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Old 02-02-2006, 05:11 PM   #12616
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I thought so too, but I e-mailed Steve in December and I'm still waiting for a response.
Send him another e-mail he must have missed it or deleted by mistake.
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:14 PM   #12617
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When running the pro 4 suspension, what axles etc do you use (HPI or Tamiya LW)? I presume you need all the different bearing etc aswell, but I don't know.

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I am running Hot Bodies cyclone axles with tamiya bones. Running all HPI size bearings.
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Old 02-03-2006, 03:18 AM   #12618
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I am running Hot Bodies cyclone axles with tamiya bones. Running all HPI size bearings.
regarding bearings, what is the size of a Tamiya 950 bearing that are used for the LW suspension
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Old 02-03-2006, 04:20 AM   #12619
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I've just managed to pick up a cheap 415, standard original model.

1. Is it possible to upgrade straight to the MSX version, or do I need to go MS > MSX?

2. Are there any must-do upgrades or tips/tricks for the standard car?

3. I'm gonna need a solid front axle and locked centre pulley, are there any companies that do the centre one other than Tamiya as they want 25!
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:04 AM   #12620
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regarding bearings, what is the size of a Tamiya 950 bearing that are used for the LW suspension
They are 9.0mm x 5.0mm x 4.0mm
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:09 AM   #12621
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I've just managed to pick up a cheap 415, standard original model.

1. Is it possible to upgrade straight to the MSX version, or do I need to go MS > MSX?

2. Are there any must-do upgrades or tips/tricks for the standard car?

3. I'm gonna need a solid front axle and locked centre pulley, are there any companies that do the centre one other than Tamiya as they want 25!
Yes, you can put the MSX uppgrade kit on the old 415, I have a car like that right now!

The car works awesome as it is, but I will suggest you get the new alu rear diff, I really like that one and it last much longer!!

For a spool I can strongly recomend the RcManix one or the Tamiya one, they are both top of the line and light weight!!
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:09 AM   #12622
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I am running Hot Bodies cyclone axles with tamiya bones. Running all HPI size bearings.
Rick,

What are the advantages of running the HPI suspension?
Isn't the geometry the same as the LW suspension?
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:17 AM   #12623
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Rick,

What are the advantages of running the HPI suspension?
Isn't the geometry the same as the LW suspension?
Hi chris,

The tamiya arms are slightly longer i believe, only checked by eye but i will measure them later. David and marc have ran there cars like this so i thought i might as well give it a go.
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:21 AM   #12624
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Right guys,
With regard to spring rates, I've been in contact with someone on here who has done a lot of indipendent testing of spings (he was the guy who tested them for speedtech). I'm just waiting for him to ge tback to me with the data. When I get it I'll update the chart.

From what I've been told... don't believe the manufactuers numbers, or at the very least take them with a pinch of salt.

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I've just managed to pick up a cheap 415, standard original model.

1. Is it possible to upgrade straight to the MSX version, or do I need to go MS > MSX?

2. Are there any must-do upgrades or tips/tricks for the standard car?

3. I'm gonna need a solid front axle and locked centre pulley, are there any companies that do the centre one other than Tamiya as they want 25!
I tried a lot of different spools, and I highly recommend the one from FunnyGear. It's definately the lightest spool around, and after I switched to their updated version with aluminum "sleeves", reliabilty hasn't been a problem for me.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:23 AM   #12626
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Cheers guys. Are there any alternatives to the Tamiya fixed centre pulley?
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Cheers guys. Are there any alternatives to the Tamiya fixed centre pulley?
Unless you lock up your original one... BTW, where are you getting yor parts from? cause 25 sounds like a LOT for the spool and pulley...
I've got a price of 1397Yen (~6.70) for the direct centre pulley, and the front spool is 2205 Yen (~10.40)... Of course there would be shipping on that too, but still a lot less than 25.

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Old 02-03-2006, 08:11 AM   #12628
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That was at Demon, I haven't had a look on HK/JP sshops yet.
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have a look at RC Champ (they have a thread in the shops section on here), they are one of the cheapest (if not the) stores around, and I have never had any problems dealing with them. Best turn around I have had is 4days from order being placed to in my hand... not bad. Usually it is 5-6days.

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Old 02-03-2006, 11:45 AM   #12630
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Man I'd swear my Tamiya blue only had 4.25 ACTIVE coils and that the diameter of the wire was only 1.4mm (with paint removed). This is using my digital caliper. Bear in mind i'm an engineer so I know how to use it.

I'd give you one point : HPI silver feels about the same as Tamiya blue, and Tamiya white feels about the same as HPI white. But how they feel don't mean much, only measurements can provide accurate data. I think speedtech can help us there he had the Yokomo spring's values taken on a dedicated machine.
yes me counted wrong on the coils but i swear first you said HPI silver was stiffer then tamiya blue then 2nd post they were about the same then 3rd post yopu said the HPI silver was softer then the blue.
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