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Old 04-17-2006, 08:28 AM   #13786
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anybody got a link to a GOOD bearing kit for the 415...
I use the APS ceramic bearings, but they also have other non ceramic bearings at magmarc.com
http://www.magmarc.com/

You can buy them online at http://www.buyrc.net/catalog/index.p...th=25_26_32_66 I think the prices are in Canadian Dollars.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:19 AM   #13787
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I'll second Martin on the APS bearings. Not well known in the US but a good quality bearing set for a good price.
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:53 AM   #13788
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I have had 1 set of ceramics throughout the car since the 2005 snowbirds, racing twice a month. In that time i've gone through atleast 5 steering arms, king pins, numerous lower bushings and tested the rest of the corners at a few tracks. Needless to say the bearings have not been effected. Boca Bearings thanks me for this set.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:29 PM   #13789
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Evenin all,
Have been trying to put a setup on my 415 from Dave Spashett which he ran at the KO last year (starting point for outdoors, not yet run the thing outside). On it, he uses double A block on the front. I put these on the car to follow the setup to the letter, but I found that with these blocks, I couldn't get the correct front camber, seemingly because the driveshaft were pushing against the outdrives of the spool.
Anyone else expereinced this issue, or anyone got a half decent low grip asphalt setup for me to start with.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:30 PM   #13790
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Dan,
you may find it useful to change to the 42mm long diveshaft. Works fine then
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:53 PM   #13791
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Cheers Mark,
Will that be ok with the LWT suspension? I know I had to get the longer 1's for that, so just makin sure, lol

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Old 04-17-2006, 01:04 PM   #13792
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I have had 1 set of ceramics throughout the car since the 2005 snowbirds, racing twice a month. In that time i've gone through atleast 5 steering arms, king pins, numerous lower bushings and tested the rest of the corners at a few tracks. Needless to say the bearings have not been effected. Boca Bearings thanks me for this set.
Are those bearings sealed or open ?

( I read Acer bearings advertisement in RC extreme magazine. They are ceramic but open design ... no seal to enhance more spin )
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:45 PM   #13793
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I have some question about the rear differential.

I have heard (rumours?) that the tamiya diff is not the best and has to be rebuild several times to remain perfect during a race day.
If we compare the Tamiya diff with the Xray diff, is the Tamiya diff better or worse?
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Old 04-17-2006, 02:04 PM   #13794
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I have some question about the rear differential.

I have heard (rumours?) that the tamiya diff is not the best and has to be rebuild several times to remain perfect during a race day.
If we compare the Tamiya diff with the Xray diff, is the Tamiya diff better or worse?

are you talking about the black plastic outdrived ones or the metal ones.
i havent used the msx rear diff yet so i wouldnt know but the black plastic one is silky smooth as long as you build it right.
i have faith that the alloy one will be the same or smoother and last for ages.
i just rebuild mine when they get rough,wether thats 1 race day or 3-4
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Old 04-17-2006, 02:24 PM   #13795
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I get about 4 racedays (approx 20 runs) out of my MSX before the diff feels gritty and needs to be rebuilt.
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Old 04-17-2006, 02:35 PM   #13796
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Will that be ok with the LWT suspension? I know I had to get the longer 1's for that, so just makin sure, lol

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Works fine in mine, I also use all hpi hubs but i believe DS set up only uses front
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Old 04-17-2006, 02:59 PM   #13797
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I have some question about the rear differential.

I have heard (rumours?) that the tamiya diff is not the best and has to be rebuild several times to remain perfect during a race day.
If we compare the Tamiya diff with the Xray diff, is the Tamiya diff better or worse?
I use acer ceramic diff balls, and have atlas diff covers to prevent dirt from getting in. I also use ae stealth grease in my diff. I only have rebuilt my diff once since I got my MSX, that's since january. I usually race at least once a week, and have been racing indors and outdoors.
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:00 PM   #13798
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should I run the tamiya blades with the tamiya front spool? or just the bare pins?

also can somebody confirm that square STM-7MS is the correct one for the new msx kit? I have read the thread and want to be sure, thanks.
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:20 PM   #13799
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I have some question about the rear differential.

I have heard (rumours?) that the tamiya diff is not the best and has to be rebuild several times to remain perfect during a race day.
If we compare the Tamiya diff with the Xray diff, is the Tamiya diff better or worse?
If you are driving outside w/o diff covers the Tamiya diffs can get gritty fast. What has helped the diffs I run (black plastic outdrives) are good ceramic diff balls from Acer and only lightly coating the diff balls with diff lube, and when blowing dust from the car, keeping away from the diff with the compressed air. I can normally get through a day of racing. But old habits die hard and I always keep two extra prepared diffs with me when I race for a quick change out if necessary. I haven't had a chance to use the new aluminum diffs so can't report on their duarbility firsthand, but my understanding is they are better.
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I run the MSX R2 and I have yet to rebuild my diff. This car has been through come carpet races, Snowbirds, TCS race, and now some asphalt races. So it's been through alot. Of course I also have Xenon diff balls in there with Xray diff lube and Altas diff stickers/covers. So this of course helps alot. I do readjust it from time to time. But I know I can still go through more races with it. This is in Stock and 19t. I'm thinking of rebuilding it just out of habit....
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