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Old 10-24-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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Im looking at getting a new car and cant decide what to get. Has anyone here seen or driven boath and have any input.
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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The Yokomo is a great car Its real easy to setup and to go fast with I have a Killer stock/19t asphalt setup I could pm you my setup if you get the Yokomo BD
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my input is all cars are equal, it's just up to the drivers.
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my input is all cars are equal, it's just up to the drivers.

I bet all of the top belt drive cars run about the same laptimes when setup right. So I guess get whichever one you can find parts, get parts cheap, and easy to wrench on. The Yokomo is VERY easy to work on. 4 screws and the layshaft is dissambled, spur gear is off, and belts are loose. 4 screws gets each diff out.
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I would go with the 415msx but its all driver so go for the part support.
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im not a huge fan of the cyclone at all and im rough on my kit so i would be replacing 70% of a yoko after each run.

my next chassis will be the trf415 for sure.
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im rough on my kit so i would be replacing 70% of a yoko after each run.
You must be a pretty terrible driver then and I would recommend something along the lines of the TL-01 instead of the 415.

seriously, the BD is one tough car. I had my car glitch at full throttle, smacked a pipe, rolled down the straight for about 30 or so feet, and all that happened was a ball cup popped off. The only thing that I have actually had to replace on mine so far was the lower kingpin when it rattled loose, but that was my own fault.
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so far my xray fk04 has managed about 1.5m in the air at half speed with the hacker brushless (skate park) and landing only bent the antenna and popped a few ball cups.

the cyclone has managed a 1.5m jump across nasty ass lawn and gravel (only thing stopping it that day was a few screws rattle loose that i was sure i threadlocked, maybe i didnt)

2 mates with yoko's are forever buying replacement gear and they dont hurt thier cars like i do... sort of why i have written them off as a possible purchase for myself anyway.

the trf415 just looks smooth and i have seen 2 set up out the box and they are both so smooth and sexy

that gets my "drive it like its stolen" vote
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2 mates with yoko's are forever buying replacement gear and they dont hurt thier cars like i do...
Where do they put the replacement gear on Yokomo BD car?
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Stay away form Hot Body thats all I have to say.
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im not a huge fan of the cyclone at all and im rough on my kit so i would be replacing 70% of a yoko after each run.

my next chassis will be the trf415 for sure.
Then you must have a big bank account...
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Belts War

Yokomo BD = 8
Tamiya 415 MSX = 8
Xray T1 FK05 = 7
Hot Bodies Cyclone = 7
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thanks for all the input.
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:48 PM   #14
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Where do they put the replacement gear on Yokomo BD car?
maybe gear is the wrong word, do i need to say parts?

i will aks them for thier latest list of breakages when i catch up with them this weekend.
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so far my xray fk04 has managed about 1.5m in the air at half speed with the hacker brushless (skate park) and landing only bent the antenna and popped a few ball cups.
Just to clarify a few RC terms...

I believe you need a "truck" or a "buggy". These are also available in "hobby shops".

"Touring cars" are not designed for "skate parks".
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