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Yokomo is introducing the all-new YZ-2, a state-of-the-art 1/10th-scale EP 2WD offroad competition mid-motor chassis kit, engineered from the ground-up for today’s racing environment and designed to deliver leading-edge developments to offroad enthusiasts, all while offering a luxurious feel by featuring black-anodized aluminum parts with chamfered edges for select components.

In recent days, offroad racing has seen a shift toward high-grip surfaces; use of artificial turf, carpet and even high-grip dirt has become more and more prevalent. Last year’s World Championships was held on a dirt track where the surface was covered with sugar water to increase the grip.


With these developments in the offroad racing scene, the YZ-2 was designed from the ground-up to perform its best in today’s high-speed, high-grip race tracks.

By employing a super-low center-of-gravity motor mount and gearbox, the YZ-2 has realized an unprecedented weight balance never seen before in offroad racing cars, resulting in dramatically reduction of traction rolls on high- grip surfaces, and improved overall stability of the car.

An innovative steering design where the wiper swing action is directed toward the rear of the car affords a more direct steering response compared to conventional designs. The hard-coated, low-friction anodized aluminum cylinders leads to smoother shock absorbing movements which allows better driving characteristics.

Also, quick alignment adjustments can be made without the need of optional parts by replacing the bushings of the front hub carrier and rear suspension mounts, a quality that can be an advantage in adapting quickly to various track conditions.


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YZ-2 INSTRUCTION MANUAL
http://teamyokomo.com/download/manua..._201412_v1.pdf

YZ-2 BLANK SETUP SHEET
http://teamyokomo.com/download/setup...t_blank_v1.pdf

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YZ-2 FACTORY OPTION PARTS
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YOKOMO X SHOCK ALUMINUM SHOCK CAP [B2-S812A]
*Need 2 sets to complete.


Yokomo YZ-2 Titanium Screw Kit (96 Screws) [Z2-TSS]


Yokomo YZ-2/B-Max2MR Ball Diff Assembly [B2-500MR]
*Includes heavy duty Tungsten Carbide diff balls


YZ-2 TITANIUM TURNBUCKLE SET [Z2-TBS]
* ALL TURNBUCKLES ARE 52MM IN LENGTH


ALUMINUM WING PLATE SET (Black)[B7-110]


YOKOMO 4MM SERRATED FLANGED WHEEL NUT [ZC-N4FL]


YOKOMO STEEL FRONT LOWER SUSPENSION MOUNT (45.8g)[B2-300FLS]


YOKOMO 30 FRONT LOWER SUSPENSION MOUNT [Z2-300FL5]


YOKOMO FRONT SUSPENSION ARM (GULL TYPE) [Z2-008FG]
*Requires gull type front shock tower [YOKZ2-017G]


YOKOMO ALUMINUM REAR HUB CARRIER 0 [Z2-415R00]


YOKOMO GRAPHITE IDLER SHAFT [B2-303IG]


YOKOMO YZ-2 Lightweight Body [Z2-101L]


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YZ-2 TIPS AND TRICKS
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*Some users are encountering driveshafts popping out under full up travel. This can be fixed with B-Max 2 MR REAR UNI. BONE [YOKB2-010RB] x2 needed


*If you run on a low traction surface it is strongly advised you mount rear shocks behind the arm.

*Stock pistons are horrible and should be changed immediately before build. Popular choice is Yokomo 2 Hole/1.6mm Flat Piston [YOKBM-S162]


*Associated RC10B5M Battery Foam [ASC91536] can be used to better fine tune battery position


*Schelle Racing B5 Aluminum Caster Block Bushing Set (8) [SHL1087]
Allows additional fine tuning of spindle height


* Associated B4 48Pitch Spur Gears and Slipper Pads are easily accessible direct replacements.



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YZ-2 & B-Max2 MR CROSS COMPATIBLE PARTS
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Q: What are the major changes from the old car(B-Max 2MR)?
A:
-NEW Wider Stiffer Aluminum chassis
-NEW Gearbox and motor mount lower and more forward (gear cover eliminated)
-NEW flat front arms compared to the old gull wing design
-NEW rear arm design is about 1.5mm shorter
-NEW Carbon Fiber Shock Towers
-NEW Adjustable Caster blocks 0, 2.5, 5
-NEW Shock body, bottom cartridge seal and shock shaft.

Q: Can this be converted to rear motor?
A: No, unlike the B-Max2MR, the YZ-2 is dedicated a mid motor buggy.

Q: Does it come with a ball or gear diff?
A: Gear Diff

Q: Is there anything I should probably purchase along with the kit?
A: Different pistons such as [YOKBM-S162].

Q: Will my parts from the B-Max2MR work on this car?
A: Some parts carry over from the B-Max2MR but not very many. A lot of parts have been revised and improved on the YZ-2.

Q: What kind of wheels are compatible?
A: 12mm hex wheels; All wheels that are compatible with Associated B5.

Q: What other kind of springs are compatible?
A: Associated B5 springs, Kyosho RB6 Springs.

Q: What kind battery can I use?
A: Saddle Pack; Shorty; Square


http://teamyokomo.com/news/order_she...1210_b_yz2.pdf

http://www.redrc.net/2014/12/yokomo-...tor-buggy-kit/
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Nice! That is a really flat transmission.
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I really do want to get a Yokomo one of these days. That looks pretty nice.

However, Price: 46,200 JPY (retail, tax not included) seems pretty high for an RC car...wait, that's not USD
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With the way Naoto and Lee run V3 on carpet and astroturf, this car may just put them further ahead of the field. Will this car mean Yokomo domination at the worlds??? Only time will tell...
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Nice looking buggy!
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Originally Posted by skeasor View Post
I really do want to get a Yokomo one of these days. That looks pretty nice.

However, Price: 46,200 JPY (retail, tax not included) seems pretty high for an RC car...wait, that's not USD
Amain has is available for preorder at $350.
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Amain has is available for preorder at $350.
I hope you know I was joking! haha

Yea, I really like the motor mount on this thing too!
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Is it 3 or 4 gear tranny?
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4 gear. You can see the two idler shaft bearing bosses in the right hand pictures.
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This is what the b5m should have looked like! Eeeeee
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Very, very nice.
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Got mine pre ordered.
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Any idea on the weight. I'm a stock racing b5m light weight junkie, but if this thing drives as good as it looks I might need to order one.
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