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Old 01-15-2016, 06:39 AM   #6616
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Hi, if I wanted to use the SLF II shocks on a '15, would I just buy the short towers that were brought out for the '15 and the original short shock set up, or could I bolt the '16 towers on to the '15?

Also, what are the differences between the '15 and '16 bulkhead caps? Is the shock tower mounting point just a little lower? The bulkhead caps are a cross over part I think, so could I combine the '16 bulkhead caps, short towers and SLF II shocks to bring me very close to a '16 set up?

Hope that makes sense!

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Old 01-15-2016, 01:11 PM   #6617
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Hi, if I wanted to use the SLF II shocks on a '15, would I just buy the short towers that were brought out for the '15 and the original short shock set up, or could I bolt the '16 towers on to the '15?

Also, what are the differences between the '15 and '16 bulkhead caps? Is the shock tower mounting point just a little lower? The bulkhead caps are a cross over part I think, so could I combine the '16 bulkhead caps, short towers and SLF II shocks to bring me very close to a '16 set up?

Hope that makes sense!

Cheers all.
It will be cheaper to use 15 short towers with the slf2 shocks.
The bulkhead caps are not the same they have made them wider at the tower mount to stop the breakages that the 15 suffered, and subsequently the shock tower mount holes are slightly further apart as well.

So yes you could use 16 bulkhead caps and 16 shock towers but as the bulkheads sit lower on the 16 it will be a fraction too high if you install them on a 15 to use the short shocks. Just use the short 15 towers and the slf2 shocks.
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It will be cheaper to use 15 short towers with the slf2 shocks.
The bulkhead caps are not the same they have made them wider at the tower mount to stop the breakages that the 15 suffered, and subsequently the shock tower mount holes are slightly further apart as well.

So yes you could use 16 bulkhead caps and 16 shock towers but as the bulkheads sit lower on the 16 it will be a fraction too high if you install them on a 15 to use the short shocks. Just use the short 15 towers and the slf2 shocks.
I think Cristian at RSD is making some shock towers. You may want to ask him about them.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:20 PM   #6619
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Hi, if I wanted to use the SLF II shocks on a '15, would I just buy the short towers that were brought out for the '15 and the original short shock set up, or could I bolt the '16 towers on to the '15?

Also, what are the differences between the '15 and '16 bulkhead caps? Is the shock tower mounting point just a little lower? The bulkhead caps are a cross over part I think, so could I combine the '16 bulkhead caps, short towers and SLF II shocks to bring me very close to a '16 set up?

Hope that makes sense!

Cheers all.
I have mine '15 with 15 low shock towers and xray shocks. It works great.
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Old 01-16-2016, 02:07 AM   #6620
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lill question here ..
whats for you the best spend money on option parts in a top 5 on a black-2016 fresh out of the box ?
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lill question here ..
whats for you the best spend money on option parts in a top 5 on a black-2016 fresh out of the box ?

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1: Aluminum Diff Cam
2: Ti Screws
3: Ti Turnbuckles
4: Al Nitrite coated shock pivot balls
5: Al Chassis (if you running on med-high traction)

then a few optional toe blocks 4.2 front 4.9/5.7 rear
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:37 AM   #6622
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1: Aluminum Diff Cam
2: Ti Screws
3: Ti Turnbuckles
4: Al Nitrite coated shock pivot balls
5: Al Chassis (if you running on med-high traction)

then a few optional toe blocks 4.2 front 4.9/5.7 rear
You mean the Aluminum Belt Tension Cam? (1)
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:20 AM   #6623
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Getting to the end of my build of the BD7 16 and have a couple of questions regarding shocks.
Is it best to build with 0 rebound so put cap on with shaft pushed in?
For low grip outdoor what is a good oil rate to start with?
Any other tips in building the yokomo shocks?

What type of springs do I need to buy as assume the stuff I had to use with trf cars will not fit?
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:27 AM   #6624
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Getting to the end of my build of the BD7 16 and have a couple of questions regarding shocks.
Is it best to build with 0 rebound so put cap on with shaft pushed in?
For low grip outdoor what is a good oil rate to start with?
Any other tips in building the yokomo shocks?

What type of springs do I need to buy as assume the stuff I had to use with trf cars will not fit?
Thanks
my friend over at mibosport recommended me this to start .
17,5 blinky shock 400 front, 450 rear and 3000 in the diff?.

don't have my 2016 but wil be starting 450 front and rear and 2000 in the diff and of from there
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4: Al Nitrite coated shock pivot balls
Do you have a part number for these?
Found it B7-s8h

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Old 01-16-2016, 10:38 AM   #6626
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You mean the Aluminum Belt Tension Cam? (1)
yes, the plastic ones tend to bind the bearings a little when the bulkhead is tightened
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yes, the plastic ones tend to bind the bearings a little when the bulkhead is tightened
0.1m shims fixes this

my list would be the following

1: alloy bell crank B7 202SS
2:B7 8DF16 Black shock bladders
3:B7 46616T titanium main gear shaft
4:B7 S8H pivot balls
5: titanium turnbuckles
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:50 PM   #6628
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Depending on your track conditions, I've found the kit setup to work really well.
The things I switched out from the kit setup was...

Bladders (use black bladders)
Shock o-rings (use blue o-rings)
Differential gear o-rings (use black o-rings)
Drilled a hole in the shock cap
1 mm spacers on the outer front and rear hubs
2.5 rear toe in
Front end I used 4.2 front and rear blocks

This car has a lot of steering and rear grip. I've found it has too much rear grip (which isn't a bad thing) but you might have to tune some of it out with rear toe blocks or even a heavier rear roll bar.
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Old 01-17-2016, 05:06 PM   #6629
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For those who are still running the BD7 2014. I have a decent setup for 17.5 that's worth trying out. The traction is medium-high and highly recommend x-gear springs for this setup.

Here's the setup.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Y...ew?usp=sharing

Here's the run. The guy ahead of me is considered the "Samurai" of the track. Rightfully so, this guy is stupid fast in every rubber tire class he enters in.

https://www.myrcm.ch/myrcm/report/en/24470/162777
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:49 PM   #6630
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If anyone is still looking for Conversion kits and finding them out of stock I've got 13 in stock. Check out my facebook page options-rc.com. Only 1 Full kit left until the next batch at the end of January. I can't advertise the price but PM me for details or for a quicker response message the FB Page.
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