Yokomo DP/type-c Frankenstein setup?

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Yokomo DP/type-c Frankenstein setup?

Postby Latenights... » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:29 pm

After some unsuccessful research I am still lost.. I'd like to gain additional steering angle (big surprise there) out of my drift package. I have a sufficient amount already but know that I can get more, and in the process increase the efficiency of high angle by reducing binding on the lower a-arms. My current setup is:

-yokomo lower caster block 10deg (the one that eliminates the c-hubs)
-Yokomo low caster aluminum steering blocks
-yokomo counter weighted cvd's
-team Suzuki type 1 special bellcrank

What I'd like to do is get the wrap-up next kondo arms, yet try to retain as much as I can of my current setup. I'd really like to stay away from fully converting to the type-c front setup to save costs. In my mind, all I'd need to do is utilize the lower mounting hardware for the front steering blocks from the type-c (ball head? screw type? bushing? bearing? Idk..) Considering the camber arm connects directly to the steering block up top right now anyway, I feel like thats all id need. I also do not know which version of the kondo arms to use on the DP. They recently released a smaller version that fits the DIB and/or DRB utilizing a different size hinge pin. I don't even know what size the dp hinge pin is.. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Re: Yokomo DP/type-c Frankenstein setup?

Postby gerakatom » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:05 pm

im not familiar with those cvd's or special bellcrank, but my DP is running the same caster blocks and steering arms, some higher than stock angle cvd's (i dont remember what they are atm) and my problem at the moment is wheels hitting the shocks. my "bell crank" assembly is totally different due to the chassis being a front motor conversion, but, unless you rigged up a unishock, if your not hitting the shocks yet i would start with the bell crank assembly, not the A arms.

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Re: Yokomo DP/type-c Frankenstein setup?

Postby Latenights... » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:57 pm

This is a pic of my setup.
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And at full lock
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I have never hit the shocks. I've come close, but with the amount of negative camber that I run, I can use 8-10mm wheels up front on 190mm bodies.. The offset allows the wheel to sit further out and clear the shocks.
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Re: Yokomo DP/type-c Frankenstein setup?

Postby valve_timing » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:05 am

Go on driftmission forums antinuous did a great write up for high angle yokomo steering

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Re: Yokomo DP/type-c Frankenstein setup?

Postby A1rwav3 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:19 pm

I'm sorry but if you want more gain in steering you must use this hole in the spindles... Use the nearest from the wheel... It will make your links longer but you can still gain about 5°

That's just geometry...

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Re: Yokomo DP/type-c Frankenstein setup?

Postby valve_timing » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:00 am

yeah i would look for some drb knuckles

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Re: Yokomo DP/type-c Frankenstein setup?

Postby Stalwart » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:48 am

valve_timing wrote:yeah i would look for some drb knuckles


Plastic DRB knuckles give undesirable amount of play on DP steering. I'll get myself suzukis in the future



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