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Old 08-01-2019, 07:33 AM
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Hmm, I just noticed that BD9 version can't do the servo side swap because the Yok uses a solid aluminum servo mount... Arrowmax just had to make a new servo plate for the T4 kit.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:45 AM
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i see they have the same issue as ARC with rear belt needing a belt tensioner to lift the rear belt to clear the motor mount
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i see they have the same issue as ARC with rear belt needing a belt tensioner to lift the rear belt to clear the motor mount
The Rebellion design does not have this problem but the price makes me hesitate - not that I've been racing cheap recently. Sigh.
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The Zero Tribe Version has just been announced. We are going to bring these in, but was wanting to gauge interest on it. I have Zero pulse on the BD9 guys in the USA. Are there many of you interested in the ZT Version? It is very similar to the XRAY Version and it moves the electronics out some to avoid the belt issues. . We mitigated this on our Gizmo Version by flipping the belts and moving the servo out either 5 or 10mm (depending on if you want to cut the servo ear off). Moving out the servo slightly also helps balance the car better front to rear.

If people are interested in an aluminum chassis, we can offer a solid in house cut like we did with the XRAY version. It would most likely be separate though.

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This is becoming a tougher choice than I expected but I do think the Rebellion is the best design.
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Is crucial to decide which mid motor conversion kit to choose from those 3 makers, due nobody have chance to try then comparing, but from the price to rank it:
Arrowmax $160,32
Zerotribe $248
Rebellion $260,33
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So if I'm not mistaken looks like the Yokomo is doing very well in mod out at the ROAR Nats in Cali. Wonder if any of those guys are using a mid motor conversion??? Anybody got any updates from this race...isn't Randy Caster and Cavilari running the Yok?
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Nope....they r running the rear motor car..
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So if I'm not mistaken looks like the Yokomo is doing very well in mod out at the ROAR Nats in Cali. Wonder if any of those guys are using a mid motor conversion??? Anybody got any updates from this race...isn't Randy Caster and Cavilari running the Yok?
nats were won by cav with a totally standard car and the new protoform turismo, not very far off of the reedy setup thats been floating around actually. The longer 55mm front arms, normal t plate, stock front tower, stock chassis/top deck was used on almost everyones car. the only super trick thing going on is weight placement. its all about low cg and front speedo placement right now. maybe we'll get some tungsten or something. I am really interested to see what the 2020 car will have since the 2019 car is so good already.
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nats were won by cav with a totally standard car and the new protoform turismo, not very far off of the reedy setup thats been floating around actually. The longer 55mm front arms, normal t plate, stock front tower, stock chassis/top deck was used on almost everyones car. the only super trick thing going on is weight placement. its all about low cg and front speedo placement right now. maybe we'll get some tungsten or something. I am really interested to see what the 2020 car will have since the 2019 car is so good already.
For the average club racer running the nats we were able to make the USGT main with two different versions of the car. One with an aluminum chassis and one with the stock chassis. I ran the +1 front shock tower as is did feel smoother for me when run back to back. Biggest thing we all did was double up on the shims under the pivot blocks. Instead of 1.0 I ran 2.0 under everything. We all had the standard arms and shafts and the mod guys had the new longer arms and shafts. Car felt really good in the heat.

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Any love for the 2mm hard graphite chassis?
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STLNLST, when you went to 2mm under the suspension blocks did you also raise the upper-inner camber link as well? Martin Hofer has a new setup on petitrc where he does something similar. I thought I saw that you have made the main (Clinton right...?), congrats!
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Any love for the 2mm hard graphite chassis?
nope, originally i thought it held up better in the heat but the track was too bumpy although i only gave that car one chance with limited practice. smooth and hot, maybe.
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