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Old 05-13-2005, 09:32 PM   #8851
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a buddy got the idea looking at my RDX, so he ordered one and tried it..

the spacing is not quite the same, so we had to slightly ovalize (is that a word?) one of the holes in the top bar, and for best fit, you may have to shorten the posts to keep the cells tight.

actually, the length might not be an issue with the new bar for 3700 cells... it is suppsoed to be a bit longer. mine is on the way, and ill measure it for ya when it gets here...

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Old 05-13-2005, 11:32 PM   #8852
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Where can I get front hollow body posts?
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Old 05-15-2005, 07:04 AM   #8853
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Ran my car for the 2nd weekend with rubber tires on asphalt with the pretty stock original 415. Car is dialed and is really easy to drive. I don't think I can make it too much better. I will do some minor tweaking with some shimming but nothin major at all. Can't see the LW suspension or the new DJ suspension mod making my car beter. It is as close to perfect as any car I have ever had. Incrediably happy with this car plus it is also the most indestructable car I have ran (well on ever had one big hit is about 20 plus packs and nothing)

It is even better that I could of expected. I'm only running asphalt with rubber tires so the car is perfect for my application. No wonder why you guys using this car are having good results.
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Ran my car for the 2nd weekend with rubber tires on asphalt with the pretty stock original 415. Car is dialed and is really easy to drive. I don't think I can make it too much better. I will do some minor tweaking with some shimming but nothin major at all. Can't see the LW suspension or the new DJ suspension mod making my car beter. It is as close to perfect as any car I have ever had. Incrediably happy with this car plus it is also the most indestructable car I have ran (well on ever had one big hit is about 20 plus packs and nothing)

It is even better that I could of expected. I'm only running asphalt with rubber tires so the car is perfect for my application. No wonder why you guys using this car are having good results.


What I find interesting on here is that 99% of us on this site are not even close to pro level, yet many of us try to run the setups the pro's use and then wonder why we can't go fast.

I feel the same as you wyd. The car is pretty sic right out of the box. I have made a few minor tweaks but don't think there is too much more to do but drive it.

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Old 05-15-2005, 02:11 PM   #8855
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My setup is very similiar to stock. I use 50wt oil front and rear with the 2 hole piston. Bottom of shocks on a arms are in hole 2. Front tower shock at hole #3 with blue front spring ind in the rear tower hole #2 with the yellow spring. I do have the rear alum rear hubs witht he ball stud all the way out. Front toe blocks are stock with stock front wheel base. Rear blocks are 1X front rear and rear block is 1B for a total of 2 degrees of rear tow per side. Yellow sways front and rear.

The track has monster traction so most run Takle 32 pre mounts and some are even going to 36 Take Offs or 37 RP tires. It is indoor asphalt.

This all all with stock a arms and front caster blocks. Rear hubs are the Tamiya Blue aluiminum ones for the TB-02/04 (1 degree of toe per side.)

Don't know if this helps anyone but I thought I would post it. I do run a Speedtech front spool and locked center pully.

With in reason the car is pretty stock as compared to many I see on here. Just don't feel I need to spend big bucks to go fast. Just work on a good setup and things will all fall in place.
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Old 05-15-2005, 05:29 PM   #8856
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Mike,

You beat me there

That is why I am using the RcManiax spool, it's light weight and it will last forever!! Just have to replace the blades once in a while and they are very cheap.....
Erik, how often do you replace the blades?

I ran mine for the first time today... and the blades are already knackered. Only put about 8 runs through the car.
Actually noticed them wearing heavly after just a couple, a fair amount of play developed between the pin and blade....
Then again, thinking about it.... fwd with a spool probably didn't help... forgot to tighten the diff up before the first run

Still much prefer to replace the blade than the spool.

Also, I'm pretty sure i noticed a difference running it... the car seemed much more responsive to throttle position, and seemed to stop quicker (this is compared to the old speedtech spool)

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Old 05-15-2005, 07:27 PM   #8857
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Hey Guys, looking for anyone or shop who has a 415 spur gear mount; looking for a stock or aftermarket. I checked all major online shops-all are out. Any help would be appreciated-Thanks
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:18 PM   #8858
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If anyone by chance is looking for some of the LW suspension parts I have some that are like new.

I really like the stock suspension for it's durability and never use my LW pieces....

PM or email me if you are interested.
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Anyone tried the stock suspension with the 2.5mm lower deck?
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:14 PM   #8860
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Rebuilt my car to manual specs, and raced at the state championships on the weekend. Car handled beautifully around the corners, even if it was a little slower in the straight line than other cars.
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:27 PM   #8861
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Dec, Didn't know that having shock angles left to right was in the manual. I'll have to check.
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I think the way it was angled differently on the back on one side helped with the number of left hand curves there was
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Old 05-15-2005, 11:27 PM   #8863
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Hahaha. Okay.
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Old 05-16-2005, 01:43 AM   #8864
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Hello Ed,

I ran two races in Denmark, including some practice runs and the blades are still fine!!
I grease them with "Spin Grease" That stuff is really great!!
However if you crash or jump the curb's they will wear faster I guess...

I also noticed that the car starts and stops much faster and steering is almost as good as with a oneway....
Need to work on my setup a litle more with the spool, still need more off power steering!

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Thanks Erik
I guess running the car with only fwd drive for the first round knackered the blades up... I'll get a couple more sets just in case for future. BTW I have some mugen seiki anti wear greese, is this similar to the stuff you suggest? (it's very thick and sticky)
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