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Old 03-20-2004, 06:02 PM   #1426
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Also, what do you guys use to cut the teeth from the belt?
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:14 PM   #1427
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I'm just gonna use a pair of Dikes....
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:20 PM   #1428
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sorry, please excuse my ignorance, but what are Dikes?
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:25 PM   #1429
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Why Diagnol Cutters of Course!! Wire cutters... whatever you want to call them...
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:42 PM   #1430
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You can also use finger nail clippers on the belt.
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Old 03-20-2004, 08:04 PM   #1431
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:07 PM   #1432
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Back at ya Hebiki.
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Old 03-21-2004, 05:35 AM   #1433
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I thouhgt it diidnt come out even on the belts as far has doing every other tooth. or are you guys doing the pully?
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Old 03-21-2004, 06:12 AM   #1434
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I think most of you guys have driven a TRF 414m, so I just wanted to find out if I can use the 414m lower deck for my TA04 TRF? If yes, do i need to modify something?

Posted here coz I couldn't find the TA04 topic. Thanks in advance.
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badboy, the holes are way different on the 414 compared with the 04. Tamiya does have a carbon fiber saddle pack lower deck for the 04 and it makes it look very similar to a 414 but I do not have the part number on me. Be careful not to confuse it with the corbon fiber "stick pack" lower deck for the 04

Why are you guys cutting every other tooth? No faith that Tamiya did their homework on the belts and belt tensioners and reshaped pulley/belt teeth? You know the belt tensioner cam works both ways...you can also go looser lol
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:47 AM   #1436
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The 04 have alot different lower deck from the 414m2.
the 414m2 bulkhead mount have no holes for the 04's bulkheads.

i sugguest you take the whole 414m2.
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Old 03-21-2004, 10:54 AM   #1437
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Rod did you run at TA yesyerday or did you run the SE3?

I gave mine a shakedown in the neighborhood and the car felt real good, hopfully I'll be running next weekend.

Less teeth better effiency and more attractive to your sister. Works on a Losi most work on a Tamiya
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[B]badboy, the holes are way different on the 414 compared with the 04. Tamiya does have a carbon fiber saddle pack lower deck for the 04 and it makes it look very similar to a 414 but I do not have the part number on me.
Here are samples of the 04 saddle conversion and 414 chassis. I did an article for an R/C magazine a while back comparing the 2 chassis. Handling wise, we found both are almost similar, but have their own strength and weaknesses. But both are capable cars at the highest level... but then again, we have the 415 which should provide even higher performance...

By the way, the 04 saddle chassis was discontinued last year. Tamiya USA might have some floating around though. So if you ever get the chance to see these, grab them before they are gone forever! Mine's all locked up in a glass cabinet somewhere in cali...
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Old 03-21-2004, 02:09 PM   #1439
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Dan, I ran the EvoS yesterday and couldn't quite get it to handle right with a mod. I killed a diff and after rebuilding it, the car felt better. I played around with cutting down the mazda 6 wing and I found out that it lost a lot of stability. But in the end, the car was just not right because of the experiment, wish there was an "undo" for scissors.

Fred tried an off shoot of Satoshi's cold weather setup and it was a lot better but in the end, I think I won two throwdowns and Beale won the other...both with Evo3's. Next week, I'll have the 415 running but for now, I gotta go to the lhs to get some paint and stuff. ttyl
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Here's my 415 setup.

Frontend:
400 oil 2hole piston
Yellow Spring
Yellow Swaybar
1 Toe-in
-1.5 Camber
4mm shim under camber link (inner)
Shock 1 in from outside on tower
Shock outside hole on arm
Arm spacing 2mm shim in the rear
Belt 2clicks tight
Droop 5.5mm under the arm
Silver shim on wheel hex
4~4.5mm Ride height
L C2 R C1 spindles
4 Caster Block

Rearend:
400 oil 2hole piston
Yellow Spring
Yellow Swaybar
2 Toe-in (OP687 1 rear hubs with A front block and C rear block)
Rear Blocks raised 1mm front and rear
-1 Camber
No shims under camber link (inner)
Middle hole on rear hub .7mm shim under ball stud (outter camber link)
Shock farthest out on tower
Shock outside hole on arm
Arm spacing 2mm shim in the front
Belt 3clicks tight
Droop 6mm under the arm
Silver shim on wheel hex
4.5~5mm Ride height (.5mm difference between front and rear)

Other:
104/32 for Binary
104/33 for Monster Stock (tuned for 1/12th)
CS22 premounted
Proto Alfa 2.0
Best Lap: 18.16sec
Air temp was high of 68
I forgot to measure track temp
Smooth Asphalt
Medium Traction
145x97ish track size
TQ and win.


I'm gonna try other things next weekend like 3 hole pistons, springs, and different body.
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