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Old 11-04-2015, 03:08 PM   #6226
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Had gotten a set of used Associated ones and they were hitting the front steering arms when you turned.
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:37 PM   #6227
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All the shops I frequent in Japan are selling their BD7 '15's for 50% off! The conversion be must around the corner!
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Old 11-04-2015, 04:18 PM   #6228
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Either way It'll be a nice kit no doubt.

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Old 11-04-2015, 10:04 PM   #6229
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Any word on what changes the 16 kit will have?
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:45 PM   #6230
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I guess it is all speculations, I have seen nothing factual, but I assume that something new in the shocks "department" is anticipated.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:55 PM   #6231
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:27 AM   #6232
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I've already seen this modification for BD7 somewhere. Just can't remember where. Some of the platforms are including this as standard in their kit. Just wanted to let you know that this is possible using available Yokomo bd7 parts.
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:29 AM   #6233
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:40 AM   #6234
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Might be a kit to convert a 15 back into a 14
Good one. Can't speak for high grip asphalt or carpet. What I can say is that people at our track (low to medium-low grip) were struggling with the 2015 and the older 2014 version was performing great. As you all know it is difficult to have an all-round car which will excel in all conditions. Sometimes manufacturers modify a version for certain conditions. This makes it better for those conditions and a little less good for different conditions (low grip/high grip - bumpy surface/flat surface - carpet/asphalt etc.). When you look at the 2015 BD7 the impression you get is that the 2015 was designed for higher grip conditions. Rear brace and motor mount position are good indicators. The 2014 platform which is still available in most stores in my opinion handles better in lower grip conditions. But again that is my opinion.
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Wow, those are some low shock towers. It must be damper tubes or they have come up with an Awesomatix style damper.
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And yes there will be a conversion kit accotding to the order form.....

I can totally see what they have done. Will be interesting to see what springs fit the new shocks they are talking about.
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Good one. Can't speak for high grip asphalt or carpet. What I can say is that people at our track (low to medium-low grip) were struggling with the 2015 and the older 2014 version was performing great. As you all know it is difficult to have an all-round car which will excel in all conditions. Sometimes manufacturers modify a version for certain conditions. This makes it better for those conditions and a little less good for different conditions (low grip/high grip - bumpy surface/flat surface - carpet/asphalt etc.). When you look at the 2015 BD7 the impression you get is that the 2015 was designed for higher grip conditions. Rear brace and motor mount position are good indicators. The 2014 platform which is still available in most stores in my opinion handles better in lower grip conditions. But again that is my opinion.
I agree with what you say, although I think the 14 is very similar to the 15, you have to go back to the 13 with the old style motor mount, that was a much better club car and worked in all conditions, maybe not quite as good on high grip asphalt and carpet like the like's of Volker race at. Verdict is still out on the new car will have to wait till I find out more.
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Judging (only) from the one sneak preview picture, a conversion kit seems a little strange to me, as it seems that most of the parts are new.

...or maybe they just print "Conversion Kit" on half of the kit boxes
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My guess is

Lower deck
Shocks
Front spool
Rear diff
Shock towers
Lower bulkheads

You can see from the photo that the pulleys are now parallel go the upper deck
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From the Yokomo website:

BD7 2016 - 63800JPY - On sale from DEC 10
Conversion kit (Convert all other BD7 incl. RS to BD7 2016) - 43800JPY - On sale from DEC 17

- New shocks: short shocks, big bore
- New front axle: smaller diameter, lower CG and improved throttle response
- New rear diff: smaller diameter, lower CG and improved throttle response
- Standard DCJ's

Full details NOV 11
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