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Old 11-17-2006, 08:51 AM   #16441
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Ok, just order a front diff, the 6mm wheel hexs, and grabbed some .5 suspension spacers that might come in handy, better at least than using washers. Thanks guys!
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Foams, I can't help too much with... but I think 26mm wide may be the limit due to the wheels hitting the kunckles. This is because the front knuckles (and the cer in general) is designed for rubbers, which the most common size is 24mm.
From what I recall, there are a few things you can do to help.

1) run the 6mm silver wheel hexes, with some spacers to space out the wheels from the knuckles. Just beware, this could take you over the 190mm width, but is the easiest to do

2) Run HPI/HB Cyclone front knuckles. Effectively you can run these as a direct replacement, and all known foams have enough clearance.
You need the front knuckles, 4 x 1050 bearings, and some HPI/HB non-MIP stlye wheel axles. Fit them together (the tamiya dogbones are a direct fit into thoose axles), replace the current front knuckles, put a 1mm spacer between the C-hub and the top of the HPI knuckle, and your good to go
It's a bit more of an expensive route... but it seems a lot of foam tyre racers use this method with good success.

3)Cut down your wheels to fit... or run thinner fronts.

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Ed Ive been slack, I put older std suspension on it with very short blocks.... cant *really* tell the difference. Still havent found the perfect setup, its quick, but want to go faster mid corner. Im going to test the new jaco 26mm and the LWS tonight... hopefully.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:18 AM   #16443
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I've got a question for the Tamiya experts.. I purchased a 415MSX used that came with extra a-arms that were different than what's on the car. It had the Junn (?) on the rear and what looked like EVOV on the front. It had other a-arms/steering knuckles included. Which a-arms should I be running for carpet/foam and for outside/rubber. And how do I know which is which? thanks for the help!
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I've got a question for the Tamiya experts.. I purchased a 415MSX used that came with extra a-arms that were different than what's on the car. It had the Junn (?) on the rear and what looked like EVOV on the front. It had other a-arms/steering knuckles included. Which a-arms should I be running for carpet/foam and for outside/rubber. And how do I know which is which? thanks for the help!
Can you post a picture of the arms? be easier that way.

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Old 11-17-2006, 11:31 AM   #16445
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I'll post tonight. what's the differences between the standard and light weight reversables?
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:40 AM   #16446
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I'll post tonight. what's the differences between the standard and light weight reversables?
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebcategory.asp?id=102

If you check out this page, you should be able to tell the difference from the part pics. Ed im sure will have a very good discription of the differences in the suspension as well as the pros and cons, ill leave it to the expert

Does anyone have any experience running the LWS MRE on carpet with 26mm jacos? Anyone have a good setup to start? Im running a G6 body, MRE in stock / 19t.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:51 AM   #16447
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thanks! Looks like I have standard a-arms as spares (along with axles carriers etc) and the Pro module rear and LW evo IV arms on the front. What should I be using on carpet w/foams? Also, What spares should I have as far a parts breakage? Thanks in advance
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thanks! Looks like I have standard a-arms as spares (along with axles carriers etc) and the Pro module rear and LW evo IV arms on the front. What should I be using on carpet w/foams? Also, What spares should I have as far a parts breakage? Thanks in advance
use the standard suspension for carmet on foams, and the LW / pro module for rubber on tarmac.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:27 PM   #16449
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I want to try front ball diff fro MRE. Can I put the rear ball diff in front? Thanks
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:47 PM   #16450
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No. You'll need the front diff joint set:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53921

plus the diff pulley:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53935

I just installed mine.
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:19 PM   #16451
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use the standard suspension for carmet on foams, and the LW / pro module for rubber on tarmac.
What's the difference?
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The standard suspension parts are taken from the 414 (I believe) and the newer Lightweight (LW for short) are taken from the EVO4/5. The DJ Pro Module suspension connects the shock directly to the hub, making a cantilever, this is really effective with rubber tires on asphalt.
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The standard suspension parts are taken from the 414 (I believe) and the newer Lightweight (LW for short) are taken from the EVO4/5.
I meant why does one work better for carpet than the other?
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:19 PM   #16454
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Thanks!

Want to know what is the size for the rear ball diff bearing in the MRE kit? Also, what is the size of bearing holding the front spool. I know it is 10x15 but what is the thickness? thanks
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Here's a picture of the TRF415MSXX as displayed at the Tamiya Fair 2007 / TCS World Finals in Japan this weekend.

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