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Old 06-21-2010, 06:03 AM   #9106
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Interesting chassis. I guess that would be good for low traction tracks.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:55 AM   #9107
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I raced a few weeks ago at our local State Titles and used the latest Smokem flexi-chassis for my 416.
Despite my average/out of practice driving (!) I still ended up third in mod and my car was so great all weekend with spot on balance and easy to drive. It was awesome fun!

Here are some 'phone' pics:
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Nice looking chassis, I m using the solid Smokem one, so far the handling has been very good, however I would like to try the flexi one if its available.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:38 AM   #9108
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anyone know the spring rates of the tamiya springs?
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see if this help you Warren: http://www.thard.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=33
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Hi,

I raced a few weeks ago at our local State Titles and used the latest Smokem flexi-chassis for my 416.
Despite my average/out of practice driving (!) I still ended up third in mod and my car was so great all weekend with spot on balance and easy to drive. It was awesome fun!

Here are some 'phone' pics:
Attachment 607336

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Cheers
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I can't wait for the release. I've been using the current chassis and it's damn good.... hope to hear soon from Smoke-em!... cheerios.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:14 PM   #9111
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A quick question. it seems that the TRF uses ball studs and ball CUPS instead of the open tie rod links that are on the xray.

So i used a RPM ball cup as a first aide to a broken rod end, and i notice they take away GOBS of slop. I would like to run them this wal always, but they have lots of friction inside, and binds the suspension a bit.

Would you tamiya guys be nice enough to post a pic of this exact thing on the TRF, and give me a part #? It adjusts the roll center, and is also the inside camber link shown in this picture.

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Old 06-21-2010, 07:43 PM   #9113
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A quick question. it seems that the TRF uses ball studs and ball CUPS instead of the open tie rod links that are on the xray.

So i used a RPM ball cup as a first aide to a broken rod end, and i notice they take away GOBS of slop. I would like to run them this wal always, but they have lots of friction inside, and binds the suspension a bit.
If you have lots of slop with the stock ballcups, it means you need to replace them. Be sure to cut the top off of them so you can unscrew the ballstud without popping off the cup, it keeps them from wearing out.
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Yeah it's pretty cool!
I think the new Smokem chassis are being manufactured currently, I'll see if the Smokem team can give us an update.....
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Thanks Cookie! The chassis is in final development stages. We have a couple of other drivers completing final testing with these prototypes. They might even make an appearance at the Worlds which will be the ultimate testing ground! Stay tuned...

ps: estimated release in July.
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Thanks Cookie! The chassis is in final development stages. We have a couple of other drivers completing final testing with these prototypes. They might even make an appearance at the Worlds which will be the ultimate testing ground! Stay tuned...

ps: estimated release in July.
Thanks guys. I wait in eager anticipation.
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Thanks Cookie! The chassis is in final development stages. We have a couple of other drivers completing final testing with these prototypes. They might even make an appearance at the Worlds which will be the ultimate testing ground! Stay tuned...

ps: estimated release in July.
July??!! Why so long... Tamiya would also be releasing their's in July but I'd prefer SMOKE-EM's!!!
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I'd prefer which ever is cheaper.
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Has anyone tried the new ballcups from Xray with the hole in them on the Tamiya Ball ends? If so how do they fit?
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Hi,

I have still one Airduct in stock.

http://www.sakaguchinetshop.com/prod...Luftkanal.html

Why do you want to use xray ball heads? The Tamiya ones are nice looking and you can also adjust nearly every rollcenter you want (by taking spacers in/out).

On the ISTC worlds next week we will see, which chassis will go best in burgdorf (germany). I will try the 416x std one + the smokem one. If I will get the possibility I will also test the new tamiya one.
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