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Old 11-22-2007, 12:22 AM   #151
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Hi all, I currently have an 05R, and I am contemplating doing the conversion, mainly 'cos it looks cool (especially the ebbro body...). The question I have is, how durable is the setup? I am still a bit of a newbie, racing toward the back of the local club 'intermediate' 540 class, so still hit the wall occasionally. Are there any parts I should get extra of or should I skip the conversion altogether?

It seems from the thread that the performance (ie handling) should remain similar to how it is at the moment, so I am not too concerned about that, just about the potential for breakage.

The track I race on is indoor carpet, I think it is a reasonably technical track. (I dont have much to compare it too, but the mod guys do about 12 second laps, and the good 540 guys are around 14.5 seconds, and there are usually two hairpins, a couple of chicanes, and the main straight is around 30 meters)

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I have done the same conversion, TA05R to IFS. I use mine in 23T. I replaced the front diff with a spool and I have a heap of steering. The only thing I had to change was the ride height. The IFS is a little low in the front so I levelled the chassis and it may a heap of difference (was breaking traction entering a corner) The body looks the part.

I bought the aluminium crank arms, N Parts, 3x9.5mm step screw, rocker nut, and the 3x28mm turnbuckle shafts. All went together pretty easy.

When you screw the bottom ball joints onto the lower arms for the push rods, make sure at full lock on the steering, that the rims are not rubbing on the push rod ends, this happened to me and I used the dual rates to change it but moving to the next hole would be the best idea (which I am going to do)

See if you can download the manual from the Tamiya USA site, its worth a read

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Old 11-26-2007, 04:31 AM   #152
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Thanks for the help! I have ordered a bunch of parts from RC Champ (based on the list by foampervert earlier in the thread), and will begin putting together shortly.

Will let you know how it goes...
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Does anyone have the IFS-R chassis yet? What hop-ups are included?
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:58 AM   #154
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the ebbro is better, very stable and consistent, it s the body of choice for the tamiya cup races here..

Does the Ebbro fit on the standard TA05?
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Does the Ebbro fit on the standard TA05?
no. the nose will sit too high since the standard TA05 shock tower will be in the way.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:24 PM   #156
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Actually both ends of the body don't go low enough, when I converted mine to an IFS I thought I would get away with not replacing the rear shock tower. To my surprise it turned out that the IFS rear shock tower was indeed needed to mount the EBBRO body.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:30 PM   #157
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Actually both ends of the body don't go low enough, when I converted mine to an IFS I thought I would get away with not replacing the rear shock tower. To my surprise it turned out that the IFS rear shock tower was indeed needed to mount the EBBRO body.
What version 05 did you convert? Standard or R?
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:51 PM   #158
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My chassis already had many more options on it than the R has but the short answer to your question is I converted an R to IFS, I'm not sure you can do the conversion on a standard 05 because the standard suspension arms may not have space to attatch the push rods for the rocker arms.
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what i was really trying to get at was which rear towers you were using
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no. the nose will sit too high since the standard TA05 shock tower will be in the way.
Yeah, thats what I figured... Love that body.
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DirtyRacer, the car had the carbon rear tower on
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can you take a picture of the R tower next to the IFS one?
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hiya IFS brothers!

ima just completed my IF/RS car. lotsa epoxying, dremeling and bolting. let's see if it works.

have fun!

-alexander

p.s. for those of you who are contemplating conversion from your regular TA05 to TA05 IFS, it is important to use all the IFS parts for it to work properly as intended. this includes the front steering knuckles, and c-hub. i realised it was different when i printed out my blank setup sheets. also, the smaller c-hub gives the front lighter un-sprung weight. actually, as far as possible, lighten the suspension as much as you can for greatest effect. (by the way, this is for ta05 iIFS, not my conversion )
How well do the four lay-down shocks perform? It indeed looks very cool.

I ran my IFS in a club Trans Am series, and although being more than 100g heavier than their Xrays, when tuned correctly, my car can still hold its place in the A main.

I've now change the IFS back into my drift car. Here it is, on the Kawada chassis. Modified it to fit the HPI turnknuckle to fit wider foam tires for racing. Also took me some effect to trim the standard IFS front brace to fit on the CF chassis, but Kawada is no doubt better than 3Racing, and I'm glad I got one before they went discontinued.
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TA05 IFS-R

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hi guys need some help in gear ratio. i am currently using a 13t nosram ss3 motor. geared up to pinion 22, spur 70 (stock). the speed is good but after 6mins the motor gets very very hot!
any idea did i over-gear or under-gear or if any one could help me wif the gear matching. pls advised .thanks in advanced
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