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Old 02-12-2009, 11:52 PM   #766
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I will be purchasing a TA05 IFS-R for my local tamiya series race this season and i am curious about the tires and some kit details.

1) Does the TA05 IFS-R comes with universals?

2) I will be racing mainly on carpet (low to medium bite) tracks. What tamiya slicks and insert will be good for these conditions?

3) RZ and TZ are the motors which can be used. Which is better?
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:48 AM   #767
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I will be purchasing a TA05 IFS-R for my local tamiya series race this season and i am curious about the tires and some kit details.

1) Does the TA05 IFS-R comes with universals?

2) I will be racing mainly on carpet (low to medium bite) tracks. What tamiya slicks and insert will be good for these conditions?

3) RZ and TZ are the motors which can be used. Which is better?
I can respond to question #1... Yes. The TA05 IFS-R does include universals. If I remember correctly, they are both 46mm. The front shaft is steel. The rear shaft is blue anodized aluminum.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:26 AM   #768
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The TA05 with 36t pulley has a Transmission Ratio of 2.25 according to GearChart.com.

The TA05 IFS-R has 37t pulleys. What's the Transmission Ratio for IFS-R, and how do you calculate Transmission Ratio?
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:32 AM   #769
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Disregard that last question. I found the answer in my Instruction Manual. The Transmission Ratio for the IFS-R is 2.055.

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Old 02-15-2009, 07:03 PM   #770
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What spur and pinion options are there from tamiya?
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What spur and pinion options are there from tamiya?
Tamiya was kind enough to design the car to accept standard 48p or 64p spur gears, so the options are limitless.

If you want to stick with Tamiya-made gears for some reason you can still do quite a bit. What are you trying to gear to?
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:11 AM   #772
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I'm taking part in the local TCS soon and i am totally noob to 1/10 electric touring as I am frm 1/8 buggy....
It would be good if there are some directions to how to get the right pinion and spurs for the 23T RZ/TZ motors to suit different tracks
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I'm taking part in the local TCS soon and i am totally noob to 1/10 electric touring as I am frm 1/8 buggy....
It would be good if there are some directions to how to get the right pinion and spurs for the 23T RZ/TZ motors to suit different tracks
Well one thing to note is that gears are not on the list of things that must be Tamiya made. So even if your preparing for TCS, your free to use what ever spur/pinion you like. Personally I like the PRS stuff. Very high quality gears.
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is the optional lightweight chassis for the IFS tweaked?
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is the optional lightweight chassis for the IFS tweaked?
Thats a tough one to answer. Basically, its pretty tough to find ANY molded chassis that isn't tweaked to some degree. The question is, how tweaked is it. The lightweight chassis that I had with my original TA05 was tweaked slightly, but nothing that hampered performance.

If you ask around, there are a couple methods that allow you to remove most (or if your lucky) all the tweak from the chassis. But most likely, when you buy a lightweight chassis, or even a regular one, it will be tweaked slightly.

I wouldn't let it stop you from buying though. Like I said, this is pretty much the case with any molded chassis. And between the methods to "un-tweak" the chassis, and the tweak screws, its really not an issue.

I would have one on my IFS if I wasn't already under weight for GT2 class.
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I`m waiting for my IFS-R car.. should be here tomorrow or thursday!

now have been looking on both the regular R and the IFS, what is the benefits on using the lay down suspension in the front? what does it do to the handling?

i can imagine that it makes the car a little less aggresive with the suspension being a little "softer" with the IFS
havent seen any post that explains that difference in a good way yet. (or have i missed it maybe>?)

also what is the weight of the car? i got a set titanium screws to it already, how much lighter is the optional chassis? (in grams)

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I`m waiting for my IFS-R car.. should be here tomorrow or thursday!

now have been looking on both the regular R and the IFS, what is the benefits on using the lay down suspension in the front? what does it do to the handling?

i can imagine that it makes the car a little less aggresive with the suspension being a little "softer" with the IFS
havent seen any post that explains that difference in a good way yet. (or have i missed it maybe>?)

also what is the weight of the car? i got a set titanium screws to it already, how much lighter is the optional chassis? (in grams)
Just allows them to create the bodies styles with low hood lines.

From the comments I read from people that converted Reg TA05 to IFS, most said they really didn't notice a difference in over all handing once you got the set up right again.
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I've dug around this forum, the web, and Tamiya's web site looking for some sort of detail as to what each suspension mount does (amount of toe, etc). I believe the rear blocks change toe in .5 degree increments. What do the front blocks do ? How about the blocks that mount toward the inside of the chassis (front/rear and rear/front) ? As an example, my IFS-R has:

Front: 1B
Front/Rear: 1A

Rear/Front: 1XB
Rear: 1B (changed from kit 1D to reduce rear toe in)

Any help in this mystery would be appreciated.
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I wanted to put carbon reinforced front knuckles onto my standard TA05 IFS. I can't seem to find the part # for this. Anyone know if I can use the TA05 ones or another one from a different model?

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I've dug around this forum, the web, and Tamiya's web site looking for some sort of detail as to what each suspension mount does (amount of toe, etc). I believe the rear blocks change toe in .5 degree increments. What do the front blocks do ? How about the blocks that mount toward the inside of the chassis (front/rear and rear/front) ? As an example, my IFS-R has:

Front: 1B
Front/Rear: 1A

Rear/Front: 1XB
Rear: 1B (changed from kit 1D to reduce rear toe in)

Any help in this mystery would be appreciated.
Go to the 415 or 416 threads. There's a guy on there named TRYHARD that posted some links to his website that explains it all. I believe the the links are still on the current page on the 415 thread and may be one pager or so back on the 416 thread. This info would even teach Marc R. a thing or two
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