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Old 05-31-2016, 02:51 PM   #6511
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I have been running a 417x for over 3 years now, they are great cars and can be right up there with good setup. The good thing is you can drop a lot of 418 and 419 parts straight in to help improve performance slightly, a bad point is some parts are getting hard to get hold of now.
Also note the new 419x has gone back to a bulkhead width the same as the 417 probably because it works.
What do you think that are the parts from 418/419 are best for making this car better? Maybe diff? Spool? But the belt changes also if upgrade this parts, correct?

Another thing is the top-deck. Is very difficult to found spare top decks for 417. What can I do?
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What do you think that are the parts from 418/419 are best for making this car better? Maybe diff? Spool? But the belt changes also if upgrade this parts, correct?

Another thing is the top-deck. Is very difficult to found spare top decks for 417. What can I do?

Replacements here;

http://www.exotekracing.com/417-flex-top-deck/
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I have been running a 417x for over 3 years now, they are great cars and can be right up there with good setup. The good thing is you can drop a lot of 418 and 419 parts straight in to help improve performance slightly, a bad point is some parts are getting hard to get hold of now.
Also note the new 419x has gone back to a bulkhead width the same as the 417 probably because it works.
Any particular parts getting hard to source or just most in general?
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:01 PM   #6514
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In general I had no problem to found parts. Only topdeck for me.
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What do you think that are the parts from 418/419 are best for making this car better? Maybe diff? Spool? But the belt changes also if upgrade this parts, correct?

Another thing is the top-deck. Is very difficult to found spare top decks for 417. What can I do?
The 419 diff, its just far better, doesnt leak as much, better outdrives that last longer. Belts are the same.
The 419 shocks are a bigger bore and have a different feel and stay the same over the run.
The 418 stabilizer kit is easier to adjust.
The 418 rear uprights give a shorter to link and increase the camber gain which helps a lot I have found.
I have found the V5 top desk works best.
Theres a few still around.

https://www.asiatees.com/display?Mis...id=74409&pid=1
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Any particular parts getting hard to source or just most in general?
Ive had trouble getting drive pulleys and belts.
I cant find any lower decks anywhere, and I mean the V5 flat ones not the original or X version with all the cutouts.
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Anyone know the difference between the TRF417X & TRF417X Reedy Race Champion Kit (42235). Read on a site that the only difference was decals???
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The chassis on the Reedy version is 2.5mm instead of 2.2mm. The top deck also maybe thicker.
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Ive had trouble getting drive pulleys and belts.
I cant find any lower decks anywhere, and I mean the V5 flat ones not the original or X version with all the cutouts.
Bezerk RC sells the v5 top and lower decks and can ship them worldwide:

TRF 417 V5 Chassis Std, Bezerk RC

They can even do modifications to the deck to your choosing, like different carbon fibre weaves, thickness, etc.

I have used Bezerk's top and bottom decks on my v5 and been really happy with them.
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Bezerk RC is a great resource.
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