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Old 09-30-2005, 11:00 AM   #10321
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What I'd like to know is, when is Tamiya going to release a battery bar for the 415? Any ideas on that? I should be getting my MSX conversion kit from RainbowTEN soon!

Or does anyone know of any aftermarket company that sells the battery bar? I'd prefer Tamiya's since I can't use aftermarket parts in Tamiya races.
So far no plans for a graphite bar. You can make the RDX or X-ray fit easy enough but again it is a no go for TCS. Or use the TB02/TA05 plastic bar with some vertical posts.
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:06 AM   #10322
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So far no plans for a graphite bar. You can make the RDX or X-ray fit easy enough but again it is a no go for TCS. Or use the TB02/TA05 plastic bar with some vertical posts.
The steering posts off the 414 or the 04 works nice but even though it's all Tamiya parts Fred wouldn't go for it in the TCS races!
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:10 AM   #10323
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Does anybody know if the MSX conversion kit will work on the original 415 lower deck? "Inquiring minds want to know!"
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:14 AM   #10324
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Max, more than likely yes. But keep in mind, everything moves up 0.5mm so setups that work with a 2.5mm may be out to lunch with a 3.0mm.
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:15 AM   #10325
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has anyone built that conversion set yet?
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:58 AM   #10326
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I just ordered some 46mm steel swing shafts. So the spool troubles should be solved.
Man, i want an MSX conversion so bad
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Old 09-30-2005, 12:03 PM   #10327
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Default orig 415 lower chassis with msx

Actually I decided to mount my original 415 lower deck instead of the ms chassis yesterday as my msx conversion kit just arrived. I did this for two reasons. The original 415 chassis is obviously a little stiffer but it can also accomodate the original 415 suspension which is strong and the steering knuckle can handle foam tires unlike the lw steering knuckle we currently have. Although it is not as stiff as the 4mm prototype chassis used at vegas the car is very stiff with this chassis.
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:10 PM   #10328
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Using the same 3mm chassis do you think the MSX bulkheads und upperdeck are resulting in a stiffer car than with the original bulkheads and 3 part upperdeck?
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:45 PM   #10329
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Does anyone have a Foam roll-out chart that they would like to share ?
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Old 09-30-2005, 03:38 PM   #10330
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v12 - I still think the original 415 will be stiffer than the msx with the orig 3mm 415 chassis. However the msx does have a lower CG than the 415 and it seems stiff enough to me, although I would use the 4mm chassis if Tamiya decides to release it.

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v12 - I still think the original 415 will be stiffer than the msx with the orig 3mm 415 chassis. However the msx does have a lower CG than the 415 and it seems stiff enough to me, although I would use the 4mm chassis if Tamiya decides to release it.

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Thanks, that is what I wanted to hear. So the MSX configuration should be better for rubber tires on a low to mediumgrip carpet than the original 415. Also seems to me the MSX will have less chassis tweak.
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Hey could you guys (I know its possibly not the appropriate thread for vs. topics) tell me which is better for stock racing the EVO IV or the 415? The both have the same suspension right? I would guess the EVO would be a more "free" car...but of course thats why I'm asking.

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has anyone built that conversion set yet?
Fixed up mine 2 days ago. Had a run on it yesterday. Having almost identical setup as the MS. The car really handles so much better than the MS.Very fast cornering speed and on throttle out of corners, very stable car due to the low CG.

The 2 steering post needs some shimming though. Overall, the car is just beautiful!
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:55 PM   #10334
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EvoIV has a different suspension than the 415, but the same as the 415MS. The 415 has a smoother cornering and transition driving feel to it. The Evo is more direct. I prefer the Evo with the Team Bomber main shaft instead of the aluminum one. For me it absorbs some of the drivetrain shock and lessens the twitchy feeling a tad. Bang for the buck though... 415 has it hands down. It comes with all the sway bars and some rear toe blocks. The Evo doesn't. I also feel that the Evo breaks free more so than the 415. So that can be a plus or minus pending what you are looking for in a setup. I dunno.. I'm just babbling.. hehe... I'm currently racing my EvoIV in Stock and it's doin pretty good.
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Old 09-30-2005, 08:24 PM   #10335
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someone sell me their spare 415 for a good price.
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