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Old 08-29-2006, 11:43 AM   #15376
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LOL...I'm not one for drilling a 4mm chassis...I was never ever able to get my 1/12th scale steering servo mounts drilled properly...let alone a 4mm chassis...please send me some photos once someone has finished the modification...curious how much mill work is needed to make it work?

I'm actually looking a getting the MRE just for outdoor racing. Although I'm going to waiting and hear some feedback on how the new sterring rack works on carpet....
Just checked the tamiya page, and doesnt note the amount of milling, but it must be 1.5mm, as they say it lowers the suspension and geometry back to standard locations. So going from 4mm high chassis to 2.5 (std chassis thickness).

If i set it up properly, clamping the std MRE chassis against the 4mm chassis, shouldnt be too hard to get it right. but ill be sure to cut the new hole much smaller and then 'widen' the hole to match the location perfectly. Well thats the theory anyway...
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Old 08-29-2006, 12:19 PM   #15377
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you would be right in the spots where my 4mm chassis is milled its 2.5mm thick
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Old 08-29-2006, 12:44 PM   #15378
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If i set it up properly, clamping the std MRE chassis against the 4mm chassis, shouldnt be too hard to get it right. but ill be sure to cut the new hole much smaller and then 'widen' the hole to match the location perfectly. Well thats the theory anyway...
sounds like the best method...please post some photos when complete...now you got me thinking....it's only money...right???
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:04 PM   #15379
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Default 4mm chassis and new steering is a no go.

Hate to tell you guys this but you cannot use the 4mm chassis with the new steering. This is cause on the MSX the front rear block is further forward by a good few milimeters. On the 4mm chassis it is made to use the standard arms so the block is in the first generation 415 position. Therefore the steering will contact the block when fitted in position.
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:11 PM   #15380
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Hate to tell you guys this but you cannot use the 4mm chassis with the new steering. This is cause on the MSX the front rear block is further forward by a good few milimeters. On the 4mm chassis it is made to use the standard arms so the block is in the first generation 415 position. Therefore the steering will contact the block when fitted in position.
Hello Rick good to see you back again....does this mean you running a Tamiya chassis again...thought i saw somewhere you switched...man knows his stuff
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Carl Giordano, when you coming back down to Mimi's I need help with the msx on the rug.....
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Hello Rick good to see you back again....does this mean you running a Tamiya chassis again...thought i saw somewhere you switched...man knows his stuff
Yup i am, never really went away, just 2 busy to race at the moment. Hope to start again before the year ends, hell its been a while.
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:47 PM   #15383
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Carl Giordano, when you coming back down to Mimi's I need help with the msx on the rug.....
What's good Tom...you can't handle the top plate:

Looking to show at Mimi's some time in November...not cold enough yet to go indoor...just getting the carpet muncher rebuilt.

Last time I ran:
I copied Mark R's carpet set-up from vegas...worked really well for me...I'm stocking up on HPI Pro 4 steering knuckles as they tend to be weak. (boards at Mimi's are no joke). For spings I ran the X-Ray pepto/blue combo 60 wt all around.

This year, I'll run the 4mm chassis which is much stiffer than the 2.5mm.
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rick is correct. i just checked my 4mm chassis and the new steering rack wont fit. i agree with carl you dont really need the new rack on the rug. i got alot of slop out of my msx steering with a couple of shims. if you run 7 turn mod motors like mark r you could probably use all the steering you can get. i only run stock and 19t and i have more steering than i need. just my $.02 cents.
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for those that want to tinker....i was able to use the ae tc4 air duct for the time being while we wait for the tamiya air scoop to be released. i know i know...shame on me for using a non-tamiya part on this beauty but i figure why not... the esc does sit kinda high though...not sure if there's that much benefit at the sacrifice of a lower cg...
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Does anyone have a pdf of the mxs mr manual? Or just know what the finial drive is?

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Does anyone have a pdf of the mxs mr manual? Or just know what the finial drive is?

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If its the same as the TA05's then its 2.25
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for those that want to tinker....i was able to use the ae tc4 air duct for the time being while we wait for the tamiya air scoop to be released. i know i know...shame on me for using a non-tamiya part on this beauty but i figure why not... the esc does sit kinda high though...not sure if there's that much benefit at the sacrifice of a lower cg...

Well its CG issue doesn't seem to bother Marc R & gang much...Then its fine by me...
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Old 08-30-2006, 01:49 AM   #15389
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I need to find a bumper like this one I just bought this TRF 415 MSX from ebay and I need the same bumper for my TRF 415 MS
Do any of you fine fellow's know where I can find one.
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That's a Square Bumper with art# STM-10MS.
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