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Old 07-02-2008, 07:30 AM   #2446
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I use Schumacher gold turnbuckles for the steering

The gold matches the hinge pins
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:39 AM   #2447
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I've been using non-blue titanium rods from Lundsford, and already bent one of those! :-(

I think I read that Tamiya is releasing blue titanium rods soon?
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:33 AM   #2448
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I've been using non-blue titanium rods from Lundsford, and already bent one of those! :-(

I think I read that Tamiya is releasing blue titanium rods soon?
Tamiya had Titanium Turnbuckle
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:57 AM   #2449
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http://www.racing-cars.com/products.asp?recnumber=2177

Never had a problem with them, and ive hit stuff hard
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:00 PM   #2450
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I noticed this yesterday, with DD on the front the track width is equal to the rear, so adding spacers means you're running a wider front than rear track width. Not saying it doesnt work but I always thought that was a no no.

I've also found from experience that the middle hole on the rear bulkhead causes the rear to snap oversteer mid corner when running outdoors on concrete
So DD isn't the stock setup? What does the stock setup call for in the front?
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:02 PM   #2451
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So DD isn't the stock setup? What does the stock setup call for in the front?
CC is the stock setup!
Isn't it?
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:03 PM   #2452
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No,
That's is a MRE setup!!
FOOL!!
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hehe...

Stock setup is B/A Front, and XB/D Rear, with long arms...
Now bear in mind that the pin widths on the Long arms are 54.5 and 55.5 F & R respectively. With the short arms they are 53 and 54.5 respectively... so you narrow the front by 3mm and the rear by 2mm, simply by mounting the short arms. Pic below shows two tables (one for front, one for rear), with what the difference is with the different block combo's and arms. In fact running D/D Short on the front will still give you a narrower front than if you were running kit setup... Bear in mind the numbers are for the outer hinge pin width (not the car width), but they still give an idea of how the car width will change.

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Old 07-03-2008, 07:41 AM   #2454
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What turnbuckles are people using for steering? I bent one of the aluminium ones the other night and was thinking of putting some other steer or titanium ones in, preferably blue

edit: think I found the ones I'll use
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...th=595_744_712

for steering i use the tamiya DT-02 42mm steel turnbuckles. never had any one break and they look super cool in black/blue
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hehe...

Stock setup is B/A Front, and XB/D Rear, with long arms...
Now bear in mind that the pin widths on the Long arms are 54.5 and 55.5 F & R respectively. With the short arms they are 53 and 54.5 respectively... so you narrow the front by 3mm and the rear by 2mm, simply by mounting the short arms. Pic below shows two tables (one for front, one for rear), with what the difference is with the different block combo's and arms. In fact running D/D Short on the front will still give you a narrower front than if you were running kit setup... Bear in mind the numbers are for the outer hinge pin width (not the car width), but they still give an idea of how the car width will change.

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anyone know where I can get a replacement flanged tube for the top of the chub? part number is 9804382 (it's the 4.5x3.5mm one) but they seem somewhat scarce online
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:00 AM   #2457
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http://www.racingfactory.fi/shop2/ca...ede10ef6b898a7

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I broke an outdrive of my 416 spool. Does anybody knows if I can use the 415 outdrives? Or wihich one do you guys advise?
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:08 AM   #2459
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Forget the plastic things

I use the TAO5 steel outdrives.

Though its best if you use the steel driveshafts with them aswell, otherwise you'll be shearing driveshafts.

If you cant find them let me know
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Forget the plastic things

I use the TAO5 steel outdrives.

Though its best if you use the steel driveshafts with them aswell, otherwise you'll be shearing driveshafts.

If you cant find them let me know

Do you have a part#? Saves time...
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