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Old 04-04-2010, 05:50 AM   #8626
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are the other smokem runners flipping the centre shaft along with the rest of the drivetrain?
Hey Craig. I flipped mine on the X to get the front belt as far across as possible. Didn't have to do that on the original 416 as there are more shims to work with.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:26 AM   #8627
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Thanks Craig, I'm at a crossroads on choosing a chassis as well. I'm making a return to onroad racing after club racing offroad for the last 5 years. I currently have a TA05 ver2 that I've been having hard time finding parts for at times. I know the two chassis share a few parts, which is the reason I'm leaning more towards the 416 chassis. But the parts issues worry me.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:17 AM   #8628
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I have an Exotek 416XL chassis, I have just finished installing it. Pics below...





I haven't tested it yet...hopefully by today. The thickness is 2mm. I have few points to highlight here when using this chassis.

1) The 'L' shape weight (front) will touch the front steering post if you set the batt at the most inward position. So you can only use middle and outer position.

2) There are 2 positions for the batt Forward like 416WE and Rear 416X.....again the 'L' shape weight only allow you to use the rear position coz the steering system will touch the 'L' weight when putting left steering (you can't get full left steering)

3) I haven't weight my car yet but when I tried to balance it, its too heavy at the batt side. I wish Exotek would make the 'L' shape weight in thin pieces ie 5-10grams each so I can just add or remove it accordingly.

Other than that I think I m happy with the quality of this Exotek 416XL chassis and hope it will handle better than the ori one.
Great looking car...Very clean and all the blue makes me so happy! Nice Job and great attention to detail.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:29 AM   #8629
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Great looking car...Very clean and all the blue makes me so happy! Nice Job and great attention to detail.
Thank you Artwork....I m crazy about blue too....
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:45 AM   #8630
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Very nice.. I also got the Exotek and still building it.

A couple questions though... where did you get the "BLUE" Diff seals?

And is that a 17.5 motor? What kind is it and where did you get it?

Are those the new TRF Black short springs? I don't believe the long ones are available yet?


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The diff seal I made it myself using vinyl (the one for full scale car decoration) I just cut it using circle cutter.

No its a 3.5T mod motor ( I run mostly mod) Its brand is Hobbywing, which I think made by Feigao (looks exactly like SP comp ver 2.0).

The springs are actually HPI silvers, I use Kyosho VoneRRR evo spring retainer and ball link, its a perfect fit for the spring and the ball link fit nicely into the Tamiya ball stud.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:18 AM   #8631
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I managed to test my car today with the Exotek conversion....All the set up was the same as i ran with the original chassis....Tyre used was Much More 32....The most noticeable handling improvement that I noticed was I have tons of grips...before this my car was a little bit twitchy on the rear and the steering was never the same between right and left input...usually the left input was more sensitive making it break loose (I have tried a lot of things BUT its still there...Note: My old 416WE had this problem too)....Today all the problems that I had was gone...i can make aggressive steering input and still did not break the rear loose....I m really satisfied with this Exotek chassis conversion....Yet I haven't fully balance weight the car (still batt side heavy).....
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I managed to test my car today with the Exotek conversion....All the set up was the same as i ran with the original chassis....Tyre used was Much More 32....The most noticeable handling improvement that I noticed was I have tons of grips...before this my car was a little bit twitchy on the rear and the steering was never the same between right and left input...usually the left input was more sensitive making it break loose (I have tried a lot of things BUT its still there...Note: My old 416WE had this problem too)....Today all the problems that I had was gone...i can make aggressive steering input and still did not break the rear loose....I m really satisfied with this Exotek chassis conversion....Yet I haven't fully balance weight the car (still batt side heavy).....
dameetz.. you need to get rid of those TWO LONE black screws on your top deck and replace it with some blue ones.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:16 PM   #8633
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dameetz.. you need to get rid of those TWO LONE black screws on your top deck and replace it with some blue ones.
Wow....you noticed that.....Those 2 screws were BLUE before until I stripped the hex head after over tightening them during finishing this conversion....anyway I have to get some spares now....
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Wow....you noticed that.....Those 2 screws were BLUE before until I stripped the hex head after over tightening them during finishing this conversion....anyway I have to get some spares now....
well if you really want to nitpick... your bumper brace, motor and servo horn screws can also be blue.

car looks real nice. clean wiring, etc. i need to get some blue screws on my car to get that extra bling factor
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I like the gloss ones that come with the kit, can you buy them in packs? Or maybe you guys that are changing to the blue ones can send me yours?
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Hello everyone. I am new to racing and was planning on running my 416WE in RCGT sportman in a couple of weeks. Just wanted to confirm if you experts still recommend an FDR of 3.5 for 17.5 BL.

Thanks in advance.
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I managed to test my car today with the Exotek conversion....All the set up was the same as i ran with the original chassis....Tyre used was Much More 32....The most noticeable handling improvement that I noticed was I have tons of grips...before this my car was a little bit twitchy on the rear and the steering was never the same between right and left input...usually the left input was more sensitive making it break loose (I have tried a lot of things BUT its still there...Note: My old 416WE had this problem too)....Today all the problems that I had was gone...i can make aggressive steering input and still did not break the rear loose....I m really satisfied with this Exotek chassis conversion....Yet I haven't fully balance weight the car (still batt side heavy).....

Have you noticed any premature wear on the chassis or any delamination or cracking on your chassis?

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Old 04-06-2010, 04:39 PM   #8638
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Hello everyone. I am new to racing and was planning on running my 416WE in RCGT sportman in a couple of weeks. Just wanted to confirm if you experts still recommend an FDR of 3.5 for 17.5 BL.

Thanks in advance.
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Hello everyone. I am new to racing and was planning on running my 416WE in RCGT sportman in a couple of weeks. Just wanted to confirm if you experts still recommend an FDR of 3.5 for 17.5 BL.

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Morbo you have a good memory... Yes GTB..
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