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Old 05-23-2005, 10:48 AM   #2011
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Just got a few pairs of excel diffs for my BD
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:58 AM   #2012
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Randy what do you do with the belts, and what do you soak them in????
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First I soak them in denatured alcohol to get all the grime and crap out of them, then I soak them in WD-40. About 2 days in each and you should have really free belts.
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BTW, I'm just finishing up some of the chassis work on my RROC BD. I'll post some pics later tonight, but basically all of the electronics have been moved closer to the center of the chassis.
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:58 PM   #2014
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does soaking them in WD40 do any damage or decrease the life span of the belts, does anyone have any build tips and setup tips they would like to pass on as i get mine end of the month when it arrives in country

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First I soak them in denatured alcohol to get all the grime and crap out of them, then I soak them in WD-40. About 2 days in each and you should have really free belts.
thats 4 days, today is monday, car arrives on wednesday, race is on sunday, well i guess i will have to skip that part and order a set of belts to soak, thanks for the tip.
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thats 4 days, today is monday, car arrives on wednesday, race is on sunday, well i guess i will have to skip that part and order a set of belts to soak, thanks for the tip.
Just do the WD-40 for a couple days.
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:19 AM   #2018
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I've just taken the leap and ordered a BD, just a bit surprised to see that the WD40 trick is required again on the belts.

Are the belts the same type as the black "low friction" ones used on the MR4? If so, does this mean that the the style of LF belt used on the MR4 SP could be the next option available?

Otherwise, I'll be back visiting this thread in the next few weeks.
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:21 AM   #2019
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does anyone have any build tips and setup tips they would like to pass on as i get mine end of the month when it arrives in country


try the kit set-up first...

remember that the diff / oneway bearing holders have "notches" on the inner portion that you shouldn't remove... everything else is as according to the manual...
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I've just taken the leap and ordered a BD, just a bit surprised to see that the WD40 trick is required again on the belts.

Are the belts the same type as the black "low friction" ones used on the MR4? If so, does this mean that the the style of LF belt used on the MR4 SP could be the next option available?

Otherwise, I'll be back visiting this thread in the next few weeks.
the WD-40 trick isn't "required" but it does soften the belts a bit. The belts are already the "low friction" type so I don't think we'll see any new belts from yokomo soon.
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Matt,
From what I can remember, the LF belts on the MR4 TC Pro and Worlds cars benefitted from the WD40 but the belts on the SP with the brownish teeth(which were a better option again)were a bit more fibrous and people were warned not to use the WD at all.

Never underestimate Yokomo's ability to release new stuff the SP belts were an improvement on the previous rubbery LF belt material and I'd be very surprised if we don't see them in sizes for the BD soon
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just wanting to know what effect would i get with running a centre one-way with a front spool would have on the car.
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so has anyone driven the fk05 then the new BD yokomo? what are your opinions?

i like my fk04 and the quality, but when the day comes that i upgrade, i'd be interested to see what the difference is? i love the xray difs and have heaps of spares for it....

-are the yokomo diffs at the levels of quality of the xray's?
-and is the wider chassis of the BD compared to the fk05 an issue?
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What sort of ratio shud i start on with a 19t in my BD, it is quite a tight twisty track.
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What sort of ratio shud i start on with a 19t in my BD, it is quite a tight twisty track.
Depends on the type of 19T and type of Track your running on.
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