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Old 06-29-2010, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
Yep. The car changes direction better with the belts flipped and the weight more centred, you also need less weight to balance the car.

Also Jilles has said the reduced width of the chassis allows a softer setup as the chassis touches down less
yea iv already modified my 416x, flipping the belts and having all the weight centered, depending on how much the lipo chassis sells for i might leave it as is.
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:10 AM
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Can anybody point me to a better bumper for the 416? I'd like one that is a little wider than stock and stiffer.

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Old 07-01-2010, 08:29 AM
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They're keeping Marc's car covered the entire time at Worlds.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
They're keeping Marc's car covered the entire time at Worlds.
It's to prevent Marc from touching his own car and messing up the setup
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by linger View Post
It's to prevent Marc from touching his own car and messing up the setup

Maybe Its a Yokomo
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Originally Posted by linger View Post
It's to prevent Marc from touching his own car and messing up the setup
LOL
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Originally Posted by JCarr View Post
...I'd like one that is a little wider than stock and stiffer...
lol!
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by linger View Post
lol!
The bumper on the car man.
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Originally Posted by JCarr View Post
The bumper on the car man.
Ok, in that case. Square makes a thick plastic bumper guard that goes beneath the current bumper. It works well at keeping the front suspension intact. If you hit something hard enough, the bumper tends to bend down and it will scrape the ground during cornering. You will have to bend it back. I also noticed that since the bumper is hard, it tends to bounce the car back more when you hit anything. It also makes for a great ramming tool when you feel like hacking someone.
I give it 2 thumbs up.
The part number is STV-106
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:14 AM
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If your car stops turning, it's 'cause that plastic piece of crap is dragging on the ground. I'm not a fan like Ling, sorry.

The Parma T2 bumper is a pretty close fit. We usually get those and trim them a bit to fit on the car. It's inexplicable to me why nobody makes a proper hard bumper for the 416. I talked to Chicky about having Parma make one, but that fizzled out I guess.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. i'm not a big fan of those plastic under bumbpers either, but if that was my only choice I'd go with it. My best bet is to stop hittin stuff, but I have a better chance of hitting the lottery.
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
They're keeping Marc's car covered the entire time at Worlds.
could they be running "Non Tamiya" chassis? just kidding..
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:32 PM
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[QUOTE=jonest;7615709]could they be running "Non Tamiya" chassis? just kidding..[/QUOTE

I was actually thinking the same thing, bet he is testing another make of chassis like the Smokin Extra flex one....... we'll never know as what they run will be kept secret hence some of their setup's just don't work..
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:59 PM
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Most likely all just "mind games"
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tamiya top the first two rounds of qualifying!

go Jilles!
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