Blimey this thread moved fast this afternoon....
@ Mike, Steering ackerman... I tend to find more shims behind the ballstud on the rack tends to give more steering, although the straighter link seems to help smooth the steering out.
Running it in the forward hole on the hub seems to make the car more reactive around the centre.
TBH, I haven't really played around with it too much on the 416, did more so on the 415, but settled on the rear hub hole for indoors, and the forward one outdoors, but thats more a preference on steering feel than anything else.
Adam/syndr0me - I know what you mean with the Type R, I actually owned one for a short while last year. Ran a few meetings with it, and whilst it wasn't bad, just seemed to behave completely differently to the 415. Really found it hard to get setup right, would seem to struggle to turn in, then just rotate mid corner... Was also very quick to square up out of a turn too. Did a back to back one day with my 415... and I jumped a lap... suffice to say, didn't keep the car too long after that :S
Back to the 416... Toe blocks, I contacted Rainbow ten about this last week. Apparently the 416's aren't avaliable yet. Which is a bit of an arse as I bent the 416 D block when using it on the front rear to achieve D/D. Thankfully I have some other D blocks (from the Evo4), that can be flipped without any mods, just requires 5mm of spacers rather than 3. I also suggest that you look at getting longer screws than the 3x10's specified in the kit too mount thoose blocks, seems to help prevent bending, as more material is in the blocks.
...and on this point, attached a pic of the S400 3.0 block on the front rear. Measured it up this evening, and it is exactly
the same size as a 1C. So that means D/C is good to go (You need to remove material from the C to "flip" it properly). Does require 4mm of shims to get too the right height though.
As for the pinions... whats wrong with using the hole underneath
On the Rear hub issue... I'm using 8mm hexheaded ball studs rather than the kit 5mm, which bite into the rear hub further... no stripping yet. On carpet, I'll always use a longer rear link, as it helps to smooth out the rear of the car.