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Old 04-13-2014, 04:23 PM   #3976
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Hey everyone,

I could use some quick help. Im looking at getting the BD7 and saw http://www.apexrcproshop.com. Is this a reputable company to buy from? Also it say it come with the special aluminum servo mount, is this the yokomo servo mount it comes with?

Also, anything else i would NEED when buying this car, DCJ's, HPI Silver ....?

I am running 17.5 so reading through the thread it seems i should be at around a 90t spur and a 50t pinion?

Any help would be appreciated as I'm trying to make sure i have all my "i's" dotted and "T's" crossed.


1) apex has a pretty good reputation
2) re: aluminum servo mount. I would email apex if it is the yokomo floating mount or a third party brand.
3) 90 or 92 spur is a good starting spur gear for 17.5
4) DCJs, front gear diff, and silver springs are nice tuning parts.
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:26 PM   #3977
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Apex is great. The guy personally called me to talk about my order.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:18 PM   #3978
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Yes, big thumbs up to Apex. I've ordered quite a few Yokomo parts from them. They're really easy to work with and quickly communicate if there's any kind of stock issue. There have been a few times where 2 or 3 other distributors (north American and Chinese) didn't have a part in stock, but Apex did.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:17 PM   #3979
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+1 for Apex. I've ordered from them. No issues. Even though they are in Hawaii, I had no issues getting stuff from the quickly on the east coast.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:36 PM   #3980
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Hey everyone,

I could use some quick help. Im looking at getting the BD7 and saw http://www.apexrcproshop.com. Is this a reputable company to buy from? Also it say it come with the special aluminum servo mount, is this the yokomo servo mount it comes with?

Also, anything else i would NEED when buying this car, DCJ's, HPI Silver ....?

I am running 17.5 so reading through the thread it seems i should be at around a 90t spur and a 50t pinion?

Any help would be appreciated as I'm trying to make sure i have all my "i's" dotted and "T's" crossed.
Yes it is the Yokomo B7-203
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:13 AM   #3981
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Maybe you guys can have try on this

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Thanks for the quick help everyone, much appreciated!
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:40 PM   #3983
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anyone know if alum chassis is good to use on asphalt ?
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:55 AM   #3984
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anyone know if alum chassis is good to use on asphalt ?
is it available for purchase?
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anyone know if alum chassis is good to use on asphalt ?
There were a lit ofcdrivers that tested the aluminium chasis and did not like the feel
I think it would be a bit better on carpet or has to be super high bite traction
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:41 AM   #3986
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Anyone got a link to the ECS Front Driveshafts?
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:10 AM   #3987
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What are people's thoughts or otherwise on the merits of the 2014 motor mount vs the original one?
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What are people's thoughts or otherwise on the merits of the 2014 motor mount vs the original one?
I think it stiffens the rear end which generates more steering. Or it could just be the chassis with less cutouts. I dunno. My old chassis, which my friend bought, drives smoother with the same setup as my 2014 on carpet. This biggest thing for me though is that I run 17.5T blinky. The 2014 motor mount allows me to go beyond the limited gearing that the original motor mount had with a 96 spur. I had to switch to an 88 spur when I wanted to run ratios below like... 3.7 final. Now I can do that without switching out my 96 spur. Plenty of room! Makes it worth it for me.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:14 AM   #3989
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What are people's thoughts or otherwise on the merits of the 2014 motor mount vs the original one?
The old mount feels like it gives way more grip to me
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the old mount tends tweak the rear part of the chassis ( the rear bends up .025-.05mm) after a good front hit. Loosening the center post to motor mount screw and retightening it will fix it but it can go unnoticed for a while. (car handles like poo)
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