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Old 04-18-2007, 09:43 PM   #7111
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As for the rumors of Yokomo not producing any kits, I am a Yokomo dealer and I have no problems getting any of the parts or the kits. In fact, Yokomo has been one of the easiest companies to get parts from that I've ever done business with. However, I was recently told by a rep from another company, that Yokomo USA may shut down. I'm unsure if there is any truth to this though.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:56 PM   #7112
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So, I'm struggling to find the correct amount of droop on my BDM. Most set-up sheets give a droop value of 4 to 6. My 1st question is = When set at these values, should the arms be about level with the chassis or above, or maybe below level?
I realize the results will vary depending on overall shock length, which can be greatly altered by modifying the the plastic insert inside the shock as shown in the Chris Granger set-up guide.
Any useful input on this will be appreciated.
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:22 AM   #7113
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So, I'm struggling to find the correct amount of droop on my BDM. Most set-up sheets give a droop value of 4 to 6. My 1st question is = When set at these values, should the arms be about level with the chassis or above, or maybe below level?
I realize the results will vary depending on overall shock length, which can be greatly altered by modifying the the plastic insert inside the shock as shown in the Chris Granger set-up guide.
Any useful input on this will be appreciated.
shock length should not effect droop whatsoever unless you dont use droop screws.it depends on traction and wether you run rubber or foam. with rubber 6-5 foam 8-7 as a place to start.
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shock length won't affect droop but it will limit suspension travel.

so yeah it will affect droop indirectly in a case where the max suspension travel (measured from shock mounting pos at lower arm in respect to mounting pos at shock tower) is longer than the shock length.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:11 AM   #7115
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I think my main concern is; Is it normal for the arms to be above level (pointing up) with a droop value of 5.
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depending of the shims you use / or not use under the inner suspensionarm mounts
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:35 PM   #7118
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I think my main concern is; Is it normal for the arms to be above level (pointing up) with a droop value of 5.
actually I just got a BD and haven't do the setup. I will see and update again.
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Dude a new chassis, yeah about 6 months ago, abd ya link dont work.

yokomousa shows new part number BD-002MG. maybe this is another new chassis.

i have the harded chassis, don't remember the part # i think is was the 002G
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Dude, Yokomo is releasing new BD chassis ( BD-002G ). That's why older version of BD chassis is hard to get in the past 4 months.

I already pre order BD-002G from www.pro-s-futaba.co.jp. I'm waiting it now, maybe next week will be arrive in my home.

i think the new one is the one in the above post.
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actually I just got a BD and haven't do the setup. I will see and update again.
Dude, why you switch ?

BD with Xray ball cups is really a tough car
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Dude, why you switch ?

BD with Xray ball cups is really a tough car
although BD is abt 1 year old already but i feel it's better than sticking with tamiya. i bought MSX in 2005 and after 1 year there are already 2 successors (MRE and MSXX).

even without XRAY ballcups i feel that the stock ones are tough enough. still yet to run the car, keep the tips coming
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hate the stock yok BD/SD ballcups... always had a problems with the steering cups popping out during races. got some RPM ones but would like to switch to the captured Xray ones...
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hate the stock yok BD/SD ballcups... always had a problems with the steering cups popping out during races. got some RPM ones but would like to switch to the captured Xray ones...
wow ok, maybe i should try to run it first...
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wow ok, maybe i should try to run it first...
doddy, you may like to try out Kawada's ball cups, same size as Yok's ball joints, but the plastic material is times tougher than Yok's material. BK should have the Kawada ball cups in stock.
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