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Old 07-27-2012, 10:25 AM   #3601
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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?
speedtechrc is your friend. The reedy edition is good if the price is close to the original... but iirc, there is only a couple hundred being made?
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #3602
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The reedy edition isn't that different, just go with the 417x if you can't find one.

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Are they testing new Tamiya shocks with a bleed screw?

Jilles car pictured here...
They are off the TRF off road buggies
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:10 PM   #3603
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AFAIK, we will not be getting the Reedy edition stateside

We will be getting one last 417X kit next week...
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:11 PM   #3604
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AFAIK, we will not be getting the Reedy edition stateside

We will be getting one last 417X kit next week...
What about TRF417X SpeedTech Edition? Black annodized!
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:13 PM   #3605
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What about TRF417X SpeedTech Edition? Black annodized!
That, we can do...if there is an interest!

A lot of people are (extremely?) partial to the famous blue...
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #3606
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That, we can do...if there is an interest!

A lot of people are (extremely?) partial to the famous blue...
Yeah no way I would buy a black anodized Tamiya...

unlike other cars I am proud to have a Tamiya and don't want to hide it! The more blue the better in my opinion.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:29 PM   #3607
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Default Exotek Suspension arm Roll Center Spacers

Check these out....

http://www.muchhobby.com/shopping/pr...oducts_id=7402

Great item for those that use separate suspension mounts and like to dabble in quick roll center changes.

The only problem is that they are only available in 1.0mm & 1.5mm thickness....I'm a little confused at the fact that they are not available in 0.5mm thickness which seems to be a favorite...
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #3608
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Mine version od one piece servo mount



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Have you used double side tape under servo?
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Have you used double side tape under servo?
no, but servo has very little movement and this version haven't changed weight
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AFAIK, we will not be getting the Reedy edition stateside

We will be getting one last 417X kit next week...
Now we can wait for the TRF417X Jilles Groskamp Edition.
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Are they testing new Tamiya shocks with a bleed screw?

Jilles car pictured here...
They are off the TRF off road buggies
Craig

Are they just the aeration caps off the 201/502 or is it a new shock cylinder as well? They look different to the 417 shock cylinder, they have a hex shape near the cap like the offroad buggies and not like the onroad shocks
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:36 AM   #3613
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I am after some comparison info from someone who has run both XRAY t3 and trf 417(CraigM Looking at you!) and for some comparisons, pros/cons on the two. I currently run xray, but I have been looking at this thread and the TRF platform for a little while and will be in the market for a new car soon.

I find the xray extremely durable (verging on indestructable) but very difficult to dial in to conditions. I am probably asking a loaded question in here but looking for honest valuable information for me to make a judgement.
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Kinga you have answered your question if you are still learning X-ray is the way because will keep you in the track and finish races and have runtime but if you are fighting for the 3 spots on the podium Tamiya will sure make it easier and depends on your class if you heat in modify with Tamiya say goodbye but on stock class it should finish the race and the parts will still run for same races otherwise you need to keep changing parts.

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Modify or stock
What to spend less money changing parts? Xray
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Are they just the aeration caps off the 201/502 or is it a new shock cylinder as well? They look different to the 417 shock cylinder, they have a hex shape near the cap like the offroad buggies and not like the onroad shocks
They look like the front cylinders off the buggy, but the bottom cap is the tourer one and I assume the piston is off the tourer shocks too. No idea about the inside, the buggies have no bladders and two orings in the bottom

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I am after some comparison info from someone who has run both XRAY t3 and trf 417(CraigM Looking at you!) and for some comparisons, pros/cons on the two. I currently run xray, but I have been looking at this thread and the TRF platform for a little while and will be in the market for a new car soon.

I find the xray extremely durable (verging on indestructable) but very difficult to dial in to conditions. I am probably asking a loaded question in here but looking for honest valuable information for me to make a judgement.
The xray is definitely more durable from a wear and tear perspective and it's a little stronger in a crash too. The xray gear diff is heaps better too. I find the tamiya easier to set up and changes less from track to track.

If you are considering a tamiya it might be an idea to hold off for the new car in December, I think it will be quite different if the WC cars are anything to go by.
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