Finished the shocks up. Put the 30w and the green springs in the front and 20w and pink springs in the rear. This was according to the directions more or less. Actually the directions read 30w and 35w but the kit came with 20w and 30w. Checked with some of the guys at STLDRIFT who also have YD-2s and they said 30w front, 20w rear.
Installed the front bumper and body mounts.
Then came the rear body mounts and the defuser, installed the large on but I think I will change it to the small one. The large one doesn’t fit up the body without doing some trimming.
I picked up the motor and esc when I was at Prolevel RC the other night so I installed the motor which is hard wired to the esc. Would mount the esc but I need to pick up some servo tape. Also mounted the shorty SMC 4600 mah battery. Figured it was time to put the wheels on while I was at it. On the rear I put Yokomo YOKZR-DRA DRA Competition Drift Tire on the rear and MST Silver on the front. Mounted on some MST changeable offset wheels.
Got to do some checking the rear sets real low in fact as it sits now the tail would actually drag the ground slightly. I can preload the spring and raid it some but not much. I think the front ride height should be 9.5mm and the rear 8.5mm. I don’t think I would have 8.5mm even with the preload. I’m thinking I put the rear arms upside down, which means they are also on the wrong sides. I’ll check this out tomorrow.
Set the body on it just to get an ideal of how it will look.
Tonight is Drift night at Prolevel RC so won’t be doing any building tonight but I didn’t manage to fit in some time this afternoon while I was waiting for the glue to set on a house project. During this time I managed to get the rear suspension arms installed.
The next step was the shocks. I started building them but didn’t get them finished. I finish them up tomorrow and installed on the YD-2
Didn’t get much time to work on the YD-2 had to take the wife to buy a new microwave. So I got a late start, spent most of the night trying to the the lower front A-arms the right length. It has a steel pin that is threaded on one end which you screw on a rod end. The pin then slides into the A-arm and is secured with a set screw. When finished the A-arm should be 61.5mm long which is obtained by sliding the rod end assembly in & out of the A-arm seems it would get real close then slip in to much and I would have to start over. Finally to them to the proper length. I then went on to assemble the front hubs which went rather smoothly. It’s starting to look like a drift chassis.