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Old 03-08-2014, 11:05 PM   #2386
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Recommended 17.5 gearing?
I haven't raced my TA06 since last season but for 17.5 blinky I usually started around 3.8 to 4.0 fdr.

I just saw that Tamiya offers carbon damper stays for shorter dampers. Does anyone know what advantages there are from installing these and using short dampers? Are shorter dampers supposed to give better handling?
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:43 PM   #2387
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Basically finished my TA06 Pro with way too many hop ups. Just got to finish the body off - the chassis and electrics are complete.

the kit was the pro "upgrade" kit so came with spool, rear ball diff, solid steering etc, and then I added solid suspension mounts and a few other neat touches - see if you can spot them all - I went a little click crazy. Oops. Should drive nice.

I can't add urls for images yet, so here's the album location.

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I haven't raced my TA06 since last season but for 17.5 blinky I usually started around 3.8 to 4.0 fdr.

I just saw that Tamiya offers carbon damper stays for shorter dampers. Does anyone know what advantages there are from installing these and using short dampers? Are shorter dampers supposed to give better handling?
If you run those shorter damper stays you need to run the short shocks "trf short dampers 42273" or you can also use the VBC wildfire shock set with slight modification. lower dampers stays and shorter shocks lower the center of gravity and help handling
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:30 AM   #2390
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Is anyone using the new carbon reinforced chassis? If so, how do you like it?
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Is anyone using the new carbon reinforced chassis? If so, how do you like it?
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There's a new one?
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Are you talking about the carbon reinforced lower deck or something else?

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Old 03-11-2014, 10:57 AM   #2393
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Yes, sorry, lower deck.
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My build has every carbon item other than the lower deck.

Was out of stock when I ordered otherwise I probably would have.

I went over this thread when I bought it, apparently the stiffer lower deck doesn't handle quite as nice and cracks easier.
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My build has every carbon item other than the lower deck.

Was out of stock when I ordered otherwise I probably would have.

I went over this thread when I bought it, apparently the stiffer lower deck doesn't handle quite as nice and cracks easier.
I had the carbon reinforced lower deck and it does break easier than the stock deck. I accidentally went too wide going around a sweeper and hit the side wall which somehow cracked the lower deck. The left rear suspension arm fell off and some smaller pieces which I was never able to find on the track. I went back to the stock lower deck and I couldn't tell any difference between the two when I raced in the 17.5 stock touring class. It was also way more durable as it never broke after so many crashes.
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Thanks guys. Nice build CPlus.
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I'm going to start building my pro kit tonight...

Does anyone have any hints/tricks that I should do right away?
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Thanks guys. Nice build CPlus.
Thanks, it's about as good as you can make a TA06 without resorting to full alloy bulkheads (excepting the old(ish) ESC and motor) which are heavier anyway.

I was tossing up between this and a 417/418 but couldn't justify the TRF for carpark bashing, but then I went a little crazy and possibly spent more than a TRF in the end....

It does look awesome though

Body is 85% done, need an afternoon with some patience to do the stickers.

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I'm going to start building my pro kit tonight...

Does anyone have any hints/tricks that I should do right away?
- Tap all your threads. Especially if you have the optional carbon stuff.

- Don't tap/screw the bottom screws into the gearbox too tight. It's very easy to deform the casing and get gear rub.

- Mounting the motor is a right pita unless it is rear terminals or you get an extra spacer - even then not all motors will work without trimming.

- Get a 5.5mm spacer set or two. The plastic tree spacers are not great. Especially for the arms. Not so bad under the camber balls etc, but I did all of them.

- The rear hub camber ball mount is just plain odd with an extra add on piece of tree, two screws and a grub.

Get a TA06MS manual and build it like that instead.

- look very closely at shims in the manual. Easy to miss them.

- use the one extra shim in each side of the gear diff(s) they are too sloppy otherwise.

- on the diff subject, don't sand the gears too much to remove the sprues, if you do, use vernier a to make sure they are equal.

Any other tips from me would be generic like use a little moly when assembling turnbuckles for easier adjustment.
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Do you have a part number on the 5.5 spacer set? Waiting for my option parts to arrive to begin building as well.
What is the livery you are going with on that Ferrari 599 body CPLUS?
Whitrzac, sounds like you are about a week ahead of me in the build process. Please post a few pics if you get the time. Good luck and enjoy.
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