Shedding grip – Yokomo YD-2Z
One other letter has been added to Yokomo’s YD-2 collection. A ”Z” this time, which in keeping with Yokomo ”may be mentioned to be the ultimate type”. If that proves true, their subsequent main revision of their drift chassis might be a YD-3. That continues to be to be seen. Anyway, right here it’s, the YD-2Z.
Beforehand letters are S, E and R. The S has a excessive motor mount, the E has a low motor mount, and the R has a rear motor mount. One chassis for every possibility, in contrast to MST’s RMX with the chance for each excessive and low motor mount, primarily combining Yokomo’s S and E choices. Effectively, now Yokomo has executed the identical themselves, good. The motor place of the YD-2Z may be set in 13 steps from low mount to excessive mount, loads of choices for various surfaces and driving kinds. This was one of many primary causes for me beginning out drifting with an MST relatively than with a Yokomo a few years in the past, a lot of choices in a single chassis.
Whereas this function brings the YD-2Z up degree with MST’s providing within the motor mount division, the YD-2Z takes the lead on the subject of the diff. It takes however 4 screws to entry the rear differential, a really good function that I approve extremely of.
One more good function is that the higher deck is appropriate with slide racks as normal, I anticipate possibility components for this might be launched throughout the foreseable future.
All in all, whereas not floor breaking in any means, the YD-2Z is a pleasant improve of the YD-2-line. Actually, it was overdue time to get that adjustable motor mount. I’m certain we’ll quickly see choices all decked out it in black, purple and purple aluminum, with graphite chassis and higher deck, as per Yokomo’s requirements.
Anticipate this one to dominate the podiums within the coming years. Then, perhaps, hopefully, we’ll see a change within the drift scene. I hope it’s going to finally take a step again from the ever rising speeds, again to decrease speeds and probably with out gyros. First it was 4WD drifting, then counter-steer (nonetheless 4WD, however with a rear bias), then 2WD, then increased traction, and ever sooner. What’s subsequent then? Much more velocity, or a flip within the fully wrong way? Time will inform, however wherever issues might be heading, I’m satisfied Yokomo might be at the forefront.
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