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Old 12-15-2013, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by back9monsta View Post
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Kits coming from Japan or HK will not come with bonus parts. They will only come with US, Canadian and Euro kits. Tamiya is doing the bonus parts in these regions to help the local shops sell kits.
RC Mart posted a picture on Facebook of their kit having the bonus parts so I'm hoping RC Market's supply will also.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by vivo quevas View Post
What are the bonus parts?
Brian, here is a list of the bonus parts:

Damper Springs - soft & hard, 2pcs. each
Soft Stabilizer Rods- front & rear, 1pc. each
1 additional set of Suspension Arms - enough to kit out the chassis
1 additional set of Front Uprights - enough to kit out the chassis
1 additional set of Rear Uprights - enough to kit out the chassis
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by dizope View Post
RC Mart posted a picture on Facebook of their kit having the bonus parts so I'm hoping RC Market's supply will also.
Same with Bonus parts
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
HK kits do have the bonus parts. Spare arms and option springs and sway bars
Crossing my fingers.
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Originally Posted by RC MARKET View Post
Same with Bonus parts
And there we have it folks!
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Bought mine from RC Market as well. Bought a couple extra parts that are hard to come by here in the US as well. My LHS gets their tamiya parts and kits from tower, and currently tower lists the 418 at $770 and shows a stock date of late January. I love all my TRF kits, but I will never pay $770 for any kit ever. Not sure how tower ever sells any TRF kits.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by dizope View Post
And there we have it folks!
I stand corrected, this is what we were told at the Tamiya Worlds. Where Tamiya was selling the kit a month early for $73,200 yen.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by back9monsta View Post
I stand corrected, this is what we were told at the Tamiya Worlds. Where Tamiya was selling the kit a month early for $73,200 yen.
Tamiya said all export kits will have the bonus parts so that's why HK gets them. Good to have it confirmed though.. That's great value when you consider the essentials and spares that are included
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:29 PM
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I've started the building part of the 418 and so far it goes flawles.
The only thing i've changed are the 0.1 shim plates for the steering (i've mounted 0.2 to have less slop and the steering still moves free) and the O-ring from the gear diff with the option red ones.
For now the car will be build without electronics as i'm still waiting for the protection foil to protect my chassis
But so far the chassis looks really great
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Received and built my car today. As has been covered it was a great build with many small improvements over 417 besides the most obvious changes. It looks like it will be a great car to work on. The kit springs are very soft, softer even than HPI blue so I'm not sure what they'll be good for - great finish to them though, like a holographic pearl

I'll hit the track tomorrow night so I'll give my first impressions. As others have mentioned, it is very stiff. Hopefully this means bulk corner speed
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
Received and built my car today. As has been covered it was a great build with many small improvements over 417 besides the most obvious changes. It looks like it will be a great car to work on. The kit springs are very soft, softer even than HPI blue so I'm not sure what they'll be good for - great finish to them though, like a holographic pearl

I'll hit the track tomorrow night so I'll give my first impressions. As others have mentioned, it is very stiff. Hopefully this means bulk corner speed
Craig,
What speedo are you running ?
Best
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That's great news Craig!
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Best
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
Received and built my car today. As has been covered it was a great build with many small improvements over 417 besides the most obvious changes. It looks like it will be a great car to work on. The kit springs are very soft, softer even than HPI blue so I'm not sure what they'll be good for - great finish to them though, like a holographic pearl

I'll hit the track tomorrow night so I'll give my first impressions. As others have mentioned, it is very stiff. Hopefully this means bulk corner speed
Nice clean electronics install too! Can't wait to hear your first impressions.
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
Received and built my car today. As has been covered it was a great build with many small improvements over 417 besides the most obvious changes. It looks like it will be a great car to work on. The kit springs are very soft, softer even than HPI blue so I'm not sure what they'll be good for - great finish to them though, like a holographic pearl

I'll hit the track tomorrow night so I'll give my first impressions. As others have mentioned, it is very stiff. Hopefully this means bulk corner speed
Craig, how did you make that access hole on the top of your ball cups? did you just grind each one by hand?
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