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Old 06-29-2009, 05:18 AM   #676
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might sound like a dumb question, but is there other ways to adjust the ride height, without altering the suspension position?

just want to put some drift wheels on, but i dont have the clearance.
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Body clearance?

You should be able to raise the body on the body posts...

That's the only height clearance issue you should have...
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body clearance isnt the issue.
with my foam tyres on, my car is pretty low to the ground, and when i put the drift tyres on, it bottoms out. so i need to move the chassis higher, so i have the clearance from the ground.
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After several emails to Yokomo about the issues I have had with my BD5 and the promise of replacing poorly manufactured parts, I was happy that the manufacturer was going to honour the problems found. Now it is several weeks later and no replacement parts have arrived and Mr Robert Itoh will not answer emails inquiring if he is going to stick to his word.
Just goes to show how a company that is OS will just lie through their teeth to palm a customer off in the interest of sales. I know that several local racers have been interested in the out come, but have resisted buying cars because of the problems I have been experiencing.
So far I have had to buy the replacement top deck that was not machined and drilled correctly, replaced 4 front bumpers that Mr Itoh admitted to Yokomo having plastic composition problems with, which I also believe ran into the rear hub carriers and front C hubs. All being too brittle and shattering on minor impacts.
Well the BD5 is being shelved (so don't even think of making a cheap offer to buy it) and will be brought out to show off the piece of rubbish that Yokomo put onto the market.
The replacement will be a TOP Photon, at least a racer gets support, the manufacture listens and responds, and the local dealer will back the product through the roof.
Good luck guys, this has really put a bad taste in my mouth as you can read
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After several emails to Yokomo about the issues I have had with my BD5 and the promise of replacing poorly manufactured parts, I was happy that the manufacturer was going to honour the problems found. Now it is several weeks later and no replacement parts have arrived and Mr Robert Itoh will not answer emails inquiring if he is going to stick to his word.
Just goes to show how a company that is OS will just lie through their teeth to palm a customer off in the interest of sales. I know that several local racers have been interested in the out come, but have resisted buying cars because of the problems I have been experiencing.
So far I have had to buy the replacement top deck that was not machined and drilled correctly, replaced 4 front bumpers that Mr Itoh admitted to Yokomo having plastic composition problems with, which I also believe ran into the rear hub carriers and front C hubs. All being too brittle and shattering on minor impacts.
Well the BD5 is being shelved (so don't even think of making a cheap offer to buy it) and will be brought out to show off the piece of rubbish that Yokomo put onto the market.
The replacement will be a TOP Photon, at least a racer gets support, the manufacture listens and responds, and the local dealer will back the product through the roof.
Good luck guys, this has really put a bad taste in my mouth as you can read
i think only your car have this kind of problem ??? me and my frens all dont have this kind of problem....
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After several emails to Yokomo about the issues I have had with my BD5 and the promise of replacing poorly manufactured parts, I was happy that the manufacturer was going to honour the problems found. Now it is several weeks later and no replacement parts have arrived and Mr Robert Itoh will not answer emails inquiring if he is going to stick to his word.
Just goes to show how a company that is OS will just lie through their teeth to palm a customer off in the interest of sales. I know that several local racers have been interested in the out come, but have resisted buying cars because of the problems I have been experiencing.
So far I have had to buy the replacement top deck that was not machined and drilled correctly, replaced 4 front bumpers that Mr Itoh admitted to Yokomo having plastic composition problems with, which I also believe ran into the rear hub carriers and front C hubs. All being too brittle and shattering on minor impacts.
Well the BD5 is being shelved (so don't even think of making a cheap offer to buy it) and will be brought out to show off the piece of rubbish that Yokomo put onto the market.
The replacement will be a TOP Photon, at least a racer gets support, the manufacture listens and responds, and the local dealer will back the product through the roof.
Good luck guys, this has really put a bad taste in my mouth as you can read
I just wanted to say your signature says it all but in this situation you are actually right. The bd5 is a great car. too bad Yokomo's manufacturing hickups are over shadowing the cars potential. I absolutely agree on the wrongly drilled top plate. and some wierd stuff that makes you go "why???"

all I can tell you is if you want the highest quality on parts, you have one option ans that is the Xray. Some may disagree, some may fume but everyone will agree in the end.

But, one must understand that when its cars, things go beyond quality, people want to use what they are used to or they like. For me, Yokomo is like Alfa Romeo of RC cars. You know its problematic but you just have to have one

I am just lucky I have a friend who loves Alfas For me, I am going back to my Porsche for the next season...
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porsche...GREAT CHOICE
im a big porsche fan/owner myself.

i'd like to add to the OS yokomo frustration. i tried to get a few parts for my bd5 and bd, but no response. so i contacted **** hobbies store in japan, who get their parts directly from yokomo. they answered all my emails promptly and gave me a price for my parts. however, i noticed the price on the yokomo packet, and the price they gave me. and according to current ex rates, they were charging me between $30-60AUD more. after i told them about ex rates, they have yet to contact me...
and its bloody hard to get yokomo parts into australia
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porsche...GREAT CHOICE
im a big porsche fan/owner myself.

i'd like to add to the OS yokomo frustration. i tried to get a few parts for my bd5 and bd, but no response. so i contacted **** hobbies store in japan, who get their parts directly from yokomo. they answered all my emails promptly and gave me a price for my parts. however, i noticed the price on the yokomo packet, and the price they gave me. and according to current ex rates, they were charging me between $30-60AUD more. after i told them about ex rates, they have yet to contact me...
and its bloody hard to get yokomo parts into australia
why so hard?? order from RC Market or RC Model....problem solve...
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:41 AM   #684
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why so hard?? order from RC Market or RC Model....problem solve...
Champ, rcmart, rc-mushroom, rcmarket etc all have most parts in stock.

Champ can order them real fast and deliver also. I have a constant part flow from HK and Japan no problems.

Parts from japan is a little more expensive yes but the shipping is cheaper. so they come to the same price at the end total.
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It opted out from buying this car at first. But then since I order all my stuff online and from overseas, I ended up getting one anyways. Only complaint I have on the car is that 1. ton of steering rack slop (much like 416, just shimmed what I could out), and 2. aluminum rear diff without blades wears quickly (but I'm about to fix that problem). Other than that, the car is top notch. Having owned and raced a 416 and 009, I will say the BD5 is on par if not better with rubber tires on asphalt. For carpet rubber tire, I do not know yet. I have yet to race the BD5 on carpet. Perhaps later in the year I will. I have not badly wrecked this car, so I cannot comment on breakage. I don't plan on it either. hehe

The Photon seems to be a good car. Some parts are interchangable between the BD and the Photon. Expect to see some Photons with Yok parts on it. I've opted out of a Photon because it seems like it's gonna be the new XRay locally. Everyone is gonna have one. I want to have a car no-body has. But having held one, it's a very very nice car. No slop, very top notch so far. You will be pleased with it.
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It opted out from buying this car at first. But then since I order all my stuff online and from overseas, I ended up getting one anyways. Only complaint I have on the car is that 1. ton of steering rack slop (much like 416, just shimmed what I could out), and 2. aluminum rear diff without blades wears quickly (but I'm about to fix that problem). Other than that, the car is top notch. Having owned and raced a 416 and 009, I will say the BD5 is on par if not better with rubber tires on asphalt. For carpet rubber tire, I do not know yet. I have yet to race the BD5 on carpet. Perhaps later in the year I will. I have not badly wrecked this car, so I cannot comment on breakage. I don't plan on it either. hehe

The Photon seems to be a good car. Some parts are interchangable between the BD and the Photon. Expect to see some Photons with Yok parts on it. I've opted out of a Photon because it seems like it's gonna be the new XRay locally. Everyone is gonna have one. I want to have a car no-body has. But having held one, it's a very very nice car. No slop, very top notch so far. You will be pleased with it.
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What is the parts used for the steering?

I actually have the S400 steering laying somewhere. might give that a try.

But doing it this way you take away some flex from chassis as I never put the steering screw on the original one.
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centerpoint steering = less steering

no point in running that ...
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no point in running that ...
thats exactly why I want it
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I think tighter clearance bearings will help out with steering rack slop. Other than that nit pick, it works great.
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