new chassis and top deck due to new motor mount. The top deck of the 2014 has the motor screw forward so if you use the previous version you will not be able to use the motor mount screw hole. Probably not an issue if you use the high traction option top deck since you would want more flex in the rear anyways.
3. Besides the new floating lay shaft the wide opening in the motor mount allows a ridiculous wide range of FDR for 17.5 racing! Using a 96 spur you can gear anywhere between 4.3ish down to 3.2ish! Also the motor screws are both on the bottom of the motor mount.
4. New shock cylinder, shock shaft, and shock cap and ends. The 2014 shock shaft is 2mm shorter but only on the threading. The 2014 includes the 3 hole 1.1 piston versus the 1.0. Also the shock caps and end seem to be the same but not sure why the new part number (new material?). I had some of the nitride shaft from last year which I used and was able to get to the desired shock length just fine.
5. The aluminum suspension mounts (non-split) measure the same as the previous part numbers. The reason for the new part numbers are the new color. The 2014 blue matches the blue in the bulkheads. Recall original BD7 aluminum color was shinier and more like the Tamiya blue. Looking at the new releases it look like there are a few new width options (like the 43.9mm).
6. The stock 2014 kits include a plastic piece for a battery stop in the center and a plastic servo mount versus the aluminum piece in the original release. Not really a big deal since 99.5% of us get the floating servo mount anyways.
7. I'm confused on the new steering bell cranks. Other than matching the color of the aluminum and filling in the recess with material, I didn't see a difference in the measurements.

My only complaint in the build is that the shock parts and belt pulleys are black when the rest of the car is blue.
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1. 2014 includes all graphite suspension parts vs. the plastic of the original release.
Is the front hub carrier that comes with the kit any harder or different to B7-413W ?
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