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Old 10-28-2004, 06:02 AM   #10381
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Recent messages about tweek and open gearboxes are mostly justified.

Open gearboxes. Definately not at our track. I've seen and heard too many Cuda diffs mash themselves. Ideal for the clinical track at the Worlds in the hands of the likes of Masami, Easton, etc but not quite the kit for the likes of me on our stony track.

Tweek. Same applies. Tweek comes from bashing boards, you know - like youand I do with monotonous regularity. Masami doesn't do much of that. That's why he has 14 world titles to his name.

However Yokomo are decent folk. They have thought about you and me too, and have pegged the gear cases to the top and bottom decks so that they don't move about - TWEEK. Clever thinking, don't you think? So whereas I would normally avoid a twin deck flat chassis like the plague, this one might be the exception, even at that price.

But really it looks too good to bash, so if I did get a SDW I think it would go in my show case with my collection of "Yokes through the ages".

I'm too lousy a driver to deserve such a jewel.
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Old 10-28-2004, 06:05 AM   #10382
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yeah open gearboxes??????????
the gears would be chewed out in about 1 lap at our track
I'll be the first to admit that this car in NOT for everyone. There will more than likely be a cheaper "detuned" version that hopefully will have molded, enclosed gearboxes for the regular racer. This new car is a 100% worlds replica, I'm sure there aren't any stones or anything on the worlds track to worry about an enclosed drivetrain.
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Old 10-28-2004, 06:13 AM   #10383
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...It's not a car for everyone...

Doesn't Yokomo bring this car on the market because, there's a new rule at the worlds, that they have to use cars, which should be avalable on the market?

Which also means, that they can't use prototypes, like Hara did with the PRO4 Prototype in other races before?

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Old 10-28-2004, 06:17 AM   #10384
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HEy MAtt... I tried rollbars on the car yesterday evening, mostly on the front to calm the car down on our old carpet (with rubbers).

I still don't like it, but I guess my setup needs more work. I have one question though. With the bars mounted (say, the thick copper one), and wheels (and of course shocks) removed, the car being on the stand, how high can you lift one side before the other side starts moving (ie when 1- all slop has been used and 2- the elasticity limit of the arb has been reached)? On my car, with a lot of work to compensate slop, it still amounts to a good quarter-inch (read 8mm for standard-measures folks). Which still makes me think it's a flawed design since cars don't lean that far... What do you guys think?

My 8th scaler with the blades arb doesn't react like that (but the arb are directly hooked up to the arms)... the other end lifts almost instantly!



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Old 10-28-2004, 06:46 AM   #10385
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Anyone Using the SD Mini?
I just bought one. It seems to be the REALY FUN Class to drive in.
From what I gathered it is a direct shrink of the SD.....I think 1/12TC is on it way up...or at least in my book.

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Old 10-28-2004, 06:58 AM   #10386
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I thought they only had a scaled-down Mr4-TC (belt-drive)...

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Old 10-28-2004, 07:02 AM   #10387
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yeah open gearboxes??????????
the gears would be chewed out in about 1 lap at our track
The alex barracuda r3 cars have open gears and they don't get chewed up

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Old 10-28-2004, 07:09 AM   #10388
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well the evo 4 isn't having that problem at my track (s) so i don't really see what the big deal is, besides, you can alway put a little piece of tape over the gears to keep stuff out.

the only mini i know of is the mr4tc, which is a two belt car.
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Old 10-28-2004, 07:09 AM   #10389
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with the open gear box, it's not a problem on the cleanly swiped track at the Worlds. Although i do wonder if they will offer a moulded case for the production version, much like what they have with the TB Evo4
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Old 10-28-2004, 07:16 AM   #10390
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The alex barracuda r3 cars have open gears and they don't get chewed up

Chazz
But it can happen. Honestly!!

As Matt has just said - the worlds track is totally clean, so it's not a problem. As a limited edition worlds car, I admire it's authenticity. I'm inclined to agree with certain people that it probably wouldn't be the best suited for the majority of tracks, or indeed most racers either. But it does look nice.

And if I had spare cash floating around I'd buy one just to put on the shelf to brighten up my office! It's too pretty to race anyway!
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Old 10-28-2004, 07:28 AM   #10391
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Sorry you guys Yes it is the two belt drive Mini that I was refering to. Is there anyone who has one an dwould like to share a setup.....
It would much apprecieated.
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They're YMP ones. So they don't bend or twist on the front (well they are not supposed to).
They do bend in front. Mine looked like corkscrews after just one race. I'm only using 'em in rear. Stock steel in front because they're cheap to replace
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...It's not a car for everyone...

Doesn't Yokomo bring this car on the market because, there's a new rule at the worlds, that they have to use cars, which should be avalable on the market?

Which also means, that they can't use prototypes, like Hara did with the PRO4 Prototype in other races before?

for the worlds you can run whatever car you want as long as it meets the general rules of minimum weight, width, etc. There are no rules banning prototype or "one off" cars.
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They do bend in front. Mine looked like corkscrews after just one race. I'm only using 'em in rear. Stock steel in front because they're cheap to replace
Hence the they are not supposed to...
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for the worlds you can run whatever car you want as long as it meets the general rules of minimum weight, width, etc. There are no rules banning prototype or "one off" cars.
Indeed, otherwise Hara couldn't have raced the "pro4" prototype in south africa...
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