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Old 08-12-2011, 06:36 AM   #1
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Default yokomo bd5wx - tamiya 417 - tc6

Whats your thoughts? Pro's and cons of each?
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
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Search is your friend.

Basically all the same. Choose what's popular at your local club/hobby shop.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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Hi Graham, I ran a Bd5 for around 18 months but got fed up of no uk support for parts and spares were very limited buying them from HK etc and expensive. Good going car tho.

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Hey Thanks, Neather of the yokomo or tamiya are particularly popular, there are 2 that run the tamiya. but parts for both will have to come from HK.

Just having a hard job deciding what i want to change to if indeed i decide to change
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Yokomo and AE share ideas with their cars (and did so for a long time).

But all three cars are pretty much the same design-wise.

The one that really stands out in that aspect is Xray.

But that's another story.

My point is between the three you're on the right track and can't really go wrong.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #6
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Whats the built quality like on these kits? i have only ever ran a schumacher or an XRAY and both are fantastic in terms of build quality
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From the TC6s that I've seen locally, the fit and finish wasn't great. They definitely can be set up to perform very well though, as is the case with almost every high end TC chassis, but I can't say I was impressed with the quality.

417 is a good quality kit. Not as durable as an XRAY, but then not much is.

I've never seen a Yokomo BD5 in person. No one here has one and there is nowhere even remotely local that stocks parts.

Around here it's almost all Tamiya and XRAY. Me and a few others drive TOP Photons. Just few people drive Associated, Serpent and Schumacher.
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Yokomo and AE share ideas with their cars (and did so for a long time).

But all three cars are pretty much the same design-wise.

The one that really stands out in that aspect is Xray.

But that's another story.

My point is between the three you're on the right track and can't really go wrong.
Yokomo and TC6's have a similiar color and that's where the "same design-wise" ends imo. Bd5 uses a different kind of suspension mounting like the tamiya. Steering rack compared to a tc6 is totally different, the wx comes with a geardiff and not a ball diff.

I myself have been driving a bd5 for a year and a bit and found that one setup works everywhere with minor adjustments.
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What class u running? Locally here in boosted 17.5 Yoko and Xray have won all the major races here. I myself have a 417, awesome car just the driver lets it down. TC6 is nice but not the best build quality. A friend has 2 of em and he said one is great the other is a POS. Same setups just the 2nd car acts very strange.
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