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Old 02-16-2011, 04:19 AM
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Just looking at the pics from ets series, what spoked wheels are they running?
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:00 AM
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Just looking at the pics from ets series, what spoked wheels are they running?
Solaris wheels with medium compound Solaris tires.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:45 AM
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I think it has more to do with the lack of Jilles Groskamp for Team TRF.
Why is Jilles not showing up with team TRF for these larger races?
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:51 AM
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I see Tamiya has returned to the old style thrust bearing (as opposed to the prebuilt). Are you guys building and racing with the thrust bearing included with the kit, or are you using the a pre-built unit.

If you're building the Tamiya thrust bearing per the instructions has anyone tried using ceramic balls rather than the steel balls? If so, what size ceramic balls are required?
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Geppetto
I see Tamiya has returned to the old style thrust bearing (as opposed to the prebuilt). Are you guys building and racing with the thrust bearing included with the kit, or are you using the a pre-built unit.

If you're building the Tamiya thrust bearing per the instructions has anyone tried using ceramic balls rather than the steel balls? If so, what size ceramic balls are required?
I used the ceramic balls I had from TOP car and they work fine. Not sure what size they are. Although, I have recently switched to the spec-r gear diff and so far it is working quite well.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:40 AM
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I ran my 417 for the first time this past weekend. It appears that the front belt is touching/rubbing on the top deck (near the center pullies). I noticed a rubberish residue on the top deck. Wiped it off and it came back. The kit is built per the instructions and the belt tension is set properly. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Geppetto
I see Tamiya has returned to the old style thrust bearing (as opposed to the prebuilt). Are you guys building and racing with the thrust bearing included with the kit, or are you using the a pre-built unit.

If you're building the Tamiya thrust bearing per the instructions has anyone tried using ceramic balls rather than the steel balls? If so, what size ceramic balls are required?
I'm using ARENA 1/16 Ceramic Ball for the thrust. I got it from RC Market.
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:28 PM
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Why is Jilles not showing up with team TRF for these larger races?
He has moved to Thailand.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:49 PM
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Just looking at the pics from ets series, what spoked wheels are they running?

Solaris wheels with medium compound Solaris tires.

are they available to purchase anywere?

they look good on the cars
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Geppetto
I see Tamiya has returned to the old style thrust bearing (as opposed to the prebuilt). Are you guys building and racing with the thrust bearing included with the kit, or are you using the a pre-built unit.

If you're building the Tamiya thrust bearing per the instructions has anyone tried using ceramic balls rather than the steel balls? If so, what size ceramic balls are required?
Pretty sure you can't use the old type thrust with the new diff screw, as the screw is larger in diameter.
I've done what an number of other people have mentioned here, just used some ceramic imperial balls I had lyaing around... nice and smooth. Almost a shame that I've pretty much gone gear diff exclusive!
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Geppetto,
Are you going to run the 417 this Sat?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by double_green
I ran my 417 for the first time this past weekend. It appears that the front belt is touching/rubbing on the top deck (near the center pullies). I noticed a rubberish residue on the top deck. Wiped it off and it came back. The kit is built per the instructions and the belt tension is set properly. Any thoughts?
It shouldnt be touching u can try n adjust the belt tensioner or maye ur topdeck is to fit on the bulk head.Hope this helps
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Nilks
He has moved to Thailand.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Tron
Ahem, and who pays for that...?
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by KingKarate757
I used the ceramic balls I had from TOP car and they work fine. Not sure what size they are. Although, I have recently switched to the spec-r gear diff and so far it is working quite well.
Just a question regarding spec-r gear diff...since you are using it, which universal dogbone did you use? 46mm, 44mm? which model please...

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