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Old 12-01-2003, 11:28 AM   #2851
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Are the speedmind battery straps any good??

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Old 12-01-2003, 11:37 AM   #2852
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Can someone please tell me if you can buy different caster blocks for a 414MII? If you can what are the part codes? If you canít do you alter it by adding spacers under the hinge pin mounts?
There were the original TA04 / TRF 414 ones, that were 8į I think, but I'm pretty sure they're discontinued, so yes we do like you said.
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Old 12-01-2003, 12:03 PM   #2853
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The Part number for the 04 castor blocks is 50870 and they are 8 degree's. They are still available.

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Old 12-01-2003, 12:47 PM   #2854
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talking of trimming the arms...

i seen some TRF drivers totally cut out the inside of there arms front ad rear, all of it just leaveing the 2 outer things...

what does this achive? lighter weight? more grip? i have no idea

cobra... upload the pics matey
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I can't they're property of the website... I can post their URL anyway.

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Thay said it provides more traction. My point is why then not use the standard plastic arms ?
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Old 12-01-2003, 01:23 PM   #2856
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Here is another pic of the mods to the arm. This is mainly when you run a very high roll center to clear the diff outdrives.

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products/49175trf414m/setting_seat/6_22honguu.htm

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Yeah it's just what Surikarn did on his car when he won his title...
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It is also to remove unsprung weight. This helps the tire make more traction because there is less mass to accellerate/decellerate from the wheel suspension assembly. Making the tire cna suspension follow/conform to the road better.

The practical side of this is it is of little benefit it does help some but you can only do it with the hard carbon arms as the plastic arms flex too much when the mat'l is removed.
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I meant, why remove material on the arms, if you want them to flex more then you can use the plastic arms.

The weight saved is ridiculous and they're not totally unsprung parts.
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its probably cause the plastic ones are not as strong as these ones. but they still want less weight so they cut it
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can someone dig out there wcr kit and tell me what the part number is for the center one-way and direct pulley

i herd that the wcr is diffrent from the 414MII and create more acceleration
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can someone dig out there wcr kit and tell me what the part number is for the center one-way and direct pulley

i herd that the wcr is diffrent from the 414MII and create more acceleration
on the wcr kit, it's listed as TA04 aluminium center one way pulley #53489
and TA04 aluminium center pulley # 53474
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ahhh ok

can someone confirm this will increase acceleration?
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was wondering how you all secure your saddle packs to the chassis? anyone come up with a totally innovative way apart from velcro straps/battery tape?
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I use the schumacher battery holders and they just work great.
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