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Old 03-11-2003, 11:32 AM
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racingdc9: that seems to be the developing story here. People who hadn't planned on getting another car, but this one changed their mind!

I have had a couple of Yoks before and I can tell you they are sweet machines.
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Old 03-11-2003, 11:36 AM
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The price of the car would probably drop below the $300.00 mark if Yokomo used std woven graphite.. The SSG cost alot more. a 3'x4' sheet cost well over $400.00 twice as much as std. graphite.

This SD with the SSG chassis is worth every cent.
I too wasn't planning on getting another car...was going to wait for the Pro3 to be released..but after seeing this car...it's too irrissistable to pass up.
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Old 03-11-2003, 11:44 AM
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Wow, nice car but one thing has me baffled. It comes with a 70T spur, a 30T pinion and the internal ratio is 2.353. My math says that comes out to 5.49 FDR. What is that good for? It's gonna be really fast but it's gonna take days to get there.
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Anyone know what size 64 pitch spur is closest to a 70t 48 pitch spur?
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Yokomo told our shop that either end of March or early april. I already kind of know how much the car will cost the shops and $310-$320 will be the Norm on what the shops will sell them for unless someone tries to Low ball on the price, which someone always does.
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What's the difference with the SSG? It looks like just color difference. Stronger?
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Originally posted by mo
Anyone know what size 64 pitch spur is closest to a 70t 48 pitch spur?
Maybe the same as a TC3 spur..around 98T +/-
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The reason the battery strap is not in Carbon Graphite is because having a graphite strap increases your chances of shorting out your batteries if the terminals happen to touch during a crash, while soldering your wires or whatever. I thought it was a good idea how they did it even though cosmetically it's not as nice looking as it would be with the graphite strap. I go for function over looks anyday. Besides most people that run this type of chassis for racing purposes ends up taping their batteries in anyways.
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Originally posted by racingdc9
What's the difference with the SSG? It looks like just color difference. Stronger?
Same strength as regular graphite. The Silver weave is to ward off evil spirits. naa...
Yokomo mentioned that the Silver Weave is to help reflect UV rays from Delaminating the graphite.
How often is the car out in the sun.. when the car has a body and when in the pits..under a shade of some kind...I think it's all cosmetic...but it sure looks great!
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For all you current Yokomo owners, Speedworld raceway is having a 40% off sale on all yokomo parts until 3/20/03. Yokomo kits are also on sale. Check it out. http://www.speedworldraceway.com
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Complete info for the new car is available at the Yokomo USA site.http://www.yokomousa.com/newproducts...r_4tc_sd1.html
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Originally posted by pauld
Complete info for the new car is available at the Yokomo USA site.http://www.yokomousa.com/newproducts...r_4tc_sd1.html
Someone already posted this on the previous page....
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
Same strength as regular graphite. The Silver weave is to ward off evil spirits.
Hahahahaha Good one man! I think thats what I'll tell people once I have the car!

I think the reason that Yokomo went with this battery strap is because in almost every review of the special, the same comment was made "I like the battery strap, but its awfully close to where the packs solder points are, which is a shorting risk" So I guess they didn't want to hear that all over again, so they went with a plastic one. The mounting points look similar, so maybe the aluminum one will drop right on if someone wants to use it.

Personally, I like the new one, not for its looks of course, but because it has the little dips on the bottom that help to hold the pack more securely compared to simple flat battery straps.
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I was just reading over the specs of the car and two things caught my eye.

-Easy access to diffs. 4 screws for each diff case. Thats pretty cool, cause it takes quite a bit to get to the diffs in my STR4-Pro.

-Spur gear can be changed with out removing upper deck. Thats nice...real nice!
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...and don't forget asymetrical arms from side to side and front to back
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