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Old 04-03-2005, 06:09 PM   #706
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Old 04-03-2005, 06:10 PM   #707
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yea doesn't look like it will make any difference. I just wanted to make sure i didn't miss anything! Thanks
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Old 04-03-2005, 06:18 PM   #708
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thank you all you guys are so informative
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Old 04-03-2005, 06:36 PM   #709
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Does anybody know why the pulleys aren't made out of aluminum as shown on the yokomo website pictures of the BD
Aside from the reasons that others have pointed out, aluminum pulleys are easier to make during prototype stages for Yokomo to figure out what would be the best pulley size and internal ratio.

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Old 04-03-2005, 06:39 PM   #710
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I would run it if only to save on wear. The antenna mount is real close to the belt and any slap could begin to rub a little. I found that the tentioner is really just to keep it from the STOP AND GO back lash. I didn't have any problems with it so I will leave it....But you have a good point. with all those diff adjustments why would you need it? Hey I am new to the adjusting diff what will each tick mark do? going tighter front or looser and vise versa?
Just trying to get a head start on tuning knowledge...This is my first real belt car...I do have a Yokomo Mini TC but it is basic when it comes to belt cars. LOL I am going to sell it soon as I never run it and I don;t have time to keep it maintanced...If Anyone is interested send me a PM.
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I'm thinking it'll be similar to the Xray, where if you rotate it away it loosens, and vice versa. A belt tensioner is needed if you run mod and don't want to the belt to skip but still keep the belts relatively loose.
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Old 04-03-2005, 07:55 PM   #711
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we got our BDs two days ago over here in asia (pitshop will probably post a silly picture of me here holding up the boxes ... haha!). mine is all built, just have to slap on the electronics. all i can say to those who havent started on their own BDs is, take your time building it. enjoy the build coz this car is one fine piece of craftsmanship - fit and finish are exceptional. i like the slightly matte/powdery blue finish of the alum pieces. it's the best yoke i've ever built, and i've gone through most of their TCs (except the SDW). oh and yes, it's mighty pretty too! but more than that, the easy access to diffs, pulleys, etc and the tuning options will surely make this an awesome car to race with and also maintain. can't wait to run mine, but i'll have to wait til next weekend because thats the only free time i'll have. another thing i noticed is the car is actually quite rigid despite the narrow upper deck. am not a carpet racer but comparing this with other rides i've had a chance to own, it's really quite stiff.... hopefully stiff enough to be a good carpet car out of the box.

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Old 04-03-2005, 10:30 PM   #712
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..... and there it is!

pitshop: don't forget im getting the 9x2 V2 so please set that aside for me. oh, and the missing Intellect 3800 cell! hope you din't give it away for the race raffle! how's your BD coming along? i'll post pics of mine here later ....
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Old 04-03-2005, 10:52 PM   #714
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A belt tensioner is needed if you run mod and don't want to the belt to skip but still keep the belts relatively loose.
But on this car with the large pulleys, technically we should be able to run the belts relatively tight and still have a free drivetrain. I dont think belt lash is a problem at all with mod over stock, since in mod you have to drive a lot less aggressive just in order to make runtime.

My car is running hooled up to a slave motor and power supply right now to start breaking in the belts (the drivetrain was fairly tight with the stock setup) so once the belts stretch a bit I'm going to tighten them a hair more.
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Old 04-03-2005, 10:56 PM   #715
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It's bad for them. The GP's like to be a bit warm when charging. If you have a fan on them the outside of the cell is cool while the inside is trying to warm up which is bad for the chemical reaction that's trying to take place in the cell as you charge them.
thanks matt, thats what i thought, and that would explain the battery warming trays that are out now
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All I can say is wow, running for about a half hour with a 36 turn motor at 2 volts and the drivetrain is way free now. Impressive.
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Does anybody know why the pulleys aren't made out of aluminum as shown on the yokomo website pictures of the BD
the plastic ones will last longer, are cheaper, and when the alum ones wear they may speed up belt wear, a la the mr4tc/bc series of cars

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Old 04-04-2005, 02:10 AM   #718
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So I guess no one knows the old "wd40 belt softening" trick?
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So I guess no one knows the old "wd40 belt softening" trick?
I do but I thought I'd let them try to remember it themselves.
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I've got my wd-40 and a plastic bag all ready to go. I'll do the belts as soon as I open the box and by the time I get to having to install them they should be all ready.
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