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Old 02-08-2016, 12:24 PM
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I was at the track this weekend and one of the M05 guys was running the yeah racing long arm set.

It looked like a whitewash as he carved through the field. The chassis had other hop ups and the guy was a great driver, but I am interested to see if anyone else has used them.

Also looking at the price I wonder what the quality would be like.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:17 PM
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I'd wonder about quality, too. The aluminum they used in the past for lower arms was complete crap. I'd hope the new stuff is better.
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
I'd wonder about quality, too. The aluminum they used in the past for lower arms was complete crap. I'd hope the new stuff is better.
I have had some of their newer parts on the TT02 and they are very strong. I'm hoping they will be as good on this.. I have managed to find a set for a good price so I am taking the plunge
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We had a racer this weekend with the yeah racing long arm kit. He was in the top 3.

http://www.yeahracing.com/catalog/ta...ya-p-3582.html

It looked pretty nice, but for the cost its a very expensive upgrade. I also worry that in a hard crash, the forces would all be transferred to the chassis pin holders which is a pain in the rear to replace. He was also getting a ton of bump steer.
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Old 02-09-2016, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Qatmix
I have had some of their newer parts on the TT02 and they are very strong. I'm hoping they will be as good on this.. I have managed to find a set for a good price so I am taking the plunge
They do make some good parts. I've got a few and think they're great, but just looking at the design of those front arms and having seen they're old ones bend like warm cheese, I wonder why they didn't go with plastic piece.

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We had a racer this weekend with the yeah racing long arm kit. He was in the top 3.
Who was that? Can't remember who the other top finisher was. Pretty sure it was you, Walter and...

Forgot to mention: I got one of those Tamiya 2mm e-ring tools off Amazon for $6. It's a very good tool to have for a guy who hates e-rings as much as I do. https://www.tamiyausa.com/items/tool...282mm%29-74032

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Old 02-09-2016, 02:33 PM
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I really like the long arms. A bit of bump steer in my opinion but when you actually look at how it is acting with the weight transfer it may work to your benefit. Made the car easier to tune and very enjoyable to drive. Jason
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:46 PM
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Ever get the feeling you were a hoarder? I only remember having 4 of these.



I also have some springs. These are the ones that aren't on my 3 cars.

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Old 02-09-2016, 09:16 PM
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You're not a horder
You're just well prepared for battle!
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:23 AM
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The end caps holding in the suspension pins on the Yeah long arm kit are nasty little things, not easy to access if you have to replace in a hurry, they come with self loosening screws so use threadlock or you'll find that after your first race it will be harder to off load on ebay with bits missing.
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:24 AM
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No sign of the V2R on the Tamiya March release list.
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I just had a look through the latest version of the NZ ruleset to see what's changed in 15 years. Not much, it seems. The spec tire has changed from Tamiya to Sweep, and a HT servo saver is now allowed. More body shells are allowed too. Otherwise it's pretty much the same box-stock ruleset (obviously the M05 has been approved, but Pro and other variants are outlawed). They still list the mechanical speed control as one of the select few approved speed controllers.

I guess that's one way to keep the class affordable.

NZRCA rules, section A22
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Affordable and challenging at the same time! . Have fun at the races.
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I have a 3racing piece that makes the diff really into a solid axl. Some people use putty; you can use this.

I felt the car was ok but still kinda stuttered on the sweeping corners; and I felt that perhaps the 3racing gear diff with 1,000,000 oil would be a better option. Alot of people are using that; not sure about the thickness of the oil

Good idea? or is it not really worth it.
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Originally Posted by irvinew
I have a 3racing piece that makes the diff really into a solid axl. Some people use putty; you can use this.

I felt the car was ok but still kinda stuttered on the sweeping corners; and I felt that perhaps the 3racing gear diff with 1,000,000 oil would be a better option. Alot of people are using that; not sure about the thickness of the oil

Good idea? or is it not really worth it.
Hey Will just buy a 3racing 39t gear diff (if you can find one in stock) and fill it with 300,000wt oil. I have that diff in my M06.

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Originally Posted by irvinew
I have a 3racing piece that makes the diff really into a solid axl. Some people use putty; you can use this.

I felt the car was ok but still kinda stuttered on the sweeping corners; and I felt that perhaps the 3racing gear diff with 1,000,000 oil would be a better option. Alot of people are using that; not sure about the thickness of the oil

Good idea? or is it not really worth it.
I use the 3Racing diff with 500,000 wt. oil in my M05 V2. Anything between 500k and 1MM works fine - I can't really notice a lap time difference on track.

My car has excellent drive out of the corners - as you might have noticed this past weekend .
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