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|YZ-834B SE Limited Edition|
Yokomo made this nice chain drive 4WD buggy at 1983 when Hirobo made 44B which was belt driven. YZ-834B was the 1st IFMAR winner at 1985. and we know who was the driver.
the 1st version came with flexable Kydex chassis and rear mono shock. also with front mono shock as you can see.
later chassis has a small bumper and batter chassis for race. but the material is still same. Kydex
RPS SE’s fiberglass chassis is very hard and tweak-proof. RPS SE came with lots of improved parts like shocks, gears, axles, and nice tires.
Delta and Trinity made the chassis as well. and this Trinity is still the best one to me.
the box art gold arms look great. I asked to my friend pargu2000 (http://stores.ebay.com/pargu2000) to make them. they look so great. and the handling is much better than ever. we made 20 sets. and sold the rest of them on ebay
got the pictures from my RC buddy yesterday. unfortunately, I didn’t get any information of the source where the pictures came from
Magazine: Model Channel
Issue: May, 1983
Title: RC Car – New Kit(s) Info
Yokomo YZ-834B came with few weak spots like most 80’s RC vehicles had some.I have made the list on wikipedia before. pleas check this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokomo_YZ-834B and want to add some pics for someone who still runs this old and nice buggy
hotdog4’s rear axle could be a good replacement. I’v been using them for years. and I noticed they won’t ever be broken or crushed
the dogbones were from AYK Race Prep. it’s hard to find now. but it worths to get and run with them
the length of RC10 and 834B front dog bones are identical. but the diameter of the pins are not. you may use RC10’s if you can’t find the orginal or AYK’s. but you need to trim the pins. maybe the heads as well
Yz-834b stock front axles
hardened front axles came with later 834B’s and RPS SE
stock front axles were not strong neither. it had poor resistance to abrasion. the oneway bearing made worn it out like the alxes in the picture
Later Wonder Dog and RPS SE came with stronger hardwares include this axle
I pulled this off my runner which has been racing for years. it still looks like new