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Old 11-09-2012, 06:23 AM   #976
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Has anyone run the car with the stock front axles? I broke a dcj tonight and don't have a spare. It seems like the stock ones chatter violently.
The stock driveshafts do chatter quite a bit. Been running them for 6 weeks without a problem though. Thinking of getting the DCJ for running of carpet.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:33 AM   #977
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Snydr0me have you thought about taking the 1-2mm off the inside of the aluminum to be able to run the dcj's?

I am going to try running the actual BD-7 C-hubs with the aluminum steering knuckle. The only time I had an issue with the stock C-hubs so far was when my DCJ came apart.

The stock BD-7 C-hubs are supposed to be stronger than the BD5 c-hubs I had to replace them with.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #978
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I'm hoping Yokomo releases some aluminum c-hubs that are designed for the DCJ's. I'd rather not grind them up if I don't have to. I'm gonna see how durable the car is with the plastic c-hubs. I really think a proper bumper is the best choice. Like Ryan said, I made one from a Parma blank using a $65 scroll saw from Harbor Freight. It's not flawless, but it looks pretty decent and has the same shape as the stock bumper. I just need to be more careful when drilling the holes.

Did someone say Tamiya DCJ's are a direct fit? I've got some I'm gonna try. One of my Yokomo DCJ's has a defective thread. :-\
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:31 PM   #979
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Yes. The Tamiya 44mm DCJ's are a direct fit and work well.

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #980
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any Yokomo boys miss out on TITC 2013 registration?

Really wanted to run modified with the BD7 but made a mistake with the registration process (didn't paypal separately, was waiting for a payment notification) so I missed the cut :-(....
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:48 PM   #981
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The Tamiya 44mm DCJ's do fit really well, though they start to rub the c-hub slightly before you reach full lock.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:40 AM   #982
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what is the difference between black & stock bladders
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:40 AM   #983
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black is stronger, stock will break after a few rebuilds

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:49 AM   #984
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Hello

Anyone know if the spur gears of the Kimbrough brand fit in the BD7 ??

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #985
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Tamiya DCJ's are NOT a direct fit. They way the axle is machined is different, and it will let the hex slide in too far and bind up against the plastic.
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Tamiya DCJ's are NOT a direct fit. They way the axle is machined is different, and it will let the hex slide in too far and bind up against the plastic.
have you tried fitting anything else? maybe an RSD TC6 dcj?

one other thought -- what is the width of the front spool? i wonder if a TOP Photon spool would fit.
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Tamiya DCJ's are NOT a direct fit. They way the axle is machined is different, and it will let the hex slide in too far and bind up against the plastic.

Are yo talking about inside the steering block ?
Can you add shims to fix the problem?
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have you tried fitting anything else? maybe an RSD TC6 dcj?

one other thought -- what is the width of the front spool? i wonder if a TOP Photon spool would fit.
I had the yokomo pulley 40t and it works in my photon
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have you tried fitting anything else? maybe an RSD TC6 dcj?

one other thought -- what is the width of the front spool? i wonder if a TOP Photon spool would fit.
I haven't tried any others, but Yokomo makes their own DCJ's for the front and rear. One of my had a defective outdrive, so I figured I'd run the Tamiyas in a pinch since I had some. They could probably be shimmed to work, and the c-hub's could be modified so they don't rub, but I should have a replacement in a few days so I'll just try the Yok pieces. I'm not sure on the spool width.

The car was super easy to drive today with one of the setups from Yatabe. Definitely an improvement over the kit setup. It was extremely stable where other cars seemed to be struggling for grip. I'm gonna get some solid practice days in the next couple of weeks to really start working on fine tuning the setup, but so far, this car feels like it's going to be really good. And durability hasn't been a problem yet. I'm running the graphite parts with plastic c-hubs and a hard bumper and everything has been fine.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:50 AM   #990
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So i got a few question for you BD owners in the US. First off who you buying the kits from? second is the car pretty tuff? or is it more fragile then say a 417 or t4? and how is parts support online? are parts hard to get for the car even online? often stuff on back order?
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