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Old 07-17-2009, 12:19 PM   #5926
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those will be the super expensave ones with the small balance knotches in it ??

i cant see the benefit of them

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I don't know if that's what he's talking about, but I can say the "middle-hole" shock towers are not that expensive. I think RDVTG-Hobbies on Ebay has them for under $10 each (plus $2 postage)...

They are actually quite effective for balancing. A similar set came with my MSX-MRE. Very easy to use too. Just grab two of your hex-drivers and slide one under each of the notches. Now pick up the car. It will lean one way. You add weight to the other side until it doesn't lean. Beats the pants off X-ray's method of pin-point stands. Still seems odd that the 416 didn't come with them originally...
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i cheat ....

bought 4 small scales and made a corner weight station

i can see the point of them but why would you need to buy them , they dont break or wear out , and there is so much on the 416 that does wear , you have to spend enough on maintinance
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i cheat ....

bought 4 small scales and made a corner weight station

i can see the point of them but why would you need to buy them , they dont break or wear out , and there is so much on the 416 that does wear , you have to spend enough on maintinance
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:49 AM   #5929
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...have any of you experienced any type of binding when steering is full locked either left or right under low acceleration? under full acceleration drive line is smooth as silk, slow speeds while steering under full lock sounds a little bindy and cant find where. Front, rear diffs rebuilt and cleaned, centre lay shaft the same. Belt tension is spot on.

Any ideas from any of you?
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:59 AM   #5930
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...have any of you experienced any type of binding when steering is full locked either left or right under low acceleration? under full acceleration drive line is smooth as silk, slow speeds while steering under full lock sounds a little bindy and cant find where. Front, rear diffs rebuilt and cleaned, centre lay shaft the same. Belt tension is spot on.

Any ideas from any of you?
it comes from the cv's knowen as cv chatter all cars have it give or take how bad it is from other kits.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:24 PM   #5931
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It seems like the TRF team might be testing some kind of new center pulley?

http://ets.redrc.net/gallery/

Any other differences you guys can spot?
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:47 PM   #5932
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It seems like the TRF team might be testing some kind of new center pulley?

http://ets.redrc.net/gallery/

Any other differences you guys can spot?
Looks like they have removed the steering centre mount. Previously they just ran it without screwing onto the upper deck. Interesting they don't run a carbon brace between steering post.

Left rear sway bar link on Wilck's car is well bent. Must be a secret go fast TQ mod...
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:32 PM   #5933
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it comes from the cv's knowen as cv chatter all cars have it give or take how bad it is from other kits.
...thanks for the reply mate. Any ideas on how to eliminate it?
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:08 AM   #5934
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Does anyone know who has these in stock?

416/TB03 Titanium Wheel Axles (Square STV-50MSA)

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Looks like they have removed the steering centre mount. Previously they just ran it without screwing onto the upper deck. Interesting they don't run a carbon brace between steering post....
and i was going to build a carbon one ....HMMM maybe not now

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Left rear sway bar link on Wilck's car is well bent. Must be a secret go fast TQ mod...
yeah i will try that this afternoon ............
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ETS A1 - Wilck, Rheinhard, Groskamp
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Hi,

back from the ETS race (nice one!)

Vic was testing the new 20T Centershaft. But it seems to be a very early prototype. Meanwhile many TRF416 were already equipped with the new seperated suspension mounts. They make changes in toe very easy.

The setup was similar to the one from the last year. The new "middle hole" damper stays gave me a brilliant second B-Main in stock, as my car could fly over the curvs without rolling away.
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Dai, congrats on your result. I have to question you on the "new" shock towers though. To me the shock positions don't look different, apart from the so called "middle hole" which I believe is a tool to check the side-to-side balance of the chassis? Would be nice to overlay the old and new towers to see any differences.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:21 AM   #5939
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Hi,

back from the ETS race (nice one!)

Vic was testing the new 20T Centershaft. But it seems to be a very early prototype. Meanwhile many TRF416 were already equipped with the new seperated suspension mounts. They make changes in toe very easy.
Separated mounts? So the blocks (like 1D) are actually two pieces? How do they stay secure with only one hole in the chassis? It seems like other designs like this will use two screws to secure each side, and maybe even a locating pin.

Do you guys still manufacture and use the snap-on diff covers for the 416? Are they available for purchase anywhere that ships to the US?
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Meanwhile many TRF416 were already equipped with the new seperated suspension mounts. They make changes in toe very easy.
Do you have pic of this? Is it something like the new TA05 ver2 separated blocks? Do we need a new chassis for that ?

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