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Old 07-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #1036
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why yokomo? a spring rate is a spring rate regardless of brand yes no?
No springs have characteristics, progressive feel linear etc
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #1037
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the schumacher kit are linear, the spec-r listed in the manual are linear. are the yokomo progressive?

and xray 2.8 and a spec-r 2.8 is the same isn't it?
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the schumacher kit are linear, the spec-r listed in the manual are linear. are the yokomo progressive?

and xray 2.8 and a spec-r 2.8 is the same isn't it?
They are the same rate but may feel different on the track. You can achieve the
the same rate with different combinations of wire thickness and number of coils and create a spring that has completely different characteristics.
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Build is coming along nicely.
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Quality is very good.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #1042
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They are the same rate but may feel different on the track. You can achieve the
the same rate with different combinations of wire thickness and number of coils and create a spring that has completely different characteristics.
thank-you for clearing it up. i'll get a set of these yokomo springs to try
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:19 PM   #1043
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Completed a full race day with this kit on Thursday.

All I can say is that if this kit did not drive so well I would have it for sale RIGHT NOW! I stripped out 3 steering blocks in 3 races and 2 practice runs! This is unbelievable.

Does anyone know of any aluminium blocks?

Until they are released I am going to try some Helocoils and a servo saver, If they do not work this kit will be sitting gathering dust until aluminium steering blocks are released.
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Sounds like a saver would help a ton
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #1045
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Completed a full race day with this kit on Thursday.

All I can say is that if this kit did not drive so well I would have it for sale RIGHT NOW! I stripped out 3 steering blocks in 3 races and 2 practice runs! This is unbelievable.

Does anyone know of any aluminium blocks?

Until they are released I am going to try some Helocoils and a servo saver, If they do not work this kit will be sitting gathering dust until aluminium steering blocks are released.
Are you tapping with the grub screw? Did you do the 4x14mm screw mod?
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In response, yes the Yokomo springs are progressive. Pink for the front and blue for the rear. I also have the next yellow and green which are the next harder spring just in case I need a firmer set of springs.

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Completed a full race day with this kit on Thursday.

All I can say is that if this kit did not drive so well I would have it for sale RIGHT NOW! I stripped out 3 steering blocks in 3 races and 2 practice runs! This is unbelievable.

Does anyone know of any aluminium blocks?

Until they are released I am going to try some Helocoils and a servo saver, If they do not work this kit will be sitting gathering dust until aluminium steering blocks are released.
Don't worry about heli-coils. use the 14mm screw, don't bother with the set screw and watch the flanged caster block bearing as hard enough hit and you will break the flange right off.... been there.

after that you will love this car for BOTH the handling and the durability
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Sounds like a saver would help a ton
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Don't worry about heli-coils. use the 14mm screw, don't bother with the set screw and watch the flanged caster block bearing as hard enough hit and you will break the flange right off.... been there.

after that you will love this car for BOTH the handling and the durability
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(get a couple x-tra packs of those flanged jobbers)
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Maybe an stupid question, but how do you make your shocks without any rebound. When I compress my shock piston all the way in, to avoid any rebound, then the shock piston shaft is almost at the top, and there is no room for putting the diaphragme in, without it pushing down the piston. and then I am afraid that there will be rebound in the shocks ?
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Maybe an stupid question, but how do you make your shocks without any rebound. When I compress my shock piston all the way in, to avoid any rebound, then the shock piston shaft is almost at the top, and there is no room for putting the diaphragme in, without it pushing down the piston. and then I am afraid that there will be rebound in the shocks ?
The method you describe gets very close to zero rebound and is what I have been using to build mine. You can also buy vented shock caps (part no. U4130) that allow you to build emulsion, vented diaphragm and sealed diaphragm shocks using a sealing hole at the top of the cap. Something I am planning on trying indoors.
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