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Old 05-12-2008, 05:34 PM   #181
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Without having time to read over 6 pages of stuff right now, I'll ask probably again, is it possible to change over a TA05 MS to the IFS R? I would like to be able to run in the GT2 race, so I would need the tub chassis. I found a IFS R for around $210, but I'm on a tight budget and would like to just buy the parts if I can. Anyone have a part list for the conversion?
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:19 AM   #182
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I don't think it is possible to convert the 05MS to an IFS unless you do some serious modification and fabrication.

IMO, the IFS-R is again, just like the 05-R, is a great deal for the amount of stuff you get. Even better, it uses the same drive train and suspension compnents as the 416. Having those 1050 bearings will make a difference in bearing life. It uses the new large diff rings so the diff will be smoother.

Best of all, those new Super GT bodies rock. I'm in it for the GT-R body when it comes out.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:28 PM   #183
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Thanks for the advice AreCee.
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Without having time to read over 6 pages of stuff right now, I'll ask probably again, is it possible to change over a TA05 MS to the IFS R? I would like to be able to run in the GT2 race, so I would need the tub chassis. I found a IFS R for around $210, but I'm on a tight budget and would like to just buy the parts if I can. Anyone have a part list for the conversion?
Most suspension parts will be interchangeable but the bulkheads and motor mount for the TA05 MS will not work on the regualr TA05 chassis. Your better off running the MS in GT-1 or getting a TA05-R or IFS-R if you reaaly want to run GT-2. Don't expect someone to have a "conversion" list because it's doubtful many people have "down graded" their carbon chassis car to a plastic tub car. You could also download the manuals from Tamiya and see what parts are different between the two if you want to do the work.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:57 AM   #185
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Anyone got their hands on the new TA-05 IFS-R? Would like to know what are the suspension blocks used all round and what is the swing shaft(Dog Bone) length used?

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Old 05-17-2008, 10:14 PM   #186
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From front to back.
1B
1A
1XB
1D

46mm swing shafts


Building it now, but came across a serious design flaw.
The ball diff, uses the 416s large diff rings. it fits on the high precision plastic outdrives. However, the ring slips on the outdrive, resulting in a diff that slips no matter how hard you tighten it. The instructions tell you to use rubber cement to glue the rings to the outdrive even then, it is only as good as how strong the adhesive is against shearing.

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Thanks Redbones. As for the Diff outdrives, IMHO its better to use the alloy ones as they are stronger and not as much a pain in the a** to use when putting in shafts.
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yeah I think so too. Those high precision outdrives plastic is too smooth (like nylon) and the rings have nothing to grab onto. The old TA05 had "D" rings that fit nicely into those outdrives.

The 416 has uses round rings, but have no issue of slippage since it is on metal to metal.

Also, maybe it's just me... there is supposed to be a 2mm washer for the front suspension spacers but I got 1mm ones instead.

Other things of notice:

1. You need to shave parts of the chassis where the belt might rub. Guess it was not designed to take anything over 36T pulley. No problem once you shave it.

2. There are four screws holding down the center shaft. If you tighten all four, it causes binding on the bearings. I took out the front two and the bind went away with no slop. Still need to test it out like that.
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Redbones, is it possible to trouble you to have a setup sheet with the TA05 IFS R setup all filled up and posted on the net if its not too much of a hassle. I would like to convert my IFS to the short arm as on the IFS R but have no basis to do so. Like the suspension arm spacers, camber link spacers and etc. With them available then I will be able to better evaluate the setup given up by the factory as I have been driving the IFS with long arms and find it quite nice to drive already. But am a little interested to find out if the short arms would make it a better car like the 416 is with short arms.

Also thanks for the tips on building the car. Will take note on when I convert mine to 37/18 pulley.

Thanks for the tips and sorry for the trouble I caused you.
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Hi all!

I just ordered the Ifs-r model, and it is going to be my first belt driven car.

What is that i read about static elec. W/ mg servos on r-model? -is it the same with this new ifs-r one too?

And did i order a lemon(what redbones wrote)??

I wanted a car that i can drive around my local track using MM5700 and 6-cell Ni-mhs.

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and i thought that this could be the one.(my TT-01 is not that good on track)

What kind of gearing would be good? -i ordered the 32t and 33t ones for start with the kit(105t spur i belive)

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Building it now, but came across a serious design flaw.
The ball diff, uses the 416s large diff rings. it fits on the high precision plastic outdrives. However, the ring slips on the outdrive, resulting in a diff that slips no matter how hard you tighten it. The instructions tell you to use rubber cement to glue the rings to the outdrive even then, it is only as good as how strong the adhesive is against shearing.
Have you tried sanding the diff outdrives and the side of the diff rings that attach to the outdrive? This will help with the rings gripping the outdrives, especially if you use a small dollop of greese there... You'll have stiction from the greese, and the sanded surfaces will provide a good mechanical key.

Save gluing the rings to the outdrives.

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Hi all!

I just ordered the Ifs-r model, and it is going to be my first belt driven car.

What is that i read about static elec. W/ mg servos on r-model? -is it the same with this new ifs-r one too?

And did i order a lemon(what redbones wrote)??

I wanted a car that i can drive around my local track using MM5700 and 6-cell Ni-mhs.

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and i thought that this could be the one.(my TT-01 is not that good on track)

What kind of gearing would be good? -i ordered the 32t and 33t ones for start with the kit(105t spur i belive)

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yeah I think so too. Those high precision outdrives plastic is too smooth (like nylon) and the rings have nothing to grab onto. The old TA05 had "D" rings that fit nicely into those outdrives.

The 416 has uses round rings, but have no issue of slippage since it is on metal to metal.

Also, maybe it's just me... there is supposed to be a 2mm washer for the front suspension spacers but I got 1mm ones instead.

Other things of notice:

1. You need to shave parts of the chassis where the belt might rub. Guess it was not designed to take anything over 36T pulley. No problem once you shave it.

2. There are four screws holding down the center shaft. If you tighten all four, it causes binding on the bearings. I took out the front two and the bind went away with no slop. Still need to test it out like that.

Redbones instead of taking 2 screws out of the center plate you can do what I did, you'll need Tamiya 53585 RC 3mm Shim Set and put one 0.3mm shim under each corner of the center plate This eliminates the binding of the center shaft bearings.
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Hi all!

I just ordered the Ifs-r model, and it is going to be my first belt driven car.

What is that i read about static elec. W/ mg servos on r-model? -is it the same with this new ifs-r one too?

And did i order a lemon(what redbones wrote)??

I wanted a car that i can drive around my local track using MM5700 and 6-cell Ni-mhs.

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and i thought that this could be the one.(my TT-01 is not that good on track)

What kind of gearing would be good? -i ordered the 32t and 33t ones for start with the kit(105t spur i belive)
A big part of the static is caused by the aluminum center pulley plate bolted to the aluminum (hop-up) motor mount. The IFS-R comes with the stock pot metal motor mount. If you do get static, put the stock plastic center pulley plate on and ant glitch issues should go away.

You did not get a lemon and the TA05 is a huge leap higher in quality, design and adjustability than a TT01. You will be happy with the car once you get it toghether and run it a few times and adjust the suspension to your driving style.
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A big part of the static is caused by the aluminum center pulley plate bolted to the aluminum (hop-up) motor mount. The IFS-R comes with the stock pot metal motor mount. If you do get static, put the stock plastic center pulley plate on and ant glitch issues should go away.

You did not get a lemon and the TA05 is a huge leap higher in quality, design and adjustability than a TT01. You will be happy with the car once you get it toghether and run it a few times and adjust the suspension to your driving style.
Thanks Kevin!

I hope that my kit is packed with correct parts and i can build it following the linstructions(again what redbones wrote what he had to do).

Im off to the track now with tt.
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