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Old 09-26-2014, 01:46 AM   #196
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the new dampers may have a slightly increased bore inside (big bore style). So the pistons are new and the cylinder is thinner, than the previous ones.

The Tamiya numbering method is also very easy: As soon, as the internal gear ratio will be changed, the number changes. The current diffs seems to have 38 or 39 teeth, so it has nothing to do with the "old" 37/18=418 ratio.

I hope, that together with the new lowerdeck this car will be more suitable to all racetracks all over the world than the "stiffy" 418 was. Smokem had shown us, where the direction can go, when taking the apropriate material.
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By the way: I have tried to run the "black" TRF springs on carpet. They were really nice to drive. Carpet was ETS Carpet (Nurburgring Track). So I hope, that there will be no need anymore for me to drive the progressive 53440-style springs anymore.
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:07 AM   #198
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Still no new sway bar mount!

Come on Tamiya! the current one is crap!!

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Old 09-26-2014, 06:20 AM   #200
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I must say, after owning a BD7 and a bd7 2014, dealing with the leaking diff and shocks that always get air inside after a few runs, i think i would get the Tamiya because it's more reliable, if it's a copy, it should be just as fast.
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I must say, after owning a BD7 and a bd7 2014, dealing with the leaking diff and shocks that always get air inside after a few runs, i think i would get the Tamiya because it's more reliable, if it's a copy, it should be just as fast.
Or just get a diff and replace the leaky one. Cheaper.

I actually run right now a Tamiya spool up front and a 37 tooth diff at the back on my BD7. You can even run Xray if you want to shed more weight and even better quality (plus a lower IR to boot).
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Am I the only one who really likes the box art? Whether this wins the worlds or not, I want to get this car badly!
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Or just get a diff and replace the leaky one. Cheaper.

I actually run right now a Tamiya spool up front and a 37 tooth diff at the back on my BD7. You can even run Xray if you want to shed more weight and even better quality (plus a lower IR to boot).
Naa, sold the car for an Awesomatix!
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Looks nice in silver, too!
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:46 AM   #206
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BD7 2015 images will be released in the next few days. This will be a good chance to see what the TRF420 will look like for next year.

All kidding aside...what I'm more interested to see is what kind of direction Tamiya has taken in regard to the chassis composition of the 419. Whether they goto the softer chassis of the TRF417V5 or the stiffer 418 type...
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Looks nice in silver, too!
LOL! And orange and darker blue and black. Let's just close our eyes and shuffle the boxes.
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Hi,

the new dampers may have a slightly increased bore inside (big bore style). So the pistons are new and the cylinder is thinner, than the previous ones.

The Tamiya numbering method is also very easy: As soon, as the internal gear ratio will be changed, the number changes. The current diffs seems to have 38 or 39 teeth, so it has nothing to do with the "old" 37/18=418 ratio.

I hope, that together with the new lowerdeck this car will be more suitable to all racetracks all over the world than the "stiffy" 418 was. Smokem had shown us, where the direction can go, when taking the apropriate material.

The 418 is 37/20.
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LOL! And orange and darker blue and black. Let's just close our eyes and shuffle the boxes.
The lower one is the VBC D07 prototype?
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