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Old 10-05-2005, 04:10 PM   #10456
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:19 PM   #10458
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Not an MSX, but I just picked up a second 415 w/ lightweight suspension to race; my first car has sat on a shelf since I bought it....couldn't bring myself to put electronics in it Just need to add some electronics and a couple of TCS-legal hopups and I'll see you guys at SoCal
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Old 10-05-2005, 07:59 PM   #10459
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Talking Picked up my MSX!!!

Just picked up my MSX kit from Speedtech. Don't want to put it together until I get a new lower deck. Mine is pretty worn! Any opinions on getting another 3mm or going with the 2.5mm deck. It's for outdoor asphalt. Specifically the Tamiya track here in A.V. in So. Cal. running 19 turn. Running the Lt. Wt. suspension and spool planning on getting the D.J. rear suspension in the near future!
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:11 PM   #10460
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I've tested my MSX yesterday and -suprise suprise- nearly the same setup as the old 415. Anyway here's a little sum:

Track: High grip carpet
Tires: CS27, JB Foam blue inserts, Orion Disc wheels hard
Chassis: 3mm
Suspension: Standard
Front suspension blocks: 1A/1A Toe in 0
Rear suspension blocks: 1X/1C Toe in 2.5
Suspension spacer F/R: 4mm/0mm
camber F/R: 1.5/2
Spring F/R: Tamiya white/Tamiya blue
Damper: 3-hole piston 600 Tamiya oil
upper damper mount hole F/R: one in from outside/outside

I ran a yellow stabilizer at the front to make the car more stable into the curves. It feels a little soft on carpet because it flexes more the the 415. Asphalt testing will follow this weekend. :-)
Great...Some tarmac setup would be nice....
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:17 PM   #10461
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I got my kit from Speedtech yesterday and have ran a couple packs. I would stick with the standard MS chassis for now. The car is more responsive and lively with equal setups in MS trim.

Since you have an MS chassis already, you might want to run it for a bit to get a feel and see what the Tamiya boys learn with the MSX on asphalt before you start investing in a new chassis. I think Rod has tested 2 vs 3mm in MS trim, perhaps not MSX. If anything is relative, the thinner chassis will prove to be better on asphalt. I know from other chassis I have tested this is true as well.

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Old 10-05-2005, 08:23 PM   #10462
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Just picked up my MSX kit from Speedtech. Don't want to put it together until I get a new lower deck. Mine is pretty worn! Any opinions on getting another 3mm or going with the 2.5mm deck. It's for outdoor asphalt. Specifically the Tamiya track here in A.V. in So. Cal. running 19 turn. Running the Lt. Wt. suspension and spool planning on getting the D.J. rear suspension in the near future!

I suggest the 2.5mm chassis would be better.As Asphalt is considered as a 'low grip surface compared to carpet.So to generate as much traction,a thinner chassis would flex slightly more to gain that extra traction needed for asphalt racing.

Hope you get to race your MSX asap as I've already done last week...
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:28 PM   #10463
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I got my kit from Speedtech yesterday and have ran a couple packs. I would stick with the standard MS chassis for now. The car is more responsive and lively with equal setups in MS trim.

Since you have an MS chassis already, you might want to run it for a bit to get a feel and see what the Tamiya boys learn with the MSX on asphalt before you start investing in a new chassis. I think Rod has tested 2 vs 3mm in MS trim, perhaps not MSX. If anything is relative, the thinner chassis will prove to be better on asphalt. I know from other chassis I have tested this is true as well.

Good luck.
who makes that servo arm on your ko? Is it aluminum teeth?
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:27 PM   #10464
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who makes that servo arm on your ko? Is it aluminum teeth?
That is an Airtronics servo saver with aluminum ring base. The rest of the saver is plastic. The servo is a KO PDS2364. The servo does have a aluminum output gear.
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:04 AM   #10465
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Had my first run of the DJ PRO last night.. Was very impressed by the stability but I didnt get a chance to change oil or damper settings so had a very sticky back end so not really a good test.

What I had forgotten was that the PRO has 0 Deg hubs. I had been running 1 Deg + A-C = 2Deg

I only have the standard MS kit pieces so with the 0 Deg Hubs the best I could manage was X-D - But I have actually no idea what Size the X is?? I thought everything was .5 deg between them is the X .5 less than the A?

Also what are all the XA - XB etc??

I also managed to wreck one of my front hubs and in process did some minor damage to the shaft + axle.

I did a quick rebuild before the final and I found the joint was very stiff at some angles so something has been bent

The question was, I have seen replacement shafts (42mm) but what should I go for? replace with standard shaft (53501) or something better? And there are also titanium axles - are they worth it?

Nick

P.S - My MSX was on its way (via UPS) to me for today... they sent to the wrong country so it went back to Hong Kong to be redirected!!
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:56 AM   #10466
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Well, my MSX is built, and photos of the build taken... but my comp died last night... so I can't bloody get anything off it!!!! GRRRRRR

Oh well, fingers crossed I can get it working by the weekend, at least it means I can fit electronics to the car tonight, ready for friday

At the moment, I love it! The quality of the parts is superb, and everything fits together exactly like you would expect from a Tamiya. Getting the diffs out is incredibly easy... pop the two shocks off, undo 4 screws, and you have enough room to get them out, even with camber links still attached

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Old 10-06-2005, 07:31 AM   #10467
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msx just arrived at work. thinking of taking the rest of the day off!!!
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:28 AM   #10468
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:17 AM   #10469
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What about that heat sink that they shoy in all of the pictures? Does that come with the kit, or do I have to get one from somewhere eles? I don't like the one that comes with my EVO MS...
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:21 AM   #10470
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No that heat sink does NOT come with the MSX kit. Not sure where to get it though. I'd like to know too.
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