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Old 11-18-2002, 06:21 PM
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can i convert the 414m to short wheelbase like the TA04mr2 kit? do i need to buy only the rear arms or is there a conversion kit with everything included to shorten the wb? also, are there aftermarket short wb bodies? or tamiya bodies only? thanks for any info
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Old 11-19-2002, 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by rough512
I'm leaning towards the 04's since most have their upper links bolted on the damper stays.
You can also use the damper stays for the upper link inner mount on 414M and 414M2. WCR has them chopped off.
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by Vic
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The problem is:
Too sensitive on power steering and the back of the car is sliding a bit.
For the on-power steering:
  • Reduce the anti-squat angle, if you modified it
  • Increase the rear droop (or lessen front droop)
For the sliding:
  • Make sure you have the right tires. The right traction compound also makes a huge difference, on carpet.
  • Lean the rear shocks a hole or two
  • Increase the upper link spacing overall to make it less aggressive
  • Having that much less viscosity in the rear will give you a lot of high-speed steering, and tends to break loose in the corners. I usually use 50wt. in the front and 40wt in the rear (Trinity brand oil.)

[edit]Added a few more things.[/edit]

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Old 11-19-2002, 09:10 PM
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i can't believe this. i was at the track practicing. and every time i went out, i noticed my car not performing well. the back end sliding a bit on turns. i'd go back to the pits, change something up, try the car again. then i kinda gave up after 3 or 4 runs. then i looked at my wheels. i was like...hm, i guess i'll buy some new tires. i bought tires, mounted'em, etc. tried the car again, and whoa! planted like it was a cart on a rollercoaster. car was fast, smooth, went in and out of corners soo fast. i can't believe it was just the tires all along...
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Old 11-20-2002, 12:19 AM
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Get your worlds rep. @ http://www.rainbowten.co.jp/english/
didn,t seem a bad price and they got mine to me in the uk in 3 days :+)
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Old 11-20-2002, 02:43 AM
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Don't know about the price, that is Japanese retail....around US$500!!! Have seen it much cheaper....
But just the same they are very very good people and do business with them on a monthly basis.....
Have visited them directly too and their store is amazing...
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Old 11-20-2002, 02:51 AM
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Nearly finished building my WCE. Why do I have a million blue spacers left over????
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Old 11-20-2002, 10:53 AM
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Thumbs up Blue Bit,s

As long as the blue bits are 2+3mm spacers thats normal
finished mine a few weeks ago now and thought the same at first The left over spacers are to adjust the spacing under the wishbone mounting blocks
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Old 11-20-2002, 06:44 PM
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Where is the cheapest place to get the 414m2 online?
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Old 11-20-2002, 07:18 PM
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can someone tell a rason why i should get a trf 414mII instead of a ta04-r which i'm getting for my b-day on sat.

i want a trf, but it's soo nice and i don't want to leave it on myself because i'm scared of it breaking or destroying the carbon fibre chassie. do you guys run your trf's or is it a shelf car?
if i get the ta04-r for $340 CAN. i might want to get a carbon fibre lower deck and damper stay which cost about $150 CAN i would also like Al steering and some light weight outdrives and a front one way. all these hops ups on a ta04-r qould cost more than a trf 414mII
but what is it about teh ta04-r is the carbon tub chassie, i really like having the tub as an option incase i want to run in sandy or un smooth suface without worrying about scartching the lower deck casue it's like plastic.

so does the carbon tub from the ta04 fit on the trf 414mII?
do any of you guys run your trf out side of the track and where? streets, schools etc.
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nope,the 04 tub will not fit on 414m,unless u wan 2 do some mod jobs to the tub.

the carbon lower deck of the 414m is different also,u have 2 special order it if u wan a replacement...
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Old 11-20-2002, 08:32 PM
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so that means i can't get it at an lhs teh carbon fibre lower deck from the 414mII?
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Old 11-21-2002, 12:18 AM
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If your a serious racer you gotto get the 414m2 !
if it,s just for fun then the 04 will be a great car
Oh i got a 414m2 worlds rep. and i race it :+)
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I race my 414M, but my 414M Worlds is a collection car, like my TRF414.....
As Merciless said, if your going to race go with the 414M, you won't regret it....
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elnitro Where is the cheapest place to get the 414m2 online?
elnitro: There are several online shops that have decent prices for the 414M2. Depending on where you live, you may be able to get a decent price at your local hobby shop.

Ultimate Hobbies list the price as $269.99 in the January 2003 Radio Control Car Action magazine. However, their web site list the price as $259.99! Ultimate is located in Orange County, CA

R/C Car Kings list a price of $259.99 in the same issue. I don't know where they're located.

Last, Tower as well as many other catalog retailers will "price match" advertised prices. You could try to get Tower to match the price, then take advantage of their $15 off any item over $150.00. If it works, that would make the cost of a 414M2 $244.99 based on the lowest advertised price. I don't know if Tower will go that far though.

Almost forgot: Speedtech R/C's price is $264.99. I personally recommend their services!
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