Originally posted by JohnA
I would not recommend spending a heap of cash hopping up the TA04 SS, not that its a bad car, but to get it to the standard of a tourer designed for competition you would end up spending big $$$.
I would say upgrading the diffs is expensive and not worth it, you would get a 500% maintainence increase for a 2% performance increase!
Thats good advice from Steevo and the others, keep the car standard and spend your money on things that you can use in your next car such as motor, ESC, cells, good servo etc.
And that advice is from someone that put over $300 into a TL01
Just thought I'd thow my 2 cents in regarding the Ball diffs.
I totally agree that throwing too much money at this chassis would not be a wise investment.
I have found in my experience though that the upgrade of the ball diffs and the Delrin Outdrives from the standard metal ones did improve the car considerably.
Before I bought my TA04R I too had a standard TA04S and at the same time my brother bought one as well. Because I had more money than him (and less brains some may say
) and not knowing any better, I went out and invested in heaps of Hop Ups. My first hop ups were the Ball Diffs and Delrin Outdrives. After fitting them I had a run against my brother and there was a very noticeable difference in my cars acceleration and smoothness and we were running Identical electrics and motors etc.
I agree that the ball diffs are a much higher maintainence item but I do think that the difference is worth it if you are going to do more than just "Bashing" with you car..
In this case though, as you concurred the money would be better spent on other things