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Old 05-16-2006, 04:46 AM   #14116
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Thanks Simon,
I have spotted a few MSX conversion kits the cheapest was $185 USD from Singapore. Which is like $230 approx AUD. I think the car in it's current form should be good enough for me to race 540 pro or stock, I just might have to hassle you for some good setups for TFTR.
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Old 05-16-2006, 06:04 AM   #14117
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Hey guys,

Thought it was about time I made a post, been a long time tamiya fan, started off with the TA04. Been running the EVO4 for a while now but have decided to go back to belt drive.

My new 415MSX arrived yesterday along with my new Keyence rapida Pro esc

Will post pics when she's built. Then i'll be after setups
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:44 AM   #14118
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My new 415MSX arrived yesterday along with my new Keyence rapida Pro esc
How is the new Keyence? I haven't ran one since 1998. How much are they now and are they worth it?
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You do need the MS Upgrade kit as advised on prev threads. I bought it myself for my 415 (standard kit) & gradually changed the 415 standard parts to the MSX kit specs. The only thing missing (I think) is the rear alum diff set which I already purchased & just waiting for it to arrive.
I've done the same. The onyl part you need to be a bit wary of changing is the centre brace. The MS upgrade set has a centre brace doesn't go down to the chassis, whereas the MSX kit one does. If you upgrade an MS kit, you'll need to drill a new hole in the chassis.
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Hey guys,

Thought it was about time I made a post, been a long time tamiya fan, started off with the TA04. Been running the EVO4 for a while now but have decided to go back to belt drive.

My new 415MSX arrived yesterday along with my new Keyence rapida Pro esc

Will post pics when she's built. Then i'll be after setups
two places for setups
Tamiya USA http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...?article-id=79
And Thard.co.uk ... check the sig
Reminds me, I do need to add some more...

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Old 05-16-2006, 02:41 PM   #14121
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How is the new Keyence? I haven't ran one since 1998. How much are they now and are they worth it?

I haven't run it yet, but the packing looks stunning and all the specs are awesome. Ive heard a lot of good things about it so I guess I'll find out!

I think I paid just over $240AUD from Champ for it.
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:50 PM   #14122
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I'm running the new keyence rapida pro, in fact hawker copied all my stuff as I run futaba as well with my MSX

I am really liking the rapida, esp the freq adjustability, I turned it up to 3.5 from 2.0 and was amazed at how smooth I could apply the power and still have punch
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:34 PM   #14123
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I have found the MS upgrade parts set for 5,900 YEN or 70.155 AUD but I cannot read the website as it is in Japanese Is there anyone on this thread that speaks Japanese or can read it? Would love to order a kit.
Here is the link.

http://speed-rc.so-buy.com/front/bin...Category=14352
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I have found the MS upgrade parts set for 5,900 YEN or 70.155 AUD but I cannot read the website as it is in Japanese Is there anyone on this thread that speaks Japanese or can read it? Would love to order a kit.
Here is the link.

http://speed-rc.so-buy.com/front/bin...Category=14352
Can try using AltaVista's translator ==> http://babelfish.altavista.com/
I've had good luck in finding/buying tamiya parts from http://www.pro-s-futaba.co.jp and http://www.rc-champ.co.jp
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Thanks Simon,
I have spotted a few MSX conversion kits the cheapest was $185 USD from Singapore. Which is like $230 approx AUD. I think the car in it's current form should be good enough for me to race 540 pro or stock, I just might have to hassle you for some good setups for TFTR.
Hi Mate,

I haven't been to TFTR since beginning of the year for a practice run. Kit setup I've found works pretty well around there though, so I'd start with that and adjust from there. I use that spring rate almost everywhere.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:37 PM   #14126
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I have found the MS upgrade parts set for 5,900 YEN or 70.155 AUD but I cannot read the website as it is in Japanese Is there anyone on this thread that speaks Japanese or can read it? Would love to order a kit.
Here is the link.

http://speed-rc.so-buy.com/front/bin...Category=14352
The website/shop is actually in Taiwan. So I was off as far as price goes. The price is $242.00 AUD + shipping
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The website/shop is actually in Taiwan. So I was off as far as price goes. The price is $242.00 AUD + shipping

...yes, that site is in Taiwan but it's not Japanese, it's Chinese. Looks like a good price though. Good luck!
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In June's car action magazine on page 152. Rick Hohwart suggest leaving the foam inserts out of the shocks and installing only the bladders. Does anyone know the reason for this?
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What are the most commonly used suspension blocks and any other "must have" items would be helpful? Which r/c shop(s), here in the U.S., have a wide variety of parts in stock?
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In June's car action magazine on page 152. Rick Hohwart suggest leaving the foam inserts out of the shocks and installing only the bladders. Does anyone know the reason for this?
To make the suspension rebound slower, making the car mroe stable, easier to drive.
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