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Old 06-18-2010, 09:48 PM   #20866
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I'm running my 415 MSX outdoor in a low/medium grip parking lot track. I'm using it in either a 17.5 open esc or RCGT class. Is the sway bars essential on these tracks conditions?

I'm having a hard time getting the sway bar to fit properly. The arms aren't equal in movement so I just took them off since that would probably hurt me more and anything. Seems like the sways are binding slightly somewhere, after I move the arm up it doesn't return back all the way down in the original start position.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:40 PM   #20867
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Hi guys I know I'm lazy but I am looking at trying to create a front diff for the 415mxs. What parts do I need to create one. The rear doesn't fit and I've tried ta05 and it doesn't fit. can anyone help

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go to tamiya.com and search 415 click on the product manual on the upper right. you can have all the information you want..
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:41 PM   #20869
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You need the front ball diff set tamiya item #53921 diff link
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:23 PM   #20870
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What is the difference with a ball Diff in the front.

Spool v One Way v ball Diff

what does a Ball Diff give you over a Spool or One Way or Ball
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:18 PM   #20871
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Better control on carpet for me at least.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:19 PM   #20872
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You need the front ball diff set tamiya item #53921 diff link
Thanks, is there any way using other tamiya parts to make it up instead of buying a complete unit.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:06 AM   #20873
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Better control on carpet for me at least.
+1.

For me, a spool can work well on bigger tracks but on smaller tracks I prefer the drivability of a diff with foams. It just seems to get out the corners nicer with more feeling of control, as the spool can make the car push on corner exit if not setup correctly - it needs the right setup and racing line to make it work for you.

I've liked spools with rubber tyres on medium/large tracks.

One ways (centre or front) are good for flowing tracks where minimal braking is needed, as you loose a lot of braking with this type of transmission.

Front one ways are more noticable than centre one ways.

we are all different, but the diff is the safest option, albeit usually a little slower when up against the best of racers.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:11 AM   #20874
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+1.

For me, a spool can work well on bigger tracks but on smaller tracks I prefer the drivability of a diff with foams. It just seems to get out the corners nicer with more feeling of control, as the spool can make the car push on corner exit if not setup correctly - it needs the right setup and racing line to make it work for you.

I've liked spools with rubber tyres on medium/large tracks.

One ways (centre or front) are good for flowing tracks where minimal braking is needed, as you loose a lot of braking with this type of transmission.

Front one ways are more noticable than centre one ways.

we are all different, but the diff is the safest option, albeit usually a little slower when up against the best of racers.
I agree completely but I remember when the 415 came out there wasn't a diff for the front to be found. I was wondering what people put together to acheive a ball diff for the front.
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I agree completely but I remember when the 415 came out there wasn't a diff for the front to be found. I was wondering what people put together to acheive a ball diff for the front.
+1 on that.

I got lucky with my msxx, the kit came with centre and front one ways which wasnt to my liking at all, so I robbed the centre pulleys and shaft from my ta05 and sourced a diff locally from someone who raced an msx/msxx.

Im not familiar with the models prior to the msxx, but if the msxx diff fits your version, that would be your safest option.

Or source a rolling chassis off ebay and rebuild one from that, with a load of spares as a safety net to fall on if you ever need any...


On a side note, has anyone had any experience of the pro modular suspension?

It looks interesting, but not at the price it is if it's of no benefit!

What tracks suit it better?
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My shocks are leaking a little, what will be the most likeliest cause, the o rings?

Anyone got the part # for them please?
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I think you can buy a rebuild kit, that has everything.

Can't help with the part numbers thou
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Ok thanks, i'll try to look out for that...

i found orings (53574) but if anyone has the part # for the rebuild kit i would be interested too, and what it includes...
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I switched to a TA05R about six months ago after findng out that 13.5T brushless motors didnt agree with the drivetrain of my HPI Pro 4. I've since been offered a 415 for 80 with a couple of spare decks and other bits from a friend.

What I like about the TA05 is that there are so many spare/aftermarket parts widely available, however it is very very heavy. Can anyone offer any thoughts on the merits of the 415 in comparison please, and comment on availability of spare parts?

I'll still keep my other TA05 as a wet car so can any parts be swapped between the two?

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I switched to a TA05R about six months ago after findng out that 13.5T brushless motors didnt agree with the drivetrain of my HPI Pro 4. I've since been offered a 415 for 80 with a couple of spare decks and other bits from a friend.

What I like about the TA05 is that there are so many spare/aftermarket parts widely available, however it is very very heavy. Can anyone offer any thoughts on the merits of the 415 in comparison please, and comment on availability of spare parts?

I'll still keep my other TA05 as a wet car so can any parts be swapped between the two?

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what version have you been offered - ms/msx/msxx? As naturally, the older versions can be harder to get parts for.

the 415 will be a lighter car than the '05, simply because of its construction of being a trf chassis.
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