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Old 05-01-2014, 04:53 PM   #4031
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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
I just picked up a BD7 RS and will be racing on Asphalt. Been brushing up on this thread..

1. front CVD axle needs to be trimmed,
2. Plastic spool and drive cups needs to be replaced with alu version
3. Arms, knuckles and uprights are brittle <--- is this in reference to std ones or carbon reinforced ones?
4. Diffs leak, use Kyosho O ring

Stabiliser: this is the rear one.. What do I use for front? Same one?
Anything else I missed?
Plastics are high quality, good fit and strong both standard and graphite.

The graphite C hubs may be brittle but I haven't used them.

Certainly buy the kyosho orings P5. They now appear to be included with the kits as standard and they are provided with the diff maintenance kit. My diff case was faulty mis manufactured or bad tolerance which caused the leak. A number of other local drivers have had the same diff leaking issues with the 2014 which wasn't a problem with early kits. Keep this in mind if you have leakage issues from the outdrives.

TRF shocks will be good (I assume if you have shocks you have springs you already have springs) the yokomo springs seem good but just use what springs you have.
If you are buying a set of springs, Ride and HPI springs sets are the most popular with local drivers.
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