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Old 10-14-2014, 08:04 PM
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Feeler may consider buying a used 418 roller.

On fence with either selling mine and get 419 or. Going deep with 418s and get a spare Car To try things.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:02 PM
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I'm on the same boat as you. Briefly considered getting 419 but a 419 won't make me faster but with having seen a few 418s going for decent prices, considered getting another since the 418 has turned out so good. I'd have one for 17.5 tc/rcgt another for 13.5

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Feeler may consider buying a used 418 roller.

On fence with either selling mine and get 419 or. Going deep with 418s and get a spare Car To try things.
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:06 PM
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Where else can I get good prices and availability on Tamiya parts? The new Banzai website sucks and navigation is awful. I need a new place after my LHS TQ which is my first choice.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:57 PM
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Banzai is a pain to browse, but fine if you know part numbers.

Get the Tamiya matching list and you're set.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:28 PM
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The Worlds is done and over with. Do you think the TRF419 was an improvement over the 418?
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:36 AM
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It is/was, but so was the '15 BD7!

And Bruno can definitely steer. He has mostly driven off-road in the past, expect him to drive ETS this coming season.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:04 AM
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For people with the Samix conversion....are you guys using the included lipo holders or does it affect flex too much? Or using the stock 418 battery posts setup with the Samix conversion?
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:24 AM
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How are the aluminum c-hubs?

My brother and I have broken more than a dozen between us combined.

Getting a little tired of fixing those but I'd like to know of the aluminum c-hub users are breaking different parts more frequently or less often?
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by lagcisco View Post
How are the aluminum c-hubs?

My brother and I have broken more than a dozen between us combined.

Getting a little tired of fixing those but I'd like to know of the aluminum c-hub users are breaking different parts more frequently or less often?
I would like to know also.

Also breaking c-hubs, although not frequently, but if the alu ones offers same performance and just don't break something else, I'm on it.
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:07 AM
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I'm using the carbon reinforced ones. 4 degree that are larger for dcjs.

I've got a trf418 and tb04.evo6

2 weeks ago I broke twice.. I'm at about 1 hub side per practice/race day ratio.

Though I see my buddy with the xray t4 crashing a lot more and harder but he has broken none. Though his plastic bins are like $9 per side instead of $3 per side.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:06 AM
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Careful. Plastic breaks, but alloy bends.

Bent alloy = chasing your tail with setup if you don't realise.
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:46 AM
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Can you use the TRF418 arms and stabilizer set for a TRF 417x? What other new parts on the TRF418 that can you transfer to a TRF417?

Thanks.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:02 AM
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Arms and uprights yes, stabilisers you can use if you have the linkages too (not just the bars)

Servo mount also fits.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:31 AM
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Samix 418 V2 conversion kit already have stock in RC mart, the shape is look like BD7, they also add one more set steering hole on the chassis and upper deck
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:24 PM
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Any place to still pick up a NIB 418 at a good price now that the 419 is so close?

I love this car. For you watch people it is like if Timex and Breitling had a baby. It takes a licking and keeps on ticking while the fit, finish and precision is amazing.

I got pounded yesterday by folks running into me and the car just kept running to finish the main. There were other brands (won't mention them) that barely got hit and were out of the race.
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