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Old 04-09-2004, 10:15 PM
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Here are the 6. Speedtech carries them but sold out. Here is a link from Tower. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...58&FVPROFIL=++ Still looking for the 8 though. Anyone know what part #50870 is?
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Old 04-10-2004, 01:46 PM
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There are only two different types of front uprights. I was always told they were 4 and 10 but maybe its actually 8. I could measure them when I get home. The original TA04 had a different front block, that when used with the upper camber link/king pin, you have to cut the upper original mount of the part. That was the 50870 part. The 4 degree block I have also seen listed as a 6 degree block, but thats because of the anti dive that the 414 had with the two .7mm shims under the front.
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Old 04-10-2004, 07:50 PM
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Well only got to run the car once today. New setup felt real good. But the rain came. So we ended up goin indoor on carpet. Had to put up the 415 and bring out the Yokomo. Oh well, guess I gotta wait til next weekend to see if the new setup shows improvement in my lap times.... drats.... ya know... rain just sucks sometimes... haha
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:06 PM
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ran the spool today... it was AWESOME! i dont know if it was me, but it was faster out of the corners than the original one way set up. i checked the car, no visible signs of wear anywear. i did rebuild the entire front when i installed the spool and made sure everything was properly lubricated with anti-wear grease.. ill rebuild the car again after next weekend's race, but so far so good! Troy did an awesome job on the spool! i only ran it at socal, not tamiya. woke up too late. i didnt get a chance to race it because my car broke and i had no spares

Locked center pulley update:
guys... im not sure if its me, but does anyone else have wear on the inside of their bulkhead where the spur gear adapter touches? mine had lots of wear. i did dremel off 2mm off two center pulleys and the spur gear adapter and a flat spot on the shaft. wa-la! it worked. car ran great with the spool. looks like i just need to find a set up and the car is ready for the reedy race (if i get in)

for locking the center pulley, i noticed that the one farthest from the spur gear can actually go inside the bulk head a little bit. this buys you about .50 to .70 mm of space. ill have a picture posted tomorrow sometime.
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:15 PM
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Originally posted by Hebiki
Steve,

ran the spool today... it was AWESOME! i dont know if it was me, but it was faster out of the corners than the original one way set up. i checked the car, no visible signs of wear anywear. i did rebuild the entire front when i installed the spool and made sure everything was properly lubricated with anti-wear grease.. ill rebuild the car again after next weekend's race, but so far so good! Troy did an awesome job on the spool! i only ran it at socal, not tamiya. woke up too late. i didnt get a chance to race it because my car broke and i had no spares

Locked center pulley update:
guys... im not sure if its me, but does anyone else have wear on the inside of their bulkhead where the spur gear adapter touches? mine had lots of wear. i did dremel off 2mm off two center pulleys and the spur gear adapter and a flat spot on the shaft. wa-la! it worked. car ran great with the spool. looks like i just need to find a set up and the car is ready for the reedy race (if i get in)

for locking the center pulley, i noticed that the one farthest from the spur gear can actually go inside the bulk head a little bit. this buys you about .50 to .70 mm of space. ill have a picture posted tomorrow sometime.
Do you know where can I purchase a spool for my 415. Does Steve (SpeedTechRC) carry them?
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:24 PM
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Originally posted by JRRobiso
Do you know where can I purchase a spool for my 415. Does Steve (SpeedTechRC) carry them?
I believe he is testing the prototypes right now. Hopefully he brings them into full production. I am sure Steve is pretty dedicated to the TRF415 because he is racing one this year for the Tamiya Racing Series.

Hopefully that means lots of cool goodies.....
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:27 PM
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Steve,

ran the spool today... it was AWESOME! i dont know if it was me, but it was faster out of the corners than the original one way set up. i checked the car, no visible signs of wear anywear. i did rebuild the entire front when i installed the spool and made sure everything was properly lubricated with anti-wear grease.. ill rebuild the car again after next weekend's race, but so far so good! Troy did an awesome job on the spool! i only ran it at socal, not tamiya. woke up too late. i didnt get a chance to race it because my car broke and i had no spares

Locked center pulley update:
guys... im not sure if its me, but does anyone else have wear on the inside of their bulkhead where the spur gear adapter touches? mine had lots of wear. i did dremel off 2mm off two center pulleys and the spur gear adapter and a flat spot on the shaft. wa-la! it worked. car ran great with the spool. looks like i just need to find a set up and the car is ready for the reedy race (if i get in)

for locking the center pulley, i noticed that the one farthest from the spur gear can actually go inside the bulk head a little bit. this buys you about .50 to .70 mm of space. ill have a picture posted tomorrow sometime.

Chris glad you liked the spool. Give Steve any constructive feedback, you can think of. So We can make it the best we can.

Tell me how did you get to be one of the prototype testers???
You think Ian will be able to get one?? ;-)

As for the top shaft. I noticed on Dan's that the pully farthest from the spur slipped inside the bulkhead a little, and left a witness mark from rubbing.I was thinking I would make a spacer to fit between the pulley / spur gear mount, and the bearings
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by Hebiki
Steve,

ran the spool today... it was AWESOME! i dont know if it was me, but it was faster out of the corners than the original one way set up. i checked the car, no visible signs of wear anywear. i did rebuild the entire front when i installed the spool and made sure everything was properly lubricated with anti-wear grease.. ill rebuild the car again after next weekend's race, but so far so good! Troy did an awesome job on the spool! i only ran it at socal, not tamiya. woke up too late. i didnt get a chance to race it because my car broke and i had no spares

Locked center pulley update:
guys... im not sure if its me, but does anyone else have wear on the inside of their bulkhead where the spur gear adapter touches? mine had lots of wear. i did dremel off 2mm off two center pulleys and the spur gear adapter and a flat spot on the shaft. wa-la! it worked. car ran great with the spool. looks like i just need to find a set up and the car is ready for the reedy race (if i get in)

for locking the center pulley, i noticed that the one farthest from the spur gear can actually go inside the bulk head a little bit. this buys you about .50 to .70 mm of space. ill have a picture posted tomorrow sometime.
with full time 4wd, does the car push big time going into corners?
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Old 04-11-2004, 01:36 AM
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Any of you guys build the TRF shocks with the Associated Green Slime?

Does everyone just use the kit dif lube or does anyone recommend another dif & thrust lube?

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Old 04-11-2004, 06:26 AM
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Well just as i thought i was getting on top of my 415's handling i take it to a different track and the old traits return, a car that feels far to safe and i have to drive it round one line as it will not hold tight around corners so i have to really sweep into them to try and get it round. It feels very unaggressive and the back feels to planted and stable, anymore ideas what to try?. Rick
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Originally posted by Rick Draper
Well just as i thought i was getting on top of my 415's handling i take it to a different track and the old traits return, a car that feels far to safe and i have to drive it round one line as it will not hold tight around corners so i have to really sweep into them to try and get it round. It feels very unaggressive and the back feels to planted and stable, anymore ideas what to try?. Rick
have you tried
harder springs/anti roll bars/less toe/higher roll center?
opposite at the front.try white springs at back and blue at front.
does this car have as much understeer as the evo3 sl?
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:18 AM
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Troy and Steve, the prototype spool worked very well during testing at the Tamiya track yesterday. It was run with an 8x1 all day long and shows NO sign of visible wear with NO grooves or notches forming. Clearance between the outdrive slots and universal pins are very close and nearly slop free. They ran the "classic" layout. Setup wise, the car does push with a spool, so you'll need to adjust your setup there and I am still working on mine. I was able to do okay laptimes but then I let DJ drive cold turkey for a battery pack and he beat my laptimes consistenly by a tenth of a second with my own car. Nuts! I've got some ideas and will figure it out soon. BTW, for those who have not received the announcement, the Tamiya track is closed next week because of TamiyaCon.
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Old 04-11-2004, 08:04 AM
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Originally posted by Hebiki
eeyan IS FILIPINO..and they are known for being late...
Hey eeyan!!!! youre living there already so, be on time!!!
FILIPINO TIME is one hour late hehehehehehehehe
AMERICAN TIME on time!!!!!!

Just had to reply, that post was really funny!!!!!! No pun intended!

Peace and Happy Racing!!!

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Old 04-11-2004, 10:51 AM
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guys... im not sure if its me, but does anyone else have wear on the inside of their bulkhead where the spur gear adapter touches? mine had lots of wear.
Chris, I had that problem too when I first built the car and I had to rebuild the center. You have to play with the placements of the pully and the spur gear holder a little so the spur gear holder won't touch the bulkhead.
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:16 AM
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Just heard today Yok SD outdrives will work for a 415 frontdiff. Anyone tried this?
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