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Old 01-10-2014, 09:10 AM
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Anymore 418 kits available thru online hobby stores?
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:13 AM
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:46 AM
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Next Sunday first time I drive on carpet with my 418

I setup my car like Marc Rheinard Setup sheet on carpet:

petitrc.com/reglages/tamiya/setuptrf418/TRF418_MarcRheinard_Hrotovice2013110103

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Just finished building the 418 everything together perfectly just having excessive side to side play on the pulley side
spur that I am using is the stock 116 with the 2 shims feels wobbly any thoughts lmk
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by GMartinez View Post
Just finished building the 418 everything together perfectly just having excessive side to side play on the pulley side
spur that I am using is the stock 116 with the 2 shims feels wobbly any thoughts lmk
Is the e-clip on?
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:47 AM
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Is the e-clip on?
Yes e clip on with the 2 shims
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:09 AM
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Yes e clip on with the 2 shims
Post some pics if possible. You may want to rebuild it and make sure you didn't miss anything
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:41 AM
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418 traction roll problem. Hi help please. my setup.
carpet.
tires, sweep 32
front springs tamiya yellow
rear springs tamiya black
35 weight associated oil

Any suggestion guys to eliminate this?
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418 traction roll problem. Hi help please. my setup.
carpet.
tires, sweep 32
front springs tamiya yellow
rear springs tamiya black
35 weight associated oil

Any suggestion guys to eliminate this?
you need harder springs especially in the front try blue maybe but something harder than yellow
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Juan Aveytia View Post
Post some pics if possible. You may want to rebuild it and make sure you didn't miss anything
Redid the section 3 times the supplied shims sits on the race of the Beering which are .02 I added a clutch shim of .01 side to side play gone but the spur gear still has a lot of play
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:46 AM
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Can i just use my std Tamiya springs? do I need to change the retainers? If I want to use the larger springs should I get the Ride TC springs or the Yokomo or Hpi springs?

(I am racing carpet mainly)

Regarding the centre pulley, mine has a little play / movement nothing excessive though

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Old 01-11-2014, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Qatmix View Post
Can i just use my std Tamiya springs? do I need to change the retainers? If I want to use the larger springs should I get the Ride TC springs or the Yokomo or Hpi springs?

(I am racing carpet mainly)

Regarding the centre pulley, mine has a little play / movement nothing excessive though
You can't put the old Tamiya springs on the new retainers - although there is nothing stopping you from fitting the old style of retainer.
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I'm using a 0.2mm shim on each side with panaracer spur. Play is perfect with this setup
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:41 AM
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Today i had the first race with the 418 and man is this car fast.
The car was super quickly and easy to drive, i did use the 6 front C-hubs.
It was a small track and my fastest time (7,59s) was about 0.6 seconds faster the the second fastest guy.
But once again, the swing shaft pin protector is a very weak part, i had to replace one again.
But overall a very impressive car that drives really smooth.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:14 PM
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I have a set of 6 deg hubs to try as well.

Was the track carpet or asphalt? any set-up pointers?
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