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Old 08-26-2006, 10:30 PM
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I just got a 415. thinking about running it on carpet/foams. just got a diff for it from a friend. now all I gotta do is get the right rear blocks. I can't wait to get it on the track. the TA-05 is a blast to drive. I'm hoping the 415 will be just as fast.
How's things going???? PM me when you get a chance.

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Need a little help.........

Has anyone owned and raced the MSX and MRE. What can you tell me about the two cars. Also is the MRE worth the $$$ please be honest . What is the diff. between the two cars?


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Old 08-27-2006, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by RED-LINE M03
Need a little help.........

Has anyone owned and raced the MSX and MRE. What can you tell me about the two cars. Also is the MRE worth the $$$ please be honest . What is the diff. between the two cars?


Thanks for the help...........
Hi.
I ran the MRE for the first time last night and i can quite honestly say it is the best car i have ever driven. The steering is so direct and responsive it really does handle like its on rails. I was a bit dubious about switching from the Corally RDX to the MRE but it really is worth the money.
Differences from the MRE to the MSX are:
Front Spool
New chassis with option for motor air scoop
Evo 5 steering assembly
1 piece solid layshaft
Solid layshaft pullys
New diff pullys - featuring every other tooth removed to decrease drive belt resistance
New belts
New Bulkhead brace
Various other bits that i cant remember but thats the main bits
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:27 AM
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will there be a one way for the MSX MRE or will the MSX or TA-05 one way fit the MSX MRE
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JAY_UK
Hi.
I ran the MRE for the first time last night and i can quite honestly say it is the best car i have ever driven. The steering is so direct and responsive it really does handle like its on rails. I was a bit dubious about switching from the Corally RDX to the MRE but it really is worth the money.
Differences from the MRE to the MSX are:
Front Spool
New chassis with option for motor air scoop
Evo 5 steering assembly
1 piece solid layshaft
Solid layshaft pullys
New diff pullys - featuring every other tooth removed to decrease drive belt resistance
New belts
New Bulkhead brace
Various other bits that i cant remember but thats the main bits
i think there is already a body included plus the special stickers that Tamiya is saying that goes with the kit
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Originally Posted by JAY_UK
Hi.
I ran the MRE for the first time last night and i can quite honestly say it is the best car i have ever driven. The steering is so direct and responsive it really does handle like its on rails. I was a bit dubious about switching from the Corally RDX to the MRE but it really is worth the money.
Differences from the MRE to the MSX are:
Front Spool
New chassis with option for motor air scoop
Evo 5 steering assembly
1 piece solid layshaft
Solid layshaft pullys
New diff pullys - featuring every other tooth removed to decrease drive belt resistance
New belts
New Bulkhead brace
Various other bits that i cant remember but thats the main bits
That has been my experience with it as well (I also was driving RDX's before this) ...on asphalt anyways, last night was my last asphalt race for the season, now it's all about getting ready for the IIC and cafter that carpet here locally untill next asphalt season, so we'll see how the MRE stacks up against the RDX on carpet ...I will be running rubber tire instead of foam this season on carpet.
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Old 08-27-2006, 11:02 AM
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Anyone try this for Carpet?
http://www.precisionrc.com/nv/car/pr...345&cat_id=519

Looks good, Maybe you should try it Harsh
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Well last year I couldn't get my MSX to work on carpet, tried loads of different setups, spring rates, etc... nothing worked. This was using sorex24Rs (prebuilts that were the controlled tyre for a series i was doing). Yesterday I had a go with the MSX at my usual carpet track, they have a new carpet that has significantly more grip than before, and with CS22s on the car was utterly crap, properly undriveable.

Went to much stiffer springs and RP30s and set the fastest laptimes in each of the last two rounds. Didn't get fastest overall because i made too many mistakes, kept on bumping the pipes as the car was slowing down very quickly and getting very close to them, then worked out after last round i didn't decrease drag brake, still had the outdoors setting for it, lol.
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i have been having a problem in getting try hards toe block to down load on my computer.does anybody have it saved?i know that is was listed a few posts ago but i could not find it.let me know
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TRF415boy
Well last year I couldn't get my MSX to work on carpet, tried loads of different setups, spring rates, etc... nothing worked. This was using sorex24Rs (prebuilts that were the controlled tyre for a series i was doing). Yesterday I had a go with the MSX at my usual carpet track, they have a new carpet that has significantly more grip than before, and with CS22s on the car was utterly crap, properly undriveable.

Went to much stiffer springs and RP30s and set the fastest laptimes in each of the last two rounds. Didn't get fastest overall because i made too many mistakes, kept on bumping the pipes as the car was slowing down very quickly and getting very close to them, then worked out after last round i didn't decrease drag brake, still had the outdoors setting for it, lol.
Tyres are 95% of your setup mate, once you get them right your onto a winner. Try some VTEC 24R pre glueds, they are awesome. Made by either Nosram or LRP. Also if you want ive got an MRE setup that may help you, its basically the same car!
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by buboy28
i think there is already a body included plus the special stickers that Tamiya is saying that goes with the kit
Yea it has a mazda 6 protoform and special stickers that have less drag than a normal TRF sticker sheet, thus inproving airflow across the shell and aiding handling! LMAO!
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http://www.precisionrc.com/nv/car/pr...oduct_id=12117

anyone know if those will work with the TRF415 shooter's spool?
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by HotrodHopkins
http://www.precisionrc.com/nv/car/pr...oduct_id=12117

anyone know if those will work with the TRF415 shooter's spool?

Dunno for sure but id doubt it based on the fact that Tamiya is belt drive Pro 4 is shaft, and a shaft drive diff is totally different to a belt drive diff so id have to say i dont think they will. Sorry i cant be of more help!
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Will the new TRF415 MRE diff pulleys work in the standard TRF415?

If they will can you use the same belts or do you have to get the MRE belts?

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Originally Posted by JAY_UK
Tyres are 95% of your setup mate, once you get them right your onto a winner. Try some VTEC 24R pre glueds, they are awesome. Made by either Nosram or LRP. Also if you want ive got an MRE setup that may help you, its basically the same car!
thanks for the help but i don't really need it, pretty much know what i'm doing in terms of setup and 24Rs don't work I know it for a fact i've used them all winter (although they're a tad better than sorex). TBH i have a standard 415 specially for carpet racing but i took the electronics off to try and sell it and couldn't be arsed putting it back on, so i took the msx.
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