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Old 09-01-2010, 12:33 AM   #9631
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The redesigned top deck that comes with the LiPo chassis is cut in such a way that the car can accomodate much larger pinion gears without requiring any modification. For my 17.5 in the "spec" class, I'm running a 54T pinion (100T spur) with no problems at all. In fact, I could probably go up to a 57T or so if I had to. With all past iterations of the car, getting anything larger in there required a decent amount of filing.

I kinda hope future versions of the LiPo chassis assume you'll run your belts flipped, and do away with the larger cutouts so you can run pulleys either way. I've already seen one damaged chassis from a side impact, something which never affected other chassis for this car. It also seems like the rear edge is more susceptible to damage than before.

I ran my last pack before IIC tonight. Now it's time to strip down the X and get it ready for Vegas. I've tried all sorts of setups, but in the end, Jilles Snowbirds setup has worked the best for me with very few changes, and is what I'm going with as my starting point next week. It sounds like Tamiya isn't sending the TRF team, so it'll probably just be a couple of privateers carrying the banner for the greatest car ever made. We'll do our best to represent.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:10 AM   #9632
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Good luck man, do us prod

Surely the US team will be there?
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:26 AM   #9633
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I think it depends on the carpet and tires. On foams, you definitely want to go stiffer in most cases. On rubbers, it depends on the grip levels. Ronald Volker pretty much dominated the last European carpet season with a flexy Yokomo so more flex definitely helped him there. BTW, the Smokem 416LP I have is stiffer than stock and probably similar to a 2.5mm Tamiya. And it's also more lipo friendly.
I was talking about the FX chassis, not the LP chassis.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:14 AM   #9634
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And I also commented on why you might want more flex on carpet - ie FX chassis:

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...On rubbers, it depends on the grip levels. Ronald Volker pretty much dominated the last European carpet season with a flexy Yokomo so more flex definitely helped him there...
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:00 AM   #9635
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It sounds like Tamiya isn't sending the TRF team, so it'll probably just be a couple of privateers carrying the banner for the greatest car ever made. We'll do our best to represent.
Good Luck TRP Team! (Tamiya Racing Privateers)
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:49 AM   #9636
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Surely the US team will be there?
Thanks! Tamiya USA doesn't seem to have much of an on-road team, if any. There will be plenty of guys there from XRay, AE and HB with full factory support though. And not just for mod. I think the super stock clases are taken more seriously than mod in this country. Rumor has it Hara and Moore will be entering the boosted 17.5 class! I hope they're ready!
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:21 AM   #9637
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Thanks! Tamiya USA doesn't seem to have much of an on-road team, if any. There will be plenty of guys there from XRay, AE and HB with full factory support though. And not just for mod. I think the super stock clases are taken more seriously than mod in this country. Rumor has it Hara and Moore will be entering the boosted 17.5 class! I hope they're ready!
US Team or NA Team, what a joke, lol. I'll be cheering for you Adam, even though running a different brand myself. AND I will be there to do that (got it all sorted out so I'm good to go now). Due to the airlines I have to cut back on what I would bring so I'm only bringing one car, so I have to bring the tank, just to make sure I make it through the first 2 corners, LOL. Hopefully we can hook up or maybe pit togeather.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:59 PM   #9638
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I broke the tiny screw which goes into the wheel hex. What is the part number for the screw thanks
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:24 PM   #9639
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I broke the tiny screw which goes into the wheel hex. What is the part number for the screw thanks
The individual part number is 9805893 (RC 1.6x4mm Cap Screw). Might be easier to buy a set of the hexes as spares...
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If any one is interested, I found one of these on the Tamiya America site. I got mine yesterday and it gets a A+ for the bling factor! price is good too! I think its a Tamiya fan must-have!
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53655
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If any one is interested, I found one of these on the Tamiya America site. I got mine yesterday and it gets a A+ for the bling factor! price is good too! I think its a Tamiya fan must-have!
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53655
They've been on sale for a long time. They are nice but scratch easily. Can't beat it for $27 though.
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Hey Guys

I own a 416WE and I was wondering if any of you guys know if the LIPO upgrade for the 416X can fit it..... Any idea?
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They all fit Smokem, Exotek, Tamiya ( top deck doesnt fit, but rest is good)
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Hey Guys

I own a 416WE and I was wondering if any of you guys know if the LIPO upgrade for the 416X can fit it..... Any idea?
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Yes it can fit the WE.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:47 AM   #9645
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Some people said TRF417 will coming this November
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