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Old 02-18-2008, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by part-time racer View Post
Ed, your car looked great yesterday. You where unlucky not to make the A. Maybe round 6.
The car is easily one of the quickest through the infield.

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Cheers Richard,

Congrats on the good result yesterday. Car looked very good in the final... not bad to go from 10 to 2

I'm itiching to see how she does next weekend when I run mod for the first time

But yeah, hope so for round 6, should have some better cells by then too.

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Old 02-19-2008, 01:45 AM
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Thanks Ed, it was a great result in the end, I new the car had the speed as I had hit a 14.87 in round 3 but I kept clipping bot-dots which will always cost yah.
I think in my best run, I lost nearly 6 seconds in errors. I would have had ftd otherwise
2nd overall was the best result I have ever acheived at Carpet Wars and it's fitting as last weekend was the last run with my trusty T2'007. 5 years with xray and now its time for a change.

What i did notice about your car was the mid - exit corner speed. Very good.

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Old 02-19-2008, 07:39 AM
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Jimmy do you want to do some testing in Bull City Wednesday? Since you are ProtestingSaturday.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:19 AM
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What the hell is Bull City????
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:20 AM
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Ohhh, do you mean Durham.... I may show up there. Let me know the time....
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:51 PM
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For those who might be interested, I see that SQUARE has released their aluminum chubs for the 416/IFS. They are $31 compared to 3Racings $12. But they might be more beefy compared to 3Racing. I dunno. So far my 3Racing chubs are holding up fine. I did do a couple more cart wheels due to corner dots. And they are holding up fine. But I have yet to clip a corner to really test them out.... yet...
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:08 PM
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For those who might be interested, I see that SQUARE has released their aluminum chubs for the 416/IFS. They are $31 compared to 3Racings $12. But they might be more beefy compared to 3Racing. I dunno. So far my 3Racing chubs are holding up fine. I did do a couple more cart wheels due to corner dots. And they are holding up fine. But I have yet to clip a corner to really test them out.... yet...
Jimmy come race saterday, all it takes to for you to prove the groove wont be affected one time...
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:17 PM
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Jimmy come race saterday, all it takes to for you to prove the groove wont be affected one time...
Nah, if the weather is okay Saturday... I might dig out my offroad truck and race it in Fay. If the weather is iffy, I will race at Debbies or Maryland. I'm not gonna go run off Glenn's oval crowd.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:08 AM
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I say u race in MD
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:16 AM
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I was wondering for all of you who had/have TRF415 MSX MRE and now have the 416 if there is a big difference in performance with the 416 vs the TRF415?

I bought a TA05 to race at a TCS race this past month and got hooked on r/c again after 4+ years... So I bought a used 415MSX and am waiting for it to get here still... I found out to run lipo's in the 415 I would need to dremel the bulkhead or get the MSXX stick pack conversion kit(about $120)... I don't like to hack parts so the kit would be what I do. That now pushes my used 415 over the $300-$350 range. So now I am 2nd guessing my purchase of the 415 and wondering if I should just spend the extra money and get a 416.

First off I would like to say that I am not the best driver out there since I just got back into the hobby (I am a bit rusty.) I am more of a middle of the pack person so far. I don't have the constancy yet in lap times, but can turn some very good laps. So I am not sure if the differences between the 2 would even be noticeable for me or not.

What do you guys think. Keep the 415 or just say screw it and spurge and get the 416...
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I say u race in MD
I thought about it. But I don't think I can get there in time to race with decent sleep and driving 5+ hours. I won't get home from work till maybe 1am Saturday morning. Then sleep, then drive 5 hours. What time does the track open? Registration time? Racing starting time? Isn't it the Winter Carpet Nats at Mimi's this weekend?
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ya it is , we open at 7am so u can just drive up afther work sat. morning I belive we should start racing around 12 noon. it well
depends on how many ppl show ups
its goin to be only an 1 day race now
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I'll have to think on it.....
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I was wondering for all of you who had/have TRF415 MSX MRE and now have the 416 if there is a big difference in performance with the 416 vs the TRF415?

I bought a TA05 to race at a TCS race this past month and got hooked on r/c again after 4+ years... So I bought a used 415MSX and am waiting for it to get here still... I found out to run lipo's in the 415 I would need to dremel the bulkhead or get the MSXX stick pack conversion kit(about $120)... I don't like to hack parts so the kit would be what I do. That now pushes my used 415 over the $300-$350 range. So now I am 2nd guessing my purchase of the 415 and wondering if I should just spend the extra money and get a 416.

First off I would like to say that I am not the best driver out there since I just got back into the hobby (I am a bit rusty.) I am more of a middle of the pack person so far. I don't have the constancy yet in lap times, but can turn some very good laps. So I am not sure if the differences between the 2 would even be noticeable for me or not.

What do you guys think. Keep the 415 or just say screw it and spurge and get the 416...
Hi Travis. If your club is not super strict on Lipos, the MaxAmps 5000's will fit into the 415 without mods. If this is no good, sell the 415 and get a 416. I don't think the stick conversion is worth it - you'd be forking out just a little more by selling the 415 and buying a 416.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Travis S View Post
I was wondering for all of you who had/have TRF415 MSX MRE and now have the 416 if there is a big difference in performance with the 416 vs the TRF415?

I bought a TA05 to race at a TCS race this past month and got hooked on r/c again after 4+ years... So I bought a used 415MSX and am waiting for it to get here still... I found out to run lipo's in the 415 I would need to dremel the bulkhead or get the MSXX stick pack conversion kit(about $120)... I don't like to hack parts so the kit would be what I do. That now pushes my used 415 over the $300-$350 range. So now I am 2nd guessing my purchase of the 415 and wondering if I should just spend the extra money and get a 416.

First off I would like to say that I am not the best driver out there since I just got back into the hobby (I am a bit rusty.) I am more of a middle of the pack person so far. I don't have the constancy yet in lap times, but can turn some very good laps. So I am not sure if the differences between the 2 would even be noticeable for me or not.

What do you guys think. Keep the 415 or just say screw it and spurge and get the 416...
The Orion 3200's will fit with no mods at all and the 3600 will fit with just 1mm of material removal from the bottom of the bulkhead which can hardly be seen plus it's TCS legal to remove material in order to fit your Lipo!
Just my 2$
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