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Old 11-14-2014, 02:55 AM   #646
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It will be interesting to see if Tamiya's plastic blades would hold up better in the T4. Even though the DCJ's are great, I was replacing blades every 3 runs in mod on the 418.
I don't think it uses blades, does it?

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Old 11-14-2014, 04:25 AM   #647
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The smokem outdrives do not use blades. I have them on a spool with the tamiya dcj's and are outstanding. Got 2 sets of diff outdrives and another set of dcj's coming to convert my other car too. I'll be getting rid of my xray outdrives and 50mm shafts!
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:13 AM   #648
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I think you should try the WRC blades

http://www.rc-pro-shop.com/fr/home/79-st03015.html
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The smokem outdrives do not use blades. I have them on a spool with the tamiya dcj's and are outstanding. Got 2 sets of diff outdrives and another set of dcj's coming to convert my other car too. I'll be getting rid of my xray outdrives and 50mm shafts!
Is the pin on the Tamiya DCJ's a different size than the Xray ECS? The pin that goes into the drive cup.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:30 AM   #650
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Is the pin on the Tamiya DCJ's a different size than the Xray ECS? The pin that goes into the drive cup.
It appears to be the same. The gap on the smokem spool outdrive is about 2mm and the pin on my xray driveshafts measured 1.98.

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I think the main difference is the tamiya "ball" that the pins go through is a different size than the xray.

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Just checked, confirmed the xray driveshafts do no fit in the smokem outdrive.

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Old 11-14-2014, 09:50 AM   #651
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Which Tamiya DCJ's are people using? They show 44 and 42 mm. Part number perhaps?
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:18 AM   #652
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44mm: http://shop.smokem-racing.com/Tamiya...2pcs_p_26.html
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I think you should try the WRC blades

http://www.rc-pro-shop.com/fr/home/79-st03015.html
You have a picture of those installed? Do they fit the Xray outdrives?
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Old 11-14-2014, 12:49 PM   #654
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Thanks...I've never had the Tamiya part to compare.

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It appears to be the same. The gap on the smokem spool outdrive is about 2mm and the pin on my xray driveshafts measured 1.98.

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I think the main difference is the tamiya "ball" that the pins go through is a different size than the xray.

Edit2 -

Just checked, confirmed the xray driveshafts do no fit in the smokem outdrive.

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Any reports about the t4 15 as compared to the 14?
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Old 11-15-2014, 02:36 PM   #656
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Love this car, but making a switch: FS: XRAY T4 2015 with upgrades
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:37 PM   #657
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Any reports about the t4 15 as compared to the 14?
Yeah I'm on the fence about upgrading as well. Think I want to get some time behind the wheel before I make the jump. Hopefully someone at the local track picks one up.
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:10 PM   #658
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Ran kit carpet setup(ECS/gear diff 1mil) with a little less droop in USGT trim today at a brand new track in NC. Track had only had practice and an oval groove, so it was interesting mix of traction. Got faster as the day went on as traction came up a little. Car was easy to drive and was fast. I qualified 2nd, but made a change right before the main which was WRONG.

Build was smooth and went nice and easy. One of the front arms needed reaming, but other than that was really good OOB and probably just as good without the ECS and gear diff. With the same basic setup on my VTA car, the VTA was a little more on edge than the 15.
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I've been running the '15 in mod the past few weeks at home. I think it feels great. It's basically a '14 with some really nice updates. The new sway bar system is amazing, and the motor mount not tweaking is a welcome update. I never had issues with the old servo mount, but I'm happy they made it even more robust.

I put the ARS on my car last week and thought the car felt better. I ended up with 1mm all the way around, but there's a lot more testing to be done still. It seems to free it up through the middle of the corner. I feel like there's a lot of potential there once people start experimenting and figuring it out.

Overall I think it's a really solid upgrade to a car that was already top shelf. I'm glad I picked one up.
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Loving the new car so far!! Haven't even tested the ars.

Who's tried out the aluminum chassis for the '15? Thoughts?
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