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Old 10-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #3781
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Default Steering problems with my BD-5

Hi BD-5 owners.

I am looking for some advice, about my BD-5. I have the problem, that I think it is very lively, when accelerate out of a cornor, and I have to correct the line after hitting the straight. Overall it seems very nervous.

The track is a very thight carpet track with super grip, so I need the full steering EPA.

Also I run D/R at 80 on my Sanwa MT-4.

I am begining to think that it is over steering, and what to do about it.

Would it be for some use, to change the TOE, I run the standard parts now ?

Any help will be greatful, because as it is now, I am struggling holding the car straight.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #3782
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Hi.

Any one who knows if these o-rings are better to use

http://www.fast-webshop.com/yokomo-b...h-Grade-O-Ring
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #3783
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Yes they are much better.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #3784
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Is it only to replace the original o-ring, ore is there some other thing that will improve the shocks on the BD5 ?
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:23 AM   #3785
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Can someone lead me to a a good 17.5 blinky setup for med grip carpet for the BD5 w thanks .
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:25 PM   #3786
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can't really say yet, ran the car in less than optimal conditions, but steering response did feel enhanced. I'm guessing it should shine in high traction. Will update as I am able to test.
Any feedback yet on the one piece servo mount installed on the WXi?
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:28 PM   #3787
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I'm looking for a BD5wxi in reasonably good condition. If you have one for sell, PM me.

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Old 05-27-2013, 12:56 PM   #3788
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Anyone have tried to run the AME T-SHOX on there BD5 ?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #3789
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Hey guys, I have a super clean bd5 for sale if anyone's interested.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...bd5-parts.html
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:32 AM   #3790
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hello everyone, I'm in need of some measurements. I just picked of a BD5 off of ebay, and the gear diff looks suspect. I believe it may be the wrong diff or an aftermarket. Just from doing some searches of pictures...it possibly looks like a spec-r?

If someone happens to have their gear diff out, could you measure the distance between the bearings? Like I have in the picture below?? Thanks so much for the help. I've learned my lesson buying from ebay

I'm getting 20.9-21.0mm...I'm thinking it is supposed to be 23-24mm????


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You're right, that's a Spec-R... Could you please count the teeth? I think the Spec-R diff for Yokomo should have 40 teeth... But this model also exists in 39T for TCXX and 38T for Xray...
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You're right, that's a Spec-R... Could you please count the teeth? I think the Spec-R diff for Yokomo should have 40 teeth... But this model also exists in 39T for TCXX and 38T for Xray...
Yes it has 40 teeth, but I just learned the associated does too. I'm wondering if that's what it is because it's so narrow
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hello everyone, I'm in need of some measurements. I just picked of a BD5 off of ebay, and the gear diff looks suspect. I believe it may be the wrong diff or an aftermarket. Just from doing some searches of pictures...it possibly looks like a spec-r?

If someone happens to have their gear diff out, could you measure the distance between the bearings? Like I have in the picture below?? Thanks so much for the help. I've learned my lesson buying from ebay

I'm getting 20.9-21.0mm...I'm thinking it is supposed to be 23-24mm????


Just measured a spec-r that I have to my BD5Wxi, and I am getting 21.93. And it fits perfectly.
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The associated diff is actually quite nice. I don't think that's what you've got there, though.

EDIT: Spec-R does make a bd-5 diff: http://www.spec-r.com/default/index....roducts_id=137
And one for the TC6: http://www.spec-r.com/default/index....roducts_id=240

Maybe it's a spec-r for tc6. Or is that what you meant?

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Quick update on my BD5WXi with the BD7 servo mount installed:

Been running it lately since I've been rebuilding my BD7 and it's been awesome! Last race, during qualifying and in one final, everyone was 1 lap down with the 2nd placer in a 417v5. In that heat, fast lap was .45 faster than 2nd placer with average laptime within .3 seconds of each other!

Tried replicating the low traction BD7 setup of Umino (plastic parts instead of graphite, etc) and the BD5WXi has never driven so good! Had to play a bit with the rear roll centers to get even tire wear, but other than that, the car is quick!

Will be using the BD7 for big races and my BD5 as a basher during club races from hereon. Car is still definitely competitive!!!
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