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Old 12-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #1471
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Just curious, because I want to keep the 06 TCS legal, how much stiffer than stock is the Carbon Reinforced chassis? I would think it has to help limit the factory flex at least some.
Definitely stiffer than stock plastic
With stock plastic you can pick up chassis thumb on rear shock tower and fingers bottom of deck and shake it up and down
You can feel it flex
But the carbon reinforced it is much stiffer while still giving up some flex while trying to bend it
I changed all stock plastics except for battery cover
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:17 AM   #1472
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Thanks Tommy, I'll probably be changing all my plastic over in the near future, should help especially on carpet.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:00 PM   #1473
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Plenty of time has passed... For those who are racing on carpet (or pavement) how is your stock or modified TA06 Pro holding up to race specific TC's such as Xray, Schuie's, TC6, etc?
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:09 AM   #1474
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Plenty of time has passed... For those who are racing on carpet (or pavement) how is your stock or modified TA06 Pro holding up to race specific TC's such as Xray, Schuie's, TC6, etc?
No problem at all.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:56 AM   #1475
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Had to rebuild the rear diff, but thats the only thing I have had to do with running on carpet and foams, apart from tuning the suspension blocks.
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are most of you guys running the front shocks up or IFS?
I went to the track last night and noticed it quite hard to adjust the front ride height in IFS mode?

it also seems like the car get a ton of steering
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:44 AM   #1477
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Upright shocks, my brain hurts if I try to use IFS....
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:50 AM   #1478
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I am starting to think that unless road allows low bodies for another car other than rcgt, IFS if just not worth it... sad to say because I bought this car with the intention to run IFS low bodies.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #1479
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I got told that by an "elite" member of the club i go to. There are more options for the front suspension if you leave them in upright style
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:23 PM   #1480
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I got told that by an "elite" member of the club i go to. There are more options for the front suspension if you leave them in upright style
In my opinion, there are actually more tuning variables in IFS mode:

Different length on the pushrods, will change the rocker geometry and spring action.
Adding or removing ball link shims on the rockers, will change the rocker ratio.

That's in addition to the spring rate/pistons/oil wt.

In contrast, standard stand up shocks, have different holes/shock angles to accomplish the same thing.

The fine differences, are:
Stand up, have limited # of mounting holes to choose from.
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IFS, infinitely adjustable turnbuckle length.

However, I run the standard stand up shocks, as I'm more familiar to tune.
And for comparison, my friend runs IFS.....cars handle similar (after the IFS received softer rear red (hard type) springs.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:24 PM   #1481
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Also...with IFS, you move the weight closer to the center.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:25 PM   #1482
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I got the TRF shocks, and a few sets of springs to choose from, so customizing my suspension is fairly easy.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:02 PM   #1483
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Its it one month old. driven at the track once. I want to focus on other things for the time being. Looks like new several upgrades. PM me if interested.

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Old 12-30-2011, 02:28 PM   #1484
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Also...with IFS, you move the weight closer to the center.
also with IFS you can change the height of the shock that can also impact the rate.

So...
Angle of shock-shims under the shock**i.e. pancar/F1**(geometry)
Angle of IFS joint-shims/spacers (geometry)
angle of pushrod(geometry)
legnth of pushrod(adjusts height without impacting the rate or shock travel)
springs (duh)
weight oil (duh)

versus

angle of shock
spring
weight

Rule of engineering, The more complicated it is, the more variables to take into account and the more things to break/go wrong. Plus the weight...

For me, The aerodynamics benefit outweighs the weight issue.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:58 AM   #1485
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I think everyone who buys the '06 should really give the IFS a try first before reverting to the old standard. I personally have a blast with the car, and also having run the F201 back in it's day, I've gotten used to the differences that IFS has to offer. If nothing else, it's great to see the looks that the car gets.
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