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Old 09-26-2016, 04:59 PM   #46
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So I gotta upgrade my bd7 to the '16 then to the bd8?
Yes, you need the bulkheads.
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Yes, you need the bulkheads.
To jump from the 2015 to the 2017 BD8, you would need these from the 2016 kit: front and rear bulkheads, rear diff, front spool gear, SLF II shocks and short shock towers and the 2017 BD8 upgrade kit.
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anybody here have any out of the box experience with the BD8 yet?
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per my understanding, yokomo had held a meeting to celebrate ronald at yatabe japan with a lot of his fans. some guys there had a chance to try, but no one mentioned about it.
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per my understanding, yokomo had held a meeting to celebrate ronald at yatabe japan with a lot of his fans. some guys there had a chance to try, but no one mentioned about it.
Yes, I heard about the same thing. Probably tested by the Japanese locals who don't visit RCTech :-(
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:08 AM   #51
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haven't seen the 8 in track, but saw the t4 17. it was very dialed.
hope the 8 really improves.
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So Yokomo USA is long gone, but are there any good Facebook groups or anything similar?

Other than Eric Albania is there a Yokomo USA team?
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:18 AM   #53
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So Yokomo USA is long gone, but are there any good Facebook groups or anything similar?

Other than Eric Albania is there a Yokomo USA team?
None I know of, but I follow the team drivers and Umino, that's essentially what's on social media. Not much on setup though, mostly posts about the races.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:28 AM   #54
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hear say that the plastic stuff such as arms,.... are physically having different color with the previous 7s cosmetically
but not sure the plastic is using other improved material, say more graphite composite.
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Not so sure about the plastics (suspension arms at least) being any different than the existing arms. The bd8 spare /option parts section of mibosport's website is the best source of information I have come across at this stage. The current arms are the ones showing in the bd8 section, no new arms showing as spares for the bd8.
The new kit castor blocks, front steering blocks and rear hub carriers are all pictured and referred to as graphite, but if anything the colour looks more like the original softer plastics. The existing 2 and 6 degree castor blocks are listed too.
Seeing it in the flesh it will all make sense I guess, but until then, so many unanswered questions!

Front dcj axles look chunkier to me, and the picture of the conversion kit shows extra bearings included (looks like for the diff cams as well), new sizes?

New diff cams is interesting. Also surprised to see blades used for the front spool. I had thought they sometimes failed when used with a spool on touring cars generally, so no cushion became the norm for reasons of reliability.
Regardless, I can't wait to get one and forget about the frustrations of the 2016 car (sometimes good, sometimes...not so good!)

Does anyone know if the instructions and parts lists are available online anywhere yet?

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Haven't seen a manual online yet, but have been looking at the parts list on the Yokomo website. A lot are still using the old part numbers. Curious is that there is a 4 degree castor black that is '-1 mm' aside from the regular 4 degree block. Picture looks exactly the same between both parts. Google translate doesn't give any details on what the option does.

As far as the front spool using the blades is concerned, I'm not so sure about that decision, even with the white protectors, that will give out causing, especially once there's a bit of wear on them.

And yes, I agree that the plastics of the blocks look similar. We really won't know until we have the kit in our hands :-(
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Haven't seen a manual online yet, but have been looking at the parts list on the Yokomo website. A lot are still using the old part numbers. Curious is that there is a 4 degree castor black that is '-1 mm' aside from the regular 4 degree block. Picture looks exactly the same between both parts. Google translate doesn't give any details on what the option does.

As far as the front spool using the blades is concerned, I'm not so sure about that decision, even with the white protectors, that will give out causing, especially once there's a bit of wear on them.

And yes, I agree that the plastics of the blocks look similar. We really won't know until we have the kit in our hands :-(
Seems like the kingpin hole is 1mm closer to the bulkheads, so a narrower track width and a shorter camberlink.
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Thanks rcmart! So we have more tuning options for roll center!
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BD7 2016 is not on the same phase as the previous BD7 14' and 15' so I'm really skeptical if I want to get the BD8 or converts my 2016.. Right now I switch back to my BD7 15'..
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:04 AM   #60
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shipment delayed?
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