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Old 03-08-2012, 10:08 AM   #10501
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I want to preface this post by saying I really hate knock-off products, but has anyone seen this 416 knock-off?

http://www.tradezz.com/buy_8654870_T...416-Chasis.htm

My LHS told me they're getting a few kits and selling them for $179 I didn't want to look through 700 pages to see if anyone was talking about these, but are they very close? I'm sure the quality is nowhere near Tamiya's.

I've heard of this Koko Technologies before, they also sell Align T-Rex 450 clones and the usual stuff.
Save your money and pick up a used 416 in the for sale section. You'll end up with a sweet car, plus spare parts and come out way ahead of a clone.

Also, your LHS should be careful, Tamiya could go after them for selling a clone
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #10502
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Save your money and pick up a used 416 in the for sale section. You'll end up with a sweet car, plus spare parts and come out way ahead of a clone.

Also, your LHS should be careful, Tamiya could go after them for selling a clone
I don't plan to buy one, I was just curious. Like most chinese crap, you're better off spending the extra up front on the real deal.

But I don't think my LHS has anything to worry about. They're not trying to pass off the cars as real Tamiyas. I am sure Tamiya isn't very happy about it, but legally the LHS isn't doing anything wrong. This kind of copying is rampant in the RC industry; its the manufacturers they should be going after - not the retailers. But, they're out of reach in China.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #10503
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I saw one of the clone first hand. The chassis had a twist in it. The shocks, driveshafts, and diff are junk. Don't waste your time with them!
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:57 AM   #10504
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I saw one of the clone first hand. The chassis had a twist in it. The shocks, driveshafts, and diff are junk. Don't waste your time with them!
I have a chance to buy a very slightly used 416 from a local guy. After reading on here, I have a suspicion it might be one of these clones because of the price he is offering it for. Is there anything on these clones that would tell me right away that it is or is not a real tamiya?
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The shocks are different. The aluminum pieces are not as shiny. The plastic pieces are not the same quality.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:25 AM   #10506
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The shocks are different. The aluminum pieces are not as shiny. The plastic pieces are not the same quality.
I am not sure if the clone mentioned in this thread is the same as I have seen, but on the one I saw, I could see the difference on the chassis plate. In the holes, you could see the middle / the core of the chassis plate was white, meaning it was not pure carbon fibre.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:08 PM   #10507
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Since its impossible to find a stock 416x lipo chassis anyone running the newer Exotek?


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Old 03-16-2012, 06:30 AM   #10508
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Since its impossible to find a stock 416x lipo chassis anyone running the newer Exotek?


After Monday I will let you know.

They built up nice and straight so thats good now just need to see how they work on the track.
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After Monday I will let you know.

They built up nice and straight so thats good now just need to see how they work on the track.
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I forgot which one you said you had.
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Just picked up a 416x (coming from a TC6). Is there any issues running the alum swing shafts in the rear with a mod motor? I'll be running a 6.5t.
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Just picked up a 416x (coming from a TC6). Is there any issues running the alum swing shafts in the rear with a mod motor? I'll be running a 6.5t.
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No issues with alloy in the rear, just keep an eye on the blades they'll need to be replaced frequently
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:43 PM   #10512
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Hey guys i have a slight issue. I will be using a 416we for vta, so my problem is that when i put on the front wheels they rub the inside of the steering knuckle, also when at full steering lock it rubs the bottom shock eylet.. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix.. Thanks for any tips.
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Hey guys i have a slight issue. I will be using a 416we for vta, so my problem is that when i put on the front wheels they rub the inside of the steering knuckle, also when at full steering lock it rubs the bottom shock eylet.. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix.. Thanks for any tips.
Same problem on my 416, rather than using the 4mm hub, i used some 6mm ones from a tt01 drifter had laying about, solved the problem
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Hey guys i have a slight issue. I will be using a 416we for vta, so my problem is that when i put on the front wheels they rub the inside of the steering knuckle, also when at full steering lock it rubs the bottom shock eylet.. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix.. Thanks for any tips.
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Just picked up a 416x (coming from a TC6). Is there any issues running the alum swing shafts in the rear with a mod motor? I'll be running a 6.5t.
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No issues with alloy in the rear, just keep an eye on the blades they'll need to be replaced frequently
Yeti, just as CraigM said, about 99.9% of guys running the car around here are using the aluminum in the rear. Maybe even 100%.
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