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Old 06-12-2003, 09:50 PM   #1921
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I bought the Team Suzuki spindles, Square Titanium axles, and Yokomo Aluminum driveshafts. Hoping I wont have problems breaking.
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Old 06-12-2003, 09:51 PM   #1922
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Does anyone see a need for the Suzuki upper deck mounts?
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right... and where can i go about buying those parts? never heard of the company, well probably because I have never run a yok.
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Old 06-12-2003, 10:41 PM   #1924
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rainbowten.co.jp has just about everything you could want for the car.
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Old 06-12-2003, 10:42 PM   #1925
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They also list the regular carbon fiber car, which I will propably be trading for in a couple months, just got a big race coming up so I need to get this one running.
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Hey Randman, are you going to the KOGP? If so, what class are you running? Cruise over and say "High" I'll be the slow guy wearing a black TRF shirt, wondering why he didn't run sportsman...errr.
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:35 PM   #1927
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I haven't signed up for the KO race, but am thinking about attending that as well. I am goin to the Hitec for sure. If I do sign up for KO, it will be expert mod.
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:40 PM   #1928
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Hi Guys....are MIPs avaliable for the yok yet?
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Old 06-13-2003, 08:52 AM   #1929
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Ok im on DIAL up and there is some 65odd pages here so ill start fresh and ask my questions.

I built the car as per the manual:
-Front CVD hop as described by others was there but after getting camber settings into the negative and isntalling the shocks it went away. FYI the pin to ring clearance in the front of mine is like .5mm and in the rear 1-2mm. The front almost touches. ANyway its all good.

-My problem with initial check on this car. I wanted to run foams but it looks as though getting 28mm tires on the rear is going to be tricky.. But lets stick with rubber since most of you seem to race outdoors with rubber. I will start out using this on carpet in our stock rubber class. Right off the bat i just barely get 5mm of ride height and that was without electronics or battery. Also Droop is like 10 in the front and 8 in the rear. Can not even dial it down... My first though is that the shock lenght of 60mm as per the manual is out to lunch. I used the short shock ends but im starting to think i should use the long shock end and build both ends to 65mm. Then i will have way more shock travel then needed and i can take it away with droop.

-I got a supliment sheet with roll outs and set sheets. Even the STANDARD DIFF SETUP listed is different then out of the box built car. I am assuming this is yokomos base line setup to start from? It runs 64mm and 62mm shock lengs and mounts the hub carrier by the lower hole. Should i just set the car up to the baseline and go from there? OR should i go with something else...

This car can be setup 1000 different ways its a bit crazy.. All of sudden the TC3 simplicity is appreciated! LOL
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Old 06-13-2003, 08:59 AM   #1930
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Hi Guys....are MIPs avaliable for the yok yet?
Just use the ones made for the MR4TC..they fit perfectly...

THey share the same axles and bones.
I've broken a couple of yok axles already...none using the MIPs.
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Old 06-13-2003, 09:02 AM   #1931
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Ok im on DIAL up and there is some 65odd pages here so ill start fresh and ask my questions.

I built the car as per the manual:
-Front CVD hop as described by others was there but after getting camber settings into the negative and isntalling the shocks it went away. FYI the pin to ring clearance in the front of mine is like .5mm and in the rear 1-2mm. The front almost touches. ANyway its all good.
try using the longer Front MR4TC bones in front if you need more clearance...
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Been spending a lot of time with my son trying to get this car set up for rubber on carpet and I think we're about there. When I read that the new Rayspeed springs require Associated shock ends and perches, we swapped out the Yok parts for the TC3 parts we had on hand and it works great, plus we have all of the AE springs (more choices than Yok or Rayspeed). Interesting to note that, like Tamiya, Yok's stiffest springs are softer than a mid-range AE spring. In the end, the Yok is made for asphalt racing, so you have to adapt.

This swap takes care of the ride height/droop issue, especially in the front.
Also added some kickup in the front. We tried the rear shock tower on the front but haven't found an advantage for carpet. In all, we like the car but it has been more difficult to set up for carpet than the TC3.

Anyone know who makes a lighter weight aluminum center shaft?
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Old 06-13-2003, 09:44 AM   #1933
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KOOLRCDAD: Thanks thats a good start to helping me out. I own a 9 pair pack of AE springs and would like to continue using them.

So i just need the AE retainers and lowe shock mount right? At what length did the shocks end up measuring? Thanks for the info in advance.





PS i too noticed that yok,tam and kyo all run supper soft springs even if you buy there sets they land well low in the spring rate of AE
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The AE springs fit better than the Rayspeed. Rayspeed is about 1mm larger in diameter.

Joel..yes you only need the shock ends #7217 (you'll need 2 - sold in pairs) and the retainers #6475 (1 set is all you need)

You can use the shock length you are currently using. I have mine at 62mm and have no problem getting 5mm ride height for asphalt.
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Old 06-13-2003, 10:27 AM   #1935
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Great thanks. Ill grab those today.

Hopefully i can get out to our next touring night and try this thing out!


I guess ill start with the way its built with the AE springs and go from there. Although i find the out of the box settings weird especially in the front. The arms just dont look right..

Anyway hope to report back with good results and no breakage
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