Originally Posted by RobertF
how do i convert my 415 to a 415ms or can i??????
Best thing to do is run through the main differences of the cars.
The original car came with -
TA04 style suspension
48.5mm hinge pins
Taller shock towers (with a 5th body post mounting on the front)
Straight edged bulkheads
Evo4/MS Lightwieght Reversible suspension
46mm hingpins (suspension piviot blocks 2mm closer together)
Lower shock towers (with extra hole on the rear, and no 5th body post mount)
"curvy" edges to the rear bulkheads.
as per the MS
Also, New bulkheads (including an extra stiffening brace NOT in the MSX conversion) shock towers (same mounting positions as the MS), and a new metal rear diff, allowing for external adjustment
There never was a conversion kit for the standard car to MS spec, however in reality all that was needed was the thinner chassis, the LWT suspension kit (with the shorter hinge pins) and the MS shock towers. I actually ran my old car with the 3mm chassis for most of the year, with the LWT suspension.
Now there is some confusion around regarding the MSX conversion (not the kit), as Tamiya say it won't work on a std 415, without the LWT suspesnion. Thats complete BS. Marc R at the IIC in Vegas ran an MSX with the standard suspension (and I'd assume a 3mm chassis) in Mod rubber, so it works fine.