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Old 11-13-2015, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Have any of you seen the ridiculous Yeah Racing heatsink kit of the V2? It requires you to hack a hole in the bottom of the chassis! Totally amazing...nope. It's part of their "upgrade and efficiency kit". This is some of the worst crap they've tried to sell us yet.

Wow, does that even work? I mean I see heatsinks on real car pumpkins and some oil pans but...


Probably missing screws in the kit too that you have to buy separately..
That looks like a silver can on there too..
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing

And those end caps for the suspension pins, what was wrong with an E clip ?
The droop screws vibrate loose from the alloy arms too.
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That's just asking for pure trouble
I can see one hit and bang, there goes the chassis!!!
Why would they even put a product like that out there anyway?
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Originally Posted by marcos graveyar
And those end caps for the suspension pins, what was wrong with an E clip ?
The droop screws vibrate loose from the alloy arms too.
It looks like they've gone to captive hinge pins with a retaining screw, as found on many other RC cars. I'd guess the cap is so they only have to make one version of the arm to suit all the different M chassis.

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Old 11-14-2015, 01:18 PM
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What springs and droop settings are you guys and gals running inside on CRC carpet, M05 Ver.2, with full TCS rules?
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Anyone else wondering why Tamiya didn't take the tiny extra step and include a pair of blue springs in this kit? Pretty cool, otherwise.

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Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe
What springs and droop settings are you guys and gals running inside on CRC carpet, M05 Ver.2, with full TCS rules?
Yellow front and blue rear. Sorry I don't have any droop measurements.
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Props for recycling old packaging, though.

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Old 11-14-2015, 02:19 PM
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Stay away from Yeah racing! And think about it carefully for 3 racing. (can you shim it? etc.)

I run a mix of GRP and 3racing parts in my front steering. Since i found them combined to fit better.. (lots of shims and they now work just perfect)

Whats the hottest battery right now? stick battery. I need for high amp running. (Actually for an TL-01)

And where can i buy it online?

Edit: im assuming these until further notice.. I also assume they fit!
http://cs-shop.de/ANTIX-by-LRP-4800-...Dean-Stecker_1

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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Anyone else wondering why Tamiya didn't take the tiny extra step and include a pair of blue springs in this kit? Pretty cool, otherwise.
Yeah, they really should have considering its $75 price in the USA.

Are you looking around at what to ask your significant other for xmas?
Got you thinking maybe? I honestly can't think of anything right now RC related..
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Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe
What springs and droop settings are you guys and gals running inside on CRC carpet, M05 Ver.2, with full TCS rules?
Greg, ygpm'd

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Old 11-15-2015, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Yeah, they really should have considering its $75 price in the USA.

Are you looking around at what to ask your significant other for xmas?
Got you thinking maybe? I honestly can't think of anything right now RC related..
Nope. Bought em. 48USD + 8USD for the xpress shipping. Worked out to about 70CAD. So, way better that the average online price in USD, way way better than Canadian retail. Local shops don't carry squat anyway. One tried, but had to price everything so high, no one would buy from them.

Besides the very (very) slightly larger bore, they made a few little tweaks to the design that makes the dampers a little nicer. EG: the bottom o ring/seal design doesn't allow for built in stiction when you tight n the cap down all the way.
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Nope. Bought em. 48USD + 8USD for the xpress shipping. Worked out to about 70CAD. So, way better that the average online price in USD, way way better than Canadian retail. Local shops don't carry squat anyway. One tried, but had to price everything so high, no one would buy from them.

Besides the very (very) slightly larger bore, they made a few little tweaks to the design that makes the dampers a little nicer. EG: the bottom o ring/seal design doesn't allow for built in stiction when you tight n the cap down all the way.
That's a great deal!

I hope to try the 55mm (hard) Shimizu's later tonight on my track surface.
Sweeps were too soft.
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Originally Posted by hprt
I think that was last year at the Calgary leg of the WCICS. Ivan had TQ and somehow ended up 7th, and you ran away with the win. I couldn't catch you. I think finish order was you, me, then Tim from Edm.

Lots of laughs on the stand during that race...
It was actually the year prior. I couldn't make it to the race this year, as the little dude arrived a week prior to the race.

I did find a pic of that race, you can see Ivan and Walter, enjoying their final
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Originally Posted by axle182
It was actually the year prior. I couldn't make it to the race this year, as the little dude arrived a week prior to the race.

I did find a pic of that race, you can see Ivan and Walter, enjoying their final
Great - now all of our faces are out in the open...

BTW - how far back was Cal, as he is looking the opposite direction from the rest of us...
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