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Old 08-10-2004, 10:37 AM   #3241
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I'm not sure of Surikarn's setup, but I believe his springs were yellow and were painted white...
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oh.i thought they were white.
why did he do that?
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oh.i thought they were white.
why did he do that?

So people had no idea what spring rate he was running at a guess

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Old 08-10-2004, 12:14 PM   #3244
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oh.i thought they were white.
why did he do that?
not that small of a difference in hardness between yellow and white
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:29 PM   #3245
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i could understand it if it was worlds but not reedy race.

there is a fair difference me thinks
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Actually, most of the guys running out at the Tamiya track run a straight servo horn on their servo (no savers) dangerous for the servo yes, but feels very precise around the track. With any servo saver, you're going to have some play and slop and it makes the car wander around the track.

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yeah thats what i do i use a sraight servo horn i run on carpet with foams so it awesome steering .
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Old 08-10-2004, 02:44 PM   #3247
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Hi Guys,

I'm gonna be running foams on my 415 and I've bought a set of Jaco Double Purple 28mm - they don't seem to fit!

Anyone else had this problem and how did you get round it - different foams?

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Old 08-10-2004, 02:50 PM   #3248
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Here is what I usually do:

- Use add'l Tamiya wheel spacers or
- Use the 6 mm wheel hex or
- Trim down the wheels (make this narrower).

I've used the wheel spacers and they are fine, you can get them in a set.
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Old 08-10-2004, 02:56 PM   #3249
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Hello,

This is my first post. I tested my 415 for the first time this sunday and was pleasently suprised by the stock set up.

Could anyone tell me exactly the point where they measure the droop on the front and rear of the 415.

much thanx
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For droop and so forth, I use a Yokomo commbined droop and ride height gauge. For the front, I'll take the reading from the c-hub (as close to the piviot pin as possible), and for the rear off the bottom of the hub, again as close to the piviot pin as possible.

I also have a set of digital calipers I use on occasion to verify how much screw is protruding, however, it's only easy to measure if the suspension arm is up in the air, and i can get to the screw protruding from the bottom of the wishbone....


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Could anyone tell me exactly the point where they measure the droop on the front and rear of the 415.

much thanx
ive seen it done three ways:

1. take off the wheels... set the chassis on a flat smooth surface and measure from the end of the suspension arm with a ride height gauge. measurements are like 4mm, 5mm etc.

2. take off the wheels... set the chassis on droop blocks and use the droop gauge to measure (varies with droop blocks)

3. take off the wheels.. set it on a flat surface..and measure with a ruler/calipers (whatever u wanna use) the distance from the axle down to the board. so you'll get measurements like 24mm, or 26mm

asking various sponsored drivers, they always say to check your chassis for tweak, make sure all of your shocks are the same length and that camber is equal all around. hope that helps!
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Old 08-10-2004, 06:12 PM   #3252
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Default Regarding durability of EVO IV suspension

Hey guys just got a question regarding the durability of the EVO IV suspesion upgrade for the 415, is it true that the components are more fragile then the original arms? I guess its not really an issue to gain in return for big performance gain. All comments are welcome.
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Old 08-11-2004, 11:16 PM   #3253
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The new suspension is definitely as strong as strong as the original one withe the exception of the 950 bearings.
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The arms deffiently seems as durable as the original, I think they maybe a percieved felling that they are weaker, mainly beacuse they are smaller in width, not any less thicker in the webbing.

Then again the original arms do seem a little over-sized. Also by naming them "lightweight" people probably think straight away "fragile", whereas it's probably more like they should have been named "proper Size"

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Old 08-12-2004, 04:45 AM   #3255
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transponder mount

does tamiya make an aluminum transponder mount for the 415 or any aftermarket makers and where could i buy one
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