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Old 07-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #3586
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prevents the batt from shifting front to back. The way they are taped down, the batt tends to move forward back quite easily. You then use the mount with the screw to give just the right amount of tension (possible because of screw) on the batt so it becomes solid. My batt doesn't move at all, side to side or front to back. I've been in crashes where I cartwheeled down the straight, and it stayed in tact.
I see. I think the problem would be making sure the battery placement is identical, both side to side and fore and aft, every time you strap it in. I don't see why you would elect to not use at least the lighter carbon pieces. I think I will stick with them... and the awesome guys at speedtech are ordering me a full set.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:06 PM   #3587
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Yes I've filed the edges of the chassis. I'll have to be a little more careful where i leave the car. I think i may have gotten exhaust from my nitro car, or some of the tire sauce on the battery because it was greasy when i just looked at it.
Yeah that's no good, and certainly not a problem with the tape. A quick little wipedown with some alcohol will clean it right up. Don't forget, if you DO put the tape down onto a battery that dirty, you need to change out the tape.
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Be careful with the carbon pieces, I've seen them puncture a Lipo in a crash
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How are you guys changing the steering rack washers ,are you pulling out the whole steering assembly?
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:57 PM   #3590
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is anybody running the Tamiya Xrings in their dampers? are you guys running the 50s or 70s?
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #3591
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is anybody running the Tamiya Xrings in their dampers? are you guys running the 50s or 70s?
50 for silicone oil and 70 for mineral oil.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:21 PM   #3592
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50 for silicone oil and 70 for mineral oil.
Does temperature come into it at all? I kind figured 50 for winter and 70 for summer, but I always use AE Silicone oils. I've only tried the 50's so far in winter, and only a couple runs. My AE shocks didn't like the X-Rings, but my TRF shocks seem fine with them. I'll be trying them in my Schui shocks soon.

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Does temperature come into it at all? I kind figured 50 for winter and 70 for summer, but I always use AE Silicone oils. I've only tried the 50's so far in winter, and only a couple runs. My AE shocks didn't like the X-Rings, but my TRF shocks seem fine with them. I'll be trying them in my Schui shocks soon.

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I think the guy was saying 70Wt for mineral oil not silicone...
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I think the guy was saying 70Wt for mineral oil not silicone...
Check them out at the following:
Tamiya 42214 RC Damper X-Rings - 50 Durometer / 8pcs
Tamiya 42215 RC Damper X-Rings - 70 Durometer / 8pcs

Both quotes "Item 42214 is designed for use with silicone damper oil while Item 42215 is for mineral based damper oil."
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Any news about the new thicker top and bottom deck? available anywhere yet?
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Any news about the new thicker top and bottom deck? available anywhere yet?
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Exotek racing has them.

http://www.exotekracing.com/417-417xh-hard-chassis/
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Are they testing new Tamiya shocks with a bleed screw?

Jilles car pictured here...
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I'm using X-Ring for silicone oil. I find them just as smooth as TRF blue but leak less, they leak about the same as stock clear one I guess. Has anyone tried fitting with green slime or is this a bad idea?

They look like the caps from the TRF buggies. Bought some to try what Jilles has there but never bought the screws =s
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Hey,
I`m planing to get a Tamiya 417x,
but looking at tamiya usa it is listed as discontinued.
Would it be wiser to wait for a new model or just go for the 417x?

This will be my first Tamiya pro touring, currently running 3racing XI-DH
Kinda ennoying to by the car if they release a 418 the week after :-)
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Hey,
I`m planing to get a Tamiya 417x,
but looking at tamiya usa it is listed as discontinued.
Would it be wiser to wait for a new model or just go for the 417x?

This will be my first Tamiya pro touring, currently running 3racing XI-DH
Kinda ennoying to by the car if they release a 418 the week after :-)
I am on the same page as you. I am very interested in possibly getting this car as well. I noticed they are coming out with a limited edition 417X "Reedy Race Edition"

I am having trouble trying to find a place to buy the thing. I notice the 417 Gear Diff Version II but waiting for the reedy edition. Anyone have any ideas where to buy it or if it's just direct from Tamiya?
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