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Old 05-12-2005, 11:38 PM   #8836
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Ya that was my next on the to do list. Figured I would check here too. Hopefully I'll be back in town in time for the TCS this year. Once the car gets here, all I'll need is PS and batteries and I'm ready to race again (more like try to keep up).
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what brand of oil & which type of pistons ??
Serpent silicone oil (Same as the xray line) the white 2 hole pistons
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Serpent silicone oil (Same as the xray line) the white 2 hole pistons
MMM... very strange. Hope mine don't go all funky like that
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:25 AM   #8839
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Hi Guys,

I recently built my 415MS what a beautiful thing! I have also replaced the front one way with a diff after gathering all the yokomo/tamiya bits and have fitted a solid centre pulley instead of the one-way.

I have run it on carpet twice and I just cannot get it to be competitive and to handle right, if any of you run on carpet with foams please help?!

My setup:

Front Foam: 42 shore orion fresh kicks
Rear Foam: 37 shore orion fresh kicks
Front Springs: Tamiya White
Rear Spring: Tamiya Blue
Motor: 19 turn Integy Matrix Quad Mag
Speedo: Nosram Dominator Evo
Front Roll Bar: Kit Blue
Rear Roll Bar: None
Body: TRF Subaru Legacy B4

All else such as droop/shock position etc is as per the kit setup.

I have been doing well (won the club championship!) with my losi xxx-s on carpet with foams but cant get the 415 to handle as well as the losi.....I am determined to persevere with it as it runs so smoothly. The main problems are that it seems to skip and jitter when turning hard and understeers a bit on full power.

Any info very welcome!

Thanks,

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Old 05-13-2005, 06:42 AM   #8840
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Seems takiya have there own spool coming out, http://www.pro-s-futaba.co.jp/hsphoto/VFTS00031.jpg
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hey dan,
I was chatting to you yesterday via email.
Deffiently try out thoose things I suggested.
However I like I also said, I've never used foams, but there are deffiently people on here who have who can help you out.

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Old 05-13-2005, 07:08 AM   #8842
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Hi Ed!

Your emails were most helpfula nd I will be trying out the settings! Thanks!

Just thought i'd whack the question on here anyway to see if any of the worldwide 415ms racers have a perfect foam on carpet setup.

Thanks again.

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Old 05-13-2005, 07:11 AM   #8843
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Hi Guys,

I recently built my 415MS what a beautiful thing! I have also replaced the front one way with a diff after gathering all the yokomo/tamiya bits and have fitted a solid centre pulley instead of the one-way.

I have run it on carpet twice and I just cannot get it to be competitive and to handle right, if any of you run on carpet with foams please help?!

My setup:

Front Foam: 42 shore orion fresh kicks
Rear Foam: 37 shore orion fresh kicks
Front Springs: Tamiya White
Rear Spring: Tamiya Blue
Motor: 19 turn Integy Matrix Quad Mag
Speedo: Nosram Dominator Evo
Front Roll Bar: Kit Blue
Rear Roll Bar: None
Body: TRF Subaru Legacy B4

Dan
its been a while since i ran the 415 on foams, but as a start i would think the springs are a little too soft, maybe scrubbing corner speed. if i remember right, i had used Associated springs, purple front, copper rear, with 60wt front, 40 rear.

not sure about those tires, really... never have tried them on carpet.
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Old 05-13-2005, 11:19 AM   #8844
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Hi Guys,

I recently built my 415MS what a beautiful thing! I have also replaced the front one way with a diff after gathering all the yokomo/tamiya bits and have fitted a solid centre pulley instead of the one-way.

I have run it on carpet twice and I just cannot get it to be competitive and to handle right, if any of you run on carpet with foams please help?!

My setup:

Front Foam: 42 shore orion fresh kicks
Rear Foam: 37 shore orion fresh kicks
Front Springs: Tamiya White
Rear Spring: Tamiya Blue
Motor: 19 turn Integy Matrix Quad Mag
Speedo: Nosram Dominator Evo
Front Roll Bar: Kit Blue
Rear Roll Bar: None
Body: TRF Subaru Legacy B4

All else such as droop/shock position etc is as per the kit setup.

I have been doing well (won the club championship!) with my losi xxx-s on carpet with foams but cant get the 415 to handle as well as the losi.....I am determined to persevere with it as it runs so smoothly. The main problems are that it seems to skip and jitter when turning hard and understeers a bit on full power.

Any info very welcome!

Thanks,

Dan
I would say that you definitely need to start by changing your tires. Jaco double pink\orange fronts and double pink rears are the best starting point. Your biggest problem is that these tires will not fit on the front end because the tamiya stock steering knuckle does not give enough clearance. In the States, we switched to the HPI steering knuckle from the pro4. To complete the conversion, though, you need 4 5x10mm bearings and the wheel axle from the old tamiya suspension.

If you are determined to stick with the tires you have, then you should at least switch to different springs, like the ones Turbonium mentioned. Then, there are several things you can do to increase your on-power steering. My favorite place to start on carpet with foams with the 415 is to raise the inner-upper link on the rear by placing shims underneath the ball nut. Start by adding 1mm, and see if it helps.

As for the "skip and jitter", you should go through the car and see if some thing binds or rubs when you are at full throw. It could just be your tires hitting your shocks or something.
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Does anyone have a copy of TRF415MS manaul in PDF? I lost mine and need it desperately...

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Can someone plerase help in leading me in the right direction to locate a battery strap for the 415.


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Old 05-13-2005, 03:15 PM   #8847
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i had last used the 6-cell strap from the Xray, or the one from the RDX will work, with a slight modification....
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Here's a 415 for sale.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...50#post1584450
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i had last used the 6-cell strap from the Xray, or the one from the RDX will work, with a slight modification....
Any idea where I can locate? I checked Speedtech and found nothing. Also what mods need to be done to make it work?
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:59 PM   #8850
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Try Stormer, they might have some left.. maybe...
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