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Old 05-11-2009, 07:12 AM   #466
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Join the club Peter, i think most of us have done that a long time ago.

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I am now considering selling all my Yokomo gear
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:40 PM   #467
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Wow! I am not trying to disrespect the guy who had issues with his BD-5 based on alignment. However, I have had nothing but good luck with my BD-5 car. I have even gone head-on into a board with it and have not done anything more than destroy the foam and lexan.

The car is great! I suspect that the "one" yokomo that had a problem with quality was just that...one car! I am sure other companies have "lemon" cars also.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:45 AM   #468
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I would like to thank RC Champ again for their assistance, and it is in their interest to keep the customer happy, because if I switch to another car, they will loose a customer from the poor customer relations from the manufacturer.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:45 AM   #469
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Well finaly I have received a reply back from Yokomo and I think that Martin Hofer may have sent them a nudge to address the problems.
Thank you guys.
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well what are they gonna do about the issues?
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:45 AM   #471
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New BD5 option parts !!
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:25 AM   #472
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I drove the BD5 again this weekend. It seems the cars was a little pushy loose in hairpin corners. I had basically the stock setup except the front shocks were moved out a hole.
Otherwise the car was great!

Martin, I saw that you changed your roll center in the rear a little. Did you do that for the loose reason?

BTW I am runniing a spool
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:14 AM   #473
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Well it has taken a couple of weeks, but Yokomo are replacing the parts on my car. This has made me very happy and can now get on with racing.
I also ran the car yesterday at one our local tracks and was very happy with the performance with some minor changes. Mainly reduced the inner front camber link spacer to 1mm and front shocks up one hole from standard, 1.3mm sway bars F&R. A bit of a fun day, as I was getting use to a new radio along with the car setup.

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have you noticed any wear on the outdrives at all?
So far, no wear on the rear out drives, I have been using HPI heavy grease and regularly clean and lube the outdrives and shafts, takes all of 10 minutes work.
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I drove the BD5 again this weekend. It seems the cars was a little pushy loose in hairpin corners. I had basically the stock setup except the front shocks were moved out a hole.
Otherwise the car was great!

Martin, I saw that you changed your roll center in the rear a little. Did you do that for the loose reason?

BTW I am runniing a spool
well 1.5 under front ballstud

and 1.75 under the rear ballstud + 1mm on the hub was what felt best to me

at last weekends race we used kit setup which means 2mm under the front ballstud and one under the rear ballstud with 1mm on the rear hub

little more steering round hairpins
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Congrats steve !! Do you know if Yokomo is planning on getting any big name drivers to support the car out here in USA? It would be awesome to see someone like Barry Baker or Cris Tosolini back with Yokomo or even both drivers.
barry baker? i hope that was a joke. seriously
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:20 PM   #476
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barry baker? i hope that was a joke. seriously
barry baker n tosolini are too old for nowadays competitive race....
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barry baker n tosolini are too old for nowadays competitive race....
I would never count out BB; cant beat his RC-IQ. It will be hard not to watch guys like Toso and BB at Reedy. They are still talented.
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barry baker n tosolini are too old for nowadays competitive race....
No they're not. Old guys rule!

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I would never count out BB; cant beat his RC-IQ. It will be hard not to watch guys like Toso and BB at Reedy. They are still talented.
Even if Neisinger was out there, its still worth watching. That kind of talent doesn't go away.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:01 AM   #479
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my blog got updated once more

plus here is a setupsheet of last weekends 2nd qual. race for the german nats:
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:09 AM   #480
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Martin,
Could you please list or direct us to a list of the different suspesion blocks and how to work out the angle change to change the toe and track on the BD5?
Part numbers would be nice as well if you have them available.
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