Originally Posted by GizmoTLR
Just ordered this kit about 30 min ago and im excited. A few questions about the build;
Is there anything i should be watchful of when doing the build?
Can i use T.O.P. And Kimbro spur gears in this car?
Is treating the CF parts nessecary?
Can anyone reccomend a good setup for 17.5 blinky (no timing or gear limit), meadium-high treated hot asphalt (spec tires are sorex 36)?
Ran the car for the first time yesterday on a High grip parking lot track yesterday.
Track temp was 102-108 F most of the day.
Kimbrough Spur gears will not work for the 410 for a number of reasons. I use a Serpent 96 that we thinned out the center web to fit the 2.18mm layshaft pulley distance. Serpent will also fit.
Be mindful of when you install the grub screws for the lower shock mounts into the arm. If you "bottom" them out, it can cause and added stress point to the arm from impact and flex. This will lead to a hairline crack at the arm.
I would also open up the droop screw hole before installing the screw, it is a little to tight for my liking.
Make sure to use "low profile" serrated wheel nuts for the front, a standard wheel nut extends to far past the rim and body and will catch anything it can get ahold of if to close to a barrier.
Add a small piece of servo tape under the servo when installing the floating servo mount to help stabilize the servo as the stock plastic mount will flex naturally.
I built the car initially to the manual, with the exception of 2.5 deg rear toe.
I started the day with Corally Black 17lb springs in the front and Durango 3 dot in the rear on the shocks. Both are rated at 17 and change, the Corally is just a tick softer though at mid compression. Cap screws installed with 25% rebound. I switched to Corally 14.5 in the rear and removed the front bleed screws. I ended up with the shocks in the 3rd hole from center in the front and 2 holes out from center in the rear. 5000cst in the rear diff which was just a little to much in the lower speed corner.
I was geared at 3.46, undergeared for the size of the track.
I would recommend having a spare set of stub axles and dog bones if you hit stuff like I do :-). As well as using the Parma Ultimate bumper for the TC5 of XRay Hard Foam bumper.