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Old 11-10-2002, 07:41 PM   #1486
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X414X: nice ride man, glad you finally finished it . it looks like new!

Does the original 414 use titanium screws or steel screws?
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Did you polish those aluminum parts? Just asking cause I want to polish mine too but I'm afraid I might do more harm. Tamiya's "white" aluminums look like they have some coating or something. They don't tarnish so much like other aluminums.
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Old 11-10-2002, 09:49 PM   #1487
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I did't polish any of the parts. All aluminum parts except, the wheels are anodized so, it not advisable unless your are going to re-anodize it. What's tarnishing on your kit? The wheels?
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Old 11-10-2002, 10:01 PM   #1488
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Thought so...


Mine's not reallly that tarnished. It just doesn't look as shiny as yours. . I think it's the humidity here (Tropics). I got mine second hand and it's been raced by its former owner. It's still in good condition though.
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Old 11-10-2002, 11:14 PM   #1489
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I know know it is the receiver position that is causing the problem, at the moment it is positioned just like in Aurra Sing's car, but I have my TC2 sitting where his transponder mount is...
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Old 11-10-2002, 11:16 PM   #1490
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Also I have fuel tubing around the antenna wire to insulate it from the carbon, etc.
Could it be the bellcranks?
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is it just the servo glitching? do you use the rubber grommets to mount the servos onto the chassis?
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Old 11-11-2002, 08:58 AM   #1492
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I'm still having doubts

Hi again,

I still don't know what to buy. Should I go for a TRF414 or a Corally chassis.

Give me some tips please. Is the TRF durable? Is it raced in competition?

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rccarracer:
Check the motor again. New motors are often the worst for arching. Try cutting the commutator and then break in the brushes so that they are fully seated across the face of the brush.
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Hi again,

I still don't know what to buy. Should I go for a TRF414 or a Corally chassis.

Give me some tips please. Is the TRF durable? Is it raced in competition?

S.
hey buddy..

ur asking the guys in the TRF414 forum if u should get a 414 or corrally???? what do u think we'll say .

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Old 11-11-2002, 02:32 PM   #1495
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Offcourse you'll say I have to buy a trf. But I would just like to know its strong and weak points. Especially the weak points.

And if I want to take on the likes of Corally's, HP¤'s, Associateds, etc at my local track I want to be sure I don't have to spend another fortune at getting the car tuned. I was just using the corally for comparison. I want a hightech car out of the box, does the trf deliver that?

And my main question is actually is it durable, at my local track there are some guys running big heavy 1/5 gas cars. If they hit one of us electro's we're always the ones that end up with repairs.
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Old 11-11-2002, 02:56 PM   #1496
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personally, my TRF has been rock solid and near bulletproof. I find it to be even more durable than my previous car, the factory team TC3. Ppl consider the TC3 to be one of the most durable cars available. but i find my TRF414M2 to even more durable than that car. I had my FT TC3 for about 2 months. And I had to do some repairs (including: replacing the cvd (costed me 22 bucks cuz they come in packages of 2) becuz someone hit me on my side and bent the cvd; replacing the rear upright becuz my friend accidentally hit my rear right wheel and literally broke the GRAPHITE upright, and thats' about it. but thats' compared to my TRF414M2 where i've had no repairs at all. the only thing i'm dealing with right now is having to find a flanged bearing that goes on my steering rack. it came loose becuz i missed chekcing the screw as it had gotten loose. but in terms of anything breaking, ZERO. practically every TRF414 car u come by, is race ready right out of the box. they were designed as competition race cars. althoguht i dont kno much about the corally. but i can guarantee u that u can't go wrong with any 414 car.

in terms of weak points, the only real weak point to having a 414 car is the parts availability. but usually u can find all parts online. but if ur looking to ur LHS, u most likely wont find a single part for ur car. maybe some ta04 parts u might be able to interchange with, but in terms of TRF414 parts, good luck. like, for myself, i only found two places in the whole world online that have my flanged bearings for the steering rack. both online, one in singapore and the other in japan. how tough is that?? . but yeah, other than that, no othe rweak points. peaches.

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Thanks,

There were two reasons I was looking at Corally. One is because they are widely available in Belgium and I use their battery connectors (and they are great). And two, in Belgium I have the impression that tamiya is considered to be more a toy, corally and others more real rc hobby. If I get a trf I'll have to prove them wrong

The problem with corally is that they don't offer bodies and they are more specialised in pro12 and pro10, not touring. That's what I like about tamiya, there is always a body that you're going to like because of the wide choice. I always raced Tamiya's but about 6 years ago I found my ta02 a bit to much on the budget that's why I was looking for alternatives.

I don't want to make the mistake again of getting a new chassis and then having to spend twice the amount it cost at replacing everything with carbon and titanium etc. (ok with the trf this should not be the case).

I only live 100 miles from rccarinternational, a big rc car store so I'm going to take a look there at what they offer of spare parts in stock.

For those of you who are interested, they also have an online shop: http://www.rccarinternational.com

Seems they offer a lot of spare parts.
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Default Part # for rose joints

Can anyone provide me with a part number for the rose joints found on the 414M2? The ones on the inboard ends of the camber adjusting turnbuckles.

I don't own a 414, but would like to use these joints on my 04R.

I'm assuming they come in two parts... the plastic retainer and the ball stud. Does anyone know if they come together or with the plastic bit on a tree and the ball studs seperate?

All help appreciated.

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Can anyone provide me with a part number for the rose joints found on the 414M2? The ones on the inboard ends of the camber adjusting turnbuckles.

I don't own a 414, but would like to use these joints on my 04R.

I'm assuming they come in two parts... the plastic retainer and the ball stud. Does anyone know if they come together or with the plastic bit on a tree and the ball studs seperate?

All help appreciated.

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ball end - 9805768
plastic adjuster - 0445749

not sure how they are sold in
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Default TA04 -TRF414 parts

Is the front hub carrier of the TA04PRO the same as that of the original TRF414? Currently, my 414 is fitted with the racing hub carrier (the one with the ball studs for camber link and torsion bar).
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