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Old 04-13-2015, 04:57 AM   #8836
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I'm hesitant to spend $85 on the Schelle CF chassis when the kit just works so well out of the box. For those that have it, is this a must-have or just a nice-to-have? I'm a fairly consistent driver and would be very happy with gaining just .2 or .3 per lap if there's that type of potential in adding this upgrade.
The Schelle chassis is probably one of the best upgrades out of the few I've bought for this car. It truly does make a difference. In a 5min qual I was able to knock 3secs off my lap times and be more consistent. You can drive it harder in and out of the corners, and jump more level or even. I also switched my electronics around when I got my chassis and when I threw it on the scales, all 4 corners balanced out great.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:10 AM   #8837
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Hey Guys..may be back in the market to start racing 4wd. Aside from the metal gear diff, what are the key advantages of this buggy compared to something like a Durango or Kyosho?

How does the durability of the D413 stack up against the other cars?
To me, I think the biggest advantage of this buggy is durability. I tend to make a couple stupid mistakes every race, and over the years with my ZX5 (ran the SP, then got the FS, then upgraded it to the FS SP2) I finished 80-90% of races. Arms, shock towers, ballcups, and rear camber link carriers were the most broken for me. I have yet to not finish a race with the D413. I have killed 3 parts, all in practice -
Front right shock cap - full throttle off a tabletop into a wall, still in the mindset of racing the 17.5 buggy...
2x right rear outside camber link ballcup - broke these back to back on a tricky part of a high traction indoor track, the second one broke almost immediately, I think the plastic had a void or something. The third one has been good since. Out of all the guys running at one of my local tracks (think we have had 8 D413's on the track at the same time) this seems to be the only part all of us have broken.

I know some people have broken front tower supports too, mine has been fine, even after some pretty bad wrecks. Local guy has bent 2 shock shafts.

I really don't miss having to lug around $200 in spare parts and having to order $20 or so worth of parts after every other race weekend.

On the national stage, Ty has proven that this buggy is a very competitive kit, and it is also doing very well locally all around the world.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:55 AM   #8838
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Unless you enjoy not finishing races, stay away from the Durango. The K car is good but every last thing about it is EXPENSIVE. From what I have seen there are no 4x4 buggies that are as durable as this thing.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:32 AM   #8839
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Where did you install?
Sorry, that would help wouldn't it. oring/ HB spacer/ clear traxxas spacer/ oring/ orange HB plastic cap. You wont have to cinch the aluminum cap as far. Without the extra spacer you can easily bury the aluminum cap all the way down on the threads and still feel a little play in the shock shaft which lets the air in. with the extra spacer you will get a much better compression of the orings and the shaft isn't nearly as loose feeling.
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Sorry, that would help wouldn't it. oring/ HB spacer/ clear traxxas spacer/ oring/ orange HB plastic cap. You wont have to cinch the aluminum cap as far. Without the extra spacer you can easily bury the aluminum cap all the way down on the threads and still feel a little play in the shock shaft which lets the air in. with the extra spacer you will get a much better compression of the orings and the shaft isn't nearly as loose feeling.
Awesome thanks for the tip
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:33 PM   #8841
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Ok guys, what's the part number for the Traxxas Xrings everyone is using?
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:41 PM   #8842
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You guys should try the Durango blue S30 orings. Direct fit drop in on the D413 shock and just as smooth as the traxxas xring and no air leaks or funky shimming needed.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDXAE&P=ML

I've tried them both and the Durango orings are the better solution. Just as smooth, alot less hassel.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:30 PM   #8843
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it's 4mm longer than stock chassis. Which bring it to similar wheel base as DEX410.
personally I don't think it's too much difference at all. last time there's a chassis length change, it was B44.1 to B44.2, that's +8mm, and that's barely made a difference in the pro's hands.
Still, it's much cheaper than a stock chassis if you are considering replacing one.

*since the 2015 worlds will be on super high grip astroturf, I kind of think HB may come out with an official aluminum chassis. (even on touring car, aluminum chassis works better on carpet)

Have you drove one with the Schelle Chassis? The only reason Why I asked is because if you did I dont think you would be saying this. I say that because for me even with the stock base setup the Schelle was So so much better. then when I finally got it dialed in it was even better. I know I might sound like I am quoting the Schelle Ad, but it just handles so much better, on top of the speed I can carry in the corners and sweepers. It also jumps better which will help me alot now that outdoor season is here and I run on big jump/air tracks in the MSCS Series. I have a buddy that ran the Avid chassis for about a week and then he switched to the Schelle and swears by it now. overall this is just my opinion and I would never go back to the stock chassis under any conditions
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Ok guys, what's the part number for the Traxxas Xrings everyone is using?
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:47 PM   #8845
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Hey guys my bro was driving his buggy over the weekend and broke the eyelet piece that screws onto the bottom of the shock shaft (112792). I tried finding some for him online but there back ordered still but what I was wondering is if there is another companies part that would work for now to get by ? Thanks for the help
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Have you drove one with the Schelle Chassis? The only reason Why I asked is because if you did I dont think you would be saying this. I say that because for me even with the stock base setup the Schelle was So so much better. then when I finally got it dialed in it was even better. I know I might sound like I am quoting the Schelle Ad, but it just handles so much better, on top of the speed I can carry in the corners and sweepers. It also jumps better which will help me alot now that outdoor season is here and I run on big jump/air tracks in the MSCS Series. I have a buddy that ran the Avid chassis for about a week and then he switched to the Schelle and swears by it now. overall this is just my opinion and I would never go back to the stock chassis under any conditions
Please link the chassis you are speaking of.
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Please link the chassis you are speaking of.
http://www.schelleracing.com/index.p...ory&path=63_82
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:54 PM   #8848
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Just got an email from Exotek and this part looks like it won't be available until later next month according to them.

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Old 04-14-2015, 08:04 PM   #8849
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Just got an email from Exotek and this part looks like it won't be available until later next month according to them.
I couldn't wait and picked one up on eBay from a place in SoCal. Came pretty quick and installed great. Also got the steering rack and the center diff cap.
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I couldn't wait any longer and eBay'd some aluminum HB shock caps......my set on Amain got kicked up on the date again....
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