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Old 12-18-2003, 12:36 PM   #5446
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Ouch, that definately sucks. I was hoping to be able to have that chassis by early Jan, planning on running the Stockton race.

BTW, was it just me, or was RCTech offline almost all yesterday?
No it's not just you, I was cursing all night cause rctech was real flakey yesterday.
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Old 12-18-2003, 01:13 PM   #5447
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Hi Guys,

Just want to let you guys know we have all the Yokomo Graphite components in stock for the MR-4TCSD and Tobee Craft MR-4TCSD hop-ups are in stock as well

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Old 12-18-2003, 01:22 PM   #5448
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I received an SD Black for my birthday (September), although, I knew that I wouldn't be able to race it until Spring/Summer '04, so it's still in the box. I'm currently racing 1/12th indoors.


So what's the general consensus on the SD (black) when racing outdoors, stock and 19turn?

Is it competitive right out of the box, or will upgrades/hop-ups be necessary?

I've been reading all the discussion about the Rayspeed Chassis, Associated springs, TC3 Shaft, Toobe upgrades, and the new Yokomo Tub Chassis and it almost sounds like the SD kit Yokomo produced needs serious help.

Last, any suggested setups for medium grip asphalt?
IMO a lot of the upgrades that most of these have done are nowhere near necessary, some of them will even admit that they did most of their upgrades because they can and like to spend $$ on items that only look good and add nothing to the actual performance of the car.

Run it the way you bought it, and go from there.

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Old 12-18-2003, 03:27 PM   #5449
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No it's not just you, I was cursing all night cause rctech was real flakey yesterday.
Well that's good, I was hoping it wasn't something to do with my computer...
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:59 PM   #5450
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I agree with Fike- I think for the surface you talked about...build it and race it. I think the car stock can be a great car. most RC racers love to build and improve...the standard kit will treat you right. I think the car you have will be agreat car for you on the outdoor track in both stock and mod class. I saw Tosolini race the basic SSG version when it first came out at a race in Tulsa...and until I have his mad skills the SSG I have is enough car for me....lol

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Old 12-18-2003, 04:31 PM   #5451
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Hi

What's the difference between the "Front Steering Block Non Trailing Arm" and the basic ones? Do they have more steering angle or do the have another geometry?

How would the Suzuki alloy Steering Block work? More like the basic or the non Trailing Version?


And about that "BUD" Bumper:



Is that thing self made or where can I get it????

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Old 12-18-2003, 05:01 PM   #5452
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A little off topic, but I've got an MR4 TC now and I've been racing them since they came out. I'm thinking about getting an SD, but I would like to know how much of a difference there is in the acceleration and handling of the new chassis. The SP I have now is almost brand new, so I need to justify spending another $300 for a new car
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Old 12-18-2003, 05:03 PM   #5453
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ITs an old Buds bumper from my old TC3. A few minutes with my dremel and drill and it was on the car.

You have 2 options:
-TC3 Buds bumper(modifiy to fit)
-Blank kydex sheet and use a jig saw to cut out what you need
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Old 12-18-2003, 06:18 PM   #5454
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Is the buds front bumper really saving a lot of people's asses with the front end? Just trying to figure out if its worth the extra weight...
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Old 12-18-2003, 07:39 PM   #5455
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Well i have yet to DNF a qualifier or a main since in started using it. I have been running my car weekly and bi-weekly since the start of the summer. So its got some track time on it for sure.

I dont know why anyone would race any car without a full width bumper. The weight is not an issue if you DNF
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Well i have yet to DNF a qualifier or a main since in started using it. I have been running my car weekly and bi-weekly since the start of the summer. So its got some track time on it for sure.

I dont know why anyone would race any car without a full width bumper. The weight is not an issue if you DNF
Do you have a link to the bumper?
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#6225 - Wide Front Bumper
Here is what it looks like on a TC3 all you do is cut it out to fit the SD http://www.brpracing.com/6225.html

Looks like the XXXS unit may work but i dont know:
#6226 - Wide Front Bumper
http://www.brpracing.com/6226.html

Or you can get sheets of kydex like C+M/Team Cobra Kydex Sheet 8x12" .125" at your local hobby shops and use the stock foam as a template to cut your own
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Chaini- the stock steering knuckles are 1mm trailing, meaning that the axle is trailing the kingpins by 1mm. The optional inline or 0mm trailing ones place the axle inline with the kingpin giving you more steering. The suzuki knuckles are .5mm trailing placing them inbetween the others.
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#6225 - Wide Front Bumper
Here is what it looks like on a TC3 all you do is cut it out to fit the SD http://www.brpracing.com/6225.html

Looks like the XXXS unit may work but i dont know:
#6226 - Wide Front Bumper
http://www.brpracing.com/6226.html

Or you can get sheets of kydex like C+M/Team Cobra Kydex Sheet 8x12" .125" at your local hobby shops and use the stock foam as a template to cut your own
How much does the bumper need tro be modified from stock form for the TC3?
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How much does the bumper need tro be modified from stock form for the TC3?
Not much at all, I saw Mo put one on his car and it took him about 5 minutes total
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