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Old 01-21-2011, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by guinnes.s View Post
How low should I go?
I've gone down as low as 2mm spacers. We have some tight s turns and 180's and going that low has worked great.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by OscarF1 View Post
The thickness is now 2.3mm that is OK,
but they did not flip the belt ,
so the servo position is more to the left outside.
I think the Smokem is the better option.
You can definitely flip the belt on the Exotek. You still get the hardware to do the older style "ear" with the newer chassis. It may look weird, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. You will break the chassis before you break the ear.

As for performance, I have yet to run it on asphalt, only carpet, but so far I find it to have more steering than the X. Next time im going to try it with the lipo top plate (instead of X top plate), I think this will be an even better combo
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by OscarF1 View Post
Thinner oil in the diff,
less droop in front.
I would start with the droop settings,
is easier and worked for us.

0.5 deg more camber ( 2,0 F. and 2,5 R. deg ) works well on carpet.
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If you are running on a tight indoor track you might want to lower your front inner camber links also.
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I've gone down as low as 2mm spacers. We have some tight s turns and 180's and going that low has worked great.
ok changed camber to 2 and 2.5 and change droop from 6 to 5mm on front and from 5 to 4mm at rear,and lowered inner front camber links from 5 to 3mm.
should i leave the rear camber link as it is at 4mm?
racing is tomorrow,i should find out if it s better and let u know guys,thanx
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by guinnes.s View Post
ok changed camber to 2 and 2.5 and change droop from 6 to 5mm on front and from 5 to 4mm at rear,and lowered inner front camber links from 5 to 3mm.
should i leave the rear camber link as it is at 4mm?
racing is tomorrow,i should find out if it s better and let u know guys,thanx
Yes, 4mm in the rear. You don't want to change too many things at once. Give that a try before making anymore changes.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:41 AM
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Wonder if anyone here have tried the exotek lipo kit for the car, as I cannot find the tamiya lipo kit in any of the webshops I use to buy.
Also thinking of the Smoken one, let me know it this 2 options are ok.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:37 PM
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Have u tried Speedtech? I have a Smokem lipo chassis for sale if u r interested
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by over gear View Post
Have u tried Speedtech? I have a Smokem lipo chassis for sale if u r interested
i will give a look at speedtech, about the smokem chassis, what can you say about it, the things is I am in Brazil, would you ship it here, if son we can talk about it.
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Fabricio View Post
Wonder if anyone here have tried the exotek lipo kit for the car, as I cannot find the tamiya lipo kit in any of the webshops I use to buy.
Also thinking of the Smoken one, let me know it this 2 options are ok.
I've been running the Exotek 416XL for a while and I really like it. The car handles well and I love the carbon battery strap, since I don't like tape
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:33 PM
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I've been running the Exotek 416XL for a while and I really like it. The car handles well and I love the carbon battery strap, since I don't like tape
PDR, thanks for the reply, I was looking at speedtech and it is out of stock the Tamiya one, also on mushroom,rcmart, rcmarket and rcmodel which are the webstores I am used to buy it is out of stock too, so maybe I am going to order from Exotek.
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Originally Posted by Fabricio View Post
PDR, thanks for the reply, I was looking at speedtech and it is out of stock the Tamiya one, also on mushroom,rcmart, rcmarket and rcmodel which are the webstores I am used to buy it is out of stock too, so maybe I am going to order from Exotek.
shipping to Brazil is a problem... i've tried shipping something there, but the Brazil Custom bounce it back to me

email Speedtech. they might be able to find you one...
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this may sound like a stupid question but why does the 416 seem to shred rear belts so much in modified touring?
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:29 PM
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Well checking on the Tamiya website it says that the lipo upgrade kit for the TRF416X is discontinued, does someone of you guys heard something about it?
It is a shame if Tamiya have done that, I am really disapointed with that.
Will try to grab a Smokem or Exotek kit.
Thanks for the help.
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Does anyone know the size of the layshaft bearings for the 416x, in mm if possible please? I am in urgent need of some new ones and knowone stocks Tamiya around here, but I can get bearings if I know the size, the manual does not seem to give the actual size just a part number.


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Hi All

Does anyone know the size of the layshaft bearings for the 416x, in mm if possible please? I am in urgent need of some new ones and knowone stocks Tamiya around here, but I can get bearings if I know the size, the manual does not seem to give the actual size just a part number.


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Originally Posted by Fabricio View Post
Well checking on the Tamiya website it says that the lipo upgrade kit for the TRF416X is discontinued, does someone of you guys heard something about it?
It is a shame if Tamiya have done that, I am really disapointed with that.
Will try to grab a Smokem or Exotek kit.
Thanks for the help.
I have to believe Tamiya released the 416x Lipo chassis and then discontinued it to boost the sale of the new 417. (everyone would just get the upgrade chassis.)

I have the Tamiya lipo chassis and it balances perfectly on balance dots without any additional weights. I have added two 7gram weights to the sides of the steering rack to make our legal weight (1380). mine weights in at 1384 race ready.
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