Yokomo YD-2

07/12/2016 at 9:28 pm

So I’ve been a bit busy with non RC related stuff recently but I recently got a chance to check out  Yokomo’s new YD-2. There are images of Hayato’s prototype floating around online, but getting a chance to talk to him and drive the chassis in person answered some of the questions I had. So for those of you that didn’t get a chance to come out to the event at GGT here’s a few highlights.

YD2 Top

Ball Differential

06/08/2015 at 12:41 pm

After talking to a local drifter, Jimmy, I decided to rebuild my ball differential in the GRK RWD.

GRK RWD

Outclip DP Conversion Instructions

04/24/2015 at 3:43 pm

I recently ordered an Outclip DP conversion for a friend but it didn’t come with instructions…here’s a quick translation I did of one.

Outclip DP Conversion

TN Racing DIB Conversion

04/16/2015 at 5:56 pm

It looks like TN is ready to sell the 3rd version of their DIB conversion. A short manual can be found here: http://ameblo.jp/tnracing-drift/entry-12014641317.html

TN DIB Main Deck

Formula Drift Long Beach

04/14/2015 at 5:21 pm

I’ve been very busy with the shop and Formula Drift last week so I haven’t been able to update my blog in a while. A lot has happened the past month or so…

TN Racing DIB Conversion v3.0

03/03/2015 at 12:00 pm

Looks like TN Racing is planning to launch their v3.0 DIB conversion sometime in April for under $200. They’re only making a hundred so if you want one you should grab one quick.

I passed on the DIB monitor conversion kit but I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting the v3.

TN Racing DIB v3.0

DIB Update

02/12/2015 at 1:51 am

The DIB was running well at Project G so I decided to tinker around with it a little bit. The the in lift (inside wheel shifts to positive camber and raises the car up) bothered me so I revised the front end a little bit. I used Wrap-Up Next upper arms to improve strength and to link the two sides. Currently damper less but I have no pitch in the front now, and the dampers will be used to control roll. Even with my revised included angle and increase camber shift from lock to lock, I get close to no in lift now.

Full Lock

I played around with the rear end as well, and settled on a swing axle type suspension setup. I wanted the car to slide a little bit more horizontally, and be able to full throttle while sideways.Swing Axle

DIB Vertex Setting Memo

01/05/2015 at 5:31 pm

I plan to change a bunch of things on the DIB to better suit a low grip surface (Project G). Figured I’d memo a few things and take some pictures in case I need to go back to my old setup.

DIB Top

Hybrid Knuckles

11/24/2014 at 11:47 am

I managed to get a pair of RE-R Hybrid knuckles from Vertex to use with my DIB. I like the fact that these are swan necked, allowing more wheel clearance and low scrub. But after a week of use, I pulled them off and went back to the TN knuckles.

RE-R Hybrid Knuckle

FD Irwindale

10/20/2014 at 1:35 am

So I had the opportunity to help out at the Vertex RC booth during Formula Drift Irwindale and checked out some of the events going on during the week. It was basically one full week of RC drifting, since guests from locations such as Japan and Hawaii dropped by and I wanted to RC with them. It was one very tiring week, but I had fun and learned a lot talking with the guys from Tetsujin, Yokomo, Vertex RC, etc.  Got some tips for the DIB as well that I’ll be trying out later in the week. Here’s a few pictures I stole off the Vertex RC and Project G Facebook.