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Old 04-06-2012, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by WildManDriving
WOW, amazing. I put the 417x (my first Tamiya) on the track to race last night and it was great. Started off kit setup including supplied oils but Blue springs all round. Changed to Yellow rear, removed the joining plate from under the motor mount and went Kyo 2000wt in the diff. Then the car was amazing, still broke lose a little on power at exit of the hairpins, but all-in-all was a pleasure to drive and showed in my results.
Good stuff Michael, grab the split 1xa blocks for the rear and that will make your car easier to drive on power, and get the HPI springs!
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:30 AM
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Looking for a used 417X in good condition for sale . Pm me
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:55 AM
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Hello, looking the 417X manual, I see that does not bring the battery holder. Support must be purchased separately?

Thank you very much. Best Regards.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Guillermito
Hello, looking the 417X manual, I see that does not bring the battery holder. Support must be purchased separately?

Thank you very much. Best Regards.
page 18 shows battery support/weight being installed
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by bjspinner
How was the exotec flex chassis on asphault.
exotek soft works great at Tamiya USA track which has med grip. it just keeps my rear stable even if i break hard during turn which is important when trying to pass and taking a different driving line. I have the motor mount brace off and exotek upper deck too and do not use sway bars. i love flex
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by hotdognobun
page 18 shows battery support/weight being installed
I did not find any pictures of the battery holder on page 18...
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Originally Posted by Guillermito
I did not find any pictures of the battery holder on page 18...
oh battery holder! Most trf recommends using glass tape so they dont include carbon battery holder.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:28 AM
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I ran my 417x yesterday and it ran great....one problem though I used a Xenon 96 tooth spur (running blinky 17.5) and it seems to rock back and forth along the pins, as the mounting holes are a tad too big....what spur gear should I run so that there is no play??

When I ran the Xenon gear, with proper mesh, the play caused some binding issues between the spur and the pinion.

Thanks for any help
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:42 AM
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Anyone know of an alternate ball connector that I could use on the 417?
I'm looking for longer ones as all the setup have long upper arms the plastic ball caps dont threat very deep in the turnbuckles and they bend very easily. I used to run longer ball caps made by RPM on my shumie but the RPMs dont fit on the tamiya.
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apparently the hot bodies spur gear fits the 417. I was tempted to try it but I swithched to 48 pitch spur gears from RW racing for more teeth strenght because I have chewed up so many spurs in so little time I was getting frustrated and very few spurs fit the tamiya. Look into the hotbodies spurs if you want to stick with 64 pitch.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:08 AM
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I thinks you maybe able to use the ball cups from the Tamiya off road cars they look longer and should be the same size, by the way why dont you just use longer turnbuckles?
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:22 AM
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The "bulk" xenon gears sold at speedtechrc fit great. Their 66t 48p is perfect for blinky 17.5/13.5
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Originally Posted by NPETRO
I ran my 417x yesterday and it ran great....one problem though I used a Xenon 96 tooth spur (running blinky 17.5) and it seems to rock back and forth along the pins, as the mounting holes are a tad too big....what spur gear should I run so that there is no play??

When I ran the Xenon gear, with proper mesh, the play caused some binding issues between the spur and the pinion.

Thanks for any help
If the 417 is similar to the 416x you can run Xray spurs. I know Strictly RC and The Track both have them. I used an Xray 92T spur I bought from The Track at the last round of the Hurricane Race and it fits fine.
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Originally Posted by Vicko
I thinks you maybe able to use the ball cups from the Tamiya off road cars they look longer and should be the same size, by the way why dont you just use longer turnbuckles?
I'll look into the offroad ones. I have to buy new cups because of the wear and tear (and bent ones) and I was thinking to get longer ones while I was at it. The turnbuckles are much more expensive to get and I still need new plastic pieces.
Thx for your input.
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Thanks guys for the help on the spurs, I will definately give it a try.
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Originally Posted by hotdognobun
oh battery holder! Most trf recommends using glass tape so they dont include carbon battery holder.
Thank you very much! A query again, any idea that spur gear (111 or 113t) and pinion used for a Tekin Redline 6.5T?

Thanks again! Best Regards.
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