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Old 05-04-2012, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by ViGiLaNtE351 View Post
Hmmm might be worth going to RCRace&Drift, give Tim an email, explain the situation. All postage from Japan takes 4 days to get to me here in Sydney, so i think thats pretty quick. Tim usually replies on the day or day after you email him.

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Yep, Tim is awesome. I've since bought another Bmax kit and a bunch of Yokomo parts from him. Just too bad they gotta come from Japan. But not a big deal if you know what your up against.

Still bummed Driftspeed is N/A.
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i'll give those guys a ring and see if they could help me out.

i really hope katsumi comes back and tells me that he was out of the country, or something personal. he was a great guy with quick service. i would hate to see that go.
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Hey guys I built my buggy well over a month ago and didn't get much of a chance to run it but 5 minutes. Grab it from the bench today to find 3 of the 4 shocks leaking. Never have a messed up building shocks but who knows. I built them to manual spec with shock slime and all. Anyone else have this issue? Maybe it just needs to be ran. Also do associated o rings fit in the Yok shocks? Thanks

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My shocks have been great since day one, no leaks. Still on the original orings. Not sure on the AE orings fitting.
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where they leaking from?
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:23 PM
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No leaks here, never used slime. Double check the order you put all the orings.and spacers in. Thats all I can suggest.

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:07 PM
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+1
Never had to rebuild or even refill them. You got to get used to that after three years of cheapish SCTs!
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Originally Posted by ROSCOE View Post
Hey guys I built my buggy well over a month ago and didn't get much of a chance to run it but 5 minutes. Grab it from the bench today to find 3 of the 4 shocks leaking. Never have a messed up building shocks but who knows. I built them to manual spec with shock slime and all. Anyone else have this issue? Maybe it just needs to be ran. Also do associated o rings fit in the Yok shocks? Thanks
The orings for the caps go around the shock body and the cap seats into them. When I first did mine I was trying to seat the oring in the cap and three of the four leaked.
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did you guys check the edges of the caps and anywhere else where the o-rings would be seated? sometimes there could be a sharp edge or a piece of metal sticking out that could nick the o-ring.
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Selling a brand new in box BMax 2 that includes e new HD outdrives from Yokomo. Intended to make this a shelf queen but I'm moving and trying to reduce clutter so I'm going to sell it instead.

Price: $300 shipped free within the US

Sale thread here
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:32 AM
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First test run with the Speed Passion 7.5R with kit gearing today. Did not change much from my usual set-up, just moved the shorty more to the front, and fitted some dBoots Multybyte with Schumacher Tubby inserts in the rear. I had to loosen the slipper a bit, but that was it already. The B-Max2 was still as easy to drive as with the 13.5R, but much faster, of course. Have I got to mention I'm in love with this car?

Shortly after arriving home, the package with my 1° hub carriers and some spares (that I'll probably never need...) arrived. Part quality of the hub carriers is typical of Yokomo - perfect! I hope the Associated TC5 servo mounts I ordered arrive soon. The servo saver loosens occassionally after an impact, and I fear that the threads in the plastic mounts will wear out at some point in time; oh, and some additional *bling* never hurts!

update: car is even better with the 1° hub carriers and 3° on the inside!

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Originally Posted by mes View Post
First test run with the Speed Passion 7.5R with kit gearing today. Did not change much from my usual set-up, just moved the shorty more to the front, and fitted some dBoots Multybyte with Schumacher Tubby inserts in the rear. I had to loosen the slipper a bit, but that was it already. The B-Max2 was still as easy to drive as with the 13.5R, but much faster, of course. Have I got to mention I'm in love with this car?

Shortly after arriving home, the package with my 1° hub carriers and some spares (that I'll probably never need...) arrived. Part quality of the hub carriers is typical of Yokomo - perfect! I hope the Associated TC5 servo mounts I ordered arrive soon. The servo saver loosens occassionally after an impact, and I fear that the threads in the plastic mounts will wear out at some point in time; oh, and some additional *bling* never hurts!

update: car is even better with the 1° hub carriers and 3° on the inside!
what is this dBoots Multybyte with Schumacher Tubby inserts in the rear.??
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need some advise,

what is the correct tyres to use if the track surface already loose ? It's quite sandy. When i full blast, can see the sand fly all over..
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:59 PM
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I haven't raced on clay/dirt for a while, but you could try some PL Hole Shots or Calibers or JC Double Dees. If the surface is rather soft, JC Goosebumps could work.
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Originally Posted by kschu View Post
what is this dBoots Multybyte with Schumacher Tubby inserts in the rear.??
dBoots is a British tyre manufacturer, the Tubby insert is a medium, quite large insert by Schumacher (U6734). This is a nice combo for sandy Astroturf.
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