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Old 01-29-2005, 04:21 PM   #12091
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i didn't mention it in my early post, but i took some killer radio hits also, and i went though everything, motor, rec, servo, moved rec, tried 4 diff freqs, changed everything but speedo, will do that tonight and see what happens tomorrow. the first time out i had no radio problems, anyone have any thoughts on this.
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Old 01-29-2005, 06:13 PM   #12092
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Howdy Yokomo People,

Im thinking about jumping ship to yokomo, but have a few questions about the 8 different versions available . Is everyone pretty much running the cgm kit now? It seems like nobody still runs the SSg silver/black kit anymore. I am planning to pick up a SSG Black from kthobbies because of its price 229.99 , but am wondering if it is out of date. Or should i go CGM.

Any pros/cons between the ssgs and cgm?

I currenty drive a FT TC3 and my last yokomo was a MR4-TC PRO.

Any help would be much apreciated. Thanks
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Old 01-29-2005, 07:03 PM   #12093
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Johnytc3:
Get the CGM, it handles a bit better, is tweak resistant, has all the graphite components in it!
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:20 PM   #12094
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Everyone went to Gilroy today but I sat this one out. Bigdog sat out as well. I'm getting geared up for next weekend though. Follow the message boards for the action since you can't race.
I forgot you two are "one track wonders" and don't like to travel around
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:00 AM   #12095
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I have had some small glitches some time ago, i changed crystals and it has worked witout glitching, I tried 3 different recievers in about 3 different locations. 3 different ESC's and 2 different servos and around 5 different motors, only the transmitter left.

I will try to upload my setup in a couple of days. It's great on small slippery track with Sorex 28
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:28 AM   #12096
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Any pros/cons between the ssgs and cgm?
my obeservations:

ssg:
+great for big, flowing tracks where tractions is abundent
+lightweight / quick = saves battery juice when compared to cgm.
-needs lead to feel confortable when driven hard
-have to check tweek every race
-carpet = to much flex

cgm:
+lots of mechanical grip / much more suitable for one ways
+sturdy / take you base setup to almost any track and will respond similar; even carpet
+don't have to use rear shock tower in front
+stability
-heavy; could replace some steal will blue aluminum / but thats just for bling effect

ive ran both for about 3 months and im faster cgm and its easier to drive hard.
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:36 AM   #12097
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have had some small glitches some time ago, i changed crystals and it has worked witout glitching, I tried 3 different recievers in about 3 different locations. 3 different ESC's and 2 different servos and around 5 different motors, only the transmitter left.
you may need a spektrum.

let me guess, assuming you have an high quaility fm radio and hasnt been dropped. is it an airtronics? (joke)

no one can advice on that without actully seen your car/radio gear.
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:59 AM   #12098
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Now about the glitches.....Had the worst case last year when I first got my SSG Rayspeed. Changed everything and still glitched like mad....I think you can go back about a hundred pages I even posted about it....Here is what I found.

1) Carbon fiber chassis seem to have more radio noice or vibrations.
2) Check and make sure everything is slop free...Had a loose king pin and when under heavy excelleration the Nuckle vibrated like made. (Which also causes radio noice)
3) Use Ferrit coils....little wrap around ones for your servo and your esc. Go to digikey.com and call there help desk and tell them you want ferrit coils, they can help....And they cost like $0.20.
4) If glitching still accours then get clamp style ferrit coils for your negative motor and battery wires..Same thing call digikey.com tell them you want the clamp style...
5) Wrap any expossed receiver wire with fuel line as to keep it from receiving any extra noice.
6) Buy the Yokomo Radio Noice Killer from www.Speedtechrc.com Yokomo knows about the radio glitches and knew there was a need for this product. The silver tape goes around the receiver...If you look at Masami's and Easton's cars from the worlds championship they both use the Noice Killer stuff.
Hope all this helps.
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I didn't need the receiver tape although I have an extra noice killer in my items to sell box.
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:28 AM   #12099
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Thanks,
you guys are the sh!t!!

Here is what im about to order:
CGM SPECIAL KIT
Aluminum screws
Spare Steering blocks
Spare hub carriers
Spare arms ( same front and rear!?)

Anything else this is essential or break prone?

Thanks
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:38 AM   #12100
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Quick question.....

I'm running the shocks completely kit at the moment but from what I've read the Rayspeed pistons are a better fit (always a good thing).

So I'm just wondering what pistons would I need to get to maintain characteristics similar or equal to the Yokomo 3 hole pistons with 450 oil kit set up?
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:41 AM   #12101
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Johnny,

The parts list looks good, only other thing that would be a good idea to have just in case would be a spare pair of front universals, the yokomo hardened front universals are really nice and some spare king pins( the special screws that hold the steering knuckle in line with the castor blocks).

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Old 01-30-2005, 11:47 AM   #12102
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Anything else this is essential or break prone?
only thing ive broken is the front diff/ring gear. shimmed a little to loose.

things that wear out quickly;
-diff halves

things that you could break;
-front hub/spindle
-a-arm (front/rear same)
-body mount
-ring/diff gear
-dog bones
-servo arm
-shock screws top(zs-016) / could bend

things you can lose;
-Sd-414 king pin
-sd-303f drive shaft coupler pin
-sd-303r gear adaptor pin
-sd-009 hinge pin/set screw

i ordered blue aluminum screws from: fasteners-ex
http://fastener-express.com/index.as...S&Category=207, under $40 i was able to replace all non-stress screws will alum and have enough left to do another car.

good luck
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:49 AM   #12103
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Thanks,
you guys are the sh!t!!

Here is what im about to order:
CGM SPECIAL KIT
Aluminum screws
Spare Steering blocks
Spare hub carriers
Spare arms ( same front and rear!?)

Anything else this is essential or break prone?

Thanks
Johnny
Order the Front Wide Bumper SD-001W, you will have to buy about half the arms, steering blocks and steering hubs in the future. It is a must have part. The old arms work front and rear, if you get those buy graphite ones. New heavy duty arms (graphite) are not same front and rear. You should be fine with reg graphite arms and the wide front bumper. Good luck and welcome to the world of Yokomo!
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:51 AM   #12104
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I like the tobee input shafts, some springs, type e stratus body, 64 pitch spur gears, and RS roll bar. This is the list I made to order from speedtech monday morning. Im still trying to figure out if I can use the tobee spring retainers with the RS springs. or do I have to use the RS retainers. The tobee are cheaper, and they are blue. As far as the body goes, I like the way it handles, I just dont like the wing that came with it. ( did anyone else have any luck with this wing)
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:55 AM   #12105
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I'm running the shocks completely kit at the moment but from what I've read the Rayspeed pistons are a better fit (always a good thing).

So I'm just wondering what pistons would I need to get to maintain characteristics similar or equal to the Yokomo 3 hole pistons with 450 oil kit set up?
Ray Speed #2 seem to be the closest.
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