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Old 03-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #1726
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Is there any tricks specific to this chassis to help free it up ? Other then the usual cleaned and lightly oiled bearings, and making sure nothing is binding, ect...

My chassis just doesn't seem to be as loose as my other sedans...

Thanks for any kind of advice...
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #1727
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question...

Is there any tricks specific to this chassis to help free it up ? Other then the usual cleaned and lightly oiled bearings, and making sure nothing is binding, ect...

My chassis just doesn't seem to be as loose as my other sedans...

Thanks for any kind of advice...
you're running the exotek right?
I have put .3 mm shims under the screws that support the steering uprights. I also changed the gear and shaft in the transmission to the 3 racing alum FF03 one. (same size, legnth and teeth.)-no one will know unless they request you to take apart your transmission it reduces the heat in the transmission, and the gears dont expand as much due to heat.
A personal "trick" i have done was I used the 1mm spacers to raise the rear suspension only. It helps the rear slide out a little more.
I have also used a TON of ceramic grease in the diff. i coated each gear and installed them. there are some spots where it accumulates and will drip onto the gears.
I have changed ALL ball joints to the the flourine coated ones.

As far as setup, I have put 3mm spacers on the diff side of the camber adjusters
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:57 PM   #1728
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Is there any tricks specific to this chassis to help free it up ? Other then the usual cleaned and lightly oiled bearings, and making sure nothing is binding, ect...

My chassis just doesn't seem to be as loose as my other sedans...

Thanks for any kind of advice...
Check your belts. They might be too tight. My exotekracing chassis is extremely free
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #1729
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Thanks guys... I will go through all this when I get home tonight...
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #1730
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after trolling a little and following silverhkswrx i am going to order a pro really soon. I just need to decide on controller, servo, speed control ect........im so confused and new to everything.
I was looking at the kit combo on tower hobbies which i tried to link but cant yet due to posts. Do you guys think its a good kit?


Also il take any help as above others stated their setups

Silverhkswrx do u have a wrx? just sold my modded 11 STi sedan im deploying
any thoughts? or answers?
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #1731
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Check your belts. They might be too tight. My exotekracing chassis is extremely free
Juan, I could not agree more. The factory is tight, the eagle racing is very tight. Like so tight, the chassis flexes. The exotek is loose.

If you run the kawada belts, they're even tighter.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #1732
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after trolling a little and following silverhkswrx i am going to order a pro really soon. I just need to decide on controller, servo, speed control ect........
A lot of this will depend on what class you're planning to run.
Do you know yet?
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:28 PM   #1733
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after trolling a little and following silverhkswrx i am going to order a pro really soon. I just need to decide on controller, servo, speed control ect........im so confused and new to everything.
I was looking at the kit combo on tower hobbies which i tried to link but cant yet due to posts. Do you guys think its a good kit?


Also il take any help as above others stated their setups

Silverhkswrx do u have a wrx? just sold my modded 11 STi sedan im deploying
Buy a ta06 pro off eBay. By far the cheapest. As far as remote, I prefer spectrum. Never had any issues and it's user friendly. Motor/ speedo/ servo are all your call. I reccomend light with a tq of atleast 80. Motor/speedo depends on your class.

As far as the wrx, I had a 02 rhd Sti s202.(bug eye) it had a greddy t518z 750 cc primaries and 500 cc secondaries pushing 550 Awhp on 93 octane @27 psi. I sold it in 05.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:33 AM   #1734
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I have not had the need, as it don't roll anywhere near as much as the TA05 did.
Thanks guys for the info...

Now you guys have own 417 as well as ta06, which one do you prefer to use when you have ta06 w/exotek compare to 417?

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Juan, I could not agree more. The factory is tight, the eagle racing is very tight. Like so tight, the chassis flexes. The exotek is loose.

If you run the kawada belts, they're even tighter.
+1 I tried all the belts, but I went back to the stock ones. too bad, I really liked the Kawada ones since they are more flexible, but just way too tight.
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A lot of this will depend on what class you're planning to run.
Do you know yet?
i will not do any competing at least for a while as there is nothing around me and im no good lol
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are there any non aluminum front steering hubs that are compatible with this thing, that ship to the uk? i think i have fucked up the threads on mine
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Need some help.

After reading through most of this thread over the months - I am not feeling the love for this chassis as the previous TA0 series chassis's - What am I missing? Is it just not an improvement over the TA05 series?

Question - I am looking to run Tamiya Gt2, is this the car to use, or would I be better served running my current TA05 VII?

Or is this car better for GT1?

Thanks for the advice
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Question - I am looking to run Tamiya Gt2, is this the car to use, or would I be better served running my current TA05 VII?
I have been running a TA05-R for over 3 years, I also have a TA05 V2.
I have been running the TA06 in VTA for a few weeks now and I am really liking it.

I guess whether or not you build one and run it in GT2 depends on how much time you've got to get it set up. I built my TA06 with stand up front shocks and I am having an easier time getting it tuned to our track. Your results may vary.
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I have been running a TA05-R for over 3 years, I also have a TA05 V2.
I have been running the TA06 in VTA for a few weeks now and I am really liking it.

I guess whether or not you build one and run it in GT2 depends on how much time you've got to get it set up. I built my TA06 with stand up front shocks and I am having an easier time getting it tuned to our track. Your results may vary.
Thanks for the reply, In the past when Tamiya released a newer version of an existing chassis, the thread would get filled with evaluations and comparisions vs the older version - I haven't seen this with the TA06 - makes me think the TA06 may have been a dud.
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