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Old 01-29-2003, 09:26 AM   #1996
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Aurra Sing: Thanks. You're a lifesaver!!! Or at least a money saver.
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Old 01-29-2003, 11:47 AM   #1997
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but you also have to remember that you're more likely to break a yokomo or anything else than break a tamiya part. Of the tamiya cars I've owned, I've only broken a rear cover from a tl01 and a front carrier on my evo2... this is of course over 1 year worth of racing and bashing on the street. (and I'm talking BASHING)
To contrast... the guys running xxx-s and tc3's at our track have broken parts just about every single race...seen wheels just flying , arms draggin, etc...
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Old 01-29-2003, 12:51 PM   #1998
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Aluma: I see your point, however, that doesn't explain why parts are priced so high.

My experience with the Yokomo was quite different. I did break some parts, but for me it was very rare. Arms, and C carriers were the extent of my breaks, and then only a couple of times. I did bend the aluminum dog bones once or twice.

I think that breaks can be most attributed to two factors: Driving, and the materials used for track borders. Our track is very forgiving and my driving is not half bad.

Since it's still winter here, I haven't had an opportunity to drive my 414M2 yet. I hope to have as much racing success, and minimal breaks as others have reported.
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Old 01-29-2003, 06:34 PM   #1999
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Default 414M2 and 04 Aluminum knuckle arm

Is there a Tamiya Aluminum knuckle arm available now? If nop, why dont Tamiya make it. I want a Tamiya brand to be TCS legal. Hoping... ha Mr. Tamiya and staffs...
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Old 01-29-2003, 07:41 PM   #2000
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I haven't broken a thing on any of my Yokomo's period. But I have broken a Carrier and bent a CVD/bone on my 414M2. Of course I've broken tons of stuff on my TC3 and XXX-S. Anyways, Tamiya has always seemed expensive on parts. But then again, what company lets you race for free at their races and win nice prizes? That and they send you to Japan if you are really that good! I dunno...... Now having lived in Japan, I did qualify for one of the Yokomo Races. But I never went. Anyways, I'm babbling here... Nothing wrong with Tamiya. They are very durable cars. Perhaps if there was more Stateside interest, parts would be cheaper. I dunno..... blah blah blah.....

Anyone have a good carpet setup for a 414M2? Gonna race mine at the Snowbirds. But I'm goin in it blind with this car on carpet. I would normally race my TC3. But I just unloaded it (maybe a very bad call for this race). I'll be using Yok 26mm Foams since my Jaco 28s don't fit. I did manage to try the car once with my asphalt setups (close to worlds setup.) Except I ran 80wt all around. Seemed fine with a oneway.... But I'm gonna run again this Saturday to see for sure. Would like some extra setups to try. Perhaps my AE White Springs.... Any suggestions? Thanks...
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Old 01-29-2003, 08:33 PM   #2001
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Deacon,

I'm sorry, I didn't update the website. Tamiya has release the same parts but in their normal packaging (because they are mass producing it now) and it is using their regular part number. Please check our website again

Here's the link directly to it:

http://64.70.208.72/speedtechrc/119.html

it's only $5.75

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Old 01-30-2003, 08:23 AM   #2002
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Old 01-30-2003, 08:32 AM   #2004
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SpeedTech: $5.75. Now that's more like it! Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2003, 10:25 AM   #2006
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Anyone know where i can get them in alloy.

picture attached of part just incase your unsure what i,m wanting !
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has anyone seen or tried this set ?

is it anygood and whats with the steering( ah la tc3)







and the web address of the site is :-

http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~kmodels/414mkaipro.htm

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http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/

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Are those Yokomo setting wheels in the pix?
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Old 01-30-2003, 08:52 PM   #2009
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Looks okay, but I'd still rather have the Silver Graphite Chassis. As for the Steering... I don't know why they'd want to migrate to TC3 style steering rack. Alot of TC3 Racers including myself are migrating away from that and goin to NTC3 Steering Racks. Much nicer and smoother!

Well, I guess I'm on my own for a 414 carpet setup. I'll let yall know how it turns out Saturday. Gonna play around with roll centers and springs.
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Old 01-30-2003, 10:19 PM   #2010
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Guys,
Check it out, the SSG version of the 414 is going to be released as.......
THE TA04 TRF!!!!!
hahahahahhahaha, does that make the car LEGAL for most Tamiya series???
http://www.tamiya.com/japan/nurn2003/photo/ta04_trf.htm
http://www.tamiya.com/japan/nurn2003/broadcast.htm
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