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Old 01-08-2014, 05:53 PM
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Moving Diff?
Has anyone else noticed their diff moving from side to side in the bulkhead? I'm running a front diff and it moves too. The movement is perhaps 1 to 2mm total from side to side, if this needs to be shimmed what size shims do you use on a diff?
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Originally Posted by c2tcardin View Post
Moving Diff?
Has anyone else noticed their diff moving from side to side in the bulkhead? I'm running a front diff and it moves too. The movement is perhaps 1 to 2mm total from side to side, if this needs to be shimmed what size shims do you use on a diff?
There is some float, I doubt that if you measured it it would be as much as 1 or 2mm. You can use 10mm inside diameter shims to take the movement out, I don't actually think it is an issue myself, it keeps the drivetrain free running and I can't see that the outdrives end up fouling any other parts.
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418 Springs? the extra springs that come with the kit - are they hard springs? Can anyone help me what springs to get when running carpet. thanks.
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418 Springs? the extra springs that come with the kit - are they hard springs? Can anyone help me what springs to get when running carpet. thanks.
Extra yellows are harder, about HPI silver/Tamiya Blue equivalent. Extra Reds are soft, about old Tamiya Red equivalent. Kit Blacks are medium, about old Tamiya Yellow equivalent.

You will probably need to run another manufacturers springs to get the fine differences between rates that most people are looking for. Seems the team drivers are mostly setting the car up with Yokomo or HPI springs. I've got ARC springs to hand.

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Originally Posted by sosidge View Post
Extra yellows are harder, about HPI silver/Tamiya Blue equivalent. Extra Reds are soft, about old Tamiya Red equivalent. Kit Blacks are medium, about old Tamiya Red equivalent.

You will probably need to run another manufacturers springs to get the fine differences between rates that most people are looking for. Seems the team drivers are mostly setting the car up with Yokomo or HPI springs. I've got ARC springs to hand.
Thank you very much for your help
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Exclamation 418 kit?

Anymore 418 kits available thru online hobby stores?
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We have some listed in our online shop, along with other goodies like the Hiro Seiko Blue aluminum and titanium screw kits for the 418.
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We have some listed in our online shop, along with other goodies like the Hiro Seiko Blue aluminum and titanium screw kits for the 418.
Your got P.M.
Thanks
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by sosidge View Post
There is some float, I doubt that if you measured it it would be as much as 1 or 2mm. You can use 10mm inside diameter shims to take the movement out, I don't actually think it is an issue myself, it keeps the drivetrain free running and I can't see that the outdrives end up fouling any other parts.
Thanks, I was thinking the same thing regarding keeping things free running and it doesn't seem to disrupt anything. At least as far as I could tell.
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How are the new 6 degree C- hubs
Working compared to the 4?
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is it work???
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:44 PM
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Been testing the 418 yesterday and the car runs great, did some minor adjustments to the standard setup and the car is great to drive and caries a nice cornerspeed.
I did notice that the swing shaft protectors are very weak, i've lost one of them at the front and i didn't had any crash at all.
I think the material is to hard, i need some better ones.
Does anybody know what brand that has some better swing shaft protectors, along with a part nr
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I'm still on my original set of blades (3 race meets) running 4.5t!

The Arc blades are stronger if you need an alternative - #R101030
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418 on carpet. I just wanted to chime in to anyone who is looking to buy the 418. I have run several xray cars and found out the other day straight out of the box (I do need stiffer springs though) on carpet the car I think is amazing. I feel I am faster than my T4. I do know some people have said the 418 is not a carpet car but I find that far from the truth. I love it.
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Originally Posted by noworries View Post
418 on carpet. I just wanted to chime in to anyone who is looking to buy the 418. I have run several xray cars and found out the other day straight out of the box (I do need stiffer springs though) on carpet the car I think is amazing. I feel I am faster than my T4. I do know some people have said the 418 is not a carpet car but I find that far from the truth. I love it.
+1..... I think it's great on carpet!
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