12-15-2014, 11:32 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: All over the place
Originally Posted by Evo4ever
Did the first racing with the 419 last weekend on a very small and technical Track, carpet with medium Grip. 17.5 Blinky, LRP VTec CPX rubber tyres.
Started with Kit Setting what was nice and very easy to handle with good steering, but not aggressive enough. Then changed setup to:
Yokomo pink in front
Yokomo blue in rear
Droop f/r 5.8 / 4.6
Without lower Rollcenterspacer
Camber f/r -2 / -1.5
Shocks: #500 oil front & rear
Car was still very easy to drive with very good steering especially in narrow corners, but again not aggressive/ direct enough. Reduced droop in front to 6.0 what was leading into right direction, but there is still work Do for a sharp handling. Will try some harder springs and stabilizers next time.
BUT: my Diff was leaking too, first the housing (gasket) and then the left outdrive. Drops were already running down, there. Right side of diff stayed dry. Used the dark red TRF o-rings. Also all shocks are massively leaking, used the ink blue TRF o-rings. Very disappointing....will change to the old cristal clear ones because refilling dampers during a race day is a nogo to me.
But the 419 is a fantastic car, I am glad to own one😄😄😄😄
If nothing is seriously wrong with the parts, there should be no leaks, kit parts or upgrades. I would check my handiwork again if that is the case. Never thad any Tamiya shocks leak, ever.
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