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Old 10-19-2005, 10:22 AM   #14701
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Personally, I think the Yok Shocks are better. I have five Yoks and I've never had a shock on any of them leak. I think the shock length and Tamiya hype is why others use Tamiya shocks instead on their cars
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Old 10-19-2005, 10:38 AM   #14702
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Great I will go with the YOK SHOCKS just as good as TRF shocks for the same price.



I don't think I will have a problem mounting them on my FT TF4.

I noticed that they make a short and long shock body. I don't know what would be better for a TC4?

I wish my LCH shops carried more Yok parts. .I think Yokomo has some high quality cars and parts.


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Old 10-19-2005, 06:46 PM   #14703
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I believed the hype, tried them and liked them but went back home to Yokomo . Tamiya TRF shocks- no advantage nor disadvantage...
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:06 PM   #14704
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I believed the hype, tried them and liked them but went back home to Yokomo . Tamiya TRF shocks- no advantage nor disadvantage...
The Tamiya shocks are great...very smooth and easy to build, but I found my Yok shock to be just as smooth and more durable. I had a Tamiya 415 on the shelf for four months and a MR4TC on the shelve for probably 2 yrs. When I picked up the Yok, all four shocks were still completely full and smooth. The Tamiya shocks were still mostly full but had leaked some oil.
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:05 AM   #14705
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Both are excellent shocks. I just don't like Tamiya springs weight. Rayspeed's is better.
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:23 AM   #14706
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Both are excellent shocks. I just don't like Tamiya springs weight. Rayspeed's is better.
Ditto...
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:01 AM   #14707
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Has anyone lost the collars from the king pin and if so did you replace them with a stock part or something else....if a stock part was used,does anyone know the part #..thanks
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I own a FT TC4 and want to purchase some YOKOMO shocks.

I noticed that YOKOMO offers a short and a tall shock for there touring cars.

Why would they offer two shock body sizes?

And which one should I purchase for my TC4.



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Old 10-22-2005, 07:52 AM   #14709
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Mostly one for EP and the other one for GP use. The SSS is shorter and has range from 60mm to 62.5mm. Measure your TC4 shock, if they're more than 63mm than the Yokomo SS shock is the way to go...
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If you are talking about the plastic or graphite collars, you should just use the ones that come with the steering hubs. In a pinch I guess you could just use any part that would have the same thickness. The lightweight Ti kingpins are really much better.
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Old 10-22-2005, 03:13 PM   #14711
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hi,

was just wondering if any of you build the diff any differently to the manual suggests, eg, any extra shims and thinghs inside, any different order of parts just stuff like that,

also do you know what parts fit from other cars, like what outdrives can be used instead, if they can what other parts are needed? and other things like that, also is there any other larger thrust assembley that can be used instead like the one out of the cyclone or the 415 prebuilt thrust assembley?

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Old 10-22-2005, 05:39 PM   #14712
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does anyone know if yokomos universal drive shaftshafts are interchangeable between the sdw,sd,bd,cgm etc...ie. will all the fronts fit each other as will the rears? and has anybody replaced stock with the likes of rayspeed mip cvd's,or Ti racing etc......opinions appreciated
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I think they're interchangeable for all the SD series, dunno about BD. The Rayspeed CVD is too short (front) that's why they give you shims for the front oneway and you need to shave the hex from 1.7mm to 1.5mm. I'm using the older MR-4TCSP front MIP (long) with a little modification to fit the spool.
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Finally got my SD CGM dialed with my local track with mod motor.

Fully load weight is about 1543g with GP3300 batteries. should be able to save a few more garms by cutting the unused battery-bar post and used light weight drive shaft in the rear.
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:40 PM   #14715
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Well I'm back racing indoor TC again. It's great, completely different to Off Road and it makes a refreshing change.

My RS placed 3rd in the A and that's how I finished. In the first round I thought my car had a target on it - every one seemed to be hitting it - but I'm happy to say it soaked it up! The SD is not that popular where I race, but today there were 3 of them, 2 of which made the A. One of my pals from the far east brought along his Hot Bodies Cyclone. It's far better than I expected. He put it 2nd on the grid and drove it like he stole it.

It's by far his best performance and he modestly puts it down to how good the car is.
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