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Old 10-17-2018, 02:46 PM
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The BD8 supposed to be the fastest TC out of the box.
On the end we had to spend a lot to get it sort of compettive.
I hope that it is better with the BD9.
You are right that Xray and Infinity are hard to beat, but on home soil and with a brand new car. Nobody can tell me that they didnít test a lot before the race and had the perfect setup.
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I was a little surprised to see how off pace the Team was at the AOC final. Being that is their home track as others mentioned there setup should have been on point. Looking forward to seeing it in person at the IIC next month.

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Originally Posted by XCELL View Post
I was a little surprised to see how off pace the Team was at the AOC final. Being that is their home track as others mentioned there setup should have been on point. Looking forward to seeing it in person at the IIC next month.

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Based only on my AOC observation via social media sites, they weren't using an aluminum chassis for the BD9 for the AOC and the race was using the CRC carpet. It's still a long season ahead.
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Based only on my AOC observation via social media sites, they weren't using an aluminum chassis for the BD9 for the AOC and the race was using the CRC carpet. It's still a long season ahead.
They were using aluminum chassis. The problem was when the traction was coming up the BD9 was doing strange things. I was told the balance of the car was off and it was something to do with the rear end of the car. They'll figure it out.
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I think the new ultra short Axon shocks are going to be the deciding factor.
And if not, they are a reasonably easy thing to change.

Even xray sell their shocks in black.
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Originally Posted by EDWARD2003 View Post
They were using aluminum chassis. The problem was when the traction was coming up the BD9 was doing strange things. I was told the balance of the car was off and it was something to do with the rear end of the car. They'll figure it out.
Thanks for the info, much appreciated :-)
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They were using aluminum chassis. The problem was when the traction was coming up the BD9 was doing strange things. I was told the balance of the car was off and it was something to do with the rear end of the car. They'll figure it out.

Hope so, before its released!
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:41 AM
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I've ordered it - This is nice:
■ BD 9 kit early purchase campaign

In the "BD 9" kit ordered by November 20, we will implement an early purchase campaign that includes five spare parts (total amount • 5300 minutes).

(Graphite spare parts bundled with the campaign)

∑ Steering block right
and left set ∑ Front hub carrier left
and right set ∑ rear hub carrier left
and right set ∑ front lower suspension arms right
and left set ∑ rear lower suspension arms right and left set
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They were using aluminum chassis. The problem was when the traction was coming up the BD9 was doing strange things. I was told the balance of the car was off and it was something to do with the rear end of the car. They'll figure it out.
There's exactly one car that doesn't do strange things on black CRC carpet when the grip comes up. And it doesn't have shocks.
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Originally Posted by EDWARD2003 View Post
They were using aluminum chassis. The problem was when the traction was coming up the BD9 was doing strange things. I was told the balance of the car was off and it was something to do with the rear end of the car. They'll figure it out.
Traction looked very low from watching the videos, the traction levels seemed to come up for the finals. Was it brand new carpet?
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Traction looked very low from watching the videos, the traction levels seemed to come up for the finals. Was it brand new carpet?
Yatabe Arena is now using CRC Black carpet. They switched to a new layout one day before the qualifiers were to happen and at that time the traction was relatively low. However a full days worth of practice brought the traction levels back up and was high throughout the race event.
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They were using aluminum chassis. The problem was when the traction was coming up the BD9 was doing strange things. I was told the balance of the car was off and it was something to do with the rear end of the car. They'll figure it out.
Maybe they got the rear production arms on the day of the race and never had a chance to do a proper test and setup.

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The race report on the Yokomo website says they didn't even have the production rear arm at the start of the event. The flex was different between the prototype and production rear arm.
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Originally Posted by DavidNERODease View Post
The race report on the Yokomo website says they didn't even have the production rear arm at the start of the event. The flex was different between the prototype and production rear arm.
Correct, not at the start of the event, but on the last day of the event, race day.
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is this car running 40 tooth pulley or 38?
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