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Old 04-23-2013, 07:02 AM   #2731
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I understand that much so far, but is it possible to get a FDR of 4.0 or close to that without the vertical mount? From what i have been reading you cant with the stock spur.
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to get 4 fdr the teeth of the gears are too close to the second mounting screw for the motor which makes it all but impossible to properly tighten the motor.

it can be done by removing the spur after you line up the motor with the spur then tightening one screw. but it's time consuming.
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I understand that much so far, but is it possible to get a FDR of 4.0 or close to that without the vertical mount? From what i have been reading you cant with the stock spur.
With the stock 48P, 80T spur and the stock 1.9 ratio you need to use a 38T pinion in 48P to get a 3.9999 FDR. I don't use 48P gears and I cannot say if this pinion will fit.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:30 PM   #2734
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Hi guys im looking at getting a new set of contacts for the rears just wondering what size you use. Not sure if this makes a difference but I have the 3Racing Metal SSK Driveshaft on the rear?
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have any of you guys ever try a battery tray or similar mod like schumacher....
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:54 AM   #2736
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G'day,
I've also been looking to buy the Sakura Zero S and I've also been looking at the Tamiya TRF417 touring car and also saw these 2 cars racing together on youtube. I'd rather get the TRF417 since I've already got Tamiya cars but money wise the Sakura wouldn't hurt my wallet as much. The bottom line is quality for me, does anyone have any suggestions? Anyone had any experiences with these 2 cars?

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I've also been looking to buy the Sakura Zero S and I've also been looking at the Tamiya TRF417 touring car and also saw these 2 cars racing together on youtube. I'd rather get the TRF417 since I've already got Tamiya cars but money wise the Sakura wouldn't hurt my wallet as much. The bottom line is quality for me, does anyone have any suggestions? Anyone had any experiences with these 2 cars?

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I would say the TRF 417 is of better quality, but really why wouldn't it be?

TFR417 = $560

Sakura S zero = $109

Big difference. Like saying is this Acura TL going to be the same as my mazda 3.

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Set up properly, and in the hands of a half way capable driver, the Sakura can lap around a track just as fast as a 417, and be just as reliable. You could have a Sakura S hopped up with a brushless system for the price of a 417 kit.
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I would say the TRF 417 is of better quality, but really why wouldn't it be?

TFR417 = $560

Sakura S zero = $109

Big difference. Like saying is this Acura TL going to be the same as my mazda 3.

BUT....

Set up properly, and in the hands of a half way capable driver, the Sakura can lap around a track just as fast as a 417, and be just as reliable. You could have a Sakura S hopped up with a brushless system for the price of a 417 kit.
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One of the best values in a sedan today.
Agree, I think it is close between that and the Spec R1
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Agree, I think it is close between that and the Spec R1
You must mean the Spec-R S1.
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have any of you guys ever try a battery tray or similar mod like schumacher....
Read my post a few pages back. Yes there is a mod.

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:45 PM   #2743
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got a new sakura s coming sat.
anybody ever run the lrp vector x12 3.0t brushless motor in these/ or at all in touring car? whats a good gearing? and are these motors any good? ( as far as speed, efficiency, and durability)
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Anyone have trouble with the steering arm rubbig on the front bulk head?
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Anyone have trouble with the steering arm rubbig on the front bulk head?
when i built my kids car i had that problem.
the fix... reverse the servo mounts and see if that works.
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