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Old 06-04-2012, 01:45 AM
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I also just ran kit setup, I tend to like to drive it first off as they suggest and then build setups off that
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:06 AM
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I run on a med/low too, I also have probs with my car is loose in the rear end on power.
I run a 17.5 boosted, I have tried Jilles and Marcs and I still have some problems with the rear end
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Try Kiyo's Wangan setup, it has a narrow rear end and upright shocks so lot of rear grip. I also found the original 417 top deck made my car more consistent on power
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:33 AM
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Why is it that every setup you can find have on tamiya cars, have sliver combo, is this the best setup for a faily newcomer
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Originally Posted by Cp Grafix
Why is it that every setup you can find have on tamiya cars, have sliver combo, is this the best setup for a faily newcomer
Ran the 417 this weekend on a pretty smooth parking lot...I ran the pretty standard setup and the car worked very well. I was running Silver HB springs up front and Blue in the rear...In this case the grip was not high enough to support that combo so going forward I am gonna try blue/blue. I think it is always best to have silver, blues, and pinks for outside. HB springs are king outside...period.

See the attached spring chart for spring comparisons and part numbers...
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:47 PM
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Ride/MR33 red are great for low grip too
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:42 PM
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Hey artwork, awesome spring chart!........ Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:34 PM
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i just picked up a few ride springs, got some reds in there will try them out.
I also grabbed some TRF 1000 diff lube. because I run an R10 Pro with a Reedy 13.5 i followed Jilles esc setup and the things getting some serious wheel spin off the launch. bit like CP Graphix the rear end skips out relatively easily.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:09 PM
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I aslo drive Solaris hard tires, so if any one have a setup for a low/med track i will be pleased.

I have tried alot of things, still can seem to beat the loose rear end.
Yesterday I tried some old Lrp ctx tires and the problem was gone, without setup chances.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:52 AM
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That would imply that it's your tyres that are the issue. They are after all the most important tuning factor for cars.

Assuming you have to use them look at calming the rear end with a slightly narrower rear width and softer springs. Also you could look at calming the front end steering a little to take the bite out of the corner rotation.

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:34 AM
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The LRP tires fade off very quickly.
Use the Sorex 28R or 24R instead.
Even better grip and last longer with same grip level.

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Originally Posted by Cp Grafix
I aslo drive Solaris hard tires, so if any one have a setup for a low/med track i will be pleased.

I have tried alot of things, still can seem to beat the loose rear end.
Yesterday I tried some old Lrp ctx tires and the problem was gone, without setup chances.
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Sadly we have to use Solaris hard tires this year.
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take some camber out, it will give you more forward bite.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:12 AM
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Thanks all

I have something to go forward with
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:05 AM
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Hey guys,

Askin for a friend here, he just got the new gear diff for his 417 and the diff seems to leak!! Does anyone have a tip on how to put it together!! Should he use all shims or what?
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