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Old 01-08-2014, 08:23 AM   #3391
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Are there any differences between the blue and black 2014 editions besides the color? I'm asking cause I don't know anything about yokomo. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:24 AM   #3392
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Are there any differences between the blue and black 2014 editions besides the color? I'm asking cause I don't know anything about yokomo. Thanks in advance.
Nope, shouldn't be
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:40 AM   #3393
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First night with my 2014 last night went really good! Car felt very responsive and lap times were right there too....stock servo mount is a joke though, glad my floating mount will be here today
How does the traction compare to the T4? Do you find yourself following similar setup paths? Do you feel that the Yokomo carries corner speed any different than the T4? Did you have to change your driving style? I think I've heard that the Yokomos are generally a bit more aggressive.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:04 AM   #3394
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Forgot to add:

We use the Floating Servo Mount (comes with the Kit here in Europe), Dual Kardan Joint in Front and running Modified, in my case LRP 5,0T.
Ride ETS 30 Rubber Tires.

On the first two or three runs where I kind of took it easy to break the car in it worked relatively good, but once started pushing harder the problems started.

I still had the "Plastik" Diff Holders in my Car, didn't have the ones for my Black Edition yet and forgot my Blue 2013 at home. The Diff sits relatively tight in the Plastik Holders so I suspected this to be part of the problem. However, the other guys already used the Aluminum Holders .

Didn't like the feel of the Diff so I replaced it with my proven good Diff from my 2013. Worked a little better but still far from good.

Now I got the Aluminum Holders as well as the Aluminium Driveshafts for the Back. Will triple check the mount of the Spur Gear for binding.
Excited to test tomorrow night. Will keep this updated.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:39 AM   #3395
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We use the Floating Servo Mount (comes with the Kit here in Europe), Dual Kardan Joint in Front and running Modified, in my case LRP 5,0T.
Ride ETS 30 Rubber Tires.

On the first two or three runs where I kind of took it easy to break the car in it worked relatively good, but once started pushing harder the problems started.

I still had the "Plastik" Diff Holders in my Car, didn't have the ones for my Black Edition yet and forgot my Blue 2013 at home. The Diff sits relatively tight in the Plastik Holders so I suspected this to be part of the problem. However, the other guys already used the Aluminum Holders .

Didn't like the feel of the Diff so I replaced it with my proven good Diff from my 2013. Worked a little better but still far from good.

Now I got the Aluminum Holders as well as the Aluminium Driveshafts for the Back. Will triple check the mount of the Spur Gear for binding.
Excited to test tomorrow night. Will keep this updated.
I'm new to Yokomo and would be interested what option parts you guys are running? Are the Aluminium diff holders so much better? My first big race with the car will be LRP Masters and I would like to get used to the car as much as possible
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:29 AM   #3396
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Finally got my 2014 and am posting pictures of the difference between the 2013 and 2014 top decks.

I stocked up on 2013 top decks and have the low traction ones too so for those who have 2013 spares lying around, the old one will work, its just that you won't be able to use the 2013 motor mount hole. Also, the 2014 does away with the first hole for the steering support on the top deck (there are 2).

*2014 deck on top of 2013

*new motor mount hole is forward of the old one


*new top deck does away with forward position hole for the steering brace
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:18 PM   #3397
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Looky what came in! I'll be installing these tonight and trying them out this weekend. I'll start off with one of my posted setups and see how it reacts. Then go from there. Those are some short bodies! Oh and if you don't have Yokomo on your FB, the suggested length on these are 57.7mm.

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This is Great news! The new chassis is drilled to accept the old motor mount.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:37 PM   #3399
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Hi, I'm new to BD7. While I'm finding the correct weight balance left & right on the 2014 I found that the optimal balance achieve with 6000mah lipo pack (~195g). with 7000mah pack, the only option is to add weight on the left because the new motor mount do not allow batt pack be put further inward to the chassis..
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Hi, I'm new to BD7. While I'm finding the correct weight balance left & right on the 2014 I found that the optimal balance achieve with 6000mah lipo pack (~195g). with 7000mah pack, the only option is to add weight on the left because the new motor mount do not allow batt pack be put further inward to the chassis..
Yup, I have been using an IP 6000 pack and balance is much better
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Yup, I have been using an IP 6000 pack and balance is much better
Same here, I sold my 7200 and switched to a 6000. Now I have even balance with a few weights under my receiver and between my esc and motor.
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Do you guys think 7000mah pack still have an edge in large open track with about 30-40g added weight?
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Looking to get the 2014 Black edtion. Where is the best place to get it?
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Looking to get the 2014 Black edtion. Where is the best place to get it?
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Looky what came in! I'll be installing these tonight and trying them out this weekend. I'll start off with one of my posted setups and see how it reacts. Then go from there. Those are some short bodies! Oh and if you don't have Yokomo on your FB, the suggested length on these are 57.7mm.

59.5mm if U want to run standard length springs
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