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Old 03-23-2006, 08:18 AM   #13471
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I got it from a racer here in Canada. I have a Std 415 so i know it has the same suspension, was just confirming that the MSX is supposed to have the LWR suspension? Also what are the bearing sizes of the small rear uprights? thanks
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The MS came with LW suspension and the bearings are 5X9.
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Sorry, MSX came with the LW too.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:56 AM   #13474
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I got it from a racer here in Canada. I have a Std 415 so i know it has the same suspension, was just confirming that the MSX is supposed to have the LWR suspension? Also what are the bearing sizes of the small rear uprights? thanks
Maybe you picked up a std 415 with MSX conversion. The 0 alloy hubs are for the LW so you'll at least have them if you get the LWR suspension set.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:59 AM   #13475
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It came in the blue MSX kit box, so its not an upgraded one. Im thinking the previous owner broke some of the LW suspension parts. Pity, i should have noticed it in the pics. Thanks guys, ill look for a set of LW suspension of ebay or something. Thanks
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:27 AM   #13476
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Does anyone know if the 4mm chassis is drilled for the MSX center post which is attached to the rease MSX bulkheads?
That is a good question!

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It came in the blue MSX kit box, so its not an upgraded one. Im thinking the previous owner broke some of the LW suspension parts. Pity, i should have noticed it in the pics. Thanks guys, ill look for a set of LW suspension of ebay or something. Thanks
Don't write of that setup too fast. There are team guys like Eirik A overseas who run it with success. I just tested my MSX kit out with the 3mm setup and standard suspension running carpet/rubber tires....worked well. If anything it's also more durable then the LW setup.
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:39 AM   #13477
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Well now that our carpet season is over, is the LW suspension better for asphalt? or theres not much difference? Ive have basically 5-6 cars worth of the old suspension, so no problem there, just wondering whether you all think i should start with the LW suspension for outdoor asphalt? Thanks
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:34 AM   #13478
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Someone please help us to determine if the 4mm chassis has the MSX center post...I'm waiting for a response from Tamiya usa directly?
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Well now that our carpet season is over, is the LW suspension better for asphalt? or theres not much difference? Ive have basically 5-6 cars worth of the old suspension, so no problem there, just wondering whether you all think i should start with the LW suspension for outdoor asphalt? Thanks
For outdoors I would go with the LW stuff. I believe it's generally preferred.

That said if you have a ton of standard suspension spares I'd probably run that just to save $$. Or if you are looking to fire sale some of those piece let me know

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Someone please help us to determine if the 4mm chassis has the MSX center post...I'm waiting for a response from Tamiya usa directly?
I called TamiyaUSA and tentatively the person told me the 4mm chassis was not drilled for the center MSX brace. He is looking into it and going to call back.

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Man fast customer service Tamiya has! They called back and said the finished product does have the hole drilled out for the center brace on the MSX. The pictures on the site were of a prototype.
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For outdoors I would go with the LW stuff. I believe it's generally preferred.

That said if you have a ton of standard suspension spares I'd probably run that just to save $$. Or if you are looking to fire sale some of those piece let me know



I called TamiyaUSA and tentatively the person told me the 4mm chassis was not drilled for the center MSX brace. He is looking into it and going to call back.

UPDATE:

Man fast customer service Tamiya has! They called back and said the finished product does have the hole drilled out for the center brace on the MSX. The pictures on the site were of a prototype.
Thanks Nexus...
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:38 AM   #13481
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I got it from a racer here in Canada. I have a Std 415 so i know it has the same suspension, was just confirming that the MSX is supposed to have the LWR suspension?
The guy has converted it to the old 415 swingarms.

Here in Europe almost all of us with the MSX use the old 415 arms for indoor (carpet/rubber).
Looks like the LW arms will be the choice for outdoor (asphalt) though...

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Old 03-24-2006, 07:47 AM   #13482
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Hey Stein,

I my testing with the old v.s. the lw arms, I found that on very high grip indoor carpet (rubber tires) that the old arms caused the car to traction roll more easily than the lw arms. Have you experienced this?...or the opposite?...just curious.

For foam tire racing I am running the old suspension up front and the lw in the rear. I like the feel of the lw (with hpi knuckles) upfront better but the c-hubs or the knuckles break too easily compared with the original old suspension.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:00 AM   #13483
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on its way...too bad carpet season is practically over for me
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wat do i need to run the hpi knuckles?

are they the pro 4 ones?

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Anyone find a way to get rid of ALL OF THAT SLOP in the steering? i mean mine is HORRIBLE SO MUCH PLAY!!!
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