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Old 02-29-2012, 09:33 AM
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Carpet, medium to high grip, a few bumps.
I threw ae 50/40 in. So I think I'm in the ballpark. I used schui bladders and blue orings (had em in my parts box), which smoothed them out and took out the rebound. The schui bladder isn't a great fit due to a really thick shoulder, but it seems to work.

Eta on bladders and dcj? Is there any way I can preorder them?

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I am still waiting on a response from the factory. Hopefully mid to late March at the latest. That means, hopefully 15 days or so.

Once we get word from the factory, we'll set up a pre-order for those that want to secure a set of the DCJ's in the first production run.

Also, just as a general statement. We have a new factory, that works much quicker, and has perhaps better quality than the previous one. Lots of stuff will be coming in the next couple of months, including 7075 hard anodized bones for the TC6, and a dual belcrank, ultra narrow, bulkhead flex chassis.

Also, we are working on some different, more progressive springs for high grip carpet, where sometimes our 15.5-12.5 lb springs can make the car too stuck.

We've been playing with AVID RC's spring tester lately and we have discovered a lot about springs, which will help us turn people away from using Yokomo springs on their 6's.
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I look forward to hearing about the yokomo springs . I was just trying to find the pink and blue springs. If you have better choice I would like to see it. I'm doing my best to beat some Xrays and some Serpents.....

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Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
Also, we are working on some different, more progressive springs for high grip carpet, where sometimes our 15.5-12.5 lb springs can make the car too stuck.

We've been playing with AVID RC's spring tester lately and we have discovered a lot about springs, which will help us turn people away from using Yokomo springs on their 6's.
Very interested in hearing more about this....
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So what's the news on the springs you guys? I just purchased a set of your springs and picked up your vertical ball stud/shock tower mounts and the fan mount.
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Hallo Cristian,

can you tell some more details on the new project (dual belcrank, ultra narrow, bulkhead flex chassis).

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Hallo Cristian,

can you tell some more details on the new project (dual belcrank, ultra narrow, bulkhead flex chassis).

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Yes please tell us some more about it.
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Originally Posted by Geberit View Post
Hallo Cristian,

can you tell some more details on the new project (dual belcrank, ultra narrow, bulkhead flex chassis).

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Wow I would like to learn more about this too.
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Well, all I can say it is that is in the works. We are trying a few different vendors to get them cut. I have tried to get them cut stateside, but I have not been very successful in getting a response from US-based CF shops.

Right now I am waiting on a quote from an overseas vendor. We will be sourcing the material with American CF, so at least we'll have quality stuff.

The chassis is super narrow, around 82mm. It uses 416 bell cranks and the battery is moved back about 2mm. We have also tried to equalize flex L to R as much as possible. The chassis sort of looks like a cross between the Serpent LE chassis and a Yokomo BD-5.

Hopefully we'll have some spy pics within 2-3 weeks.
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Bladders will be in early next week! We will have plenty in time for the Nats.
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Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
Bladders will be in early next week! We will have plenty in time for the Nats.
thanks...I need a set and ball studs, for the new mounts
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thanks...I need a set and ball studs, for the new mounts
He said ball, studs, and mount.
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Well that's part of being married. Lol
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Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
Mike, sorry for the late reply.

What surface are you running on? What is grip like?

I run the SWEEP oils, which I feel are a bit light, but on our med-high asphalt track I run 550 CST F and 500CST rear.

On Carpet, I usually start a 600cst F and 550 R.
What springs do you suggest? I ran 14.5 front / 12.5 rear. The car worked pretty well for the first half of the run before the tires went away on me. I like how settled the car is on soft springs. But when I watch the really fast guys, it looks like their car rotates around a point forward of the center of the car, like maybe the back of the windshield. Mine seems to rotate around the rear windshield.

I tried cutting rear toe back to 2.5*, from 3*, but that was a travesty. It just had no grip.

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Try going to a stiffer rear spring. If grip is kinda low, the 13.5 would probably be your best bet.

Where are your roll centers at?
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