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Old 08-30-2010, 07:43 PM
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I don't get on here that often, so I apoligize for asking about something that may have already been discussed.
I am interested in getting a gear diff, and wanted to know what the benefits are of having one as far as handeling of the car. I'm assuming it is less maintanence due to not having to rebuild as often as a ball diff.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:34 PM
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How many of you will be bringing your 416's to IIC next week?
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by =FLIP=
i ran the smokem flex chassis and agree awesome it transformed my car
+1 with the smokem FX chassis
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Owen RaCing
Yup, we should have never gotten different cars in the first place.
Owen, you may want to consider to hold on the move as X Ray may release a new chassis towards the end of the year.... hehehee.....
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me
How many of you will be bringing your 416's to IIC next week?
I am bringing two of them...Tamiya in the house!
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jonest
Owen, you may want to consider to hold on the move as X Ray may release a new chassis towards the end of the year.... hehehee.....
Does not bother me, T2 008/009 still kills in the correct hands. Took months for some to get the T3 dialed in. It be half way threw next year before the T3 '011 gets dialed
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by TRF4evr
+1 with the smokem FX chassis
are you running on asphalt? i run on carpet and wanted to know in your opinion if the smokem chassis will be good for carpet as well. Thank you.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by kobiwan
are you running on asphalt? i run on carpet and wanted to know in your opinion if the smokem chassis will be good for carpet as well. Thank you.
I can't think of any reason why you would want a MORE flexible chassis on carpet. In fact, I think the optional 2.5mm Tamiya chassis (stiffer than stock) would be a worthy upgrade for a carpet car.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by M-Technic
I can't think of any reason why you would want a MORE flexible chassis on carpet. In fact, I think the optional 2.5mm Tamiya chassis (stiffer than stock) would be a worthy upgrade for a carpet car.
I think it depends on the carpet and tires. On foams, you definitely want to go stiffer in most cases. On rubbers, it depends on the grip levels. Ronald Volker pretty much dominated the last European carpet season with a flexy Yokomo so more flex definitely helped him there. BTW, the Smokem 416LP I have is stiffer than stock and probably similar to a 2.5mm Tamiya. And it's also more lipo friendly.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:40 PM
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what bearings are good for price and quality for tc's?
are ceramic bearings such as ace a ripoff or worth the dollaz?
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Originally Posted by =FLIP=
what bearings are good for price and quality for tc's?
are ceramic bearings such as ace a ripoff or worth the dollaz?
http://www.avidrc.com/

Hands down the best $1 dollar bearings I have used to date. Lots of buddies run them as well...

PS. Only ceramic bearings I use are diff balls.
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Where are people finding the Tamiya spring rating in lb.?

I hear the Tamiya white springs are 17lb. Where is this data found?
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I like the look of the roche ceramic bearings kshobby has. Decent price for a full set and bling seals
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Originally Posted by Mugen10
Where are people finding the Tamiya spring rating in lb.?

I hear the Tamiya white springs are 17lb. Where is this data found?
DJ try this site:

http://www.thard.co.uk/viewforum.php...b419060c01ff2b
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigM
I like the look of the roche ceramic bearings kshobby has. Decent price for a full set and bling seals
looks good
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