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Old 01-14-2008, 12:50 AM
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It does. But it also say these drivers are quite good
quite good? All four (including Hupo) are bloody awesome!
Very strong team for TRF europe
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TRF Team 416 cars from this weekends DHI cup

Marc drove with the short arms in a DD,XA,E set up with 3mm chamber shims.
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It's encouraging to see the top drivers do so well with the 416. I'm looking forward to seeing their setups from the race, and what kinds of things they're doing. I've been running my 416 like crazy with CS27's on the rug, and feel like it's getting pretty close. I absolutely adore this car, it's by far my favorite sedan I've owned.
What? No more Type R for you? What's so nice about the TRF416 that you like it more than a Type R? Where are you getting parts from?
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:37 AM
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bloody good looking cars, if only my car is still in such pristine condition..
anyway, for the center pully, there seems to be some play as well, should it have some play or should i shim it up? i tried shimming it up and theres no binding, doesnt hurt lap time, but i wonder if theres any bad side effects to the car's wear and tear.
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What? No more Type R for you? What's so nice about the TRF416 that you like it more than a Type R? Where are you getting parts from?
The Type-R is a fine car, but I've come to the conclusion that its style of handling is not for me. I'm able to be fast with it, but can't find any consistency at all. Also, I've pretty much abandoned foam tire racing, and wanted a car with a true pedigree in rubber tire. I'll probably have my R's up for sale in a week or two. :-(

As for parts, they've been a little scarce in the US still. It looks like Tower, AmpDraw, Speedtech and TamiyaUSA will be options in the future. There's a few overseas shops that ship to the US VERY fast if you're in a real bind for parts, but it's a little pricey. They can ship slow for reasonable prices as well.
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:58 AM
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3,5 BL set-up, 5 cell, rubber tyres
Also seems to work in Denmark
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Originally Posted by habis View Post
TRF Team 416 cars from this weekends DHI cup

Marc drove with the short arms in a DD,XA,E set up with 3mm chamber shims.
5 cell ?
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:44 PM
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5 cell ?
Yes, 5 Cells

marcīs car....not with the usual paint
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:16 PM
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Hey guys, i have been testing a few things and have come up with some good results. I will be posting a setup asap.

As for bushings in your shocks i have tried almost everything. People at my local track refer to me as the "shock guy" lol. I found the bushings tend to make the car respond too quickly making the car difficult to drive. One thing i have always done is run 100-75% rebound but i control the speed of the piston using muchmore shock o-rings, they come in 30-50 degree ratings. I rarely use anything on top of the diaphram but if i do i use muchmore foam inserts which come in different thicknesses. So for tighter tracks with shicanes i would use full rebound and higher piston speed and for longer more flowing tracks i would use between 100-75% rebound but with a slower piston speed. Hope this makes sense to you guys.

Heres a shock tip(tamiya only):

when installing the pistons onto the piston shafts place a .2mm spacer under the piston to take out any slop. Also i like to trader out the lower plastic bushing(not the guide piece) for a 2nd o-ring. When you do this the shock will be a little more consistent and you can really fine tune piston speed with this setup.

I prefer Muchmore Perfect Silicone O-ring 40deg using muchmores shock slime.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:20 PM
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Almost forgot....

CONGRATS to victor for yet another win for the 416. Great showing from all the TRF guys!
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Hey Corey, did you come up with anything reasonable for foam tires at Novak?
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Ya i did before i had to retire the 416 because of a split custom upper deck. It felt pretty promising but i could not wait for it to be repaired so had to go back to the old car. The old car tweaked way to ez which ruined many of my runs. The main thing i had to overcome with the 416 on foam was the weight in the rear. The excess weight in the rear of the car made the car over rotate entry/mid corner...it was a handful! I was able to move my esc forward about 6mm and installed a larger spur to move the motor forward as well. This made the car very balanced and above all, much easier to drive! I will post my foam setup along with the rubber one i have been workin on as soon as i can!
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Yes, 5 Cells

marcīs car....not with the usual paint
Is that a Mazda 6?
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:25 PM
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108T 64 dp spur fits the 416
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thats what i used
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