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Old 05-27-2008, 11:06 AM   #19801
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oh, No. it's still there! I just didin't get the right address.

Did they MOVED OUT!!?
Reedy race was held for the last time at the tamiya track last year because it was being destroyed as tamiya america were moving out... Now I don't live anywhere near the US but I have doubts that the track's still there, unless they built a new track at their new HQ...
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:23 AM   #19802
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Reedy race was held for the last time at the tamiya track last year because it was being destroyed as tamiya america were moving out... Now I don't live anywhere near the US but I have doubts that the track's still there, unless they built a new track at their new HQ...
sorta.. TA moved out, to a building in the Irvine Spectrum, but the old building and track are still there, and havent sold yet. they ran the Regional TCS there already, and are planning on the Nats still being there. the word i hear is that they are still running on it as long as they still own it... so until the whole thing sells, its gonna be open.

i dont live in CA, but keep up with it in the Tamiya Championship Thread, its in the racing section, i think....
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:39 PM   #19803
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ayt thanks for the info
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:46 AM   #19804
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Anybody know if the new Diff screw & nut from the 416 can be used to build an externally adjustable diff on the 415 MSX MRE? It just seems so much easier to buy this screw/nut combo, than trying to cut the head of my own...

416 Diff screw & nut #9804374:


Standard screw modified for external adjustment:
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:04 PM   #19805
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Reedy race was held for the last time at the tamiya track last year because it was being destroyed as tamiya america were moving out... Now I don't live anywhere near the US but I have doubts that the track's still there, unless they built a new track at their new HQ...
The corporate office has moved to Irvine,Ca. a circuit board Mfg. has bought the wharehouse and won't be done with construction for at least 6 months. Tamiya split the property into 3 segments to help the sale. The race track is still there and an empty lot next to it!
The Tamiya track will hold the finals in Aug.24th. as planned!
There is a rumor that the real estate market is so bad that Tamiya just may hang onto the track, if that's the case there might even be major improvements made to the track if they keep it! This would be awesome!!!
Nothing definite of coarse at this point but we in the O.C. are keeping our fingers crossed!!
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:46 AM   #19806
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The state I drive in are looking at LiPo in the near future, so time to decide what to do. I don't really want to move to a 416, since I am really happy with the 415. So the choices are:

- Finding the 415MSXX Stick pack conversion kit, which I guess would be better for hard case LiPos

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- Dremel the crap out of the current chassis' rear bulkheads, and hope it doesn't stuff up the strength of the chassis or tweak it.

I wont be driving any high end classes, so wont need totally awesome LiPo batteries, but if there is anything that will fit the chassis without modification, that would be cool.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:11 AM   #19807
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The state I drive in are looking at LiPo in the near future, so time to decide what to do. I don't really want to move to a 416, since I am really happy with the 415. So the choices are:

- Finding the 415MSXX Stick pack conversion kit, which I guess would be better for hard case LiPos

OR

- Dremel the crap out of the current chassis' rear bulkheads, and hope it doesn't stuff up the strength of the chassis or tweak it.

I wont be driving any high end classes, so wont need totally awesome LiPo batteries, but if there is anything that will fit the chassis without modification, that would be cool.
Best thing is the SMC 4000 LiPo pack. It fits perfectly without modification. It's also one of the better packs performance wise. I ground my bulkhead to fit my Orion 3200's and it doesn't affect the chassis at all.
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:21 PM   #19808
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Best thing is the SMC 4000 LiPo pack. It fits perfectly without modification. It's also one of the better packs performance wise. I ground my bulkhead to fit my Orion 3200's and it doesn't affect the chassis at all.
Agreed, the 4000 will fit with only a little grinding on that part of the bulkhead that normally dips between the cells of a NiMh/NiCd pack(while with the 5000, you have to completely remove a large chunk of it & half of that T-bar that the upper chassis plate mounts to), & everyone I know of that's tried them(myself included) agree that they perform at least as well as any NiMh's we've ever had. DEFINITELY the best LiPo choice for the 415.....
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:13 AM   #19809
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Thanks for your responses guys
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:30 AM   #19810
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3200-3800 round edge lipo fits fine. as I know they now have equal to more current output than those 5000+'s.

my 3300 lipo (maybe not even 20c)(?) has more punch than I ever needed. and all lipo's output is linear. I drive faster and smoother.

Nimh may have the extreme big punch, but soon after the punch the batteries voltage drop drmaticaly which causes lag from mid to high speed.


round edge lipo lower CG.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:25 PM   #19811
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sup guys im thinking about getting a 415. is that a up to date car? where can i get parts for it at?
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:44 AM   #19812
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sup guys im thinking about getting a 415. is that a up to date car? where can i get parts for it at?
http://www.thard.co.uk/415/415info.html

The 415 lineup of cars commenced in 2004, it is still a very good car but now the 416 is out

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Old 06-05-2008, 02:13 PM   #19813
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I won the race last weekend with my 415MRE. though it is showing its age next to my 416, with the mods I made it is still a capable car. I even set the lap record for the track...

I even got the car down to 1378gr. w/o transponder ready to run w/4200IBs (5 cell)

MRE is the most loaded of the series. the mouthfull version... MSXX MRE 2007 is the most up to date, but lacks the goodies of the MSXMRE.

But 416 is overall better design (mostly) having a 415 and 416 is better imho as you have more to play around with. most important update on the 416 is the axle bearings which are now 5x10 not 5x9.

415 is a good chassis fully developed. 416 is totally new design. they only share shock tower holders, suspension blocks and arms. and hardware of course. you cannot go wrong with both cars, but 416 has a future. 415 is retired. couple more races and I am sure tamiya will put out the GUNDAM edition...

if you are in a hurry get the 416... still undecided and not in a hurry wait for updated 416...
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:04 PM   #19814
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Yeah, I like the idea of the bigger bearings in the uprights, the 950 bearings, unless you get good quality ones, die fairly regularly.

Of course if I didn't have money invested in my RC Square aluminium front uprights, I'd swap out the C-hubs and uprights for the 416 ones.
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:10 AM   #19815
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Here is my Baby... 415MSX MRE
LRP TC-Spec
SP 4.5R Ver2
Ko Propo 2413ICS
Team Orion IB4200WC 5 Cell Pack
Sorex 28R, hara ver1 Black inserts, tamiya wheels (not on)





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