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Old 03-28-2006, 07:14 AM   #15031
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i don't think there are more aluminium pieces in the masami BD, see the latest issue of RC World or RC magazine and you'll notice that the major difference is the white belt and ti screws and maybe shock tower also.
The rest are pretty much the same
I agree, the masami is pretty much the same with the standard BD. What I meant was, there are orders to be filled in for the MASAMI/BD and that they are concentrating on building the hardware for it than any other kit like the LCG and the very rare SUZUKI knuckles.

bomberman: yes the SSG is very competitive and parts support is very good!! I have not driven one and most of the people who use the LCG and BD had or came from an SSG.
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any of the sd cars are going to work fine. it's all about the setup. the cgm/ssg should work almost anywhere. the lcg/worlds may be better suited for aphalt since the chassis is more flexible and makes tuning on carpet more difficult. setup, setup, setup.

today's cars are so adjustable that there is little excuse for a bad chassis. the difference between most of the cars out there is primarily how wide the window is.
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I agree, the masami is pretty much the same with the standard BD. What I meant was, there are orders to be filled in for the MASAMI/BD and that they are concentrating on building the hardware for it than any other kit like the LCG and the very rare SUZUKI knuckles.

bomberman: yes the SSG is very competitive and parts support is very good!! I have not driven one and most of the people who use the LCG and BD had or came from an SSG.
ahh i got what you mean now
i'm getting LCG as well
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Old 03-28-2006, 02:26 PM   #15034
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I have to say that to me the CGM is far more responsive and a easier chassis to setup.Anyone else find that?
I did notice with the CGM that after about 6 months of racing it turned to putty and was completely inconsistant, a fact that was replicated by one or two other racers locally too.

Because the CGM is a tub car, on our high grip indoor track you would expect it to perform better than the SSG because the CGM tub chassis is more rigid.
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Old 03-28-2006, 02:37 PM   #15035
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do any of the big name guys drive any of the shaft cars anymore. like atleast the lcg?
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:44 PM   #15036
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Yes. I still uses Yok CGM, SSG, and a HPI Pro 4. I don't think that shaft cars are a thing of the past. It still works as well as BD cars. I think that cars are fashion and now the fashion is belt and not shaft.
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:46 PM   #15037
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Big guys would not use shaft drives because it is not "fashionable" or what the company wants them to use. Shaft cars are just as good. I think some big name people will win with shaft car if they can use them.
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:50 PM   #15038
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I want to clarify. I am not a factory driver. Just an average hobbyist like most of us. I am giving my 2 cents about shaft cars

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do any of the big name guys drive any of the shaft cars anymore. like atleast the lcg?
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Old 03-28-2006, 04:48 PM   #15039
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thanks lem2 and seaball.
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I did notice with the CGM that after about 6 months of racing it turned to putty and was completely inconsistant, a fact that was replicated by one or two other racers locally too.

Because the CGM is a tub car, on our high grip indoor track you would expect it to perform better than the SSG because the CGM tub chassis is more rigid.
Yours in particular Vortex with a hinge in the middle!! Still waiting I see.
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LCG conversion kit is pretty costly and there are probably not many left on shop shelves. Only worth it if you are a true top class driver.
I find the lcd conversion really expensive. Maybe better to buy used. The bd would be a better option if buying brand new atleast its a new car. Are there any parts that are compatible with all 3 platforms?
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I find the lcd conversion really expensive. Maybe better to buy used. The bd would be a better option if buying brand new atleast its a new car. Are there any parts that are compatible with all 3 platforms?
Arms, diffs and shocks work on all three. With the obvious exception of the belt pulley and gears for the SD car, the outdrives/diff halves and most other diff parts are all identical.
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Big guys would not use shaft drives because it is not "fashionable" or what the company wants them to use. Shaft cars are just as good. I think some big name people will win with shaft car if they can use them.
im sory mate but there is a difference between why yok drivers take BD over LCG and thats torque steer and chassis balance! i just put 3800's in mine and to get the ride height the same right to left i had to wind the left side shock collars about two extra turns over my 33's! and i bet if you put 7turns in the 2 cars side by side you'll see which one accelerates in a straight line and puts the power down properly!

mod went unlimited last year here in the UK and i don't think a single national round was won by a shaft drive car and not many made the A. compared to 12t the year before it's a big difference. but hey i run stock and 19t so it don't bother me
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What are the parts (C-hubs, knuckle arms, A-arms, etc) made of? I dont think it's made of ABS plastic. Why is it they easily break up, in other words, brittle.
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I dont know the exact plastic they are made of but the stock ones are plastic. You can ones that are made of graphite. You can get aluminum knuckles also.
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