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Old 06-03-2015, 08:26 PM   #5836
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Does Yokomo sell the FF 44.2 block in black? Any sources?
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:32 PM   #5837
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Does Yokomo sell the FF 44.2 block in black? Any sources?
http://www.hobbyhabit.com.au/Retail_...142B_item.html

not sure if they ship overseas though
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Hello everyone....I am finally making my move to 4WD on road from 4WD off road short course trucks. After extensive research, I have decided to purchase the 2015 Yokomo bd7 black series as my first on road RC. I would like to race in the beginners class after 1-2 months of practice at TQ RC in Chino Ca. I dont know to much about the track other than it being carpet. It looks like it could be medium to high bite. Can anyone give me some tuning pointers for this type of layout? Thanks in advance.
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Hello everyone....I am finally making my move to 4WD on road from 4WD off road short course trucks. After extensive research, I have decided to purchase the 2015 Yokomo bd7 black series as my first on road RC. I would like to race in the beginners class after 1-2 months of practice at TQ RC in Chino Ca. I dont know to much about the track other than it being carpet. It looks like it could be medium to high bite. Can anyone give me some tuning pointers for this type of layout? Thanks in advance.
There are lots of guys running BD7s at TQRC that can help you. My advice would be to use X-ray servo saver, set the droop at 6.5 front and rear then stand the shocks up all the way front and rear. This will be very easy to drive at TQ.
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Thanks for the help. I will definitely try that.
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Hello everyone....I am finally making my move to 4WD on road from 4WD off road short course trucks. After extensive research, I have decided to purchase the 2015 Yokomo bd7 black series as my first on road RC. I would like to race in the beginners class after 1-2 months of practice at TQ RC in Chino Ca. I dont know to much about the track other than it being carpet. It looks like it could be medium to high bite. Can anyone give me some tuning pointers for this type of layout? Thanks in advance.
I was actually down there a couple of months ago on a business trip and decided to throw a couple of 15's in a separate luggage. I ran one with carbon the other with aluminum. I'm sure the layout has changed but possibly the carpet remained the same. I didn't fill a setup sheet but here's the basics,
black springs front rear
425 CST front rear
shocks 3 position from center
3K rear diff (you can try 2K)
Enjoy the car, I've have nearly every brand but when i'm at the track I always end up running yokomo in the mains.
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Does Yokomo sell the FF 44.2 block in black? Any sources?
I bought mine from Banzaihobby, but they seem to be out of stock.

The excellence toe block kit.
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Old 06-05-2015, 01:08 AM   #5843
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Does Yokomo sell the FF 44.2 block in black? Any sources?
I have some in stock... but the website is still being developed. .. pm me or email me at [email protected]
or check our Facebook page options-rc.com
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:54 AM   #5844
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Because I am new here please forgive any ignorance in this post....

I have poured over these forums and being new to the BD7 I haven't found the exact differences between the new BD7 rs2 and the BD7 black series... Now I assume
Small things like maybe titanium turnbuckles vs steel but still no definitive differences I have found listed. So what are the specific differences? I know that the original bd7 rs had plastic bulkheads and plastic shock towers and the rs2 has carbon shock towers and aluminum bulkheads.

I ask this question because I am on the verge of purchasing a BD7 for VTA and/or a 17.5 class. Weight for VTA isn't a concern so I prefer steel over any titanium parts but performance wise would I be better off paying the extra 100 for a black series car?

Thanks for your thoughts and kind replys!
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Looks like the rs2 had plastic shocks, plastic toe blocks, plastic lower bulkheads and a plastic spool.

Weight still matters bc you want the weight to be as low as possible.
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Weight still matters bc you want the weight to be as low as possible.
Lower weight is typically ideal but in the VTA class there is a minimum weight of 1550 grams and most of the guys have to put weights on their cars. I wonder if there is much difference in weight between the black version and the rs2 version...

The plastic parts scare me a little bit in terms of durability. I was trying to only spend 220 with the original rs and now I'm reaching for the rs2 at 325 but then I could reach a little further for the black version at 425 but I'd be 200 over my original budget! Decisions, decisions...

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Lower weight is typically ideal but in the VTA class there is a minimum weight of 1550 grams and most of the guys have to put weights on their cars. I wonder if there is much difference in weight between the black version and the rs2 version...

The plastic parts scare me a little bit in terms of durability. I was trying to only spend 220 with the original rs and now I'm reaching for the rs2 at 325 but then I could reach a little further for the black version at 425 but I'd be 200 over my original budget! Decisions, decisions...
Alum lower front and rear bulkheads vs plastic
Alum 'floating' battery strapping system vs none
Alum shock bodies,collars, caps vs plastic
Alum suspension mounts vs plastic
Yoke White/Pink springs vs black springs?
Front and rear sway bar system vs none
Alum & steel gear layshift system vs plastic
Alum Front Spool vs Plastic
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Alum lower front and rear bulkheads vs plastic
Alum 'floating' battery strapping system vs none
Alum shock bodies,collars, caps vs plastic
Alum suspension mounts vs plastic
Yoke White/Pink springs vs black springs?
Front and rear sway bar system vs none
Alum & steel gear layshift system vs plastic
Alum Front Spool vs Plastic
Thanks zangesh! Performance/durability wise is the black worth the extra $100 over the rs2?
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Thanks zangesh! Performance/durability wise is the black worth the extra $100 over the rs2?
If you have the extra money to spend do it. You wont regret having the black edition. upgrading all of those parts will be well over 100.00
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Lower weight is typically ideal but in the VTA class there is a minimum weight of 1550 grams and most of the guys have to put weights on their cars. I wonder if there is much difference in weight between the black version and the rs2 version...

The plastic parts scare me a little bit in terms of durability. I was trying to only spend 220 with the original rs and now I'm reaching for the rs2 at 325 but then I could reach a little further for the black version at 425 but I'd be 200 over my original budget! Decisions, decisions...
Buy cheap buy twice. Banzai has a 2014 version for around 300.
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