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Old 10-20-2005, 11:11 PM   #10846
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:52 AM   #10847
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I have seen a few posts recently about 'slop' in steering.. I'd really like to improve this on my MSX - ive got all standard ball-joints etc - and it really is loose.. And that includes the poor servo saver..

Does anyone know a good quailty servo saver (for futaba servo) that doesnt have any slack in it?

Plus what parts should I use to replace the dodgy ball joints on the steering (they pop off easy once they are worn as well) can they be replaced with something like the XRAY ball joints which are screw down so they dont come off..

I have just ordered the Square STV-35 Aluminum knuckle - which I hope will help as well.
A very good servo saver is the medium size Kimborough. That´s the one I use on all of my cars.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:35 AM   #10848
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The kimbrough servo savers are very good. They are the only type I use.

The one I am using now is a multi fit version, It comes with 3 different spline inserts, one for Hitec, Futaba, Airtronics/Sanwa. The horn comes blank, so you have to drill your own hole.

They are very good quality, I have never damaged a servo using a Kimbrough servo saver and they are very precise with zero slop.
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:42 AM   #10849
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i never figured out what the hack the seconf turnbuckle in the front is for. could you clue me in
They make the front suspension much stiffer in terms of resistance to twist, which eventually made the car have much more steering. Only thing, they needed to be very precisely adjusted so as not to bind the suspension. I used them as a tuning option, wanted less steering --> took it off, wanted more, put it back in.
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:47 AM   #10850
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hey guys,
something to point out regarding the HPI hubs. I just checked my droop, via the axle height method, and with HPI hubs, the axle drop almost 1mm in height. This means that if you run your droop off a gauge, and keep the arms the same, you'll actually be running more droop than normal. Solution, add about 1mm to your front droop.

Also, the hubs are 1mm wider, with regard to kingpin position vs position of drive hex. To ensure I don't get an increase in track width, I've dropped back to the 4mm wide hexes (from 5mm) and won't run any spacers.

I wanted to do it, as I'm going to run the car tonight, and I want to see what difference the hubs make, so needed to start with a base droop figure, taken from the original hubs. This way, I'll only be testing the ackerman change.

Apologies if most of this is common knowledge, but I've not yet seen aanyone post it.

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Old 10-21-2005, 10:37 AM   #10851
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Since the pics weren't that clear...

For those adding the middecks to their MSX's...can you still easily access the diffs or do you have to take off the middecks first?


Tamiya USA....4mm chassis and front diff please.
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:09 AM   #10852
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My 415 project.
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:48 PM   #10853
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very nice!!!
have you use the same diff for front and rear? or u use the tamiya spool with the pulley in the bad side?
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:54 PM   #10854
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Joey do you have any problems with your spur being far away from your pinion?? Other then that looks like someting to try
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Hey custom use the macro setting on your camera when you are up close. It helps alot.
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As promised... indoor carpet rubber setup.



N.B. 2.5mm chassis

Car felt seriously DIALED with this on. Could pretty much place it anywhere, and it would grip and go, just so stable, and carried great cornerspeed. Man I'm lvong this car...

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Old 10-21-2005, 05:24 PM   #10857
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tryhard, you are a star!

I just came here to post asking if anyone had an MSX setup for carpet......
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Joey do you have any problems with your spur being far away from your pinion?? Other then that looks like someting to try
About finished. Going to go test it out at tonights race. The pinion is not really that far. There is still a lot of room for the set screw.

maxoo....It's the TAMIYA spool on the front. I am going to look for a diff set up for it today.

I am also having a new top deck cut out so that I can screw the top screw for the steering rack. The steering rack came from the F201's hop up so it's still TAMIYA!

Here are a few more pix.
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Old 10-22-2005, 05:39 AM   #10860
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At the track right now testing. Have a lot of steering! To much and to responsive. I like it!

The drivetrain works great. Nothing rubs(that's a good thing).

I am at RCS Thailand right now.

Here are a few more pix. A closer look at the steering.
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