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Old 06-05-2014, 04:24 PM   #4126
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I broke two Yokomo wheel hub's easily while tightening them, which other brands are better besides Xray (too expensive)???
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Tamiya are a nice option, not that I ever had a failure on the Yokomo ones
They don't need to be that tight
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:30 PM   #4127
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I broke two Yokomo wheel hub's easily while tightening them, which other brands are better besides Xray (too expensive)???
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Are You using the carbon pieces? Also the pin should keep the hex from crushing the hub.

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I am also wondering the short suspension issue. Our track's tracition is low but lots of xray t4s and bd7s are doing very similar lap times. I am wondering how xray will handle with the long towers and shocks or bd7 with lows. Anyone has an idea?
I have run both sets back to back on carpet (17.5T) and end up running the normal shocks because I feel it makes the car easier to drive. Only under very high grip conditions I'll switch over to the short shocks.

The xray shock cant be compared to the short Yoks. The Yok is a short version of the normal with less oil volume. The xray is bigger bore with same volume(oil) as a normal (tall) shock
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:07 PM   #4128
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I broke two Yokomo wheel hub's easily while tightening them, which other brands are better besides Xray (too expensive)???
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I thought they were strong I cant see how you could break them easily, perhaps a faulty part?
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:15 PM   #4129
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I cracked a hex recently by over tightening one, I know a few others who have also done this, you do have to be a little careful with them
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:54 PM   #4130
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I've cracked a hub/hex as well on my blue BD7. Just don't over tighten them. Just a light touch is needed. I did use a Tamiya hex until my spare came in. It was a tight fit I think. Or was it loose? I forget. I'm wondering if the old style Yokomo hexes will fit? I think they were on the original BD7. They were held in place by an oring.

Moving to the short shock discussion, I ran them back to back as well on low/med bite carpet. The normal shocks ran better. You can find my post several pages back, months ago. No need to waste money on them unless if you run stock class on a high bite surface, then they might be worth a try if you have money to toss around.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:46 PM   #4131
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Fair enough still surprised they have broken easily.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:16 AM   #4132
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I broke two Yokomo wheel hub's easily while tightening them, which other brands are better besides Xray (too expensive)???
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Your wheel hex should be stopped by the pin, but just in case, you can use bearing spacers inside the hub carrier (between the bearings' inner races) so you don't "pinch" the bearings and snap the carrier.

To check if you still have some clearance after doing up the wheels you can give them a tug and watch where they move. If the axle is moving in and out, then you should have some clearance between hex and bearing.
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So I take it I did not need to order the complete short shock package? Can I at least use the carbon shock towers that come with it? I plan on running 17.5 stock on carpet.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:08 AM   #4134
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thanks for the replies about short shock issue, I cleared my mind. I have one more question: What about the steering bridge? Sometimes I use it sometimes I dont. I am wondering that when it should be used ; high or low traction? In a technical indoor or outdoor with long straights and sweepers? Should the car bend(flex) more in high grip or low grip?
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100% better than Xray
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Best car EVER I've loved since I first raced it.

100% better than Xray
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Best car EVER I've loved since I first raced it.

100% better than Xray
ROFL, both are great cars.
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Thanks for the replies on short shocks so far. Has anyone run them on asphalt? I run on a med to high traction asphalt track.

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Please someone tell me.
Why it's different between the Protoform LTC-R body in shop and Ronald volker's PF LTC-R at ETS Race?
Where can I find Ronald Volker's PF LTC-R body?
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What do you think is different about it? Looks standard to me...
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