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Old 03-26-2014, 01:29 PM
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I am using the Black springs and they are too soft that the chassis keep scratching the ground. What other brand springs can I use? I measured the Yokomo springs and though the length is almost same the ID of Yokomo springs are a bit larger, can they fit? HPI springs are sadly not available here...

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Old 03-26-2014, 01:54 PM
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For those still looking 4 left
http://www.superiorhobbies.com/store...18+Chassis+Kit
I know they also have some hpi springs on order
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
Where are the US based TRF drivers? How come they are not giving us their input on this thread.
Been Busy but I have been running the 418 in mod
116 Xray spur with a 27 7.95 ratio
running stock springs
1mil diff front 2,000 diff rear
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by patorz31 View Post
Who is he working for now?
Dave and his wife own a small M/C accessory shop
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by blackshark3 View Post
I am using the Black springs and they are too soft that the chassis keep scratching the ground. What other brand springs can I use? I measured the Yokomo springs and though the length is almost same the ID of Yokomo springs are a bit larger, can they fit? HPI springs are sadly not available here...

HPI Pro 4, Ride Pro-Match, Yokomo should all work.

Might also want to look into Spec R and Xray.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:56 PM
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My 418 is doing just fine however, I'm not factory
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:09 PM
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My 418 is doing just fine however, I'm not factory
What, no artistic build pics for the latest Rodomobile ?
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:14 PM
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What, no artistic build pics for the latest Rodomobile ?
Nope, all bidness lol. I twatted a chassis prep pic on myface

Edit: Fine, here are random build pics...nothing special.
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya TRF418-418a.jpg   Tamiya TRF418-418b.jpg   Tamiya TRF418-418c.jpg   Tamiya TRF418-418d.jpg  

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Old 03-26-2014, 06:36 PM
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R1 Wurks 13.5T?

nice! I was looking for one last week but all sold out. will this be the first car you run it in?

interested to hear how it goes with the LRP too.

my 418 (when it arrives) will be built up with a Flow Works and X20 13.5T to start off with.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:47 PM
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R1 Wurks 13.5T?

nice! I was looking for one last week but all sold out. will this be the first car you run it in?

interested to hear how it goes with the LRP too.

my 418 (when it arrives) will be built up with a Flow Works and X20 13.5T to start off with.

This R1 Wurks motor is a test unit and we're trying to find a happy FDR for it. In general, their motors are very robust and can take a wide range of gearing and timing, as long as temps stay somewhat sane. Two weeks ago, we had a 13.5 at 40 degrees with "very optimistic" 17.5 gearing (totally NOT recommended) hit 250+ in temp. After removing it from the car, R1 Wurks disassembled the motor, inspected it for damage, found only slight discoloration, and installed it into another car and it was still fast.

I'm now running the 8.4v fan hooked up to battery leads and am seeing an improvement with temps in the 150s...impressive.
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so they like to cop abuse then - good stuff.

that's one of the things i liked about the reviews on the X20's - they are apparently able to run hotter than typical and keep on asking for more.
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I really like this car and have owed a used 417v5 but why does the car cost all most $700.00 bones? Is it reall that great? Im asking cause is the car more refined and just better off then the V5
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:34 AM
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The car is the same price as the V5 was (Infact its a bit cheaper).

I think its a fantastic car, I only run 17.5, blinky on carpet but I find the car really easy to drive fast.

my spare car is the 417v5 with a Sepes racing conversion, its also very good and not much different to the 418. The 418 however feels more planted than the v5, not much but I can feel the difference.

I wouldn't suggest you get one unless you feel you have got the most out of your V5. The V5 is still a superb car.
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Double post

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Will i have never driven a v5 or a 418. Also no one at my local track had either car. But im wanting to try 418 or a v5
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