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Old 03-27-2014, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by racer034life View Post
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
Go the newer car.

Mine should arrive today. My thinking was;

the shocks on the v5 are a little odd ball and only "right" for about 5% of conditions. When they are on, they're on though.

Anyone who's anyone upgraded their v5 to raceberry spec, so the v5 obviously has some major flaws/scope for improvement. Not saying the 418 doesn't, but you would expect it took this change into account

Newer suspension arms, uprights etc are all stronger (in theory) lighter (just) and optimised in terms of adjustment

In 12-18months time, I expect parts for the V5 are going to be hard to come by in comparison too.

The 418 is missing the ti coated suspension shafts though
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:43 PM
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Yep as above, if buying them new get the 418 (Just got in from racing mine, achieved FTD by two laps in a field of 40 racers).

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Old 03-27-2014, 09:43 PM
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What ballstuds are being used to run 4mm at the front and rear? I was looking at a carpet setup a few pages back and thats what was listed.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:44 PM
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Would have to be 5x8's

Anything else would leave too little thread - even the new stud with a built in 1mm would leave it too weak.
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:14 AM
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I tried the raised inner links and really didnt like it, although I run on carpet 17.5
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Qatmix View Post
I tried the raised inner links and really didnt like it, although I run on carpet 17.5
What didnt you like about it? Just curious. Im running.
The roar regional at tq next weekend. Whats your carpet setup?
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:10 AM
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I was thinking of running the trf short shocks and lower towers, anyone have experience with this on a med to high traction carpet track?
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by NickGroves View Post
What didnt you like about it? Just curious. Im running.
The roar regional at tq next weekend. Whats your carpet setup?
Nice. Another 418. I'll be there for some 17.5. Good luck man. I think I have a decent setup for TQ, but I'm just a 17.5 driver.

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ittjv View Post
Nice. Another 418. I'll be there for some 17.5. Good luck man. I think I have a decent setup for TQ, but I'm just a 17.5 driver.

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I will be running 17.5 too. This will be my first outing with the 418 and tc in general... should be interesting. Haha. care to share any setup info? Pm if youd like.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by NickGroves View Post
I will be running 17.5 too. This will be my first outing with the 418 and tc in general... should be interesting. Haha. care to share any setup info? Pm if youd like.
Yeah, I have it written down at home. I'll pop it into a pdf and send it to you later. If either of us wins the regional, we can post it publicly.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by NickGroves View Post
What didnt you like about it? Just curious. Im running.
The roar regional at tq next weekend. Whats your carpet setup?
I found it very grippy at the rear and very safe, it was ok but I lowered them again and went quicker.

I will post my set-up over the weekend (I'm on the way to the Pub as its Friday) although I do race on a small track with a lot of 180 corners so the other set up may be better of you can keep the power down and have a lot of sweepers.
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Originally Posted by ittjv View Post
Yeah, I have it written down at home. I'll pop it into a pdf and send it to you later. If either of us wins the regional, we can post it publicly.
Haha, cool thank you.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Qatmix View Post
I found it very grippy at the rear and very safe, it was ok but I lowered them again and went quicker.

I will post my set-up over the weekend (I'm on the way to the Pub as its Friday) although I do race on a small track with a lot of 180 corners so the other set up may be better of you can keep the power down and have a lot of sweepers.
Sounds good. I guess that kind of makes sense tho. Were you having problems traction rolling at all?
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:54 PM
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Another new chassis option from TRR

http://www.redrc.net/2014/03/trr-trf...ks/#more-79110
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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
Another new chassis option from TRR

http://www.redrc.net/2014/03/trr-trf...ks/#more-79110
I want to try the aluminum lower deck. I wonder how much it is.
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