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Old 05-19-2002, 10:19 AM   #706
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not really... but I was looking into this issue of bearing changes as well... I am concerned about the bulkhead bearings and whether it will be easy to remove and replace them should I face problems in the future.

Acer Racing and Boca Bearings are probably on your list, right? I was doing some preliminary research on those fancy ceramic bearings and decided against getting a set. Someone on this board remarked that they are only as durable as their seals/bearing casing thingies. In other words, the balls themselves may not fail, but the bearings will not be as smooth once the rest of it goes. Also, there is some talk of ceramic bearing balls shattering on hard impacts; I guess those in the hubs are susceptible to this.

so haha, no! haven't really tried them... but just thought I'd share my reasons for not trying them out.
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Old 05-19-2002, 10:37 AM   #707
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not really... but I was looking into this issue of bearing changes as well... I am concerned about the bulkhead bearings and whether it will be easy to remove and replace them should I face problems in the future.

Acer Racing and Boca Bearings are probably on your list, right? I was doing some preliminary research on those fancy ceramic bearings and decided against getting a set. Someone on this board remarked that they are only as durable as their seals/bearing casing thingies. In other words, the balls themselves may not fail, but the bearings will not be as smooth once the rest of it goes. Also, there is some talk of ceramic bearing balls shattering on hard impacts; I guess those in the hubs are susceptible to this.

so haha, no! haven't really tried them... but just thought I'd share my reasons for not trying them out.
Yes, I'm gonna try those and duratrax (being cheap and readily available).

Wow that makes sense about ceramic bearings.
I never thought about the casing. Most of my damaged bearings had problem with casings too.
Anyway ceramic bearings are too expensive, I'll just stick to cheap bearings 'cuz I use to crush them a lot not any more though. I would feel safe with extra bearings in the tool box when racing.

I normally need extra bearings of the hub carriers but not in the bulkheads. I think it's the size and location.



Another question, how often do you have to change the belt?
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Old 05-19-2002, 10:44 AM   #708
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I'm a newbie when it comes to 414Ms... a newbie who likes to do lots of research, ha! My belts have been holding up very well and according to the vets on this board, they will hold up for some time!
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Old 05-19-2002, 11:10 AM   #709
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Can anyone tell me the difference between the 414MII and the "Commemorative Edition"?

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Old 05-19-2002, 11:26 AM   #710
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Hi Trips,

I've laid everything out in a previous post... check out pg 22 of this forum!
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Old 05-19-2002, 11:36 AM   #711
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This forum is only 18 pages for me. Can you be more specific?
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Old 05-19-2002, 11:46 AM   #712
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Here ya go:

Here's a list of the differences:

The 414M2 Champion Memorial Chassis Kit comes in the 414M black box with a sticker on it (indicating the 3 victories blahblah) while the regular version has a red box (flimsier from what I've heard). The Memorial kit has the following ADDITIONAL items (in other words, you get some unused items that would have to be used in the regular model):

Hop-ups:
x 2 Aluminum Swing Shaft (These blue shafts are lighter than the stock ones and are meant for use for the rear axles only... probably because they are more fragile.)

x 8 Lightweight Suspension Ball (Things that go on the ends of the suspension shafts; original ones are metal)

Tools:
x 1 Hex Wrench Driver (has a tip at each end of the rod, can pull it out and stick the other end in... allows use with 1.5 and 2.0 mm)

x 1 Wheel Wrench (for the 4mm wheels nuts)

x 1 Turnbuckle Wrench

Body:
x 1 Protoform Dodge Stratus body with wing, decals, masking seal, screws and nuts for wing.

x 1 TRF stickers (the regular 414M2 also has a set of Tamiya stickers... so with the Memorial Kit, you get 2 different sets of stickers)

Wheels/Tires/Inserts:
x 4 White Dish Wheels

x 4 Tires (Sorex?)

x 4 Tire Inserts (Sorex again?)

That's it! Is it worth the extra money? Heheh... that's up to the individual of course! But if you add up the costs of the extras, the price seems pretty fair to me!


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This forum is only 18 pages for me. Can you be more specific?
I don't see too much useful things in memorial kit. But if you take the limited memorial edition into thinking...
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Old 05-19-2002, 06:53 PM   #714
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Like to know what race did Surikarn won? And what website?
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Old 05-19-2002, 08:46 PM   #715
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He won the IFMAR World Championships... you can read all about it here:

http://www.team-orion.ch/menu.asp

Just click on the big banner...

There are some nice shots of his 414M2. Looks like he does some funky chassis balancing with metal weights... also, he uses the blue lightweight swingshafts (the 414M2 Memorial edition includes a pair for the rear) for both the front and the rear of his car...

Anyone know what kind of servo that is? It's tiny!
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Old 05-19-2002, 09:14 PM   #716
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Anyone know what kind of servo that is? It's tiny!
Could it be Futaba's 9550 series? I saw it @ Singapore Hobbies, it is bloody small and supposed to be as good/better than the 9450 series....
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Tnx for the info jwwu.

Alvin: the 414m2 cost around 330 us$, a friend of mine just told me today, he found another shop selling it cheaper than what i told u in email.Can't wait to have one already, my target is next month.
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Tnx for the info jwwu.

Alvin: the 414m2 cost around 330 us$, a friend of mine just told me today, he found another shop selling it cheaper than what i told u in email.Can't wait to have one already, my target is next month.
PM me if you want one brandew TRF414m2. Php 19,500 lang negotiable.
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wow~ 19500 ph peso... that's like 394 US dollars.
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Geetoo: a friend of mine said that he can get me one for 16500.- in Cubao and i heard from hong kong its around 12500, i still got to wait for confirmation of that in H.K.. Nakakahilo itong kulang ka sa budget!!
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