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Old 01-01-2013, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by zaraz
going to purchase the v5, does it come with the carbon battery supports like the 417, or are they aluminum like the 417x, thanks
Neither. Check my pics a couple of pages back and discussions around them. I think the manual is also posted a few pages back too that you can see them in.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigM
I tried that and it made the car too stuck, 0.5mm under all the bulkheads and motor mount with no spacers between the bulkhead and top deck was better
Ok, thank you. But with which chassis did you try it? The 417x original one?
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I just purchased this kit last week and I am considering the aluminum rear hubs for the tA06 for durability is this overkill ?
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In the process of building my V5 - just wanted to confirm that you don't ream out the suspension arms to make them move more easily? Thanks
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Taman
In the process of building my V5 - just wanted to confirm that you don't ream out the suspension arms to make them move more easily? Thanks
Correct, do not ream the arms. I use 0.75mm spacer in place of 1mm spacer on each hinge pin, otherwise you can sand the arm to get the correct play. If you haven't already done so, check out the Pro Tips with Jilles Groskamp videos on youtube/redrc. They are for the 416 but most stuff is the same on the new car
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Taman
In the process of building my V5 - just wanted to confirm that you don't ream out the suspension arms to make them move more easily? Thanks
My rear arms were a bit tight. Was considering reaming, but on recommendation from Craig, all I did was reduced one of the hinge pin shims by about 0.2mm and it freed it up beautifully.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:43 PM
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Thanks guys, appreciate the quick reply.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:45 PM
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Funny that everyone has the same problem with the suspension arms and having to drop the shim sizes......hope Tamiya is reading and corrects this. Not nice to have to go and spend more money on shims when you have already spend a pretty penny on the worlds best chassis! I know it says in the instructions that it will require shimming and filing as it for experienced racers but the original fit is rediculously tight.

Anyway all sorted after dropping a shim size as mentioned by CraigM.

I did however have to file the inner part of the rear suspension arms on the outer hub side (using the 2 x 0.5mm shims either side of the hub). I could have done the hub but the hubs are usually replaced more frequently so decided against it. Anyone else notice this or did I get a crappy batch of arms?
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:58 PM
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oh BTW.....I really enjoyed building the shocks !!

Not sure if it was because they were new (compared to the usual TRF's) but I found they really went together well with no mess at all!
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Originally Posted by Johnn27
I just purchased this kit last week and I am considering the aluminum rear hubs for the tA06 for durability is this overkill ?
If you crash, the aluminum may have a slight bend. You will not be able to tell and your car might have a slight tweak. It's nice bling though.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mr lee
I did however have to file the inner part of the rear suspension arms on the outer hub side (using the 2 x 0.5mm shims either side of the hub). I could have done the hub but the hubs are usually replaced more frequently so decided against it. Anyone else notice this or did I get a crappy batch of arms?
Yes, I filed mine a little bit to get the hubs to move freely.

Had my maiden run with the V5 this evening (just a timed practice session) and posted my best time ever . Does feel quite a bit sharper than my 417X, so looking forward to the year's first meet in a little over two weeks time.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:52 AM
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Hi, do Tamiya make any 6 or 7 degree c-hubs? Carbon/plastic would be prefferred over any aftermarket alu ones.

If you have part numbers that would be great.

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Chrissy C
Hi, do Tamiya make any 6 or 7 degree c-hubs? Carbon/plastic would be prefferred over any aftermarket alu ones.

If you have part numbers that would be great.

Thanks,
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No tamiya don't make a 6 deg hub. I believe some people "encouraged" a 6 deg xray hub into the 416 so you could try that. Out of interest, why do you think you need more castor?
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:43 AM
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Hey guys,
My v5 topdeck snapped accros the red mark on the other side where I have the wheel spacer keeping it together

Since they arent seperately avaliable yet, which top deck out of the "x" , 417, and 417 with cut front brace would be the most appropriate replacement until the v5 top decks are released ?
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:36 AM
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Hi Graig
Thank you for the reply. But with which chassis did you try it? The 417x original one?
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