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Old 03-25-2011, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by poochy
Hey, might pickup a 417 real soon.

any problems that i may encounter when assembling it out of the box?

what upgrades should i order?

what spares should i order with the kit?

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Old 03-25-2011, 04:15 PM
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Guys i jus got my 417 today going to start the build hope you dont mind me asking a few along the way.

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Old 03-25-2011, 07:19 PM
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Hello all

Would anyone advise what kind of settings can provide more on-power steering? My car is experiencing on-power push but off-power steering is very good.

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Had about a year off from on-road racing, but will have a 417 on it's way shortly. Going to see about making the Reedy Race in May. A lot has changed with the TC world in the past year, can't wait to try the LiPo generation of cars out!
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster
Had about a year off from on-road racing, but will have a 417 on it's way shortly. Going to see about making the Reedy Race in May. A lot has changed with the TC world in the past year, can't wait to try the LiPo generation of cars out!
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster
Had about a year off from on-road racing, but will have a 417 on it's way shortly. Going to see about making the Reedy Race in May. A lot has changed with the TC world in the past year, can't wait to try the LiPo generation of cars out!
Good to have you back Randy
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster
Had about a year off from on-road racing, but will have a 417 on it's way shortly. Going to see about making the Reedy Race in May. A lot has changed with the TC world in the past year, can't wait to try the LiPo generation of cars out!
Double It will be nice to see you back Randy
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Originally Posted by yokfans
Hello all

Would anyone advise what kind of settings can provide more on-power steering? My car is experiencing on-power push but off-power steering is very good.

Thanks.
I'm not a setup wizard, but I'd try - bit less front droop, more front camber maybe firmer spring on the rear. And Try 0.7 or 1mm under the "front" REAR suspension block, add a bit of antisquat.
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster
Had about a year off from on-road racing, but will have a 417 on it's way shortly. Going to see about making the Reedy Race in May. A lot has changed with the TC world in the past year, can't wait to try the LiPo generation of cars out!
It will be nice to have another Tamiya guy at the track to help with questions
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:18 PM
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Ahh, was going to order my car this week but the Tamiya USA website is showing out of stock. As soon as they get them back in, I'll have one on it's way!
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Any feed back on the new ball diff ? how many run before rebuild it ?
is the diff protection ok now ?

My 416 diff ball was going crappy quickly
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My diff is still butter smooth after 4 race meets and 20 packs of practice. I took some extra time sanding both sides of the diff rings. Used stealth grease on the balls (stock) and the Tamiya anti-wear on the thrust. All I can think is the smooth surface and micro scratches allows you to run the diff loose but not slip. Btw, I run 17.5.
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I was able to run 416 diffs in mod for at least 4-6 racedays before rebuilding. Just like Electro said, taking a little extra time building the diff will make it last a lot longer. I would recommend the Tamiya 3mm ceramic balls, they should last through a few diff rebuilds without needing replacing and are smoother than the stock steel balls. The Tamiya 3mm carbide balls will generally build a smoother diff, but will need to be replaced with each rebuild.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:24 PM
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The HB springs that are used for asphalt set ups. Are these the same springs that were used on the HPI pro 4?
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Originally Posted by M3dreamin2008
You know its a good car, since you've been chasing one for the past 2 weekends
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