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Old 12-28-2005, 02:38 PM   #11941
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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
I'll second that... here is a cut and paste from the USA TCS rules...

"2. Any manufacturer’s electronic speed control, radio equipment, servo saver, antenna, antenna mount, pinion and spur gears, spur gear adapter, ball bearing, tire inserts are allowed in all classes. "

For asphalt, I don't use a servo saver. But indoors I do.. I also use the Kimbrough Black Medium Saver #201. It fits Futaba/Hitec/Airtronics. I find that the Tamiya Black servo savers tend to loose centering ability which is a pain in the butt to drive. But I have heard there are some "fixes" for this. I'll just stick with Kimbrough.

Well Saturday is fast approaching (but not fast enough) hehe. I'll get my first indoor race with my MSX. I'm pretty interested in seeing what it can do...
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:51 PM   #11942
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Have steel outdrives beed released yet? Im so sick of breaking mine.. Ive smashed both the Plastic and Nylon ones to bits(Just through light taps of the kerbs) and a 3wd car is really starting to shit me.
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Have steel outdrives beed released yet? Im so sick of breaking mine.. Ive smashed both the Plastic and Nylon ones to bits(Just through light taps of the kerbs) and a 3wd car is really starting to shit me.
Tamiya is releasing aluminum diff joint.

What swing shaft are you using? If it's too short, the diff joint will break easier.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:23 PM   #11944
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Im just using the standard blue shafts, they seem to be the right lengths as the ends are place in the middle of the outdrives. Its only the left rear i ever have a problem with, i can see why as its alot longer than the others so more stress.

Any idea on a release date? It really friggin chapps me as my mate with his FT TC4 has none of these issues with his steel outdrives.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:31 PM   #11945
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I don't see how you are breaking the rear outdrives???!!! I've run 7x1 on mine outdoors with no troubles at all. Are you sure nothing is binding up or anything? Just seems odd to me.
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Tamiya is releasing aluminum diff joint.

What swing shaft are you using? If it's too short, the diff joint will break easier.
not too sure when will be the release date in US or other area but champ japan will sell it starting from 26th jan.

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Old 12-28-2005, 06:53 PM   #11947
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Have steel outdrives beed released yet? Im so sick of breaking mine.. Ive smashed both the Plastic and Nylon ones to bits(Just through light taps of the kerbs) and a 3wd car is really starting to shit me.

I've have my Delrin (white) outdrives way back from my standard 415 and it migrated to the 415MS and now still using in my 415MSX conversion...And it's still going strong. Meaning,I've used that for nearly 2 yrs,and I run mod,mostly 7-9 turn range.No problems...

Did you change the standard arms to the long arms and didn't change the CV shaft to longer ones...
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:54 PM   #11948
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Thanks guys ill keep my eyes open for that part.

Its not binding, i have locked my rear ball diff, i know that this is the cause problem and dont hate me for it, but i only use my 415 for drifting, so the locked rear is a big advantage. Its a real catch 22 because if i free it up, it wont drift as consistently but i wont break outdrives and if i keep it locked it drifts like a pro but the outdrives shear off..

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Thanks guys ill keep my eyes open for that part.

Its not binding, i have locked my rear ball diff, i know that this is the cause problem and dont hate me for it, but i only use my 415 for drifting, so the locked rear is a big advantage. Its a real catch 22 because if i free it up, it wont drift as consistently but i wont break outdrives and if i keep it locked it drifts like a pro but the outdrives shear off..

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You lock your diff?? No wonder...

Its like us running a spool upfront and very prone to breakage.The outdrive of the spool breaks/spilts even maybe from the slightest knock...
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Haha yeah bro, I knew the source of the problem i was just avoiding telling you guys, most of the trf racers dont take kindly to the drifters.

Thanks again, ill go get hold of these parts and see how it goes.
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This car for drifting? It's not the best choice.

Anyways, you should free the diff if you want to make the diff joint to last longer.
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This car for drifting is a fine choice! So light and generaly very strong plus amazing parts support means i cant go wrong. Plus its not that expensive either for a top of the line car so when i break stuff its not too heavy on the wallet.

Freeing the diff is not an option, depending on how these ally outdrives go i might just end up machining a one peice spool/outdrive kit for the rear end.
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I wonder if a steel front spool from say.. a Pro4 or Yokomo would fit in the rear of the 415? Just an option if you want to drift the car. Maybe you can try and build a "spiff" instead. Do a search on here. I'm sure there are instructions somewhere. A spiff is a locked diff with orings. So it'll give some.
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This car for drifting is a fine choice! So light and generaly very strong plus amazing parts support means i cant go wrong. Plus its not that expensive either for a top of the line car so when i break stuff its not too heavy on the wallet.

Freeing the diff is not an option, depending on how these ally outdrives go i might just end up machining a one peice spool/outdrive kit for the rear end.

I think you should save up your money and just machine a rear spool. Good chioce of material would be steel,since you said your friend's Associated car's steel outdrive hold ups very well...
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Hey thanks again lads, brilliant advice on both accounts(I hadnt even considered cross pollination)
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