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Old 07-27-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Help! What kind of Yokomo Kit do I have?

I got this from my friend years ago. He and I never run it. The kit was a top-of-the-line version and it has some hop-ups in it but I'm not sure which version this is:







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Old 07-27-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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I think it might be an MR4TC SD
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MR4TC-SD CGM
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:03 PM   #4
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Based on the photo, can you tell whether the chassis is an upgraded unit? I thought there were different kinds of CGM.
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What you got there is a Yokomo MR4TC-sd CGM with a couple of upgraded parts like the drive shaft,universals, and suspension mounts. These Yok's came in 3 versions. CGM, Black, and the SSG. The one you have is the tub version while the other 2 were graphite double deck versions. I have a couple of those myself and as far as tub chassis go, they are still great cars even now. The new drift versions are not quite as good as these cars and you can still get some hop ups for them. I would post a pic of mine hopped up but haven't figured out how to post the pics yet. LOL
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for the information. I used to drive a MR4TC ten years ago but forgot all about it. The handling was great but broke too easily. I got my first RC Trophy using the Yok.

The MR4TC CGM was quite expensive when it came out. How much did it cost back then?
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:40 PM   #7
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I figured it out I think. Here are some pics of my racer turned drifter. I still have another cgm (less all the aluminum parts) that I used for stock class at my local track and it works great. LMK if you have any other questions about them and I'll try and answer them if I can.
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I think retail was something like $475.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:43 PM   #9
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Yep looks exactly like mine which I still race since 2004! "MR-4TC SD CGM SPECIAL 2004 World Champion Special".
Great cars overall nice handling and excellent acceleration characteristics. One area of pain in the buttocks, the front universals with the 1.5 pins (vs now standard 2mm)...ah those [email protected]#*n 1.5-pinned universals...pins slips out after every run rubbing against the inside of steering knuckle until they break...mod runners tell me they just snapped straight up...Yokomo now offers 2mm pinned universals for the drift cars which means the threads are a bit longer but I had my buddy cut them down on his lathe. you have to order these from overseas since so far as i know they were never imported. I think yeah racing also makes a set with big pins.
You solve that issue (I see you universals are blue so previous owner might have solved that for you) you have a great car that is going to surprise a lot of people with the latest and greatest TCs once they find themselves chasing you specially on parking lot surfaces.
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Yeah its deffinately a drift kit or SD kit...too bad yokomo isnt making parts anymore Makes me sad!!
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Is YokomoUSA out of business?
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Yokomo, CGM, there was NO black version, or SSG version, those were just SD's the CGM came in graphite, later it came in plastic and is what all the yokomo drift cars are. wow, was it really 2004, seems just like the other day. I had one when they first came out, think I got it just a few weeks before paved nats in portland, even made the A with it.
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Is YokomoUSA out of business?
yes, the web site is there, or was a few weeks ago, but no ones home.
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btw, the upgrades look like the Ti-screw kit, and is that a one way shaft? and the blue hinge pin holders. thats all I see for now
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