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Old 02-26-2009, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by redbones View Post
That cardboard trick works fine for the tamiya servo saver. no slop.
Can you post some pic pls!
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:19 PM
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Can you post some pic pls!
mm, dont have pics atm, but it is very simple. when you take the arm side off the servo saver, you will see that the outer 2 springs are not flush with the molding. rotate the spring so that one side is flush and you will see how much play there really is on the other side. Simple cut a piece of thin card board (like the one from the tamiya packaging) and fill that space up. I used about three layers folded like an accordian. Hope this helps.



btw, anyone have the clearance between the top and bottom plates? don't have car atm.
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hey does any one know how to get rid of excessive shaking in the front when i turn at low speeds. any help would be appreciated i got rid of some of it but not all and good advice on the servo saver i just switched to a plastic servo horn its got the extra give just in case
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by garfield1 View Post
hey does any one know how to get rid of excessive shaking in the front when i turn at low speeds. any help would be appreciated i got rid of some of it but not all and good advice on the servo saver i just switched to a plastic servo horn its got the extra give just in case
Check the spools plastic outdrives. They tend to prematurely fail after a few good whacks into the boards. I've found that when they start to wear out, the car starts to handle a little funky and it definitely adds extra chatter to the front end.

Although, if that so happens to be your problem, good luck trying to find some replacement outdrives! It appears, at the moment, the whole world is out of stock.

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Old 02-27-2009, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by CHRIS CHAVEZ View Post
Check the spools plastic outdrives. They tend to prematurely fail after a few good whacks into the boards. I've found that when they start to wear out, the car starts to handle a little funky and it definitely adds extra chatter to the front end.

Although, if that so happens to be your problem, good luck trying to find some replacement outdrives! It appears, at the moment, the whole world is out of stock.
unless you are on black top.. use a one way .. its more forgiving under impact and is always locked . My spool got notchy just from driving it. Chatter ..lol.. more like chainsaw.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by redbones View Post
mm, dont have pics atm, but it is very simple. when you take the arm side off the servo saver, you will see that the outer 2 springs are not flush with the molding. rotate the spring so that one side is flush and you will see how much play there really is on the other side. Simple cut a piece of thin card board (like the one from the tamiya packaging) and fill that space up. I used about three layers folded like an accordian. Hope this helps.



btw, anyone have the clearance between the top and bottom plates? don't have car atm.
Thanks for the tips, will try it soon,so far I havent got the slack problem yet (knocking wood) and I just replace the front part to Square one. I think its 25mm from top deck to the chassis.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by dameetz View Post
Thanks for the tips, will try it soon,so far I havent got the slack problem yet (knocking wood) and I just replace the front part to Square one. I think its 25mm from top deck to the chassis.
No harm in trying a small piece of foam in the outdrive, it might absorb some of the "chatter".

If it doesn't, what have you lost?
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by tc3team View Post
No harm in trying a small piece of foam in the outdrive, it might absorb some of the "chatter".

If it doesn't, what have you lost?
Foam? Isn't that a contraceptive ?
Foam is for pan cars . .LOL
To answer your question... A piece of foam.
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Originally Posted by tc3team View Post
No harm in trying a small piece of foam in the outdrive, it might absorb some of the "chatter".

If it doesn't, what have you lost?
I was actually talking about the servo saver slack problem.

Anyhow since you mention outdrives I have broken it twice since, all on the right side of the spool. I m running full steering lock and our track is running anti clockwise and I hardly hit anything that hard. I also broke one CVD, again on right side without hitting anything, it happened during normal practice. I m thinking of using front diff now, and if I change to front diff do I have to use 42mm CVD as well?
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Originally Posted by CHRIS CHAVEZ View Post
It appears, at the moment, the whole world is out of stock.
Is it really? My LHS has some stock, in fact I just bought mine for spare last week.
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Can someone please get the top deck clearance for the 416? Need to know if I can use a metal lipo tray with the batt I will be getting. Thanks
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Questions?? Suspensions blocks

Hi
I have a tamiya 416 we, and goes with the short suspension arms.
Can anyone please tell me, or tell me where, I can find a list. So I can see which suspension blocks I need to combine to have any given Toe-in?
Sorry for my poor english, I hope you understand

Thanks
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Originally Posted by jubibamse View Post
Hi
I have a tamiya 416 we, and goes with the short suspension arms.
Can anyone please tell me, or tell me where, I can find a list. So I can see which suspension blocks I need to combine to have any given Toe-in?
Sorry for my poor english, I hope you understand

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http://www.thard.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=30
look for the excel file at bottom.
now can I have my top/bottom deck clearance?
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Originally Posted by John St.Amant View Post
unless you are on black top.. use a one way .. its more forgiving under impact and is always locked . My spool got notchy just from driving it. Chatter ..lol.. more like chainsaw.
Do you know what the 416WE One Way part number is?
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by dameetz View Post
Is it really? My LHS has some stock, in fact I just bought mine for spare last week.
They probably purchased directly from Japan. I could not find any plastic outdrives in stock in the U.S.A..So I called Tamiya USA to order direct. Unfortunately, they said they never had any stock and had no clue to when the parts were coming from Japan.

I explained this was disappointing because this is a high wear item that should be replaced regularly for maximum performance. He then suggested i might have better luck if i were to check out a few Japanese websites. Even worse, they too were also out of stock!

Ultimately, I had to resort to purchasing a couple of complete spools for about $60.00 just to get a few STINKING plastic outdrives Oh well, rant over.

P.S. Could you please give me the contact info to your local hobby shop?

Thanks, Chris
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