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Old 01-04-2012, 03:30 AM   #2536
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has anyone tried the exotec hard chassis on carpet. was thinking of getting one , only thing stopping me is the trend with most people seems to be more flex at the moment. I run only on carpet and have only changed a few things.
long camber links.
1mm front wheel spacer
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the rest is standard
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Ran the 417X today for the first time and am pleased with how well it drives.

Straight out of the box with the exception of a putty gear diff in the front, split rear blocks, no motor mount cross brace, 500 shock oil, and F:24.0mm R:24.5mm droop. Good start so far...

Here's a video from earlier today of the the car being run at race pace for the first time (only second battery...first half-battery run was just a shake down). Thanks to Mark for filming and apologies to Maxepower for hacking the crap out of him

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Just to defend myself, I found out 3 of my 4 tires were coming unglued not to my surprise why my car sucked on the track with Rod. Car is now much more better, like butter!
Plus I had used Tamiya B3's and Rod was running new Much More Tires. So, my 417X baby needed some seriously new shoes!
Later that day I did put some Sorex's and that was way, way better. No video for that run. Maybe next time!
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:15 AM   #2538
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has anyone tried the exotec hard chassis on carpet. was thinking of getting one , only thing stopping me is the trend with most people seems to be more flex at the moment. I run only on carpet and have only changed a few things.
long camber links.
1mm front wheel spacer
split blocks
the rest is standard
I would think it could help. A Stiffer chassis makes the set-up window a little bit more narrow as the chassis will not flex to compensate for errors.

If you are racing at the same carpet circuit week in and out, a stiff car is advantageous as you can get your set-up refined and spot on. Then every small tweak really can make a difference with the set-up.

Flexible chassis cars give more initial grip, but due to the way the cars flex are all slightly different due to how the electrics are mounted etc. I personally prefer a stiff chassis like a race car, so I can adjust everything else and see the effect. (To be honest I thought the original 415 was awesome on carpet and foams as it was so stiff).
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:43 AM   #2539
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Rod was running new Much More Tires.
shhhh...secret ninjitsu technique !

I'll have B3's on the car this weekend and will work on some setups (or maybe not if it's good with premounts)
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Has anyone tried the Spec R version 2 DCJs? If so what size are they, 44mm or 46, and how is the durability?

Edit: according to rcmart they are 46mm. Excellent!
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:34 AM   #2541
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Has anyone tried the Spec R version 2 DCJs? If so what size are they, 44mm or 46, and how is the durability?
+1... I've been looking at these as well.
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Has anyone tried the Spec R version 2 DCJs? If so what size are they, 44mm or 46, and how is the durability?

Edit: according to rcmart they are 46mm. Excellent!
They bend rather easily.

Arrowmax are better quality, if they come with the correct axle's
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:18 AM   #2543
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Has anyone tried the Spec R version 2 DCJs? If so what size are they, 44mm or 46, and how is the durability?

Edit: according to rcmart they are 46mm. Excellent!
im selling mine if anyone wants? opened but decide not to use because they are not blue! lol.. asking $30
shaft i belieive is 42 but with both assembled side by side they are same length as the ones on my 417x

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They bend rather easily.

Arrowmax are better quality, if they come with the correct axle's
That's a shame. Unfortunately Arrowmax are 44mm and I need 46mm
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:32 PM   #2545
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I run dcjs in mine. but i run the gear diff too, so i dont think durability is an issue. they are 46mm according to my dial caliper
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i run the arrowmax in mine Craig, although only 21.5 so really havent seen any issues
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im selling mine if anyone wants? opened but decide not to use because they are not blue! lol.. asking $30
shaft i belieive is 42 but with both assembled side by side they are same length as the ones on my 417x
will you send to the UK for $30 plus postage?
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Hi guys what brand tires do you guys run and what do you recommend?

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Hi guys what brand tires do you guys run and what do you recommend?

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What type of surface are you running on, and what are the conditions?
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New 417 parts are available at TQ.

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...&p_keyword=417



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