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Old 09-27-2016, 06:40 AM   #2461
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Does anyone happen to know where to find a spring rate chart for Yokomo springs? The chart on the petit site doesn't have the rates of the springs I have for my buggy. For instance the rate for these :

https://www.amainhobbies.com/yokomo-...-a1175/p417649

And also the rates for the matching fronts and so on.

Thank you in advance for any help.
I was checking this out last night as well. There seems to be two different types of off road springs out there - Bmax 2 vs. BMax 4. Petitrc has two or three different charts for Yokomo springs as well (the main chart with all the manufacturers, another chart in the YZ2 space and another in "springs")further confusing things, and they don't seem to have the same springs model numbers which are sold at A Main in those lists...
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I told you A-main has gone crazy with their prices now. Shock shaft that were 7$ are now 12$ All the Yokomo parts have gone up in price...

Then I saw the same for other things like AE part numbers. Way more than what Tower is charging. I with there was another source for Yokomo part beside A Main.

I looked at the prices from the UK and they are just stupid high.
Geezusssss you weren't lying!

Been super busy with work and freelance so I've not been able to do anything RC related for almost 10 weeks and I just went to gather all the parts I need for my YZ-2 and my son's DEX410 and the SS suspension hangers jumped almost $10 a piece!

WTH Amain??!?!?!???

Tower or someone else needs to get in on Yokomo distribution quick. This is getting Hudydiculous! LOL

Part of the allure of Yokomo kits is the replacement parts cost being comparable to other Non-Luxury () brands. Now it feels like I'm paying a luxury tax on my stuff. Should have ordered a couple months ago and spared myself this annoyance.

Haven't yet looked into the 410 parts I need but I will let you guys know if Durango prices jumped up too.
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That was one of the reason's I went back to Yokomo after all these years, there parts where super reasonable that's why I bought my Bmax4 III. So then I go out and buy a YZ-2 DT and a couple months later they jack there prices way up I would also like to see another big name distributor (Tower) to start carrying Yokomo products.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:40 AM   #2465
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You guys are all assuming it's Amain jacking the prices. Have you considered that Yokomo is raising the costs to Amain?

There's a lot going on right now with world shipping issues, freighliners stuck in BK issues, etc.
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Does anyone happen to know where to find a spring rate chart for Yokomo springs? The chart on the petit site doesn't have the rates of the springs I have for my buggy. For instance the rate for these :

https://www.amainhobbies.com/yokomo-...-a1175/p417649

And also the rates for the matching fronts and so on.

Thank you in advance for any help.
This is a spring chart we made using a G Force spring tester, the rates may not be 100% correct but comparing one brand of spring against the other is.

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Just had my first run with my new dt edition and i must say it feels that good to drive already but does anyone have any tips for even more tuning for low bite outdoor track ?
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Could somebody tell if Y2-503GM and B2-503GM are the similar thing?
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Just had my first run with my new dt edition and i must say it feels that good to drive already but does anyone have any tips for even more tuning for low bite outdoor track ?
I run the original YZ-2 with the laydown tranny outdoors on dirt using the 1mm CF Shim kit and running a brass weight out rear and my car is STUCK to the track. The only weak point in the entire car are the ball cups because while they are super smooth and really precise, once you have a significant impact, they stretch out enough to pop off constantly. Changing mine but have to see if they're the same as TLR cups and studs or if the new Associated ones. I've found the TLR Kyosho to be the most robust cups by far. RPM ones are overrated in my experience as they are too soft and gummy and I always find they have that slight play compared to TLR and Kyosho, and I hear the new Associated (B5 and newer) are just as precise.

Have to get on the ball and order my stuff for the October 16th race. Going to get both SS suspension hangers for the rear to replace the brass weight I've added. Should be about the same… or so I hope.
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Yokomo are working on new ball cups at the moment as some of the team guys have been testing materials
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Does anyone know the ball stud head size is for Yokomo?

Lee Martin was using AE B6 ball cups at the last EOS race - did he also swap to the AE ball studs or do the Yokomo ball studs work with the B6 cups? The B5/B6 ball studs are 5.5mm. TLR use 4.8mm ball stud heads, and as far as I know, only TLR and Lunsford ball cups work together. I have no experience with Kyosho or other brands to know if they are interchangeable. RPM are not metric, so they wont fit I do not believe.
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Good to know Headling!

Now… if they could only release them YESTERDAY! LOL

Personally I wouldn't mind captured cups in certain areas, but as long as the cups are solid, the traditional cups will work perfectly. They should try and figure out what material Kyosho and TLR use because they are so darned durable and strong. I've bent Lunsford turnbuckles using those.



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Yokomo Ball Studs are 4.3mm but run metric threads. The Lunsford replacement Studs are 4.8mm so you could get a set from Lunsford and either use their ball cups or go with the TLR/Kyosho ones, but they won't be stealth black unless you dye them, but that plastic is so well finished I'm not sure the black would take.
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How important of an upgrade is the aluminum off set rear hub carrier set? (YOKZ2-415S).

Do you need anything else to run them, like different suspension mounts or arms?

My local indoor track is Astro, not carpet. I'd say it leans more towards typical med-high grip outdoor Astro, like in the UK, more than say clay or EOS carpet. Is it a 'must have'?
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They can't do their own distribution. They have a contract with Swift/Amain to be the exclusive US importer.
Thats too bad cause not only are the prices now not worth the cost to maintain the buggy, but they are also slow in getting new upgraded pieces that come out. I got sick of waiting for the longer rear arms and needed suspension mounts for the YZ-4 so I got them from Europe the day of release, Amain was almost a full month later.
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