By Mike Garrison
Press Release from Yokomo:
Yokomo will be releasing a new series of exterior parts for the YD-2, which will be a Brake discs and Calipers set. The brake discs themselves will include an integral hexagonal hub to be able to mount the wheels. There will be 3 types of hub thickness, 5.5 mm, 6.5 mm and 8.0 mm which will all be included so that all type of customers can adjust their track width and scrub radius freely.
The brake calipers, which can be mounted to new front and rear knuckles, are gunmetal color to better represent the realistic look and finish of a real car. Brake discs & calipers looking through the gap between the wheels will give your chassis a true realistic scale look! The set comes with new plastic steering knuckles and rear hub carriers in order to be able to install the calipers, which will be shaped to match our latest spec settings.
The new steering knuckles are set for the optimum trail and kingpin angle which where referenced from the dynamics of a real drift car so steering response is improved while increasing the looks while counter steering. The steering stopper and tie rod mounting positions are also modernized to the latest specifications, and the operation when increasing the steering angle also becomes smoother.
The rear hub carriers are designed with new upper arm attachment positions. This new positioning allows an increase in the range of setting the roll center and the camber change to the rear, making it possible to positively utilize the roll especially when at a low grip surface such as P tile. By keeping more of the contact area when the chassis rolls by raising the upper arm attachment position this will ensure more stable grip in the lateral direction, realizing aggressive drifting!
We are now accepting orders and shipping will begin September 30th.