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Old 10-10-2004, 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by Phil C
Has anyone here got a decent setup to start from for don valley on hpi b15-40'S? Im racing at the HPI junior nationals this weekend and have no idea where to start.
Cheers Phil C.

Ps. Im using the standard suspension.
I would probably stick with one close to std Phil, just take the roll bars off, as the grip can be quite low. I had been running my 415 up there regularly before I moved. I ran in 27t Stock, and with the spool in, but recently I have been moving back to the oneways, as I just feel they suit my style better.

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camber: 1.5 all round
front toe: 0deg
shock posittions: std F and R
Ride height; F 5mm, R 5.5mm
Droop: F #5, R #4 (yokomo gauge)
Springs: Yellow all round

All suspension block & and camber link spacers as Std, EXCEPT 0.7mm shims under the front/front suspension block.

You could try C/A blocks on the front too (to give some inboard toe out), I started running it like this and havent gone back since.

One thing to look out for though is the 26mm rims (as thats what I am assuming you running) can possibly rub on the front steering knuckle arm.

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Old 10-10-2004, 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by Hi-LowBrow
BTW,,,,is it possible to put the TRF sticker on my MY02Monster Jeff ??
Sure you can O-Ne-Chan! I have plenty and will be happy to share!

I will be back this week--will you be racing Saturday?
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Whats up guys! I'm thinking about getting a TRF415 and I was wondering what you needed for the car to run fast. I run stock asphault with rubber tires. Another questoin should i wait for the new TRF415 thats comming outi n november.? Thanks
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Old 10-10-2004, 06:53 PM
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i hope this helps
Thank you for your help. Btw, what performance gain do you get when you toe-in the front arms? Better exit or better entry?
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Old 10-10-2004, 08:59 PM
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better entry and it smooths out the exit on turns.
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Old 10-10-2004, 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by vi3tishduy
Whats up guys! I'm thinking about getting a TRF415 and I was wondering what you needed for the car to run fast. I run stock asphault with rubber tires. Another questoin should i wait for the new TRF415 thats comming outi n november.? Thanks
If you run aspahlt maybe you should wait till november but if you run carpet get the original one the MS version will have a 2.5 mm chassis and all hop up options with evo 4 suspension and shock towers that will work with it.
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I have another question, i've been hearing people changing something like the bulk heads with the evo4 or something like that. Or getting new parts for the transmission, is there a reason why? And the New TRF415, any guess's on cost or will it be the same? And it comes with new suspension, shock towers, anything else? Thanks
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Old 10-10-2004, 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by vi3tishduy
I have another question, i've been hearing people changing something like the bulk heads with the evo4 or something like that. Or getting new parts for the transmission, is there a reason why? And the New TRF415, any guess's on cost or will it be the same? And it comes with new suspension, shock towers, anything else? Thanks
It sounds like you are talking about the "Tamiya Limited Light Weight Suspension Conversion kit, p/n 49346". It uses the front and rear suspension from the EVO 4. Surikarn ran this setup on his 415 (and won) at this year's "Reedy race of Champions".

Speedtech R/C (as well as others) sell it. This is the link to it:
http://64.70.208.72/speedtechrc/143.html

Tamiya also released a "Finned Motor mount/bulkhead, p/n 49342" for the 415.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-11-2004, 12:32 AM
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Just got the aluminum rear hubs for the LW suspension from Square in 1.5-degree. Looks really cool and pretty light.
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Old 10-11-2004, 12:37 AM
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Hum, pic does not work, oh-well.
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:15 AM
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new/old suspension:

at the cs-race the marcs used the old suspension, i used the new one. in the early training runs my car was 2/10 faster than the others. but when traction increased my car wasn't that fast anymore compared to jonas, benni gröscheloder the marcs.i think the new suspension works hreat on tarmac and on low traction-tracks.

last sunday ronald völker (tamiya wc) and me practised on a quite small/new high traction track. at the beginning i was again much more faster with the new susp. but in the evening when traction wasreally high ronald was 2/10 faster.
again the same effect....


btw,perhaps some more non-german-drivers will participate at the cs-race next year.
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another one...
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Originally posted by Leini
new/old suspension:

at the cs-race the marcs used the old suspension, i used the new one. in the early training runs my car was 2/10 faster than the others. but when traction increased my car wasn't that fast anymore compared to jonas, benni gröscheloder the marcs.i think the new suspension works hreat on tarmac and on low traction-tracks.

last sunday ronald völker (tamiya wc) and me practised on a quite small/new high traction track. at the beginning i was again much more faster with the new susp. but in the evening when traction wasreally high ronald was 2/10 faster.
again the same effect....


btw,perhaps some more non-german-drivers will participate at the cs-race next year.
Hi Leini,

May I have your asphalt setup for a medium grip track (tight track), with the evo4 suspensions.

How much droop do you put on the rear (generally). I ask you this because when I put 4 on the rear there is a gap between the spring and the collar. I have to put 7 onthe rear in order to remove this gap, is it normal?(this is for the regular suspensions).

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So no one knows when the refined TRF415 kit is coming out? So the LW kit for the TRF415 is worth buying? If what i've heard is right, Tamiya is releasing a new TRF415 kit with the new schock towers and new suspension. Please correct me if i'm wrong thanks.
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Old 10-11-2004, 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by A-Ko
Coop,

A track owner that I know said the higher the better. He said he had 9s and paid $10 a bearing for his TC3. If you get 5s or 7s they should be great.

How do you like your 415 & Helios...?

Thanks for the Info A-ko.

That is what I have been findin out.

I love the 415, outta the box it is probably the best car I have owned. The Helios is definately a monster that I am still learing about all its features.

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