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Old 08-07-2012, 10:24 AM   #3691
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New car should be out before end of the year. Why wanna grab the old one?
I'm pretty sure they eud release a WC Ed!
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Those complaining about the 417x price, you might wanna check eBay. There's quite a bit around $600 shipped
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I'm not complaining about the price, I think I have sticker shock. I didn't think I'd see the day when a TC hit $700+. I always expect the Tamiya's to be a bit more on the pricey side.
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Hello! Can I ask what sort of front/rear weight distribution is everyone running?

Just had my 417X on 4 sets of scales for the first time and got things balanced up nicely. Currently I have a front/rear weight distribution of 47%/53%. Is that about right? For some reason I think it should be 53%/47%, ie more weight on the front than rear?
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Hello! Can I ask what sort of front/rear weight distribution is everyone running?

Just had my 417X on 4 sets of scales for the first time and got things balanced up nicely. Currently I have a front/rear weight distribution of 47%/53%. Is that about right? For some reason I think it should be 53%/47%, ie more weight on the front than rear?
Why would you want more weight in the front than the rear?
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Why would you want more weight in the front than the rear?
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Even at work (machine shop) the more weight I have middle to rear on the parts cart, the less push I have weaving through the mills. I laughed so hard applying racing science to real life, but the 911 isn't the worlds most popular race car for nothing. A neutral to rear weight balance helps the car rotate, but a little weight balance to the front helps on carpet sometimes.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:24 PM   #3697
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I have a trf417x and have a question on the steering arms. How much mm shims to you put on it so when you tighten the screw the steering is still smooth? When i tighten it the steering arms are locked.
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I have a trf417x and have a question on the steering arms. How much mm shims to you put on it so when you tighten the screw the steering is still smooth? When i tighten it the steering arms are locked.
You'll want to use the specified number of shims from the manual. Front and Rear = 4.5mm. First, ensure that the suspension blocks are completely square when tightening. If the suspension arms still bind simply file/sand down the arms.
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You'll want to use the specified number of shims from the manual. Front and Rear = 4.5mm. First, ensure that the suspension blocks are completely square when tightening. If the suspension arms still bind simply file/sand down the arms.
Not the arms but the steering arms that connect the turnbuckles to the knuckle. how much mm shims do i put?
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Not the arms but the steering arms that connect the turnbuckles to the knuckle. how much mm shims do i put?
.5mm seems to be what most people run.
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I'm not complaining about the price, I think I have sticker shock. I didn't think I'd see the day when a TC hit $700+. I always expect the Tamiya's to be a bit more on the pricey side.
gonna get worse as the dollar gets devalued further.
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Not the arms but the steering arms that connect the turnbuckles to the knuckle. how much mm shims do i put?
You want a 3x0.7 shim and a 3x0.1 shim under the bridge on both arms. This is quite clear in the manual.
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Not the arms but the steering arms that connect the turnbuckles to the knuckle. how much mm shims do i put?
Follow the manual... it's laid out right there.
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You want a 3x0.7 shim and a 3x0.1 shim under the bridge on both arms. This is quite clear in the manual.
When i tighten the screws the steering is locked and when its loose theres a bit of play. I thought i needed to put more shims. If i do tighten the screws would that cause to much stress on the servo?
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If that is the case you have not used the correct shims. Check you havent got them muddled up. If they still bind up, then just add 0.1mm shims on each and try them until it doesn't bind.
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