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Old 12-28-2005, 08:09 AM   #11926
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I would recommend a servo saver...I had a direct servo horn on a KO digital servo and chipped a servo gear...I purchased a Tamiya heavy duty servo server...its white with 3 metal rings...the white looks cheezy but at least I know I won't damage a $90 servo. The white servo saver appears beefier than the standard black one thats included in the kit.
Actually the black one is supposed to be better. Fact is they both are crap and get some play after a few hits, which tend to make the car go one side in the straight, then after you touched a pipe/clipped a kerb it'll go the other way... making trim settings useless. This is the reason why we use the Kimbrough/Trickbits ones, they're the best out there.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:13 AM   #11927
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Actually the black one is supposed to be better. Fact is they both are crap and get some play after a few hits, which tend to make the car go one side in the straight, then after you touched a pipe/clipped a kerb it'll go the other way... making trim settings useless. This is the reason why we use the Kimbrough/Trickbits ones, they're the best out there.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:15 AM   #11928
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just ask for a kimbrough medium servo saver at any good model shop
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:18 AM   #11929
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your assuming we have a well stocked LHS...

I've been puchasing RC stuff on-line...I'll give speedtech a call.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:35 AM   #11930
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your assuming we have a well stocked LHS...

I've been puchasing RC stuff on-line...I'll give speedtech a call.
You'll find what you want HERE

Only thing, I just realized you said you'll only use your 415 at TCS races, I'm pretty sure the use of anything else than the tamiya servo saver or standard servo horn is forbidden there, I know it is over here. Saying that, if you race outdoors, unless track marks are nasty and walls are nearby you should be able to use a servo horn without any fears for your gears. I know I did, but once I got back indoors I put the servo saver back in.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:46 AM   #11931
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You'll find what you want HERE

Only thing, I just realized you said you'll only use your 415 at TCS races, I'm pretty sure the use of anything else than the tamiya servo saver or standard servo horn is forbidden there, I know it is over here. Saying that, if you race outdoors, unless track marks are nasty and walls are nearby you should be able to use a servo horn without any fears for your gears. I know I did, but once I got back indoors I put the servo saver back in.
Thanks for the link...I'll have to double check the TCS rules..thanks again...I've read somewhere that some drivers use medium size zip-ties around the Tamiya servo savers to help hold the pieces in place...
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:09 AM   #11932
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Don't use the Tamiya tread lock....Use Loctite BLUE color liquid tread lock.

Its important to use tread lock if you're screwing into metal...Like beautiful Tamiya Blue color anodised Aluminuim!!

1 day,a screw holding you toe blocks will come loose and you'll have a couple of stuff all over the track when it does...!!
I got a scratch on the chassis because a screw came off during I ran my car!
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No worries on the Saver, screws, pinion, spur or batteries. All allowable for TCS, Hop-ups, tires, springs all need to be Tamiya
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:24 AM   #11934
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Thanks for the link...I'll have to double check the TCS rules..thanks again...I've read somewhere that some drivers use medium size zip-ties around the Tamiya servo savers to help hold the pieces in place...
An O-ring also works very well - gives a little in the event of a crash - however, still is strong enough to keep the servo-saver centered ... plus it looks a little neater as well.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:14 AM   #11935
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Don't use the Tamiya tread lock....Use Loctite BLUE color liquid tread lock.

Its important to use tread lock if you're screwing into metal...Like beautiful Tamiya Blue color anodised Aluminuim!!

1 day,a screw holding you toe blocks will come loose and you'll have a couple of stuff all over the track when it does...!!
I think I will put RDX screws in my 415 for some reason my allen is not a perfect it in tamiya screws aftermarket or stock...But corally has a star bit and fit perfect
just something to look into
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:52 AM   #11936
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Can anyone, who ownes a 415 MSX Refine kit, tell me if the wheel hubs are 4mm or 5mm, I do not like running those washers.

And what is the total overall mm of the hub including the washer. does it equal 5mm or 6mm.

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Old 12-28-2005, 11:03 AM   #11937
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Can anyone, who ownes a 415 MSX Refine kit, tell me if the wheel hubs are 4mm or 5mm, I do not like running those washers.

And what is the total overall mm of the hub including the washer. does it equal 5mm or 6mm.

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5mm hub, with a 0.5mm spacer (washer)
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5mm hub, with a 0.5mm spacer (washer)
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:53 PM   #11939
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has anyone tried a cyclone pully?i heard it is larger then the standard 415 pully.
is this true?anyone used or tried it?
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:23 PM   #11940
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has anyone tried a cyclone pully?i heard it is larger then the standard 415 pully.
is this true?anyone used or tried it?
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They're the same. Andy Moore used to borrow David Spashett's at nationals since his car was a prototype and parts weren't readily available.
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