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Old 10-22-2004, 05:50 PM   #4396
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It is quite possible that the Tamiya drivers, expecially Surikarn, do not have a choice as to which car they drive at the Worlds (expecially when there is a contract involved). If Tamiya made the choice for their drivers, can you blame them? I mean, how would it look if all their team drivers drove the 415? What would that say about the EVO 4? It would probaby hurt sales of the EVO a lot. Besides. Tamiya designed the EVO from the ground up, where the 415 was basically designed by another company and Tamiya adopted it.
The only problem with not letting their drivers choose which car they run is that it could cost them the World Championship!
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Old 10-22-2004, 05:53 PM   #4397
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From talking with the Tamiya reps at the Chicago Hobby Expo, they said the 415ms was going to be strictly for running rubber tires. Atleast that is waht they told me.
I would say designed is a better word that strictly. But yes, the 415, with the stiffer chassis and stock suspension, is better suited for carpet tracks, especially with foam tires. All that is needed for carpet is a front diff and solid layshaft pulley! But I might buy a 415MS and leave it in the box !!
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Old 10-23-2004, 05:57 AM   #4398
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Thats the German national colours. But I think this would look a little strange.
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It is quite possible that the Tamiya drivers, expecially Surikarn, do not have a choice as to which car they drive at the Worlds (expecially when there is a contract involved). If Tamiya made the choice for their drivers, can you blame them? I mean, how would it look if all their team drivers drove the 415? What would that say about the EVO 4? It would probaby hurt sales of the EVO a lot. Besides. Tamiya designed the EVO from the ground up, where the 415 was basically designed by another company and Tamiya adopted it.
The only problem with not letting their drivers choose which car they run is that it could cost them the World Championship!
Marc said he wont run any other car than the 415. Hes used to the 415 and know what to do. Also he never felt comfortable with the EVO IV and usually prefere belt drive over shaft drive.

But maybe Surikan has a contract so he have to use an EVO IV.
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Read somewhere that Surikarn actually prefer shaft drive in front of belt drive.
Can it be so simple?
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Old 10-23-2004, 07:37 AM   #4401
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need info....I just got my 415 and when I try to put my front jaco 28mm foam carpet wheels, they cant turn!

The problem look like the ballcup over the pivot ball on the front block carrier are too high and it touch the inside top of the wheels...make them very hard to spin...

With rubber tire everything is perfect but 28mm foam is a problem...

There is any known mod I can do before I have to trim my foam on a lathe?

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I believe that Tamiya wanted to balance the team out with who's running what so that they could help each other. Basically, I think the drivers are going to stick with the chassis they feel fastest with but it'd suck to be odd man out with an OG 414X haha.
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XC get a pair of the front kingpins fron the LW suspension and put them on. You need to get a 6mm drill bit and just relieve a touch of material to get the pin to fully tighten.
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Read somewhere that Surikarn actually prefer shaft drive in front of belt drive.
Can it be so simple?
Actually Surikarn prefers the 415 for shorter more technical tracks and the EVO 4 for longer, flowing tracks.
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need info....I just got my 415 and when I try to put my front jaco 28mm foam carpet wheels, they cant turn!

The problem look like the ballcup over the pivot ball on the front block carrier are too high and it touch the inside top of the wheels...make them very hard to spin...

With rubber tire everything is perfect but 28mm foam is a problem...

There is any known mod I can do before I have to trim my foam on a lathe?

thx

Please look at my post and pictures on page 137 of this thread to see that you can run 28mm foams no problem with some simple modifications.
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XC get a pair of the front kingpins fron the LW suspension and put them on. You need to get a 6mm drill bit and just relieve a touch of material to get the pin to fully tighten.
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Is this a modification on top of the front block carrier or on the steering blocks top side for the shoulder of the kingpin to slip inside?
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need info....I just got my 415 and when I try to put my front jaco 28mm foam carpet wheels, they cant turn!

The problem look like the ballcup over the pivot ball on the front block carrier are too high and it touch the inside top of the wheels...make them very hard to spin...

With rubber tire everything is perfect but 28mm foam is a problem...

There is any known mod I can do before I have to trim my foam on a lathe?

thx
are you using thr red and blue shim on the axle ?if you are you might still have to trim to 27 mm i have to do that the car actually turns and feels better especially on tight carpet tracks.
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The C-hub is what you are modifying. The original hole from the kinpin is a hair too thick to fully tighten the LW kingpin. By relieving a touch of mat'l you will have just enough to tighten but not weaken.

I have avoided the narrowing of the tread as the less width you have the less traction. Also by putiing all of the spacers behind the wheel you widen the track but also ruin the scrub radius of the kingpin.
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man practicing on carpet was sooooo nice today. my 415 w/LW was UBER dialed. it just sucks that this carpet track is 430 miles from my house.

you carpet guys are spoiled. carpet racing is a lot of fun.

although this particular track sucked because they wouldnt turn on the lights. (then again.. im sure they're scraping by so to save money, they dont turn on all the lights. catch-22 eh? )
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Let me guess: Hobbyworld Gilroy

Its not that they're financially lacking (You should see the owners Ferarri!) Its that their owner wants every waking penny that he can get his hands on and isn't willing to put any of it back intp the store

Carpet is fun, despite the lackluster conditions and the 2 hour bus ride there
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