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Old 08-31-2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Quantra
Could you elaborate please?

I've got some of these mounts on order and I'm not too keen on adding stiffness to my chassis as I'm enjoying the flexy set up right now. So if there is a way I can use these without adding stiffness that would be cool =]
You can put orings between the screws and the sway bar mount which will allow the bulkheads a little flex
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by napoleon1981
For the hole that fits the antenna holder on the floating mount there is no screw hole in the standard lower deck. You can 1) drill a hole in the chassis or 2) take a droop set screw, grind of 3-4mm and thread this in the servo mount so you can put the antenna holder on. I did option 2.
It probably doesn't matter but you have it mounted incorrectly. The 3rd hole in the mount is in front of the other two, so on the standard deck you use the two rear holes. I lined up the two chassis to check btw.

The mount also brought my servo forward by about 1mm and it hit the wiper arm so I had to sand my servo case a little so the rack would move freely
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigM
It probably doesn't matter but you have it mounted incorrectly. The 3rd hole in the mount is in front of the other two, so on the standard deck you use the two rear holes. I lined up the two chassis to check btw.

The mount also brought my servo forward by about 1mm and it hit the wiper arm so I had to sand my servo case a little so the rack would move freely
Thanks! Looks like i have to do the same

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:12 PM
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I noticed Tower Hobbies listed the 417 as discontinued......is there a 418 in the works?
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:07 AM
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I was wondering the same. Is the 417 really discontinued?
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:52 AM
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The TRF cars are limited/special run kits which are not in continous proudction, hence why they apear as discontinued when the production run ends. Tamiya gauges demand and then do another production run as and when they see necessary.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigM
You can put orings between the screws and the sway bar mount which will allow the bulkheads a little flex
I'll give that a go, thank you very much =]
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:15 AM
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Can someone post a link to where i can get marc`s snowbirds setup please
as from reading on here thats what alot of people use as a good starting setup
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Skitee
The TRF cars are limited/special run kits which are not in continous proudction, hence why they apear as discontinued when the production run ends. Tamiya gauges demand and then do another production run as and when they see necessary.
Yep!

Still one left!
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:54 PM
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I don't see touring cars on the TRF site at all under products? has it been like that for a while?
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Blueman Austria
Hy there!

Today i have recieved the new CSO WC Style 417X lower deck.

The drillings and the shape of it are good, but this is the ONLY positive thing about it!

.) The material is no carbon firbe in my opinion.
It looks like the typical carbon patern are printed.

.) The thikness of mine are 2,11mm on the one side and 2,35 on the other !!! (L-R)

.) It is also 19 gramms heavier than the original 417 lower deck.

SO STAY AWAY FROM THE CSO LOWER DECKS !!!!!
yeah mine was not flat either, but I've heard good reports so it's on my car ready for racing this week. We'll see how it gets around in a couple of days
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:38 AM
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I have a few issues I would like some help with...
Setup: 417x
1.5* front toe out
3.5* rear toe in
1.5 front camber
2 rear camber
Front spool
Rear gear diff 1000k
45wt oil all 4 dampers
White front springs
Blue rear springs
Alum c hubs
Stiff swaybar front and rear
2.25mm lower deck
2.5 mm upper deck

Issues: waaaay too twitchy. I have a very fast servo, can that be the issue? Should I go back to the stock decks? The rear is too eager to kick out. I feel that once the twitchiness is resolved, this too will be reduced/removed. The twitchiness is at initial turn in Abd my correction does nothing to assist in reducing it.

A local who also raced the 417 said ot was never good on carpet, tge chassis flexed too much. I explained that I now have the stiffer decks and he said he may bring his to do carpet also.

The surface is traction compound soaked carpet. It's very high bite.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:50 AM
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Oh, and savox servos do not work well in very high traction situations. The stregenth isn't there and the response time is very low. I hit one wall at a reasonably slow speed and managed to break 6 teeth. The other just stopped working and was very hot to the touch. They both had metal teeth. I switched to 'ol reliable, my Hitec servo. This one was just fine I just feel its too fast.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigM
yeah mine was not flat either, but I've heard good reports so it's on my car ready for racing this week. We'll see how it gets around in a couple of days
I dont try it. 20gramms extra, and a chassi wich is thiker on one side then the other? Left to right.... No way.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:54 AM
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I will post a Setup later which worked great with the thicker decks!!!
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