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Old 04-16-2008, 08:24 PM   #8116
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Just on that Grainger set up, can someone epxlain what putting spacers under the front suspension mounts do.
And why Grainger runs the steering links under the ackerman plate and not over as per kit?
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:33 PM   #8117
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Just on that Grainger set up, can someone epxlain what putting spacers under the front suspension mounts do.
And why Grainger runs the steering links under the ackerman plate and not over as per kit?

It will give more steering thats for sure.... As for the steering link under the plate It seems more cosmetic than anything.....

I used Graingers setup as a starting point after having a difficult time for over a month and his starting point set seems to be the best one ive tried...
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:58 PM   #8118
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japanese press.... rumors... previews...



Wow, did they previewed the date of release of this "japanese TC5/T2008"?
In the case scanned page 2 is too small that i can't read nothing.
I need a new chassis now, maybe i will mind about this Yokomo 1 since TRF416 is out of stock and "pricey" new Cyclone TC is not released yet.

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Old 04-17-2008, 04:03 AM   #8119
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Thanks FrancisM.
Can someone also give me an answer to what benefit it would be to run this set up? (lower hole in c hub therefore needing to lower steering knuckle by putting spacer up top.)
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:43 AM   #8120
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Those tires look mighty thin ark, and the rims may be a good show peice but are not very aero dynamic, i suggest some racing dish wheels and racing rubber tires. If you go down to your local hobby shop they will be happy to help you and get you all ready for racing

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Can someone also give me an answer to what benefit it would be to run this set up? (lower hole in c hub therefore needing to lower steering knuckle by putting spacer up top.)
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:04 AM   #8121
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this guy cant be serious...
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:20 PM   #8122
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Those tires look mighty thin ark, and the rims may be a good show peice but are not very aero dynamic, i suggest some racing dish wheels and racing rubber tires. If you go down to your local hobby shop they will be happy to help you and get you all ready for racing
Will do Crabboy. As soon as my good friend Azimat comes back with our minivan from California, I will approach a hobbyshop and ask them to help me become a great success.:-(
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:28 PM   #8123
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Can someone also give me an answer to what benefit it would be to run this set up? (lower hole in c hub therefore needing to lower steering knuckle by putting spacer up top.)
Just back on this topic, I know Yokomo suggest to use the upper hole and this makes the lower arm more angled upwrds.

This lower hole makes the lower arm a lot closer to horizontal and looks more like other cars settings that I have seen. It obviously is a roll centre change.
Im just hoping for some feedback.
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this guy cant be serious...
... my thoughts exactly!

DOTMAN: thats my worry. but looks like the upper deck can be shimmed to accomodate them. and i hope thats that case! time will tell ....
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:37 AM   #8125
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Just back on this topic, I know Yokomo suggest to use the upper hole and this makes the lower arm more angled upwrds.

This lower hole makes the lower arm a lot closer to horizontal and looks more like other cars settings that I have seen. It obviously is a roll centre change.
Im just hoping for some feedback.
Should give you more mid corner and intial turn in.
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I ran the Yokomo BD for the first time today.. The car was really good, I was kind of surprised how smooth, and how the car was so stable. Probably was because Jason C. setup the car, THANKS JASON...

I was wondering if anyone ever tried to run overdrive in the car?
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the only silver SDW was driven by Masami Hirosaka.

the production units (555) are all anodized blue.

here is #2 of 555

www.taobracing.net/review_sdw.shtml



the SDW kits were not numbered. of the 555 only 66 came to the states and i had one
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:38 PM   #8128
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Looks like Masami is still running the BD at the preworlds....
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Looks like Masami is still running the BD at the preworlds....
was just about to say the same thing myself! makes you wonder why .... hmmmmm .... with a new car in the works, you'd think they'd put as much track time into it as possible, moreso with the worlds coming up. if they opt not using it in the upcoming worlds that will really make you think ...
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Don't know. I think that Yokomo doesn't want to play all their cards as yet. Too many eyes!
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