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Old 12-07-2003, 10:55 PM   #5131
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what class have you blown out the quantum comps?

sucks to hear that 300 dollars failed you. maybe i will stick to a gt7
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Old 12-07-2003, 10:56 PM   #5132
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Lol he's calling the pro's out before doing any installation laps.



It's okay Randy, I haven't ran "Blue" yet.
You gonna be at T4T Rod? Last time I remember racing on Charlie's parking lot, you qualified 4'th

Imma callin!

You be at SloCal Tuesday?
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Old 12-07-2003, 10:57 PM   #5133
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what class have you blown out the quantum comps?

sucks to hear that 300 dollars failed you. maybe i will stick to a gt7
7 turn motors with high gearing will do it... Associated was able to fix both, but they went on eBay shortly after.
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Old 12-07-2003, 11:11 PM   #5134
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Early Quantums were not reliable, and had a lot of problems, but the new ones are pretty bulletproof. I haven't seen any problems at the track in at least a year.
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Early Quantums were not reliable, and had a lot of problems, but the new ones are pretty bulletproof. I haven't seen any problems at the track in at least a year.
Both happened within 4 months ago...
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yeesh .. i guess they would run fine for me in stock class then.

i just started novice stock at socal, thanks for the help guys, i really appreciate it.
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Old 12-07-2003, 11:29 PM   #5137
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yeesh .. i guess they would run fine for me in stock class then.

i just started novice stock at socal, thanks for the help guys, i really appreciate it.
You'll be fine with anything with a stock motor.
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Old 12-07-2003, 11:37 PM   #5138
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I figured I should be fine. Thanks for everything Randman.
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Old 12-07-2003, 11:40 PM   #5139
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I figured I should be fine. Thanks for everything Randman.
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Old 12-08-2003, 01:43 AM   #5140
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I saw in one of the pics that Masami was holding the Tub Car. Any driving done with it at that race and anything to report on it?
I think the CGM was only brought over for display.

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I wonder who's car Masami was holding up. Not his... it had Novak Electronics in it. I'd like to get the conversion kit to see how it does on carpet.
The CGM has Novak electronics in it because Keil is the distributor for Yokomo and Novak (and AE, Reedy etc.) in Germany. The car was displayed at the Keil DTM finals (racing series) in Germany. If you look closely you will also see that the car has all the aluminium parts anodized red instead of blue. The Yokomo versions that are allowed in the Keil DTM racing series have had red anodized aluminium since the beginning...there's been the K3, K4 and now the Keil version of the CGM will be called the K5.
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Old 12-08-2003, 02:02 AM   #5141
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Damn that car is nice. I really like the SSG with the Green alum. anadizing.
i thought his car was GSG (gold surfaced graphite)
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i thought his car was GSG (gold surfaced graphite)
He's been using GSG parts on his car but at this race he used standard SSG parts.
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howdy folks,

I have a couple of questions for you SD fanatics:

- what have you replaced the A-arms plastic washers with? It's just incredible how much slop these things build... One mine the Arms could move back and forth close to 7/10ths of a mm... Does any hop-up maker have aluminium washers that would fit? I'm using standard plastic washers for now, but I'd like something more sturdy...

- Any advice on how to get rid of the slop in the steering system? It seems to be coming from the left plastic bellcrank mostly... the part has some radial play on the axle. Any aftermarket solution (besides new ballcups)?

- What do you need in order to use rayspeed springs? New shock collars? New ballcups? Can somebody please help and give me a parts list? Thanks!

Raced the car saturday (rubbers on carpet)... I sucked in the qualifiers, but got my brain back together for the mains, however, it was too late already... Won the B ( twice 1st, once 2nd)... Not making the A sucks...

As far as breakage is concerned, despite what I've heard about-arms and caster block, I've broken nothing so far. Car seems pretty tough to me, and still it's one of the first generation cars. I've only replaced the front UJ's with Square Ti ones, and suzuki steering blocks. I have tons of spares that I bought just in case, and so far they've been useless! (knock on wood) Actually I see broken Tc3's way more often than broken Yokes...

But... I still hate the way that car memorizes tweak. And the transmission is still not free... Good car overall, but not perfect yet.

Thanks for your help!
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arm spacers - Not had any major problems with that, have however added some real thin shims at a couple of places. There are manufacturers that make aluminium ones, dunno who though. I have seen Xray drivers use some purple ones and HPI as well.

steering slop - Yes, bad point. Same as on the old TC. You can replace cups and balls and get rid of some but not all. I don't know if the Rayspeed version is any better as I have not tried it.

rayspeed springs - Use Part# RS-15 Rayspeed Spring Cups (Long Spring Type, 2 Ea)
http://www.yokomousa.com/newproducts...yspeed001.html
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Old 12-08-2003, 03:20 AM   #5145
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More pictures of the CGM - K5

http://www.rcweb.de/board/download.php?id=4811
http://www.rcweb.de/board/download.php?id=4810
http://www.rcweb.de/board/download.php?id=4809
http://www.rcweb.de/board/download.php?id=4808
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