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Old 01-26-2004, 07:28 AM
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Originally posted by Kraig
Is that because of the markets outside the U.S. demand new cars every couple of months? Do people (outside the U.S.) buy cars just because they are new?
A couple of months is a long wait! Even if people run the same car for a while...it is quite common to replace the car after a few months instead of replacing the worn out parts....with the SH market value you get for the old car it is usually a worth while option. Also, you end up with the latest and greatest.
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Old 01-26-2004, 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by Rick Draper
Just over a month to go now I was hopful that Tamiya would reliese a ti screw set at the same time as the kit if they are not going to include them. Rick
I never had Tamiya titanium screws but I have heard they are a little soft and not the strongest. Iīm using the Square Ti screws now for my EVO3 and these are very good and not that expensive.
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Old 01-26-2004, 08:47 AM
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Tamiya Ti screws are fine...they are as strong as any Ti screws....just a little more pricey....
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Hi Guys,

As soon as we can get a hold of a set of instructions (or if someone can provide us one) for the TRF415, we'll put together a ti-screw kit for it.

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Old 01-26-2004, 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by V12
I never had Tamiya titanium screws but I have heard they are a little soft and not the strongest. Iīm using the Square Ti screws now for my EVO3 and these are very good and not that expensive.
Hi V12,

I can confirm that the Tamiya screws are soft - I have namely two stuck in my rear suspension mounts (the aluminium things bolted onto the chassis) - the heads stripped when I tried to remove them Any suggestions how I can remove them?
Where did you get your Square Ti screws from?

My setup is working really well on my EVO 3 now although I broke the front suspension on Friday after crashing into the wall very heavily Modellbau-Friedel had everything I needed though

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Old 01-26-2004, 09:34 AM
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Folks,

I have news from Thailand that they are having a 2nd Thai International Touring Car (TITC) race this coming 20-22 Feb 2004. TITC 2003 is where Surikarn won both the mod and stocks class, and thereafter Evo3 SE was born.....

so beware that should Surikarn win this race, again, I'd expect Tamiya to release another Surikarn Edition of the TRF415????

behold folks.....
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:41 AM
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Mark you have to take a Dremel or Rotary tool and "slot" the head. If you do this carefully you might not hit carbon but usually you also leave the mark in the carbon.

Make sure you make the slot in the direction of travel so if it drags the ground it does not flake or chip off.
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by markp27
Hi V12,

I can confirm that the Tamiya screws are soft - I have namely two stuck in my rear suspension mounts (the aluminium things bolted onto the chassis) - the heads stripped when I tried to remove them Any suggestions how I can remove them?
Where did you get your Square Ti screws from?

My setup is working really well on my EVO 3 now although I broke the front suspension on Friday after crashing into the wall very heavily Modellbau-Friedel had everything I needed though

Mark.
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I also would use a dremel as Difuser posted earlier. Works very good.

Regarding the Square screws itīs not very easy getting Square parts in Germany. I got mine from Uwe Rheinard. Do you know him?
You could also try it here http://www.moschys-rccar-shop.de/index.html But itīs best calling them.
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Best way is to take a 3mm drill and drill the head of the screw. It will fall by itself and you'll be able to remove it easily. Besides, you won't affect your carbon at all...
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by V12
Hi Mark
I also would use a dremel as Difuser posted earlier. Works very good.

Regarding the Square screws itīs not very easy getting Square parts in Germany. I got mine from Uwe Rheinard. Do you know him?
You could also try it here http://www.moschys-rccar-shop.de/index.html But itīs best calling them.
Sounds scary!

What does it mean by "in the direction of travel"? How do I recognise it?

Unfortunately, I don't know Uwe - does he have a shop?

I'll have a look on that website.

Thanks, Mark.
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Old 01-26-2004, 11:59 AM
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Yes Uwe does have a shop. Itīs the Motodrom shop in Andernach.
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Old 01-26-2004, 12:21 PM
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Direction---- Front to back so if the pavement snags, it does not have a flat edge to chip off
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Thanks guys! I also had a thought that I could deepen the hole in the screw head a little and then put a screw with a reverse thread in to see if I could get it out that way - I'm a little anxious about cutting the chassis with the dremmel.
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Mark, just drill the head of the screw like I said. The head will fall and without head the rest of the screw will be easy to get out.
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Thanks Cobra81li200 - I missed your first post. This sounds a better approach!! I'll do that and if the screws don't come out, then I'll buy some new suspension mounts! Better than to cut the Carbon for me.

Thanks, Mark.
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