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Old 06-13-2005, 07:30 PM   #2506
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Smojoe...I suggest you run the stock setup and try that first...I found it pretty good out of the box,The only mod I have done is to change to a locked center gear and a spool(from speedtechrc)I found this improved handing on the one concrete and one tarmac tracks I run on.As for the rest I havent tried those.
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Sorry almost forgot...The BD comes with center and front oneways
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okay, I have a few more questions (I should be getting my BD in a few days)

what wt oil would you recommend for a roadcourse (the track in Ripon)? (carpet doesnt start untill october, so I guess I will just have to run it outside a little)

does the BD come with a center spool or a center one way?

are the wheels that come with the BD any good?

has anyone experimented with cutting every-other tooth off the front or rear belt on top of soaking it in WD-40, or does soaking it free it up enough?
The car comes with 450 wt oil and is just fine. We run 500 in the front and 450 in the rear most of the time. The Rayspeed springs that come with the car are also very good. The kit set up is great right out of the box.

The car comes with a one-way and a spool is available from Yokomo, and a solid steel one is available from Speedtech. I suggest you run a locked center pully if you are going to run a spool or front diff.

The wheels that come with the car are Super Precision Aero Dish TW-1012. They are very good for Ripon, if you go to Speedworld you might want to try TW-512 a little less brittle than the 1012s.

You can soak the belts in WD-40 over night and they will be a little softer, but you don't have too. The belts will break in on their own after a while.

I don't recomend cutting any teeth off the belts, I guess it helped on the Losi, long belt - more friction?

The car is very, very good right out of the box. Tires are the most important thing for the car at Ripon, check out what the fast guys are using at that track, you will need a very soft compond at night for the mains.
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:09 PM   #2509
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so i wanted to find out how durable the BD was.. so i went FULL THROTTLE into a parked nitro car when i had a 19T in my car... here's what happened.

how many broken parts can you guys identify? here's the first one...

1. bent suspension hinge pin (blurry in the pic)
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:28 PM   #2510
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2. A chair thrown by the owner in the parking lot? (not in pic but it was there I swear! )
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:36 PM   #2511
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Thanks for the replies, guys. Guess I should just build and run the car to find out how to tune it rather then ask ahead of time, huh?

one more questions (for now)

do you need to sand and CA the chassis?

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Had a great showing at the Express On-Road Championships. I was the only Yokomo at all at the race and was able to sneak the car into the Show in stock!

Changes from the kit setup:

30wgt all around
short wheelbase
locked pulley
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Ran 100spur/29pinion 64p on a monster stock!

I wanted to go to 20wgt all around but was afraid to. I also need to buy some Rayspeed pistons to make the suspension a little bit softer. I was running the stock 3 hole pistons, but it still felt stiff. It made car car to reactive and made it inconsistent. I think i might try a softer setup when I get back to my local track.
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:27 PM   #2513
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depends on how much. btw, do you know the guy that had the yok double for sale a couple of months ago, i was talking to him, trying to raise the money but stuff keeps coming up. i forgot his screen name and don't really want to go looking thru who knows how many posts to find it. thanks
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depends on how much. btw, do you know the guy that had the yok double for sale a couple of months ago, i was talking to him, trying to raise the money but stuff keeps coming up. i forgot his screen name and don't really want to go looking thru who knows how many posts to find it. thanks
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haven't check the hk price, but they are 199.95 at a lhs

and thats my problem, i too am looking for a couple of nice chargers, and with that and everything thing i have going on, purchase of my bd keeps getting pushed back, and the SDW is getting ran pretty hard in mod.
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@ Hebeki: What are are these for Dog Bones ? Square?
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2. A chair thrown by the owner in the parking lot? (not in pic but it was there I swear! )
chair is fine... i hate repairing cars.. rebuilding yes... repairing..

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@ Hebeki: What are are these for Dog Bones ? Square?
since they have the end of the dogbone ground down I'm guessing they're the yokomo hardened universals
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@ Hebeki: What are are these for Dog Bones ? Square?
those are the hardened universals from the MR4TC car. you have to grind down the ends (the ones that go into the drive cups.. and then they'll fit. they last forever and survived my "durability" testing against the nitro car.
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