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Old 08-01-2012, 02:43 PM   #17356
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A good day to all i just purchased m chassis damper set just want to ask what works well the two holes or the three holes and what silicone oil and springs should i exactly use (tamiya brand)
By the way my kit is m05 and am running it on asphalt
Any help would be much appreciated thanks in advance and god bless us all
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Personally I have always built TRF shocks with the 3-hole piston (no particular reason). I've got #500 oil in the front with blue springs and #450 oil in the rear with yellow springs at the moment. I don't honestly think that the exact damper build you use makes THAT much difference, but you can use thicker/thinner oils front or rear to adjust the handling balance.

Shock length is important - I use Sweep tyres (55D) and have mine at 57mm all round at the moment to get enough ride height for my local rules with a small amount of droop. The manual build with the o-ring spacer comes up at 55.5mm or so which is OK for Tamiya 60D tyres but perhaps too short for 55D.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #17357
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anyone looking for some 60D TCS legal tires i have some NIP in package in the for sale thread part # 1028 and 1 pack of 1029 . . .
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:36 PM   #17358
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In the spirit of TCS, here's my TQ setup from the Jackson TCS race. I hope it helps others go fast. Didn't change it all weekend. Should've checked my diff though...

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #17359
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Sir thanks for your info i'll try it later
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:35 AM   #17360
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What's the best grease to use for lubricating the tamiya rebuildable universals?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:44 AM   #17361
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I use Mugen Super Joint Grease. It extends the life of 1/8 nitro universals, TAM universals on a mini should last forever.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...r-Joint-Grease
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In the spirit of TCS, here's my TQ setup from the Jackson TCS race. I hope it helps others go fast. Didn't change it all weekend. Should've checked my diff though...

wow, Steve... my springs were the complete opposite of yours - don't remember what I had oil-wise in mine..

and I was looking to take weight off mine - your's was awesome...and you're right, didn't need to touch the setup all day
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #17363
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I use Mugen Super Joint Grease. It extends the life of 1/8 nitro universals, TAM universals on a mini should last forever.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...r-Joint-Grease
Thanks for your reply.

I can't get hold of this grease in the UK.

The universals came with anti wear grease but it seems so thick and tacky! Will it slow the car?

I've been using standard tamiya grease but it spins off after a single 5 minute round.

If I give the anti-wear a try, how much should I use and does it go on just the pins or the ball and cup too? The instruction booklet is a little vague.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:58 PM   #17364
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Thanks for your reply.

I can't get hold of this grease in the UK.

The universals came with anti wear grease but it seems so thick and tacky! Will it slow the car?

I've been using standard tamiya grease but it spins off after a single 5 minute round.

If I give the anti-wear a try, how much should I use and does it go on just the pins or the ball and cup too? The instruction booklet is a little vague.
The AW grease is just fine for the job. It won't slow the car, as with any grease you cover the moving parts with it.

The other option is to run the parts with a little light oil. You might get a little more wear like that though.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:53 AM   #17365
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I've tried the trf shock bushing in the out drive cups. They are way too thick but certainly keep the cups in place. Anyway, after one race, the transmission sounded awful when some steering lock was applied. On inspection, the universal pins had worked loose and were only held in place one side of the universal cup. The universals were built correctly, tightened to the maximum and with thread lock.

I reckon the force applied by the trf bushing was pushing on the universal assembly causing excessive vibration, working the pin loose.

Since then I have cut the trf bushing in half which gives a much looser fit but with only 1mm of play between the bone and cup.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:53 AM   #17366
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Sorry, double post

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I thought that car came out a while ago. Isn't the 4wd mini with a 380 sized motor?

Has this caught on at all? Is anybody running a 4wd mini class at club level?
It's a converted TA06 to M-size.
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Clearing out some stuff that has been sitting for a while. Anyone interested in a killer deal on a M04 PM me and I'll give you the details and get some pictures.
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Does anyone know of a source for Tamiya Orange wheels for the Suzuki ?

Tamiya part number 49470. Looking for 3 sets.



Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:30 PM   #17370
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Stopped making them a few years back, you'll struggle to find them anywhere now.

Apart from HERE, pricey though
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