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Old 06-30-2009, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
i run the 46mm steal shafts after i broke the alloy 44mm ones , but i havn't broken an out drive , wore one out though

my steeringg and suspension have not changed , but i use 5mm 4mm downstops

the titanium screws were heavier , i cant understand it !!!

did bend the steal screw for the front , rear suspension mount , how do i stop it happening ???
If you use a steel screw, You may make the car tougher but will more likely bend the lower suspension mount. If I were hitting things I might prefer to use the softer screw because it is cheaper to replace. I have bent one in the past.... okay , I bent two. But not on the same day.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by jonest View Post
I broke NONE with the 46mm but the suspension travel seems funny. I'm running 6mm (F) 5mm (R) downstop setting.
If your running a narrow front setup with 46mm shafts make sure that your not too deep into the spool cups, you may have to notch a small relieve to free up the back side of the cup. I think anything after a B/C block should be checked.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Wishbone View Post
If your running a narrow front setup with 46mm shafts make sure that your not too deep into the spool cups, you may have to notch a small relieve to free up the back side of the cup. I think anything after a B/C block should be checked.
Now you reminded me, I'm running C/C.... no wonder it felt funny... hmmm... back to D/D or change to 44mm???
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:38 PM
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There is a new article on Tamiyausa.com explaining how David Jun measures droop on his cars. I thought it would be helpful to pass along: http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...article-id=413
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:48 PM
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416WE Kit back in stock !
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by CarKing View Post
There is a new article on Tamiyausa.com explaining how David Jun measures droop on his cars. I thought it would be helpful to pass along: http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...article-id=413
Definately the best way to measure, and measuring that way you can run the same droop no matter what version car you have.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:36 PM
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Setting the droop that way also makes it easier to get that last percentage and in finer increments. Especially When you camber is consistent. But really most accurate when the camber is set at zero degrees.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:31 PM
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does anyone know if tamiya 53473 rims are flexible at all, or very stiff. thanks
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by LOSI123 View Post
does anyone know if tamiya 53473 rims are flexible at all, or very stiff. thanks
I'd say they are somewhere in the middle, probably on the stiffer side though.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:18 PM
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thanks, i have only ever had one set of tamiya rims before, they were spoked and where so stiff you could not even make them flex in your hand at all.

if this is the case then i didnt want to buy the above rims as when they are that stiff they tend to crack or chip easy if you arnt a perfect driver, lol
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster View Post
Definately the best way to measure, and measuring that way you can run the same droop no matter what version car you have.
Personally I prefer using a droop gauge with blocks as they take out any inconsistencies on the bottom of your chassis like slighly protruded screws
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:59 PM
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how do you stop the droop screws chewing into the chassis plate ??

mine is wearing quite bad now and the car is only 6 months old !!!

cheeRS phil
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:08 AM
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Hi

i am using lrp 6.5t motor and 7,4v lipo on my 416 we.... in big track

i need something like 7.0:1 (as mentioned on my engine manual)
what gearing I have to use?

i gonna use pitch 48 on my gears!


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hey phil, back in the 90's i ran 10th scale pan cars and we used very thin pieces of brass cut into small squares glued under the set screw for the plate and i know it will work for the 416 and others too... try it
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by sonic31 View Post
hey phil, back in the 90's i ran 10th scale pan cars and we used very thin pieces of brass cut into small squares glued under the set screw for the plate and i know it will work for the 416 and others too... try it
Brass is kind of soft .. We used a broken razor blade supper glued to the chassis.
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