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Old 10-30-2004, 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by 190mph
You likely put in the One-Way backwards. I did that to my center one when putting the kit together and at the track it spun out easily in practice.
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I didnt think of that although i think it was some thing else. I was still running the locked center pulleyand i actually put the car completely back together backwards like you mentioned. I cant tell you how many times i have done careles things like that. After redoing the front one way the car would be ok for a couple of turns until the tires got a little warm i think. Then there was nothing in the back.
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Old 10-30-2004, 09:52 PM
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190mph,

By the way, nice arsenal of cars you have there!
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Old 10-30-2004, 10:08 PM
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I just wish tamiya's prices were at least close to the rest of top of the line touring cars out there.
I'm afraid winning will just give them another reason to keep the prices sky high or raise them even more...
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Old 10-30-2004, 10:43 PM
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I also have a TC4, Traxxas Revo, and RC12L4. It's just sickening on the money I spend.
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:21 AM
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Just some thought!!!

How many of you do think that Surikarn was not giving a chance to race the 415. I remenber I read someway that Surikarn did prefer the belt drive more than the shaft drive.
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:38 AM
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Originally posted by MIKA
I remenber I read someway that Surikarn did prefer the belt drive more than the shaft drive.
No, he likes shaft drive car better but he did say belt drive is more forgiving and should be the best choice if you could not avoid the boards
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:46 AM
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Mika,

I think you have that backwards. I though in an interview (RCCA?) He said he prefered shaft over belt?

And why would Tamiya 'limit' their drivers from running a certain chassis? This was all out assault on WC, and you'd think they let what ever the driver wanted to run to make/win A main.

Glad Tamiya pulled off back to back World Championships, especially with 414 and 415. I guess their marketing people guessed right, when 415 was released, it was their next 'world' challenger to follow 414. However, I wonder if Tech Racing will get any sort of 'bonus' for helping Tamiya with 415?

Who would've thunk Tamiya could win a World championship? Especially back to back? Losi and AE must be sick to their stomach right about now. This makes all the times I had to put up with trying to keep a TA03 competitive worthwhile

oh yea, this also means I can keep the corny 'we are world champion team' sticker on my car
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:49 AM
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Originally posted by onnetz
I just wish tamiya's prices were at least close to the rest of top of the line touring cars out there.
I'm afraid winning will just give them another reason to keep the prices sky high or raise them even more...
They should, they spent a whole lot of money as well to be of what they are today. Only when people stop buying then they will surely bring the price down
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Old 10-31-2004, 01:49 AM
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Originally posted by MIKA
Just some thought!!!

How many of you do think that Surikarn was not giving a chance to race the 415. I remenber I read someway that Surikarn did prefer the belt drive more than the shaft drive.
Why would Tamiya do such a dumb thing?
They clearly went to the worlds to win! So why would they deny one of their best drivers to drive the car he wants?

BTW, Congrats to Marc for becomming WC!
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Old 10-31-2004, 02:49 AM
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surikarn would of chosen the car he thought he had the best chance with,theres no guarantee he would of done any better with the 415.
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are squat bearings ceramic?
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Old 10-31-2004, 11:28 AM
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Congrats to Mark, I knew he could do it! Good to see Tamiya with 2 in a row! Now if only they could stop changing the car every 6 months...
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Old 10-31-2004, 12:02 PM
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Are there no pictures of Marc TRF 415 in the pits because the one on the podium fotos is not his race car when you compare it to the pictures on the orion site. No weigths and so on.....
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Old 10-31-2004, 12:20 PM
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Congratulations to Marc, Tamiya and Orion for the win. It's pretty cool to see Tamiya take it two times in a row. They've come a long way since the Grasshopper.
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Originally posted by Tzotzo
Are there no pictures of Marc TRF 415 in the pits because the one on the podium fotos is not his race car when you compare it to the pictures on the orion site. No weigths and so on.....
You're right, on the podium's car he has a serco saver (don't have on his car), center one-way, blue spring and yellow bars (no color on his race car).
On his race car the servo is mived forward...

Did you notice any other difference???
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