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Old 02-23-2005, 11:03 PM   #7456
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Randy I looked back and found the combo ..just wondering what it did for you I'm working on it now and wow it pulls em in! ..you think it will work on carpet rubber tire 19turn Trackside.. also what dog bones did you use 42s rear and stock kit up ft I have the ms on it now any info will help ...
The car reacts a lot quicker with those blocks on there. I have only raced on carpet twice with sedans, once with a Yok and once with a Losi, and both times were mod with foams, so Im really the wrong person to ask about carpet stuff. I used 46mm front and rear.
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:06 PM   #7457
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I just got my 415 kit today and looking over the instructions it looks like it will take years to put this thing together. The only car I've put together so far is a RC12L4 and that was a piece of cake.
Can anyone offer any suggestions on building the car, any things not covered very well in the instructions?
Thanks in advance.
I would also like this advice aswell

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Old 02-23-2005, 11:31 PM   #7458
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Hi Everyone,
I just got my 415 kit today and looking over the instructions it looks like it will take years to put this thing together. The only car I've put together so far is a RC12L4 and that was a piece of cake.
Can anyone offer any suggestions on building the car, any things not covered very well in the instructions?
Thanks in advance.
1. Pay attention preparing the chassis. You must file down the sharp edges or else it will cut into your batteries and cause short which brings smoke and fire--sadly this came from a personal experience.

2. when building the diff, the plastic diff screw nut holder is made of soft plastic and easily stripped. Be careful tighting your diff or better yet, CA the nut inside the holder.
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:50 PM   #7459
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Is the height of the rear diff on the 415 adjustable?

Are they Durable?

Are they managable to set up?

How do the drive on high grip asphalt realitively small tracks?

What is the internal ratio & what are the gear sizes you can use?

One more thing. Is the spool diff a big addition in performance?

I really like this car but need answers to these questions.

X-Ray FK05 vs TRF 415 MS

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Old 02-24-2005, 12:01 AM   #7460
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okay guys here is the link to the TAMIYA USA TRF .

http://tamiyausa.com/articles/feature.php?article-id=79


" Tamiya America officially launches its very own Tamiya Racing Factory Information Center. "

we will have set-up's posted shortley.
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:27 AM   #7461
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Thanks Fernando.
They talked about a front diff on carpet, is that something we should install? If I run the car on the outdoor track in the summer would that diff have to be taken out?
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:59 AM   #7462
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Thanks Fernando.
They talked about a front diff on carpet, is that something we should install? If I run the car on the outdoor track in the summer would that diff have to be taken out?
All of the above spool,diffs, one-way all work well regardless of the type of track you run. Obviously some racers prefer one over the other and at certain races you can't use a one-way and other races ( for example TCS) you can only use one-way which is the factory designed front drive. I've used all three and they all are very drivable and very competitive at most tracks. There is no- you have to use this or you have to use that in order for the car to handle. I'ts all a matter of preference and driving style.
Tamiya makes excellent cars and regardless of which drive type you use, you won't be dissappointed!!!
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:43 AM   #7464
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Hi Everyone,
I just got my 415 kit today and looking over the instructions it looks like it will take years to put this thing together. The only car I've put together so far is a RC12L4 and that was a piece of cake.
Can anyone offer any suggestions on building the car, any things not covered very well in the instructions?
Thanks in advance.
I will add, use a proper 3mm drill to re-drill the hinge pins holes of the wishbones, the hinge pins should be free once installed in the wishbones, but without any play.
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:49 AM   #7465
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Is the height of the rear diff on the 415 adjustable?

Are they Durable?

Are they managable to set up?

How do the drive on high grip asphalt realitively small tracks?

What is the internal ratio & what are the gear sizes you can use?

One more thing. Is the spool diff a big addition in performance?

I really like this car but need answers to these questions.

X-Ray FK05 vs TRF 415 MS

Holla back
I can't comment on the height of the diffs on the 415MS, but it would seem so, as Randy said he did change it.

Provided you get diff covers to protect them from dust, the diff is very durable, I can get about 50 runs out of mine without any rebuild, and that's only because there isn't anymore grease on the plates at that point (however, I run ceramic diff balls in my diff). The diff will handle any motor you can think of without any problem.

The internal ratio is 2.187, I use a 106/64p spur ith pinions as small as 24t.

Yes the spool definately adds to the performance of the car, provided you know how to set a car up for a spool. But I will add, it really depends on the type of track/tires you race on. I only have experience on rubber, so I can't comment for FOAM.
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I can't comment on the height of the diffs on the 415MS, but it would seem so, as Randy said he did change it.

Provided you get diff covers to protect them from dust, the diff is very durable, I can get about 50 runs out of mine without any rebuild, and that's only because there isn't anymore grease on the plates at that point (however, I run ceramic diff balls in my diff). The diff will handle any motor you can think of without any problem.

The internal ratio is 2.187, I use a 106/64p spur ith pinions as small as 24t.

Yes the spool definately adds to the performance of the car, provided you know how to set a car up for a spool. But I will add, it really depends on the type of track/tires you race on. I only have experience on rubber, so I can't comment for FOAM.
Just wondering if you used the x blocks on carpet if what did u think ..
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I haven't got the X blocks, but TryHard has got them.
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:35 AM   #7468
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For those commenting on the lower kingpin...Switch the lower screw to a 8mm length screw. The kit is a 6mm I believe. If it is 8 then switch to the 10mm. The main thing is not to over tighten as you install the piece. The flange is the key look at the stock screw and you will notice that there is not much protruding from the flange to bite into the hub.

Blue Sky-- You can run Associated as a substitute and quite a few have them in their box so it makes for an easy exchange. If you are planning on running TCS then pick up a 2sets of the On-road tuned spring sets pn# as noted above. You might want to pick up 2pr each of the Grey and Purple for additional tuning options. Indoor will prolly be their primary use though especially if you have the LW suspension on the car.
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Old 02-24-2005, 01:27 PM   #7469
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Old 02-24-2005, 03:19 PM   #7470
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Are this springs short or long?

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