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Old 02-17-2005, 01:10 AM   #12466
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It sounds like you have too much front grip, try a stiffer spring or sway bar in the front and see what happens.
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It sounds like you have too much front grip, try a stiffer spring or sway bar in the front and see what happens.
I'll do that for the next run. When you say to much front does that mean the front is in the groove to much and sort of gets stuck in it so to speak?
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that sounds about right. It seems your front end has more grip compared to your rear. What deg of toe in are you running in the rear now?
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that sounds about right. It seems your front end has more grip compared to your rear. What deg of toe in are you running in the rear now?
Still running the 2 deg as suggested.
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:15 AM   #12470
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[BNow if you count the red dot right at the end of the straight as dot 1 then from that point I am having a problem with dot 1, 4 and 9.

I'm new to on-road so at the moment (and with little time to practice until the nats) I'm running two diffs instead of a oneway (which I assume would fix my little problem) because I figure it would be safer handling wise for a starter like me. Anyway....

at the points I mention above 1,4,9 I find that one of two things happens I either end up with having to slow down so much to get around the corners that the exit it way to wide.... [/B]
I think those 1,4,9 are the spots when you release the throttle from full to zero before entering corners, am I correct? I assume you already check your tire's glue, and I suggest you might check your suspension arms for binding, especially the front's when you have weird "hook" problems. Hope this help
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:46 AM   #12471
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With the more than favorable feedback Yokomo has received on their SDW, I have feeling that they'll be coming out with a 'standard edition' of it in the near future. . . . One that will probably have the bling-blings (hollow shafts, universals, screws etc) replaced with the more standard components of the SD series in order to lower its shelf price.

. . . . Just my thoughts.
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:16 AM   #12472
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I think those 1,4,9 are the spots when you release the throttle from full to zero before entering corners, am I correct?
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I assume you already check your tire's glue, and I suggest you might check your suspension arms for binding, especially the front's when you have weird "hook" problems. Hope this help
As for the suspension arms all is nice and free as far as that goes and if by glue you mean the CA used to hold them to the rims that's fine also with no signs of the tire bead lifting of the rims.

Maybe it's the inserts? To be honest I can't recall what's in them at the moment but I do have a new set glued and ready for the nats which I do know have medium Yokomo inserts and they definately feel harder to squeeze than the ones I've got on now.
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:21 PM   #12473
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hi,

ive just got the suzuki lightweight input cups to replace the horrible plastic ones. a couple of things though has anyone noticed that they have a bit of play on the inout shaft and actualy move around it when moved with finger? also they seem really noisey when accelrating? can anything be done about this?

also when looking on some setup sheet sfor differnt people i noticed that it says under the roll bar bit:
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what is the mm bit for and how do i set the length as the one i was lookngi at said 1.6mm in the _____mm section.

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Old 02-17-2005, 12:35 PM   #12474
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hi,

ive just got the suzuki lightweight input cups to replace the horrible plastic ones. a couple of things though has anyone noticed that they have a bit of play on the inout shaft and actualy move around it when moved with finger? also they seem really noisey when accelrating? can anything be done about this?

also when looking on some setup sheet sfor differnt people i noticed that it says under the roll bar bit:
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____mm

what is the mm bit for and how do i set the length as the one i was lookngi at said 1.6mm in the _____mm section.

thanks
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The mm is the thickness of the bar used.
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:37 PM   #12475
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Agower,

The noise is probably a combination of metal on metal and the fact that they wobble. Best cure would be put the plastic ones back on. I must admit I can't really see the point of the Suzuki ones, are they actually lighter than the plastic cups?

I would say the 1.6mm is the thickness of the roll bar.

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Old 02-17-2005, 12:46 PM   #12476
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r your sd ssg quiet or loud, quiet as in you can only hear the motor quiet. lmk
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:29 PM   #12477
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hi,

ive just got the suzuki lightweight input cups to replace the horrible plastic ones. a couple of things though has anyone noticed that they have a bit of play on the inout shaft and actualy move around it when moved with finger? also they seem really noisey when accelrating? can anything be done about this?

also when looking on some setup sheet sfor differnt people i noticed that it says under the roll bar bit:
None
Upper
Lower
____mm

what is the mm bit for and how do i set the length as the one i was lookngi at said 1.6mm in the _____mm section.

thanks
A Gower
Did not like the Suzuki lightweight cups for those same reasons. So went back to the plastic cups. I don't think the Suzuki cups are bad, just didn't like the excess play.

The Roll bars are color coded, you have to measure them with calipers to determin the thickness.
Copper 1.5mm
Brass 1.2mm
Silver 1.1mm
Black 0.9mm

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I don't think anyone will know for sure how long this platform will last, but one things for sure its still very fast. They did make a few improvements on the sdw, so you never know whats coming. You should talk to ivan or stephen (or even me) here in NZ if you want a yokomo. They will help you out a lot.
yeah i understand no one will know (apart from yokomo staff), but i want some estimation.. i don't really know much about Yokomo cars.. but for example you can say it with confident that Tamiya will release a new "pro" car every year or two at the most and it's same with most other RC company.. so i just wonder if Yokomo got the same tradition.

Yeah i've talked to Stephen and Ivan about their opinions but i just want to get different opinion from other Yokomo fans

Thanks for your reply Trevor and i'm looking forward to join the Yokomo camp.
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I think yokomo is somewhere between AE and tamiya when it comes to bringing out new cars. Yokomo does come out with a wide variety of a certain platform however.
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Bring out a totally new car is very expensive, R&D, tooling etc. SD is less than two years old, so I don't think yokomo will launch a new top tourer soon, some upgrade maybe.
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