Originally Posted by KREATOR1
any of you crazy enuff race againts the 416 in the stock 23 turn class?
Any setup you might wanna share?
This applies to Scott's question also.
It's in the order that I feel is the most important.
1. Carbon Fibre stiffener.
2. TRF shocks.
3. Tamiya aluminium ball bearing steering
I have both the 3 Racing and the Tamiya - Get the Tamiya - less slop.
4. TT-01D B parts
The lower arms have additional shock mounting points.
Most importantly they allow for adjustment of droop.
5. Universals all around. You can't adjust the droop screws without them.
Without the droop adjustment, you will spin out turning under breaks.
6. 3 Racing carbon fibre shock tower stiffeners.
7. Adjustable upper arms and steering tie rods
Also replace the link from servo with a tie rod.
8. Ball diffs.
10. Toe in rears.
You can also:
Replace all the shit kit screws with Titanium and aluminium.
3 Racing front knuckles - front knuckles are the most common breakage.
Somewhere in there if you havent got them, you'll want the aluminium drive shaft (Tamiya), a metal motor mount (3 Racing), and 6mm Hubs (Tamiya, 3 Racing won't fit the Tamiya universals properly). I assume you have bearings.
Stock, the car has no way of controlling front to rear weight shift (other than springs) .. droop droop droop .. did I mention droop .. TT-01D B parts.
I tend to run heavier front springs than the rear (whites and blue from 53440)
Rear droop is almost nil to 2 mm max, front is about 4mm.
The 3 Racing tower stiffeners enable me to stand the front shocks up a little which also helps keep the weight at the rear while decellerating.
Forget any of the aluminium arms, there are none that give the droop setting, that I have seen. Also none that allow for camber, that I have seen.
You will probably get frustrated with the split balls in the front suspension compressing and wearing. I am trying a set of Square-RC flourine coated balls, they are a little loose to begin with but don't compress further.
I also advise judicious use of shims in the hingepins.
Finally I haven't tried them but have ordered a set of 3 Racing front arms which provide for castor adjustment. I intend to use the uppers only, as I feel the droop adjustment of the TT-01D parts is essntial.
I also like the look of the TT-01 Gear box housings with 3 Racing Carbon fibre shock towers .. haven't tried tho.
It's way to flexible, stiffen it.
It has plastic shocks, replace them.
The plastic steering is crap, replace it.
The car desperately needs droop or downstops, whatever you want to call it. Only the D and R come with the arms that allow it, but neither has it fitted.