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Old 09-06-2002, 08:55 PM   #1111
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Any other addresses ?
500 USD seem expensive...
well... for a Tamiya and especially for a "real limited" edition Tamiya 500 USD is what you have to pay!... Almost impossible to find a shop that will sell cheaper than that. Some Japan hobby shops sells cheaper, but after shipping it's even more. For some reason shops in Japan are asking for some really high shipping charges. You can flip few pages back and x414x posted other web address called hiro's RC car. He sells that car, and from what I saw on x414x's message... he paid 477 shipped.

The car is expensive period!
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Old 09-10-2002, 04:58 PM   #1112
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If cost is a concern buy an 414MII & wait for the new swar bar kit that is being released for the car # 49258 (the kit comes with top deck front sway bar, new suspension arms for those who run high roll centers)



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Old 09-11-2002, 12:53 PM   #1113
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Has anyone actually received an M2 worlds? If so, please post pics. Does it have the lightweight driveshafts?
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Old 09-11-2002, 12:57 PM   #1114
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Ruf,

To answer your question, The TRF414 Worlds has the lightweight blue driveshafts.
Unfortunately, I don't have digital camera so can't post any pics, maybe some other guys can.

What shock lengths do you generally use ?
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Old 09-11-2002, 01:03 PM   #1115
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I use full lengths and use the droop screws to limit downtravel. With the TC3 gauge I have 4mm from the kingpin in front and 6mm from the rearward outside edge of the arm in back. It's a lot of droop in back with very little in front. I find this stabilizes the car a lot and smoothes out direction changes quite a bit. There are a few people here running locked front diffs, especially in mod.
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Old 09-11-2002, 03:09 PM   #1116
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ruf - The lightweight drive/swing shafts have been available for quite some time now! They are part number 53502 (42mm/one pair.) Will fit the EvoII as well.

I've had them on my 414M for almost three months... no problems yet. As with any other car, don't use aluminum dogbones for the front because they'll bend easily.
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Hehe, I've been kinda out of it for a while. Thinking about getting a 414M2 Worlds and come back to the old lady now that we've figured out the setup. Thanks for the info. I was wondering how they would hold up.
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Old 09-12-2002, 04:03 PM   #1118
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This is a long shot, but does anyone have the original 414X that they may consider selling or trading or know of a source to get one? Preferably NIB, but a car this rare is hard to find anyways so i'm not too picky.
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Check the classified here. Saw one not too long ago.
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Old 09-12-2002, 06:51 PM   #1120
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Japanese auctioneer's ocassionally have them but, I see more plain 414's than X's.

http://auctions.yahoo.co.jp

Yahoo Japan 414

On the same subject,
I'm Looking for a new/good condition 414 (not M or X or M2).

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I saw a tamiya 414 NIB sell for over 400 on ebay. I see a lot of M2's, but no X .
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Is the TRF414 a collectible?

Just asking 'cause I am selling a TRF414 here in the Phils and nobody's buying. I'm thinking of just storing it away for now....




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Old 09-12-2002, 08:23 PM   #1123
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is it the plain 414 or the 414X?
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Old 09-12-2002, 08:36 PM   #1124
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It's the plain TRF414 (not M, M2, or X). It doesn't have all the original parts however, the hub carrier has been replaced...

one good thing the previous owner did was to promptly cover the underchassis with a sandpaper-like sheet. The upper side of the lowerdeck is still scratch-free apart from a small crack of the upper transparent layer. Add to that a box that has Miura's signature on it.

You think this will fetch a big sum in Ten years?







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The 414 is the Japanese version of the car that came out after the 414X in the US. It was followed by the 414M (and M upgrade kit) and now the M2. It isn't as rare as the X but Miura's sig is probably worth something.

Here is the history of the 414.
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