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Old 04-21-2006, 02:44 PM   #13861
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the xray battery brace is for the 415 and the 415MS, it won't fit on the MSX because there are no holes available for battery posts. There are however, two holes quite far away from the battery slots where the old 415 chassis stiffener posts would have been, I used two old body posts and mounted them on those holes, then i made myself a lexan battery strap that would go from one body post over the battery to the other. It's quite a reach so you'll need something really hard like carbon fibre or aluminium, but I opted to go to the local plstic fabrication store and had them make me a solid lexan battery strap.

You need to be careful though because if you follow the steps above you'll need to do some careful trimming so that the steering arm can have full movement without hitting your battery strap at the front end.

Hope this helps any of the 415MSX guys that are sick of using strapping tape
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Old 04-21-2006, 02:56 PM   #13862
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well, there arent any holes predrilled in any of the chassis... you can mount the Xray strap though the slots where the tape goes.... at least on the std and MS, that i know for sure...
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Old 04-21-2006, 02:58 PM   #13863
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really!? that means the xray strap can be used for the 415MSX?? Woul you happen to know where I can get one then?
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:55 PM   #13864
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I tried the xray 05 strap, it is too wide unless you mount it so far outboard as to not really hold the batt's in..
I ordered a xray f04 strap as it is nice and narrow, I plan on drilling a countersink into the hole for tape.
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Old 04-21-2006, 04:10 PM   #13865
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yea, i think the one i used was from the 04... the 05 is really wide. all i did was use a countersink bit and slightly indented the battery strap hole. it can still be used with tape, still...

might try www.stormerhobbies.com or Speedtech in the us...
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Old 04-21-2006, 04:42 PM   #13866
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all i could find on stormer hobbies was the FK05 strap, which looks freakin WIDE and this T2 battery strap.....but $36US!? wow

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http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=201&id=4231
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:34 PM   #13868
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Is there anyplace in cali or online that has just the rear locked pully? I see its in the worlds kit but 70 bucks for onlyneeding one peice

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I'll check on this I think we had one at SIR, I'll post back a little later if we do.
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does anyone know on the tamiya setup sheets if the suspension arm spacers go in the front or rear of the arms. thanx.
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Is there anyplace in cali or online that has just the rear locked pully? I see its in the worlds kit but 70 bucks for onlyneeding one peice

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does anyone know on the tamiya setup sheets if the suspension arm spacers go in the front or rear of the arms. thanx.
On the bottom of the set-up sheet I believe it will say what spacer size that goes on the inside of the arms and then just put the remaining spacers to get the right clearance! It also has to do with fine tuning your steering. Need more steering (pushes) move the arms forward, spacers will go to the back side of the arms.
Car oversteers(loose condition) then move the arms all the way back, all spacers to the front side of the arms!
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On the bottom of the set-up sheet I believe it will say what spacer size that goes on the inside of the arms and then just put the remaining spacers to get the right clearance! It also has to do with fine tuning your steering. Need more steering (pushes) move the arms forward, spacers will go to the back side of the arms.
Car oversteers(loose condition) then move the arms all the way back, all spacers to the front side of the arms!
hmmm i thought it was the otherway around

need more steering - put the spacers to the front (same effect as less castor)

less twitchy - put spacer to the rear (same effect as more castor)
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really!? that means the xray strap can be used for the 415MSX?? Woul you happen to know where I can get one then?
This is my car when I FIRST got the MSX conversion. Ages ago I know, but this is it with the FK04 strap. Never had a battery come out!

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On the bottom of the set-up sheet I believe it will say what spacer size that goes on the inside of the arms and then just put the remaining spacers to get the right clearance! It also has to do with fine tuning your steering. Need more steering (pushes) move the arms forward, spacers will go to the back side of the arms.
Car oversteers(loose condition) then move the arms all the way back, all spacers to the front side of the arms!
It works exactly as Max describes, the further you move those front arms back, the more it limits your steering travel, of course you can simply do this via your radio. The only time I change arm spacing is to lengthen / shorten the wheelbase for different tracks.
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