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Old 04-05-2011, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
I was just on Smokems site.. Their LiPo chassis doesn't come with a cradle / cups to hold the battery?

Also it looks like the price dropped? Was it always $59?
You don't really need them, but there are two holes in the centre that will take an m3 nut to stop the battery hitting the belt in the event of a crash.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
You don't really need them, but there are two holes in the centre that will take an m3 nut to stop the battery hitting the belt in the event of a crash.
Thanks Craig.

Which one do you recommend the LP 2.3 chassis or the FX 2.2 chassis?
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:18 AM
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Anyone try the 417 chassis with the 416 yet?
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Ray Kindstrom View Post
Anyone try the 417 chassis with the 416 yet?
You need way to many parts, I looked into it. Bulkheads, motormount, steering link bridge, top deck, center pulley assembly, other things i'm forgetting.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:28 AM
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no 2.25mm

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Price is great! $20 cheaper than Exotek!

Whats the thickness on the stock 416WE chassis? 2.3 as well?
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:55 AM
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1: Whats best for aspalt Exotech or Smokem?

2: I have read a coupel off place that Hpi springs are best than tamiya ones, for aspalt is this right?

3: Iam racing under 1350g rules, so can help out with a link to balance my car?

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Old 04-26-2011, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Cp Grafix View Post
1: Whats best for aspalt Exotech or Smokem?

2: I have read a coupel off place that Hpi springs are best than tamiya ones, for aspalt is this right?

3: Iam racing under 1350g rules, so can help out with a link to balance my car?

Thanks

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1. Smokem FX or the stock chassis is best for asphalt, if the grip is low then definitely the smokem.
2. Correct, blue and silver are most common, pink and gold are also sometimes used.
3. It depends on your electronics, but with flipped belts you should be able to get it balanced pretty easily at that weight.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:51 AM
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Hi,

New to the TRF scene, just bought a 416X, would like to know how does the flip belt trick works (how to do it).

What tools do you recommend to work on that car?

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Does anybody have a Smokem 416lp chassis in the states they are willing to part with?
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Starteur View Post
Hi,

New to the TRF scene, just bought a 416X, would like to know how does the flip belt trick works (how to do it).

What tools do you recommend to work on that car?

Best regards
Anyone???
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:18 AM
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you need the lipo chassis, tamiya or smokem and rebuild the car but flipping the belts and pulleys when you put it back together, very simple but you need the lipo chassis to do it
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Do you have a part number please for that chassis???
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Originally Posted by Starteur View Post
Do you have a part number please for that chassis???
The tamiya LiPo conversion is like gold dust, but I'd certainly recommend the smokem chassis.
http://www.smokem-racing.com/416LP.html

If your feeling really cheap though, you can just use the standard X chassis, and remove some material from underneath the where the flipped pulleys sit.

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Originally Posted by Cp Grafix View Post
1: Whats best for aspalt Exotech or Smokem?

2: I have read a coupel off place that Hpi springs are best than tamiya ones, for aspalt is this right?

3: Iam racing under 1350g rules, so can help out with a link to balance my car?

Thanks

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Both are great for asphalt. Exotek has more secure battery hold ins. Pretty important for tracks with lots of boards.
We also have a 2mm chassis option for very low traction conditions.

http://www.exotekracing.com/EXOTEK_N...GEWINNER!.html
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TryHard View Post
The tamiya LiPo conversion is like gold dust, but I'd certainly recommend the smokem chassis.
http://www.smokem-racing.com/416LP.html

If your feeling really cheap though, you can just use the standard X chassis, and remove some material from underneath the where the flipped pulleys sit
The LP is a little on the stiff side, the stock chassis is better on most tracks.

If I had my belt flipping time over again I would just dremel the stock chassis, the lipo conversion really wasn't worth the $$'s
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