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Old 11-01-2008, 09:42 AM   #16
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get serpent s400...noneed setup at all......suitable for all track condition....
yep serpent S400 is a very good car, suitable for high speed, technical or parking lot track. why? because the guy who is always winning on our weekly races is using this kit. but of course his car setup is perfect for the track and his driving lines are consistent.
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I already tried the x pattern but it wont stick to a dusty concrete surface , for clean asphalt surface the x pattern will do good. but for the pirelli tires it will work on both clean and dirty surfaces. Im using it on my trf415. but dont used the pirelli tires on a clean high speed track.
How about Advan A038, in the case someguy told me about these tyres before, but just only 1 then no more, anybody could make a testimony about them, 33R or 27R.

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yep serpent S400 is a very good car, suitable for high speed, technical or parking lot track. why? because the guy who is always winning on our weekly races is using this kit. but of course his car setup is perfect for the track and his driving lines are consistent.
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get serpent s400...noneed setup at all......suitable for all track condition....
Strange, i just saw 2 S400 on the track in 2-3 races, then only 1 time 1 of these cars could enter in A main.
As i know 1 of these drivers switched to TBevo5 with unknown reason, then the another 1 is disappeared also with no reason.
S400 is a non-development capability car, even his brand is in crisis, i am convinced they are as bad as no drivers of them go to the Thai's Worlds, if they nor go to the European then how go to the higher level competition?
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:12 AM   #18
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yep serpent S400 is a very good car, suitable for high speed, technical or parking lot track. why? because the guy who is always winning on our weekly races is using this kit. but of course his car setup is perfect for the track and his driving lines are consistent.
2 guys at my track have them. they sound rough as hell, but go really well. imagine how well they would go if they did a little more maintenance
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:50 AM   #19
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the advan a038 tire is for carpet racing.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:56 AM   #20
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the advan a038 tire is for carpet racing.
Wait, Advan A038 has also other compounds instead that for the carpet.
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Change the setup and get softer tyres with softer insets. Try raising the car and putting on softer springs. I still race with XrayT1Evo2 because i love pivotball suspension nothing more. Setup and tyres are the key. Would be a good idea to clean the track, wouldn`t it?

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Old 11-01-2008, 12:21 PM   #22
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One of the most underated chassis availbale is the TOP Racing Scythe.
Awesome and easy to drive.
They have a new model out now called the ARP for asphalt rubber racing and a CFP for carpet foam racing.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:45 PM   #23
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from my experiance the 416 is very good but you have to upgrade to short arms and the kit C-Hubs break easy. The X-Ray should be an excelent choice as well.
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from my experiance the 416 is very good but you have to upgrade to short arms and the kit C-Hubs break easy. The X-Ray should be an excelent choice as well.
In the case i have suggest to the everyone just to change the aluminium C-hubs, but never the front knuckles. I am using rc-square knuckles in 415, it brokes the wrench of up kingpin just 2nd race day.
No good for the rear hub in aluminium, in the case i thought it would affect the rear traction, but vice-versa, i saw somebody broke twice plastic rear hub of his 415MSXX in the 1st race main, the car just ran 2-3 min on the track.
I am not sure if TRF416 should be my choice or not, in my eyesight is still "unavoidable" as the best choice, the only cons is the mostly people around me is using it then i don't like this situation so much, like a "sheeple".
About put run with the short arms, convince it's this chassis is so much understeering, but as i know the newest kit will included already these parts.
Honestly, my favourite chassis is also HB cyclone, is the 2nd car most appearing around me, but the problem is that TC is so much "unkit", you need to buy much more option parts than for 416, a lot of racing kind are not in there. But off course, maybe after Worlds HPI will release a newer version kit, so i am looking forward for see what will happening in the further months.
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:03 AM   #25
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Sounds like you have a few issues
1. find some one who will help you set the car up and pay attention to what they say.
2. there is nothing wrong with the 415msx they are a great car.
3. I currently run a JADD spool and an S400 rear gear dif and all is sweet plenty of turnin and easy to maintain then it is just set up for the track.
4. I am only a very average driver and only concentrate on being consistent,this must win bullshit drives more people away from the sport, Have some fun when you are racing.
5. If you cannot do that sell your gear and get out.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:48 AM   #26
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It does sound like your car setup needs working on. Lower grip tracks favour lighter oil and springs, 3 hole pistons too would be a good idea. 3 degrees rear toe in will help give more steering too if you dont already have that.

Have you tried some sorex 24s? If the track is dirty you might want to think about your tyre preparation inbetween races.

The only thing a new car will do is give you satisfaction that nothing is broken, but you will still need to get it set up, which sounds like your main issue anyway.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:18 AM   #27
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Xray T2008 Best car i have ever had and i have had them all corally Phi, team magic E4, Tamiya 416, Hotbodies cyclone, associated TC5R i have found the Xray to be alot more consistent Track to track, very easy to set up and drive. There could be some good second hand ones coming up for sale soon with the release of the 09
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Parts break when you hiy things so concentrate on your driving and learn more about setup.
The 416 is not a bad car at all so look at asking good local guys running it for advice.
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It does sound like your car setup needs working on. Lower grip tracks favour lighter oil and springs, 3 hole pistons too would be a good idea. 3 degrees rear toe in will help give more steering too if you dont already have that.

Have you tried some sorex 24s? If the track is dirty you might want to think about your tyre preparation inbetween races.

The only thing a new car will do is give you satisfaction that nothing is broken, but you will still need to get it set up, which sounds like your main issue anyway.
In the case i have problems in the setting, but i think is almost fixed, i have spent so much race to test, because the track is "untouchable", is school rink then you could not enter in any moment then i could find my problems so lte. Finally i have understand i have to run my rear shock with thicker oil to gain more stability in some problematic curves. Maybe i have to buy "1.2" or "1.1" 2 holes piston to prevent the same problem happened again.
The problems is also the tyre choice, someguy told me i the problem i have with RP tyres(which i don't feel well with my car in last month), could be the problem on the setting and also with wrong choice of inserts. Just because his car happened also the similar problem, but only difference is the insert, his car didn't run well, but his tyres has so much traction then hear blistering. The conclusion is, i will try in the next time using RP tyres(maybe 30, due the winter is coming) with AH ver1. medium inserts.
Maybe i will to give up the last 1 race of this year, just because my bodyshell is seriously broken after my big impact in Final.
If i really want to change new chassis, i will not to spend more money on my old 1, isn't right?

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Xray T2008 Best car i have ever had and i have had them all corally Phi, team magic E4, Tamiya 416, Hotbodies cyclone, associated TC5R i have found the Xray to be alot more consistent Track to track, very easy to set up and drive. There could be some good second hand ones coming up for sale soon with the release of the 09
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Parts break when you hiy things so concentrate on your driving and learn more about setup.
The 416 is not a bad car at all so look at asking good local guys running it for advice.
My 1st choice are 416, Cyclone, just because majority people are using this chassis then find parts is easy and cheap.
2nd are TC5R and Xray t2009, due i am living in asia, racing with US/EU cars is not so economical and difficult to find parts, off course they are awesome chassis and good to run, if they fit off course i don't mind to buy it.
But i still not sure which of them fit our small, tight, and loosing traction track.

Anyway from you.
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I have seen rp30 tyres blister too (on a low grip track), maybe they only suit certain driving styles? I try not to use them at all now and prefer sorex. For me, Sorex seem to give good consistancy indoors and outdoors.

Tyres are the most important thing when setting the car up, choose the wrong tyre and you simply wont get a good lap time no matter how many other things you change on the car.

My ta05 is 2 years old and probably not in the best condition. It is still capable of putting a good lap time in, all i'm saying is sometimes there is no need for a new chassis, you just need to understand why things are not working well enough
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