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Old 06-28-2003, 03:50 AM   #2221
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Old 06-28-2003, 03:55 AM   #2222
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Randman: No information about prices yet.

VenomRcR: They could be machined out of SSG carbon fibre but that would depend on the availability and price of the SSG material. They would most probably be more expensive and also heavier and not as stiff as the twill weave carbon fibre. I'm sure they would look good in SSG though!

MIP CVD's: Here's what I have worked out by measuring the driveshafts; if you use the front MIP axles for the MR4TC and the bones for the rear of the MR4TC then that assembly should fit the front of the SD. And as many of you have said the rear MIP CVD's from the MR4TC fit the rear of the SD perfectly.

SD front: TC front MIP CVD axle + TC rear MIP CVD bone
SD rear: TC rear MIP CVD set

Can anybody confirm this?
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Old 06-28-2003, 05:03 AM   #2223
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Guys after seeing all your problems with drive shafts I fitted hardened steel universals from the old yokomo (they fitted perfectly) and sofar no problems!!!!!!
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Old 06-28-2003, 07:36 AM   #2224
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Barger, yes the old universals will fit but only if you run diffs up front. I found that if you use a 1-way, it is a tid bit too long.


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Nice looking towers... i see that the camber link holes on the tower are the same as stock. I've also seen tower mods done with extra holes LOWER than the stock ones. Would be nice if you could also include this for more tuning options. Let us know how testing goes
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Old 06-28-2003, 08:22 AM   #2225
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Hope those towers become avalible before too long, they look sweet.
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Old 06-28-2003, 09:41 AM   #2226
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

KENNETH.

You are absolutely right. In fact that is what I did as soon as I first built up my SD.

I have also run the front one way with the same drive shaft arrangement, without problem.

From Monday I intend to start experimenting with a front spool.

BARGER.

There is no problem with the SD driveshaft assembly if people stay off the boards. I have seen drive shafts snap on every single make of car, when it is driven straight into things. It is not a particular SD weakness as I see it.

To date I have given my SD two mega bashes....and believe me they were MEGA, with remarkably little breakage to the car but considerable damage to a brick wall in one case. Some guys just complain about things for the sake of complaining. I know it makes interesting reading!

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Old 06-28-2003, 10:25 AM   #2227
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johnbull: Yes but you are running the Yokomo driveshafts right? I would just want to make sure I can do the same thing with the MIP driveshafts before I order them.
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Old 06-28-2003, 06:29 PM   #2228
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Joe - I went from the 1 way to a spool, and it seemed to make the rear of the car looser. I got much better all around traction with the 1 way...
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My vote is for the oneway... I think its better then the spool...
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Old 06-28-2003, 08:00 PM   #2230
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I am having a slight King-pin problem on my SD. The car seems to be very durable and still have not broke any parts...but have one king pin that gives me fits. All you Yok guys is there a Yok secret to keeping the pin from stripping and coming lose and out?

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Old 06-28-2003, 08:16 PM   #2231
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Unhappy kingpin lost, too

I also lost a the bottom kingpin, too. When I was building the car, I noticed that the kingpin and the plastic spacers were kind of tight and steering movement was not smooth. I also noticed that the SD does not use metal collars like the older MR4-TC.
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Old 06-28-2003, 08:38 PM   #2232
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For you guys that built spools how did you make yours. Just checking vs the way I made mine. Not really happy with mine but it seemed to work. Would really like one of those nice alum. ones like IRS makes for the Losi and Associated.

I found out today running my spool that my car had a ton of steering everywhere. Kinda surprised me as the normally are a little tight off power steering but mine still steered a ton. I only left off a tad going in and then just crushing it and the rear just followed around but very controllable and easy to drive. That was with foams on.

For fun I tried some rubber tires (Take Offs 27 pre mounted) with no practice for my 3rd round run and it was pretty good with my foam setup on. I then for the main decided to leave them on for fun and went to the R+1 rear block from the R+2 I did have on. The car did steer almost like having foams on but no loss in rear traction.

Man I'm really impressed with the new SD.
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Old 06-28-2003, 10:10 PM   #2233
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Just glue some sandpaper to the diff rings and dont use any balls to make the spool Worked fine for me, no slippage at all.
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Hi guys. greetings from Malta.

WYD.

We certainly seem to have you back with Yoke.

Interesting findings with Take Off rubbers and foam set up.

I hope to try my spool out tomorrow. Did you guys have to change much in the way of settings to get the car to run well with the spool?

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Hey John...Yea the Yoke has been really great so far for me. When I put the spool in I did use those shims that came with the kit with the small notch in them. The directions say they will add/subtract caster in 1 degree per shim. I used two in the front to give me 2 degrees more caster for I think would be 4 degree stock and with two shims should be 6 degree. Well whatever the matter I added 2 degrees. It seemed to work on my XXX-S to get more steering going in and a spool does normally push a tad off power going into a corner. As of now I don't have any push going in and barely leave off at all. Now I run stock but I think with mod you will only need a tad more tweaking but I think that might get you started.

I found when I do let off at all and crush the throttle as fast as I can the rear really comes around but in a nice smooth and comtrollable fashion. It is like the rear just follows the front with no push at all when on the throttle. I was surprised how the Take Offs worked for me. I think with a little more tweaking and a better made spool I'm in business. I will redo my spool later tonight and this week sometime. I did email IRS (Irrgang Racing Service) about maybe making a locking spool for the SD as they have great ones for the XXX-S and TC3.
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