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Old 10-15-2014, 03:24 AM   #1
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Well more updates are out and a thread has yet to be started. So instead of drowning the D06 thread with D07 stuff here we go.

So the new car has some pretty cool features so far. I dont know if any are "new" never before seen, but I havent seen some of them yet. At the very least not on one awesome car.

I really like the floating steering rack. Not real sure of the benifit other than more controled chassis flex, but its friggin cool lookin.

The pully system is also pretty cool. Not big on the red anno, but I know its there signature color and its just an accent. They leave the big peices gunmetal. Anyway NO MORE E-CLIPS... this is awesome. I hate e-clips and set screws and pins. This system eleminates all of that. You look at the design and cant help but wonder; Its so simple, why hasn't this been done before now?

The crows feet toe blocks. Not original, but a good idea. Neber thought about it helping to control flex. I thought it was a way to control hinge pin tweak. Having 3 screws centers the part much better than 2.

One feature I was hoping for but not getting is Pro-5 style upper bulkheads and camber mounts. Those just look awesome. (Thats the only feature worthwhile on that car). But glad to see a redesign anyway. The hole closest to to shock tower support was useless unless you shaved down your ball cup. And everyone knows how difficult it can be to cleanly shave your balls cups.

If some of the guys who have posted pics of the car and links to spy shots could also post them here that would be awesome. Im doing this from my phone and it difficult to do that kind of stuff.

Can't wait to see some of the other new features of this car. I'm hoping for some different sway connectors that are vertical to be able to easily adjust swaybar tweak.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:44 AM   #3
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I do like the single sided layshaft mount. It is one of the things that I like about the yokomo bd7. Another benefit to the floating steering rack is it makes front belt changes easier. You no longer have to dismantle the steering to remove the belt.
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I think the real question is...

Where can we pre-order
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Vbcracingusa.com will have a pre order up soon.
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:02 PM   #6
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Mmmm....discounted D06's soon.....hopefully.
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We will be taking preorders as soon as the official announcement is made.
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The steering set-up is pretty boss.... nice touch.
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Just realized thats a 67 tooth pinion. Holy crap thats HUGE. What tooth spure is on there? It looks like the iether the 116 or the 96 that comes in the 06 or the Ghost. But if its the 116 and you can fit a 67 tooth pinion, thats alot of room for gear ratio choices.

What class was this car running. You cant see the motor.
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Just realized thats a 67 tooth pinion. Holy crap thats HUGE..
67T, 84P
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That gives a total ratio of 2.38. Thats seriously low. The 116 t spur makes more sense to give a ratio of 3.28. Thats still on the low side, even for VTA. whatever motor is in there has some serious torque or the internal ratio has changed to something higher than 1.9.

I wonder if the final product the c-hub design will have changed? I never liked how thr front loop would rest on the arm. I am at my max droop with the front at 3mm running VTA.
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Do I see red aluminum rear hubs in the one pic???
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Yes they are already offered for the D06 on VBC USA website.
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Those are Lee Speed 84 pitch gears. In the IIC pics.
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That gives a total ratio of 2.38. Thats seriously low. The 116 t spur makes more sense to give a ratio of 3.28. Thats still on the low side, even for VTA. whatever motor is in there has some serious torque or the internal ratio has changed to something higher than 1.9.
Because its 84 pitch the spur gear is probably 128 (or more) teeth bringing it at least to the 3.5-3.6 FDR range if it's a 128.

Either way the car looks awesome!
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