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Old 03-16-2011, 12:59 PM   #2791
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The bearing holes fit tighter on the updated part. It will also help you get rid of those "chicken strips" They are in CA, you'll get the part in two days or so.

http://www.driftspeed.com/index.php?...oducts_id=1699
Yep, I've got that part. I was looking for the "refined steering bel cranks".

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Old 03-16-2011, 01:10 PM   #2792
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Yep, I've got that part. I was looking for the "refined steering bel cranks".

p.s. Driftspeed has perhaps THE best customer service of any R/C online store I've used, and I've used a few.
I think that is the refined part. Maybe the translation is a bit misleading. I will try to find out.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:13 PM   #2793
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I had the same problem before so I end up using xray C-hub and steering block which I also converted to xray ECS to eliminate the chatter. The car width is the same.
Awesome info, thank you very much for putting that up. Does it matter which length of X-Ray ECS's are used?

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Old 03-16-2011, 01:18 PM   #2794
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If they ever go "full line" I would be ecstatic..... And very broke....

Or even broker if they started carrying more Honda parts.....

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Old 03-16-2011, 03:39 PM   #2795
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If they ever go "full line" I would be ecstatic..... And very broke....

Or even broker if they started carrying more Honda parts.....

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Yeah not too many Honda's in drifting. The GT500 cars look very tempting. They should be in stock soon. I think it could be a good class to bring down the cost of on-road for new people or racers on a budget looking for a "fun" class. If something like a Speed Passion Cirtix combo is used in the car, speedo and motor the cost would be around $300. And most people have stick packs from their 10th scale TC or off-road cars that will drop right in. No need for a 1s speedos or lipo packs. They are basically the Yokomo 1/12th scale cars with rubber tires and a gear diff. Keep in mind that design won the World Championship in 1/12th scale.

http://www.teamyokomo.com/jpn/index.htm

Especially this one, since you like Hondas:

http://www.teamyokomo.com/gt/lineup/hsv/gt5_hsv.html

Masami interviews Yokomo staff about the GT500 cars:

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And on indoor asphalt...

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Old 03-16-2011, 06:40 PM   #2797
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Martin has posted on how to fix the steering slop if you are using the older stuff. I did this along with the plastic in the ball cup trick and have no slop in the steering.


Martin Hofer:
remove the 0.3mm shim between steering plate and steering plate holdes and replace it with a 0.1mm shim, put some ca into the holes of the steering plate where the flanged bearing goes in but let it dry before pushing in the bearing
this way you can take it apart if necessary
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put some (very small amount) ca on the steering posts, where the bearings of the steering plate holder are later, but first do the lower bearing, let the CA dry, push the bearing on, then put some ca on the area where the upper bearing will go, let dry and then push the steering plate holder along with the upper bearing on
place a 4*6*0.25mm spacer on top and screw it all back together

and tatatata you got a 100% slopfree steering
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Awesome info, thank you very much for putting that up. Does it matter which length of X-Ray ECS's are used?

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Both 52 and 50mm will fit but I can feel when the car bottoms down the 52 seems has some resistance on corners...the 50mm is the perfect fit.
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+1 Tony is great!
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Finally got this resized so I could attach it, sorry for poor quality. Here is my setup I have been using that has been working very well for me. It got cut off in the notes but I am using the 2nd generation bd rear sway bar.
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Finally got this resized so I could attach it, sorry for poor quality. Here is my setup I have been using that has been working very well for me. It got cut off in the notes but I am using the 2nd generation bd rear sway bar.
Do you make the 1.0mm hole on the shox cap to get zero rebound?
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Do you make the 1.0mm hole on the shox cap to get zero rebound?
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We've almost finished our chassis conversion kit for the BD5 and I wanted to share some initial photos and images with you all.

We've done some fairly major weight distribution changes, the motor moves a whole 4mm closer to the centre of the car, and the chassis is perfectly symmetrical side to side for completely even flex.

I'll be getting some better photos of the conversion up on Friday, but in the meantime have a look at http://www.akularacing.co.uk/portfol...aracingar-01a/ for some initial photos and CAD images.

Let me know what you think, We're pretty happy with the performance so far - really looking forward to testing the new motor mount this weekend.
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We've almost finished our chassis conversion kit for the BD5 and I wanted to share some initial photos and images with you all.

We've done some fairly major weight distribution changes, the motor moves a whole 4mm closer to the centre of the car, and the chassis is perfectly symmetrical side to side for completely even flex.

I'll be getting some better photos of the conversion up on Friday, but in the meantime have a look at http://www.akularacing.co.uk/portfol...aracingar-01a/ for some initial photos and CAD images.

Let me know what you think, We're pretty happy with the performance so far - really looking forward to testing the new motor mount this weekend.
To be honest, 135 pounds sounds a bit steep for what you're getting. How much faster were the laptimes when testing with this new chassis when compared to the w? It's good though finally there are aftermarket parts for this car which isn't made by yokomo.
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At the moment we've not done comparative performance tests of the whole conversion with the BD5W - the prototype layshaft and motor mount only arrived this week. We're testing tomorrow so should have some empirical data after that.

As for price that will be pretty much worst case, we're currently working with our supply chain to try and get the price down as much as we can. We're also looking at including all of the Photon parts you need to complete the conversion (although not the bearings as most racers will have that size as spares) but that will depend on how much cost it will add to the conversion.
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