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Old 06-10-2015, 12:29 AM   #5866
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Anyone have a FF 44.2mm block they could spare? I ordered one and it looks like it is going to take 2-3 weeks to get here.........

PM me if you have one you could spare to sell.
Think I do, PM me if you haven't found one yet.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:23 PM   #5867
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Think I do, PM me if you haven't found one yet.

Thanks Brandon!
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Anybody use the Spec R floating steering system?
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:02 AM   #5869
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What is the normal rule for deciding to run stock chassis versus aluminum chassis for carpet for stock motors. I see Martin Hofer was running both depending on carpet tracks.

Is it that the carpet could not be super high bite and he might have wanted more flex in the chassis?
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:22 AM   #5870
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Does the Xray T4 front belts work with the BD7 2015? I know the rear belts fit.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:15 PM   #5871
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I picked up some 2 degree caster blocks for additional tuning.

Has anyone tried these optional caster blocks on carpet?
What was your on track experience with them?
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I picked up some 2 degree caster blocks for additional tuning.

Has anyone tried these optional caster blocks on carpet?
What was your on track experience with them?
Not good for carpet. I also tried the 6 deg version too but the worst is 2 deg. Carpet tracks inherently have a lot of 180 deg turns that require a lot of mid-exit steering and the 2 deg c-hubs take that away while making the steering off-center even more razor sharp. This is why a lot of people run arm sweep especially on carpet(though I ran it at the last asphalt track I went to), makes corner entry smoother and increases exit steering.

Best to just stick with the stock c-hubs....
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:21 AM   #5873
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I picked up some 2 degree caster blocks for additional tuning.

Has anyone tried these optional caster blocks on carpet?
What was your on track experience with them?
Not on carpet, on a tight technical high grip asphalt track the 2 deg caster provided better turn in more direct steering. The car did loose some exit steering but I had heaps of mid to exit steering so it worked well for me.
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The front Yokomo ECS are giving me problems. I broke three in a week, one during training and both left and right ecs during racing (i.e. one was new). Car is free and breakages are not due to impact, just normal use. Any suggestions please.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:19 AM   #5875
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The front Yokomo ECS are giving me problems. I broke three in a week, one during training and both left and right ecs during racing (i.e. one was new). Car is free and breakages are not due to impact, just normal use. Any suggestions please.
Had the same problem this past Sunday, broke 2 yokomo DCJ's in back to back qualifiers without impact. I promptly swapped them out for Tamiya 44mm DCJ's. Requires a little shaving of the steering block and front upright so that the driveshafts don't make contact under full suspension travel or steering lock.
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Yep they are good for 21.5 and low traction stock only. I broke them in stock as well.
Use Roche or tamiya with a little modding.
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Had the same problem this past Sunday, broke 2 yokomo DCJ's in back to back qualifiers without impact. I promptly swapped them out for Tamiya 44mm DCJ's. Requires a little shaving of the steering block and front upright so that the driveshafts don't make contact under full suspension travel or steering lock.
So the Tamiya DCJ's will fit with some slight modification. I know there are some replacement DCJ out there like the Roche - Spec-R. Has anyone tried these - are they durable?
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So the Tamiya DCJ's will fit with some slight modification. I know there are some replacement DCJ out there like the Roche - Spec-R. Has anyone tried these - are they durable?
The Roche Dcj are almost indistductable and good quality. They use the same pin and clip size as tamiya ones but are a direct fit.
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So the Tamiya DCJ's will fit with some slight modification. I know there are some replacement DCJ out there like the Roche - Spec-R. Has anyone tried these - are they durable?
Roche/Radtec and the Tamiya seem to be the go to in terms of reliability. I have heard that Spec R manufactures the OEM Yokomo DCJ's, so I would steer clear of those
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So, are people literally breaking the DCJ's or installing them incorrectly? The spring clip on the joint is only made to spin where force is applied downward on the clip when rotating forward. I mistakenly overlooked this on my last tc and had a few problems like that.
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