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Old 04-22-2002, 03:33 AM   #586
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I add Lunsford turnbuckles, but thats because I like to have titanium on the car.
You can also replace all the pulleys with the alloy versions, which I also have done. Adds some weight, but increases durability. And I thought the weight lost through the addition of the turnbuckles cancels out the added weight of the pulleys.
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Old 04-22-2002, 03:36 AM   #587
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Old 04-22-2002, 08:11 AM   #588
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Kenneth Tan - Interesting, I've been using the TA04 (and now the 414M) for one year and haven't stripped the knuckle's yet. Most likely, you misaligned it with hub carrier holes and and stripped it that way. Similar cars like the Pro 2 or Pro 3 have the same problem.

rccarracer - Aren't the stock turnbuckles already titanium? There's really no weight difference between tem and Lunsford.
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Old 04-22-2002, 09:38 AM   #589
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Marc...your 414M was driving pretty good Sunday. Just need to be a little smoother around the turns. Other then that, it's all good! BTW, hopefully some aluminum body post will be here at the end of this week!
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Old 04-22-2002, 11:04 AM   #590
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Thanks for the help guys...

I do wanna make the car as durable as possible because it seems that parts availability is still somewhat lacking...

So:

1. Titanium turnbuckles? What's the word?
2. Screws? Do I have to buy a full set? Any recommendations?
3. What are the appropriate pulley parts?

Thanks a lot guys!

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1) Worthwhile Hopups. Ti Turnbuckles. The car doesnt really need anything else. It pretty much has everything youll ever need.

2) Screw, The easiest to get around here are the yokomo ones. You can get them in different lengths. They are a lot stronger and wont strip out. The Stock tamiya ones are really soft and the allen holes round off and they get stuck in the aluminum bulkheads.

3) Cant help you on the anodizing.

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Old 04-22-2002, 04:45 PM   #592
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Default TRF414M AT THE LRP TCM

Hi for all, i have good news from Europe, the TRF414M took a 6th place drove by Bernd Haas (4th at qualify), and another driver also make A main, at the Pro class in the LRP Touring car masters this weekend, in the masters class...u know...pavidis...hara...leino...,the Rheinard brothers did the things really well taking a B or C main i donīt remember now, i must confirm...with all those team drivers is really really difficult make good results!!, so congratulatiosn to all of them!
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Old 04-22-2002, 07:34 PM   #593
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Aurra Sing, I did not actually strip them, but the screws actually vibrated off the knuckles because we have the oppurtunity of running on a VERY bumpy track. I like the aluminium knuckles because i can be sure that I have tightened up.
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Sounds like screws should be first on my priority list... anyone got a specific part number that you'd recommend (are titanium screws worth it?)

Thanks to all who have replied!

Kenneth, do you think I should buy the knuckles in Singapore?


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Old 04-22-2002, 07:52 PM   #595
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I don't think you can find them in Singapore unless you do a special order from your LHS.
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ok... in that case, could you tell who makes them and what part number it is? How should I obtain them? Thanks!
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Cross, part number: TAP-35S

go see Cross
Go to the Japanese section and look under TA04.
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Old 04-23-2002, 12:26 AM   #598
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Jwwu: Yokomo or take off screws will work. Ti screws would be nice but expensive.

Actually the alum knuckles are nice. But remember when you strengthen one part the next part next to it will have more stress. The Stock Knuckles work pretty well.

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Jwwu: Yokomo or take off screws will work. Ti screws would be nice but expensive.

Actually the alum knuckles are nice. But remember when you strengthen one part the next part next to it will have more stress. The Stock Knuckles work pretty well.

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That's true... that's why I changed to the plastic TA04 arms. Prefer the arms to break rather then bending the hinge pins.
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rccarracer, can I use your avatar?
If you want, someone already took it once, I won't name them!!
Well at least you asked.
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