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Old 10-27-2014, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by theproffesor View Post
So it was mentioned that one of the new things will be "harder" plastics. Does this mean stiffer (more brittle), or was this meant to mean stronger. After the upgrade to the V2 suspension parts, I am not seei g a need for a return to harder plastics. I broke several V1 C-Hubs, spindles and arms on my Ghost and D05. After I changed all the parts over on my Ghost, and got the D06, I have a bunch of spares I have yet to use. My car handles great on carpet, is very durable, and I thought you would want more flex for low traction asphalt. So why the need for "harder" plastics?
The 06's have super soft suspension plastics. Softest I've ever seen. Coming off a rough round I'd surely have to check on droop and camber settings as these don't hold very well. Yeah, better for grip, but I'd like to see medium plastics at least in arms and tie rod ends. Hopefully the 06's can use these new parts...
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:18 AM
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they need to hurry up and release it,if its not out in a week then ill be sticking with xray
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:24 AM
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The 06's have super soft suspension plastics. Softest I've ever seen. Coming off a rough round I'd surely have to check on droop and camber settings as these don't hold very well. Yeah, better for grip, but I'd like to see medium plastics at least in arms and tie rod ends. Hopefully the 06's can use these new parts...
The D07 come with extra hard plastic parts. Even the D07 parts had revised suspension geometry but they the arms, c hub, upright can still fit the D06.
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:43 AM
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New geometry huh? That means the new parts are different from the old material and design. How long are they going to keep parts support up for the 06?
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:20 AM
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New geometry huh? That means the new parts are different from the old material and design. How long are they going to keep parts support up for the 06?
It is possible to change the geometry while keeping the same plastic parts. I'm not sure if this is the case with the D07, but If the plastic parts are interchangeable, they very well could be the same parts.
To change geometry, the easiest way to do it is to change the lower suspension mounting block locations and Heights, as well as the position of the upper inner camber link mount on the bulkhead. Perhaps this is what VBC did. Hopefully more detailed info on the changes between the D06 and D07 surface soon.

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It is possible to change the geometry while keeping the same plastic parts. I'm not sure if this is the case with the D07, but If the plastic parts are interchangeable, they very well could be the same parts.
To change geometry, the easiest way to do it is to change the lower suspension mounting block locations and Heights, as well as the position of the upper inner camber link mount on the bulkhead. Perhaps this is what VBC did. Hopefully more detailed info on the changes between the D06 and D07 surface soon.
As I know until now, D07 has been chaged upper bluk whole (4 to 2) and location also rear hub whole (2 to 1) , changed shock tower ( different shape but don't know they change the height. ) I have some picture but I can't update here.
So please wait for a while.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:11 AM
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Jimmy Maddison won the first round of the EWS 13.5 blinky class - the UK's biggest carpet winter series - with a D07. There's a photo of the chassis too:

Smddirect.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewnews&news_id=64

Sorry didn't have a high enough post count to post the URL properly.

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Old 10-29-2014, 04:29 AM
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Are they changing the shocks too? Even if he black annoed them, they dont look right
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Are they changing the shocks too? Even if he black annoed them, they dont look right
Yokomo shocks on Jimmy's car
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On RedRc: http://www.redrc.net/2014/10/vbc-rac...uring-car-kit/







Features:
– Floating steering system
– Inline CNC 7075 aluminium alloy one piece motor mount system
– Zero Tolerance Pulley system
– New centre arm mount with adjustable flex setting, ready for rear active toe system (sold separately)
– New roll bar system for easy tweak adjustment
– High quality CNC 2.5mm carbon fibre chassis with 2.0mm carbon fibre upper deck
– New suspension geometry for more front and rear traction
– Ultra smooth rear gear diff with lightweight front spool
– All new 3.5mm carbon fibre lightweight shock towers
– TBB big bore shocks
– Front dual joint driveshafts
– Lightweight 1-piece inline mounted steering servo mount with integrated antenna mount
– Lightweight CNC aluminium alloy belt tensioner
– New carbon composite Rear Suspension Upright V2, WildFireV3 Suspension Arms, Steering Block V3

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I like the sway system. Just converted my Ghost and 06 with are parts. Are the shock towers lower/higher/holes in different spots? Whats the difference is the V2 rear hubs, and V3 arms and steering blocks from their predicessors? But it looks good overall. Price ???
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Also I've been wondering since my first D05. What the poop is the inner hole for on tbe rear arm. Seams like they thought about attaching a sway bar there, but decided not to. If changing the molds for the arms why not get rid of it if its not used?
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Originally Posted by matt31313 View Post
Jimmy Maddison won the first round of the EWS 13.5 blinky class - the UK's biggest carpet winter series - with a D07. There's a photo of the chassis too:

Smddirect.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewnews&news_id=64

Sorry didn't have a high enough post count to post the URL properly.
Here is the pic:
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Does the D07 come with "shorty" shocks?

In that pic, they are the yokomo longer shocks...I am new to VBC, do they offer a longer set or will, since a lot of companies are reverting back?
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:25 PM
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The one in the pic above is Jimmy Maddison's prototype that he had at IIC and used to win the Super Stock class at the Essex Winter Series in the UK. His car is slightly different than the production D07 from the look of the pics.
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