Originally Posted by rayrush
Hi, considering getting a 417 v5. coming from a xray t3. just a few questions.
Is it good out of the box for carpet?
is the build good or does it require extra shimming?
does it come with strong out drives?
Is there any extra parts besides spares that are recommended to have during the build?
Thank you for any responses. I have been reading thru but too much info, so if i can get someone to sum up my questions i appreciate it.
I dont know, im sure someone can answer that. I run ashpault.
The build is awesome, the manual tells you where you need to shim, just the suspention arms need maybe 0.2 mm less or you sand them 0.1 each side so it can move freely in the blocks.
It comes with steel front outdrives and aluminium rear outdrives. They are strong. If your looking for spares I recommend the arena outdrives for the front.
The v5 comes with all the extras that you would otherwise want. Dcj front, steel outdrives etc.. only thing I could mention would be the ball studs that go into the toe block, they are aluminium and bend easily in crashes, the fluorine or hard hex balls are better.
For the build you'll also need a few drill bitts for the c-hub and toe block (manual tells you)
As far as spares, belts, c-hubs, rear toe blocks, knuckles and arms(standard spares). I'd also recommend picking up some suspention blocks (spares) as the solid blocks can bend.
If your moving from xray and are seriously considering a tamiya, I wouldn't think twice, its a much better car. Be wear though that the tamiya is not as strong as the xray in the sense that it will tweak allot easier in a crash, so after every race if you have a huge hit, you'll need to de tweak the car where you might not have had to with the xray.
Originally Posted by Slick990
Anyone know where the V5 blades are in stock?
I haven't seen them anywhere but I do know that they are released...
You can use the associated blades they are the same size and are strong.