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Old 01-01-2003, 12:35 PM   #1831
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They last long, even in mod, as long as you keep the rings in its right place.
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Old 01-01-2003, 03:33 PM   #1832
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I just got a 414M2 and wondering about the durability of the plastic outdrives. Do they last long? Is this something that needs to be upgraded. Thanks.
there are no problems at all with the kit outdrives...i race mod and the outdrives on my car are showing minimal wear, if any at all. the weight saving of these outdrives is a great advantage, keeps the rotating mass down to a minimum.
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Old 01-02-2003, 01:48 AM   #1833
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I just got a 414M2 and wondering about the durability of the plastic outdrives. Do they last long? Is this something that needs to be upgraded. Thanks.
Made of Delrin. This is actually the Hop Up option that TMY throw in the M2 package. The old M, silver, came with steel.

In case you have not built the kit yer, change all screw to titanium, especially the one that hold suspension block. No thread locks... hope it helps
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Old 01-02-2003, 08:43 AM   #1834
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In case you have not built the kit yer, change all screw to titanium, especially the one that hold suspension block. No thread locks... hope it helps
Yes, replace the kit screws because they strip easily, but they don't have to be titanium. Just get at least high quality steel or stainless steel (slightly weaker) screws.
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Old 01-02-2003, 09:23 AM   #1835
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Default Tamiya Bearings (414M2)

Although I haven't had an opportunity to drive my car yet (Still winter), I've noticed that the bearings included in this kit are very smooth, but "lazy". They don't spin freely.

I decided to disassemble my 414, and clean all of the bearings, then re-oil them. This didn't make much of a difference though.

I decided to compare the Tamiya bearings to some Yokomo MR4-TC bearings that I had and there's a night an day difference between the two. By comparrison, the Yokomo bearings spin more than 10x as long.

The only Yokomo bearings that were the same size as the Tamiya bearings were the bearings used for the lay shaft.

Will the Tamiya bearings loosen up with time and use?

Anyone have a list of the bearing sizes used in the 414? If possible I'd like to replace the drive shaft bearings at a minium.
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Old 01-02-2003, 10:26 AM   #1836
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Larry:

I noticed the same thing also, I sprayed out the bearings then re-oiled, they felt the same,
I ran the car, then they freed up a bit

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Old 01-02-2003, 10:39 AM   #1837
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Larry, try taking the motor out and use an air compressor with a nzzle that sprays at a pin-point location (ball inflators work well), hold the nozzle 1/4" away from the spur and give it a 10 second blast at 100+PSI...... allow the drive train to come to a rest for a few minute and repeat a few time...... Remember no more than 10 seconds!, and allow the components to cool a bit before reappliing prossure. At the RPM your drivetrain spins each 10 seconds simulates one full run. You could also put a set of foams on the car and the lowest wind old motor you can find w/ the smallest spur and boggest pinion, hook -up a fully charged 6 cell pack and let it run until the pack is dead. Recharge and repeat until you are satisfied..... either method will work, and it will not only break-in your bearings, but your belts also.....
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Old 01-02-2003, 01:26 PM   #1838
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IMPACTPLAYR: Thanks. (sold it when I sold all of my other r/c stuff). I don't have a compressor, but I can give the motor run suggestion a try.
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Default 414M2 vs. 414 worlds

What's the difference between the 414M2, and the 414 Worlds edition? I've been tryin to figure it out. I have a 414M2, and am wondering if it's worth selling to buy a Worlds edition. Can I just convert the parts for worlds? would it be as much as turning a TC3 racer to a factory team kit?? Any help anyone? Thanks=)

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Old 01-03-2003, 05:48 AM   #1840
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414M Worlds Replica

Go here: http://www.rczone.net/modules.php?na...rticle&sid=302
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Old 01-03-2003, 09:09 AM   #1841
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After what seems like forever i go racing again TONIGHT

I,ve made a few changes in my set-up and am hopefull of improvement after the poor proformance last time out

It,s been like a month since i raced now and i,m feeling alittle apprehensive

Also ne1 got some good links (yo do with 414 set-up / mods) ???

to sites in english only please (not able to understand japanese )
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Old 01-03-2003, 09:40 AM   #1842
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Default 414MII Worlds TCS Leagal?


Has anyone heard if the "Worlds" car will be legal for TCS in the states since Tamiya America is not importing the car? (I thought I heard a rumor that is was not going to be allowed in the TCS series)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamiyatrf/

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Old 01-03-2003, 11:25 AM   #1843
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I wouldn't see why it shouldn't be legal, after all all of the upgrades the worlds car has can be bought from Tamiya, and for under $70..... Heck you could just buy a standard motor plate ad noone would ever know you had the worlds kit....
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Anyone attending the TCS in Feb?

Hows everyones car running? my MII has been running great on the carpet
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Chris I will try and make it out. Do u know where I can pick up the Ferrari body that I hear everyone runs? Also with the tires?

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