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Old 04-29-2012, 03:47 AM   #1906
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the ta06 will get quite expensive, thats why i sold mine when i realized that it would take alot of hopups to get it competitive. (modified outdoors)

the cost of a race ready ta06 is (as already said) at the same as a 417, but havent read anywhere of it being as fast as a 417 on the track.
it maybe works in slow blinky classes (17.5-25 or what is popular today) but i dont think it will be competitive in boosted stock classes or in mod

looking at the touring market today a tc6.1 can be had for $360 so if you dont are looking to compete in the tamiya cup then a other touring car would be a cheaper and better choice!
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:12 PM   #1907
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a second slower is alot....

let say your friend had a couple days to tune the TA06 to his liking, do you think he'll be able to get the same lap time as his Mi3?
Possibly, maybe even faster... but (and this is a BIG but) he said the hardest part is the balance. with everything centered, the body roll is very minimal, causing higher entry/exit speeds etc, but that learnign curve will cause breakage finding YOUR breaking point.


Its a great idea, its just it will take more $ to get up to that level PLUS the transition of the cars handling. If I could do it again, I'd wait for the newest TRF...or 417x
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the ta06 will get quite expensive, thats why i sold mine when i realized that it would take alot of hopups to get it competitive. (modified outdoors)

the cost of a race ready ta06 is (as already said) at the same as a 417, but havent read anywhere of it being as fast as a 417 on the track.
it maybe works in slow blinky classes (17.5-25 or what is popular today) but i dont think it will be competitive in boosted stock classes or in mod

looking at the touring market today a tc6.1 can be had for $360 so if you dont are looking to compete in the tamiya cup then a other touring car would be a cheaper and better choice!
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #1909
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What class are you guys running that has you dumping that much money in to a TA06?

I assume you're buying a different chassis kit too (Exotek, etc.)?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #1910
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My 06 is all tamiya and upgrades are carbon reinforced plastics
Spent about 300 no electronics and I use it double duty
Tcs races in silver can gt class and mostly 17.5 stock spec touring
And performs great against X-rays yoko and other chassis
Driving skill aside the other factors are quality batteries and motors

I also have a trf415 and ta05 original but I definitely like the out of the box design this chassis has to offer
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My 06 is all tamiya and upgrades are carbon reinforced plastics
Spent about 300 no electronics and I use it double duty
Tcs races in silver can gt class and mostly 17.5 stock spec touring
And performs great against X-rays yoko and other chassis
Driving skill aside the other factors are quality batteries and motors

I also have a trf415 and ta05 original but I definitely like the out of the box design this chassis has to offer
X2, I keep mine TCS legal at all times, and holds it's own no problem. Definately not a world beater, but fun nonetheless.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:33 PM   #1912
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Here it is my exotek ta06 95% complete. when I an done I will probably have spent almost as much as a 417 but I wanted a car with the battery positioned in the center of the car and a low cg. I sold my xray for this car and I have been wanting a car like this since my last Losi JRX-S Type R and the Team magic E4 came out.

I also like how narrow the exotek chassis looks. I don't think this car will have much trouble competing in 17.5 nr or boosted at all. I think most guys buying expensive TC's are running 13.5 or 17.5 nr or boosted. I only see the experts racing mod. I hate building turnbuckles and shocks so I saved those for last.

I think this was a cool build. I bought the hop-up tamiya aluminum washers and they worked great. Just recommend using a micrometer to be sure you have the right size as this car uses many different size washers. I also have the ball diff in rear and spool up front. I built the gear diff to try that too. Also replaced the idler gear with an aluminum gear.

Now the fun begins mounting the electronics and the battery and balancing the car out but you will have that with any TC and how many guys buy the $600 cars out of the box and then run the exotek chassis anyway.

Questions I have are: Has anyone found better body mounts that are strong as the stock ones seem weak?

Also has anyone tried using the plastic spacers that come with the stock suspension mounts under the aluminum mounts for kick up or anti squat??
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #1913
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Either the TA06 is very expensive where you are, or the 417 very cheap, as I just can't see how you can be spending so much. Running indoors on foams would show up any chassis weakness (front end between front bulkhead and battery compartment) but nothing that would get me spending another 300!!
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Now the fun begins mounting the electronics and the battery and balancing the car out but you will have that with any TC and how many guys buy the $600 cars out of the box and then run the exotek chassis anyway.

Questions I have are: Has anyone found better body mounts that are strong as the stock ones seem weak?

Also has anyone tried using the plastic spacers that come with the stock suspension mounts under the aluminum mounts for kick up or anti squat??
Very nice!

Your setup is very similar to mine.

I bought the steering assembly that swaps the steering, best mod ive done so far. no more frayed wires, excess cable, less resistance loss due to the shorter wires, etc.

The exotek chassis also accomodated this mod with no other adjustment needed!

I use the plastic spacers in the rear of the suspension front and rear suspension. It reduces the caster slightly and I like how it handles more...
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:08 AM   #1915
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What class are you guys running that has you dumping that much money in to a TA06?

I assume you're buying a different chassis kit too (Exotek, etc.)?
I bought the TA06 (~$300)
I also went on broadtech and spent about $60 and bought alum front and rear bulkheads, ($20 a piece) center alum low friction pulley($7) and rear pulley/spur holder ($10) c-hubs and front uprights. I have since decided (due to my passion on saving every 1/3 gram possible, I will be removing and selling the bulkheads, pulley, c-hub and spur gear holder. This is in addition to the $150 exotek upgrade with ifs mount. After all mods, (alum and titanium screws, titanium turnbuckles, rear sus mount, flourine balls, tamiya rear upright, acer bearing etc.) Its probably at $700. Consider the TRF417x, you would also have to get the titanium screws, rear uprights and acer bearings etc. but your starting cost would be much, much greater.

i am racing rcgt 17.5r
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:47 AM   #1916
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I guess mine is the "value" version
I already had a set of TRF shocks and I don't get along with the blue aluminum turnbuckles so I started with the "regular" TA06

Tamiya 58488 TA06 - $229.99

(CVDs for the front axles)
Wheels axles 51445 - $11.59
Cross joints 51444 - $3.20
46mm swing shaft 51092 - $14.49

Alum. Steering Bridge 54308 - $10.60
Alum. Racing Steering Set 54310 - $16.00

Carbon Reinforced
A parts Tamiya 54321 - $9.99
J Parts Tamiya 54322 - $6.25
T Parts Tamiya 54323 - $6.99
Lower Deck Tamiya 54316 - $29.99

Total $339.09
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:56 AM   #1917
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I guess mine is the "value" version
I already had a set of TRF shocks and I don't get along with the blue aluminum turnbuckles so I started with the "regular" TA06

Tamiya 58488 TA06 - $229.99

(CVDs for the front axles)
Wheels axles 51445 - $11.59
Cross joints 51444 - $3.20
46mm swing shaft 51092 - $14.49

Alum. Steering Bridge 54308 - $10.60
Alum. Racing Steering Set 54310 - $16.00

Carbon Reinforced
A parts Tamiya 54321 - $9.99
J Parts Tamiya 54322 - $6.25
T Parts Tamiya 54323 - $6.99
Lower Deck Tamiya 54316 - $29.99

Total $339.09
Yeah, thats how i started... Then I got the exotek conversion for 140 and sold some stock parts for $80 I should just pieced it together it would been cheaper....

anyone upgrade to the TRF HL dampers? its like $15 for a pair, and was the $30 worth it?
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Hello to all fallow TA06 owners
Kits put together and starting to set it up for carpet track
Will take pics and get them up
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Hello to all fallow TA06 owners
Welcome to the TA06!

Let us know how it works for you
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On my quest to further save weight, I have replaced the eagle racing bulkheads and center stiffener with the carbon reinforced parts. The alum ones are on eBay. I am also selling the center pulley holder with it.

Please bid!
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