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Old 05-08-2009, 11:36 AM   #5311
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Rod - instead of wishing us luck, how about you come out of retirement? I come out of retirement once a year to do the Reedy Race. You've got some skillz. It will only take you a battery pack or two to be back on pace.



The 1510 bearing is not really loaded hard at all. Mine last a very long time. I think you are just unlucky. The 5x9 bearings on the older 415 on the otherhand suck.



Shaft vs belt. A long time ago I kept testing back to back an Evo4 vs 415 with an underpowered 19T or 23T motor. The Evo4 always "felt" faster and seemed to accelerate harder, but the lap times between the two were always the same. I always just ended up confused.
I think that having a belt gives a little cushion in the drive line. The shaft spins smother but presents gear wear and undue stress on the diff gear. shaft drive may be better for spec. classes but I'm certain belt is overall a better system.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:41 AM   #5312
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It also says to shake well before using ... If it's been sitting around for a while .
Yep, definately did that (after noticing it looked weird the first time ). Still came out weird looking but I still used it for some reason. I think I just had a bad bottle (it was new). Got an old bottle out for all the "fixes" and all is well so far.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:03 PM   #5313
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Ling, you should go to IIC!
I grew up in Vegas. One of my good friend from High School now owns a strip club in Vegas. If I were to goto IIC - I would spend my entire time at the club and I would never make it to the track.
If I were smart (or rich), I'd pay some of my buddy's employees to marshall for me.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:00 PM   #5314
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Is that with or with-out the Shock Boots?
Talking about the 416, not the 801
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:50 AM   #5315
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Talking about the 416, not the 801
Sorry ..lol, guess I'm losing focus on which forum I'm in.... again.
So that would be without then right ?
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No shock boots, just good o-rings, lol
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The o-rings in your rebuild kit should be the same o-rings as the P3 from HPI I'm guessing. One thing I've noticed about the low friction ones is that they seem to outlast any other low friction o-ring I've tried in the past. I have had them on for about 6 or 7 track days now, and still don't have any leaking. Normally with a low friction o-ring I get leaking after the first day.
Thats good to know! I can get the HPI o-rings for $1 vs $6 for the tamiya "rebuild" kit that comes with useless guides/shim.
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Thats good to know! I can get the HPI o-rings for $1 vs $6 for the tamiya "rebuild" kit that comes with useless guides/shim.
Actually they aren't as useless as you'd think. Just like how the shock shafts lose their gold color over time, the same dust and grit that does that will wear out the guides and cause slop. You don't have to replace them as often as the o-rings, but it would be good to replace those and the shock shafts when you notice the shaft turning to silver.
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the shock shaft wears to silver? I've never seen anything like that
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the shock shaft wears to silver? I've never seen anything like that
Happened to mine in less than a season of dirty outdoor tracks. Indoor, they stay gold forever, or close to it.
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I pretty much have only been racing on outdoor tracks so I guess it happens to me more often than anyone running on the rug..
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bump! geez page 3, all our 416s must be dialled to have this little chit chat

Here's a video of mine at an event at my home track last month. It's the white/blue/black #1 car. The video was shot by Ray Wood
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Lookin good Gotta be pretty cool to have Ray Wood as a local filming the events.

The carpet track opening up by me is ahead of schedule, and will be laying the carpet down tomorrow, and should be setting up LiveRC later this week which should be cool as well.
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Lookin good Gotta be pretty cool to have Ray Wood as a local filming the events.
Ray's a member at our club, he designed the track
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is that track in Australia? why can't we have tracks liek that here in the US? I know the tamiya circuit looks similiar but of course it has to be in Cali
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