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Old 12-03-2003, 07:23 PM   #61
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Yep, pictures say it more than words...
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Old 12-04-2003, 08:41 PM   #62
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i guess everyone was happy with the MY02
now who wants another one?

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Old 12-06-2003, 04:39 AM   #63
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Hi, I need help with the belt tension. The front belt is too loose. Does the MY02 have an adjustment or do I need to build a new belt tensioner? Thanks
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Old 12-06-2003, 09:09 AM   #64
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mercury racer - ey nice to hear from you again!!! its been a long time!!!

fbj - how did the race go? did the car handle the same under race conditions?
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Old 12-06-2003, 10:43 AM   #65
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mercury racer - ey nice to hear from you again!!! its been a long time!!!

fbj - how did the race go? did the car handle the same under race conditions?
The MY02 ran pretty well, considering this is the second time I've tested the car and I haven't really wrenched and given it that extra prep needed for racing. I had a few casualties due to my limited knowledge with the car.........1. belts too loose, which gave me poor acceleration, it was just tonight that I learned to adjust the belt tension by turning some nothces in the bulkhead. 2. You can't just use any type of rims. You need the ones that do not have ribs inside so they wont hit the tip of the suspension arm. I melted my rear diffs because of this incident. I should have paid more attention to the spacing of the rims. 3. My right rear hub's ball stud tab broke off. I guess I hit the pipe too hard in one turn because my tires were really bad already, 3 race weekend tires, so it's pretty much beaten up. Also, the servo I used really sucked. Too slow for my liking, anm old Futaba 9402. I ran it without a servo saver just to add more feel, but it was still too slow compared to my WRX.

Overall, I am very happy with the performance. I was didn't have a hard time keeping up with the lead pack and I even had some instances of being able to overtake but had to give way due to my melted diffs and busted rear hub.

I had to use my Cuda in the 3rd heat coz the MY02 was already out of commission. As always, my CUDA ran great, very powerful out of the corners and tons of on-power steering.
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Old 12-06-2003, 11:07 AM   #66
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How many degrees is the stock caster of the MY02? Thanks
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Old 12-07-2003, 06:22 PM   #67
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What is the correct belt tension? Do you make the belts tight for Mod Racing? How tight should they be? I noticed some binding on the drivetrain when I tightened the belt adjusters, the car doesn;t free wheel smoothly. There's some point where I feel some bind in the center shaft. Is this normal or I need to loosed the belts abit? THanks
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Old 12-07-2003, 06:45 PM   #68
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I had to use my Cuda in the 3rd heat coz the MY02 was already out of commission. As always, my CUDA ran great, very powerful out of the corners and tons of on-power steering.

yep... i couldn't keep up with his car!
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Old 12-07-2003, 06:49 PM   #69
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paulc: thanks for the suggestion but the thing is, i dont like letting go of a current car that i am comfortable with and switch immediately to another car. i have to get comfortable with the new car first before i let go of the older one. that way, as i am trying to tune and get used to the new car, i still have the old car as a back up. .... also, it has happened in the past that i sold the current car i was using and switched to a newer one only to find out the new one sucked big time (well, more like it didn't suit me)! ..... obviously i regretted that move so i dont want that to happen again.
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:17 PM   #70
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started building my MY02-R last night attached is a pic.

very nice kit, looks great, i hope it goes great. Tamiya parts are direct fit in many areas surprise , surprise...
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Old 12-09-2003, 07:41 PM   #71
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Hey, that's pretty nice! I got a pink one too but it's the standard model. I am sure you'll like the MY02. Check out their site at www.tech-racing.co.jp and go to settings. You'll find an updated basic setting for the MY02. They seem to change it often. I run in a bumpy, low-bite track and the basic setting seemed to work but I had to take out the .5mm spacers in the back and chose to put a 1mm spacer in the rear to give it some 1mm anti-squat. There is a slight mid corner push with the basic settings, but it really depends on where you run Enjoy your new car and please post more pics of the R. Thanks
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so the front and rear diff holders are made of molded plastic on the MY02?
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I didn't mean diff holders actually I meant bulkheads - which house the diffs. Looks like they are plastic and only the motor and center shaft mount are alloy.
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so the front and rear diff holders are made of molded plastic on the MY02?
correct
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a couple more MY02-R pics...
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