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Old 10-09-2005, 09:03 AM   #3481
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Just bought a BD, and am looking to race stock rubber on oxzite carpet, I have a set of Rayspeed springs and am wondering what a good staring point is. I usually run mod, but Ive been out of racing for over a year and want to ease back into it. Anyway if anybody can give me advice on what springs will work, I would appreciate it Thank you
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Just bought a BD, and am looking to race stock rubber on oxzite carpet, I have a set of Rayspeed springs and am wondering what a good staring point is. I usually run mod, but Ive been out of racing for over a year and want to ease back into it. Anyway if anybody can give me advice on what springs will work, I would appreciate it Thank you
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:58 PM   #3485
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I've just completed building a second BD. Does anyone else have a problem with the shock lengths?
Here in the UK we race outdoor tarmac. The tracks are mostly mid to low grip so we tend to run droop at 3 to 4. To achieve this you need a shock length around 64mm.
If you use the short shock ends then the have to be fitted with around half of the thread not screwed in - vulnerable to breakage in a collision.
If I fit the long shock ends then I can't get the ride height below around 7mm.
I read on this thread about cutting off the prtrusion on the internal plastic shock shaft guide and I find that even with this cut off completely I can only just get 64mm length and the guide doesn't seem very secure.
Don't get me wrong its a great car and the first one TQs and wins nearly everywhere in 19T.
I'm just bothered about the potential for a failure.
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Old 10-09-2005, 07:10 PM   #3486
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Does anyone have a number or web adress for the guy that makes the carpet chassies for the bd
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Here in the UK we race outdoor tarmac. The tracks are mostly mid to low grip so we tend to run droop at 3 to 4. To achieve this you need a shock length around 64mm.
You can try to look for Yokomo SS shock body, because it's longer than the kit standard...
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Old 10-09-2005, 08:57 PM   #3489
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BD-118T Battery Tray. Is this the Yok part # for the white rubber looking things that the batteries are laying on the YOK BD.

Do you think they would fit on a FT TC4?

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Mostly the battery tray will fit on any cars. You need to grind/sand your chassis carefully so it fit perfectly with the trays. I did it once on my SDW, pheewww it takes 2 more hours for that.
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Old 10-10-2005, 12:48 AM   #3490
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I've just completed building a second BD. Does anyone else have a problem with the shock lengths?
Here in the UK we race outdoor tarmac. The tracks are mostly mid to low grip so we tend to run droop at 3 to 4. To achieve this you need a shock length around 64mm.
If you use the short shock ends then the have to be fitted with around half of the thread not screwed in - vulnerable to breakage in a collision.
If I fit the long shock ends then I can't get the ride height below around 7mm.
I read on this thread about cutting off the prtrusion on the internal plastic shock shaft guide and I find that even with this cut off completely I can only just get 64mm length and the guide doesn't seem very secure.
Don't get me wrong its a great car and the first one TQs and wins nearly everywhere in 19T.
I'm just bothered about the potential for a failure.
regards
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I don't use the collar triangle ( black plastic that you place inside in the shock to guide the piston shaft ). I don't know why uncle masami use that triangle, for what ??

I can set the ride height freely now by setting up the downstop screws and shock collars.

btw, why yokomo shocks makes squirt sound at Top Dead Center?
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Old 10-10-2005, 04:35 AM   #3491
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I've just completed building a second BD. Does anyone else have a problem with the shock lengths?
What I did was made new holes above the original holes, you need a drill press for a perfect job & make sure both sides are equal distance from a reference point ( make jig for it). This only works for rear tower.
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:00 AM   #3492
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I've just completed building a second BD. Does anyone else have a problem with the shock lengths?
Here in the UK we race outdoor tarmac. The tracks are mostly mid to low grip so we tend to run droop at 3 to 4. To achieve this you need a shock length around 64mm.
If you use the short shock ends then the have to be fitted with around half of the thread not screwed in - vulnerable to breakage in a collision.
If I fit the long shock ends then I can't get the ride height below around 7mm.
I read on this thread about cutting off the prtrusion on the internal plastic shock shaft guide and I find that even with this cut off completely I can only just get 64mm length and the guide doesn't seem very secure.
Don't get me wrong its a great car and the first one TQs and wins nearly everywhere in 19T.
I'm just bothered about the potential for a failure.
regards
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most the people i know run about 5 and 4 droop and the bd, with the yoke gauge. they have there shocks set at 62mm and can get easily 5.5mm rideheight.
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I don't use the collar triangle ( black plastic that you place inside in the shock to guide the piston shaft ). I don't know why uncle masami use that triangle, for what ??

I can set the ride height freely now by setting up the downstop screws and shock collars.

btw, why yokomo shocks makes squirt sound at Top Dead Center?

becuase it supports the piston shaft inside, without there is abit of play in it and your shocks can leak easier.

i no people that also sometimes cut it down abit but never run without it!
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I don't use the collar triangle ( black plastic that you place inside in the shock to guide the piston shaft ). I don't know why uncle masami use that triangle, for what ??
I think you already answer your own question. To guide the piston shaft.
Sure, don't use them if you don't mind to refill the shock after every 3-4 runs

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btw, why yokomo shocks makes squirt sound at Top Dead Center?
It's the air bubble sound. You're not filling the shock in a correct way.
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Old 10-10-2005, 04:06 PM   #3495
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Hi, A friend mentioned to me yesterday that there was someone on this thread who made a stiff chassis and upper plate for the BD. I'm going to my first carpet race next week and wanted to see if I could get a one. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.

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